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Film Review: Candyman (1992)

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SYNOPSIS:Helen Lyle is a student who decides to write a thesis about local legends and myths. She visits a part of Chicago, where she learns about the legend of the Candyman, a one-armed man who appears when you say his name five times, in front of a mirror. REVIEW: Written and Directed by: Bernard Rose Starring: Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, …

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Film Review: Franklyn (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: In the futuristic Meanwhile City, a masked vigilante (Ryan Phillippe) seeks out his nemesis while in contemporary London, an art student (Eva Green) attempts to kill herself, a heartbroken lover (Sam Riley) looks for someone new and a father (Bernard Hill) searches for his son. Writer-director Gerald McMorrow’s sci-fi drama follows these desperate individuals as their lives become intertwined …

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Film Review: Yakuza Weapon (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The Team that brought you VERSUS have returned with another hard-edged battle royale featuring tough gangsters, deadly women and cybemetic implants!! REVIEW: “Typhoon Sushi” has got a new action packed blood soaked adventure for ya. This little gun-toting ditty packs in plenty of head blasting machine-gun fun. Right in line with the slew of release they have churned out …

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Film Review: Carl (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: psychological horror/thriller depicting a backwoods family with a dark secret. REVIEW: From the creation of Director Greg Daniel, comes the backwoods  style horror film “Carl“. Best described as a little bit “Psycho meets the Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, “Carl” is a new hillbilly slasher film, that is far removed from the excellence of its influences. The film is an independent …

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Film Review: Zombie Cheerleading Camp (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Where Cheerleading Is Life….Even When You’re Dead! REVIEW: Zombie Cheerleader Camp….that about says it all right there! Alot of times I feel ya need a break from all the on-the-edge gut-wrenching nail-biters for some simple down home zombie fun. The setting…… a strict cheerleading camp led by a tough as nails coach named Coach Sullivan. She as the camp …

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Film Review: Sphere (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years’ worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean. REVIEW: Realistic and believable, the film adaptation of Michael Crichton’s best selling novel Sphere combines acting heavyweights with the intriguing tale and doing it justice. When a spaceship is found sunken beneath years of coral growth buried under one thousand feet …

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Film Review: 13 Seconds (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Leaving the studio environs behind, a rock band gets more than they bargained for when they set up shop in a seemingly abandoned military academy to record a new album in this indie chiller helmed by Jeff Thomas. The group realizes something’s amiss when they find sketches picturing decomposing corpses and a sinister art gallery with paintings that morph …

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Film Review: Gay Bed and Breakfast of Terror (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Forgetting to make advance hotel reservations for the party event of the year is a deadly mistake for five gay couples who are forced to stay at the Sahara Salvation Inn bed-and-breakfast — the only place in town with any vacancies. The out-of-the-way establishment is run by a God-fearing mother-and-daughter duo (Mari Marks and Georgia Jean) who appear to …

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Film Review: Karate Kid (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: 12-year-old Dre Parker could’ve been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother’s latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying – and the feeling is mutual – but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre’s feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the …

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Film Review: Asunder (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: On what should have been a normal night out, Josh finds himself drawn into a Hell of his own making. REVIEW: There is no greater amusement park ride of the mind than a well-executed horror anthology.  In presentation, even the most forgettable collection of macabre tales caters to one’s short attention span in a subservient fashion rarely accomplished by …

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Film Review: Hellweek (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Rush week turns unexpectedly hellish when a band of sadistic, masked, homicidal maniacs holed up in an abandoned warehouse wreak havoc on a bunch of not-so-innocent college kids. REVIEW: This horror film was horrific to watch for all of the wrong reasons, I’m afraid. The story was very vague and seemed to take a century to actually get to …

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Film Review: Back From Hell (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Six college friends reconnect when they travel to a remote home for vacation. The location begins to have a strange effect on their personalities and moods, especially after they unknowingly summon an evil spirit with an Ouija board. Soon, the group suspects that one of their friends has become possessed and they bring in a priest from a neighboring …

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