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Film Review: Fat Girl (2001)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Two sisters confront their sexual attitudes and experiences while on a family holiday. REVIEW: As a horror fanboy whose viewing schedule averages about a movie a day, I frequently get depressed by how little shocks me anymore. After all, I cut my teeth on selections from the “video nasties” list and have seen enough onscreen torture, …

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Film Review: Brazil (1985)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “In a highly structured and bureaucratic state, the government has installed extreme and highly counterproductive measures for which to track down terrorists. A ‘bug’ in the system mixes up the last name of a terrorist (Tuttle) and an innocent man (ironically enough Buttle). Thus, the wrong man (Buttle) is arrested and killed while Tuttle continues to roam …

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Film Review: Doctor No (1962)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “James Bond 007, seductive British secret agent, has been sent to the West Indies to investigate the disappearance of British agent John Strangway and his secretary. Once arriving, 007 becomes suspicious of scientist Professor Dent, who was the last person to have seen Strangway before he disappeared. After learning Professor Dent is working for a terrorist with …

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Film Review: Liquid Sky (1982)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human pheromones created in the brain during orgasm preferable to heroin, and the model’s …

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Film Review: The Interview (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapaport run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show ‘Skylark Tonight’. When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimise themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to …

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Film Review: Scanners (1981)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds, and can inflict enormous pain and damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn’t, and converts him to their …

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Film Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “After being successfully sued for libel by a wealthy industrialist, investigative journalist Mikael Blomqvist leaves his magazine Millennium and accepts an offer from Henrik Vanger to write the Vanger family history. An old industrial family, the Vangers have their share of skeletons in their closet. What Henrik is most interested in learning however is what happened …

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Film Review: Master & Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “In April 1805 during the Napoleonic Wars, the HMS Surprise, a British frigate, is under the command of Captain Jack Aubrey. Aubrey and the Surprise’s current orders are to track and capture or destroy a French privateer named Acheron. The Acheron is currently in the Atlantic off South America headed toward the Pacific in order to …

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Film Review: Snatch (2000)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “Turkish, with his close friend and accomplice Tommy, gets pulled into the world of match fixing by the notorious Brick-Top. Things get complicated when the boxer they had lined up gets badly beaten by Mickey, an Irish Gypsy who comes into the equation after Turkish, an unlicensed boxing promoter, wants to buy a caravan off the …

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Film Review: Fast Company (1979)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “Standard ‘good guys versus bad guys’ drag-racing movie. Nice scene of the driver’s view during a funny car run.” (thanks to IMDB for that detailed synopsis) REVIEW: He might deny it on the audio commentary, but this seventies exploitation movie rates as one hell of an anomaly in the career of Canadian auteur David Cronenberg. Made after …

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