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Film Review: Vengeance Bloody Vengeance (short film) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: If you can’t beat them, become them. REVIEW: More short films, kiddies! Today we have VENGEANCE BLOODY VENGEANCE, a perfectly low-budget short from the USA written, directed, and starring Adam Michaels and Chaz Dray. So this lo-fi masterpiece was both written and filmed in one night in Chicago with a total budget of 35.00 dollars. You read that right …

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Film Review: Happy Birthday (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: To celebrate his birthday (and to get over the fact that his girlfriend cheated on him) Brady heads to Mexico with his friend Tommy for a fun-filled adventure. Unfortunately after hooking up with a couple of women-who aren’t exactly what they seem to be-Brady’s birthday becomes a living nightmare that he may not survive. REVIEW: I went into Happy …

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Film Review: The Neon Demon (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: After Jesse, a callow and unsophisticated teenage girl, finds herself in Los Angeles at the behest of an amateur fashion photographer she met online, other people higher up the modeling world food chain begin to take a distressingly omnivorous notice of her unripe purity. REVIEW: Inspired by Roger Vadim’s Et Mourir de Plaisir (USA, Blood and Roses), Nicholas Winding …

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Film Review: Carrie (1976)

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SYNOPSIS: “The story of Carrie White, a girl brought up, almost in isolation, by her psychotically religious mother Margaret. After an embarrassing incident in the showers causes her fellow pupils to tease Carrie ruthlessly, her teacher Miss Desjardin disciplines them severely. Determined to have revenge, the other students hatch a plot against Carrie, which turns horribly wrong when Carrie’s strange …

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Film Review: Road House (1989)

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 SYNOPSIS: The Double Deuce is the meanest, loudest and rowdiest bar south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and Dalton (Patrick Swayze) has been hired to clean it up. He might not look like much, but the Ph.D.-educated bouncer proves he’s more than capable — busting the heads of troublemakers and turning the roadhouse into a jumping hot-spot. But Dalton’s romance with …

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Film Review: Beta Test (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: Champion gamer Max Troy discovers events in a new video game are being mirrored in the real world, and must join forces with the game’s protagonist, Orson Creed, to unravel the conspiracy before the game’s sinister plot overwhelms the city. REVIEW: In the forty-five years since video games became commercially available, movies have become increasingly influenced by this outside …

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Film Review: Blood Feast (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: Fuad Ramses and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ancient Egyptian culture. During these long, lonely nights he is repeatedly drawn to a statue representing the seductive ancient goddess ISHTAR. He becomes more …

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Film Review: Aliens (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: The planet from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? REVIEW: Ahh…1986, what a fine year it was. I had a cool fiance, a good job AND “Aliens” the first official sequel to “Alien” was released (No need to mention all of the Italian ripoff …

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Film Review: Downhill (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: Taking what seems like a permanent break from professional mountain bike racing after his friend dies, Joe is lured back into the game when Stephanie, Joe’s girlfriend, and Pablo, a friend in the promotions business, strong-arm him into competing in a biking event in Chile. But on arrival, things almost immediately go downhill for Joe and Stephanie, locking them …

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Film Review: Everto (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Skylar is witness to the aftermath of a murder, but the killer doesn’t come after her. Instead, he torments her by testing her will to survive. REVIEW: Though any low budget indie film maker/writer should be commended for following their dreams and making a film, I can’t help but think that the writers of EVERTO should have had their …

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Film Review: The Chekist (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten seconds, and execute intellectuals, aristocrats, Jews, clergy, and their families. In the building basement, five people at a time are shot as they stand naked facing wooden doors. No one to remember their last words; …

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Film Review: K-Shop (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: A man becomes a violent vigilante after his father is killed by a group of drunken thugs. REVIEW: On paper K-Shop sounds awesome. I have always been into movies that featured someone seeking revenge on the bad guys that are responsible for killing one of their loved ones and thought that this movie actually had potential. I was expecting …

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Film Review: Death Tunnel (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: Movie is based on the True Stories and Hauntings of Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky. This horrific Five story structure is listed as one of the Top Ten Scariest Places on Earth, due to the 63,000+ deaths within this monument of Terror. They were then carried through the massive Five hundred foot underground Tunnel to their final resting …

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