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Film Review: Underworld – Rise of the Lycans (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A prequel to the first two Underworld films, this fantasy explains the origins of the feud between the Vampires and the Lycans. Aided by his secret love, Sonja (Rhona Mitra), courageous Lucian (Michael Sheen) leads the Lycans in battle against brutal Vampire king Viktor (Bill Nighy). Determined to break the king’s enslavement of his people, Lucian faces off against ...

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Film Review: Inside Job (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: ‘Inside Job’ provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and ...

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Film Review: Shades of Gray (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A fascinating look at Gray Barker — a writer dedicated to the mythology of UFOs — this revealing documentary chronicles his part in giving rise to numerous UFO legends and his delight in the public stir his stories caused. Starting in the 1950s, Barker played a key role in creating and encouraging Americans’ obsession with sightings of mysterious spaceships ...

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Film Review: Goth Kill: The Soul Collector (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: “When Catholic Priest and Inquisitor Nicholas Dread finds out that innocents are being burned as witches he decides to do something about it. Unfortunately for him, his superiors don’t agree and he’s burned at the stake alongside two women he forced confessions from. While dying, Nick curses god and makes a pact with Satan to reign over his own ...

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Film Review: Attitude for Destruction (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A rock horror film; an epic tale of Sunset Strip-era metal, murder and mayhem. The GUNS N’ ROSES-esque band HOLLYWOOD ROSES, fronted by vocalist DRAKE, is on the verge of super-stardom and courting a major record deal with Diamond Star Records. One small problem – the label doesn’t want Drake in the band. So, the remaining band members do ...

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Film Review: The Conqueror Worm (1968)

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SYNOPSIS: “England is torn in civil strife as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men is Matthew Hopkins, who tours the land offering his services as a persecutor of witches. Aided by his sadistic accomplice John ...

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Film Review: After Midnight (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: Horror anthology about a college professor (Zada) teaching a course called “The Psychology of Fear”. He brings his students (including psychic McWhirter) to his home, one dark and stormy night to tell scary stories. The first involves a young couple whose car breaks down by an old, abandoned house. The second has four trendy teenage girls getting lost in ...

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