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Film Review: Blade Runner (1982)

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“In a cyberpunk vision of the future, man has developed the technology to create replicants, human clones used to serve in the colonies outside Earth but with fixed lifespans. In Los Angeles 2019, Deckard is a Blade Runner, a cop who specialises in terminating replicants. Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when six replicants escape from an offworld colony to Earth.” (courtesy IMDB)

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Film Review: Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun (1969)

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“A planet is discovered in the same orbit as Earth’s but is located on the exact opposite side of the sun, making it not visible from Earth. The European Space Exploration Council decide to send American astronaut Glenn Ross and British scientist John Kane via spaceship to explore the other planet. After a disastrous crash-landing Ross awakes to learn that Kane lies near death and that they apparently … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

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“Based on the 1951 Ray Bradbury novel of the same name. Guy Montag is a fireman who lives in a lonely, isolated society where books have been outlawed by a government fearing an independent-thinking public. It is the duty of firefighters to burn any books on sight or said collections that have been reported by informants. People in this society including Montag’s wife are drugged into compliance and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scary Movie 2 (2001)

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Four teens are tricked by their professor into visiting a haunted house for a school project.

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It’s a wacky return to the “Scary Movie “franchise with this hilarious follow up up. Much in the style of its previous release, this film picks up not missing a beat on current horror trends. In fact, you might get your check list out as you mark off spoofed scenes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scary Movie 3 (2003)

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In the third installment of the Scary Movie franchise, Cindy has to investigate mysterious crop circles and video tapes, and help the President in preventing an alien invasion.

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Round 3, for the Scary Movie Franchise. This release targets a mashup of “The Sign”, “The Others”, “The Ring” and “The Matrix”. If you can imagine that, add in “8 Mile” to boot.

It’s a crazy segue from … Continue reading

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Film Review: Debbie Rochon Confidential: My Years in Tromaville Exposed! (2011)

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Debbie Rochon is not just a world famous Scream Queen but she is the Queen of Independent Cinema and has appeared in more films than all the Ellen Pages and Parker Poseys put together.  From her start as a Tromette along side Troma founder and creator of THE TOXIC AVENGER, Lloyd Kaufman, to her starring roles in some of Troma’s greatest films such as TROMEO & JULIET and TERROR FIRMER, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Planet Of The Apes (2001)

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“It is the year 2029: Astronaut Leo Davidson boards a pod cruiser on a Space Station for a routine reconnaissance mission. But an abrupt detour through a space-time wormhole lands him on a strange planet where talking apes rule over the human race. With the help of a sympathetic chimpanzee activist named Ari and a small band of human rebels, Leo leads the effort to evade the advancing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (1973)

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“After conquering the oppressive humans in Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes, Caesar must now keep the peace among the humans and apes. Gorilla General Aldo views things differently, and tries to cause an ape civil war. In the meantime, other human survivors learn of the ape city, and decide they want to take back civilization for themselves, thus setting the stage of warring ape factions and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (1972)

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“Fourth feature in the simian series has apes domesticated and turned into work slaves in the near future. Along comes Ceasar, son of Cornelius and Zira who died in the third film, who leads his chimp brothers in rebellion against the human oppressors, thus creating the time loop that leads to the first film.” (courtesy IMDB)

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Film Review: Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971)

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“Cornelius and Zira, the simian ape couple from the first two ape films, flee from their doomed planet (after the events in Beneath The Planet Of The Apes) in the same spaceship used by Taylor in the first film, and travel back through the same space/time porthole and land on late 20th Century Earth where they are received with fascination and fear from the people they meet.” (courtesy … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970)

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“Astronaut Brent is sent to rescue Taylor but crash-lands on the Planet of the Apes, just like Taylor did in the original film. Taylor has disappeared into the forbidden zone so Brent and Nova try to follow and find him. He discovers a cult of humans that fear the apes’ latest military movements and finds himself in the middle. Tension mounts to a climactic battle between ape and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Henry’s Crime (2010)

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Released from prison for a crime he didn’t commit, an ex-con targets the same bank he was sent away for robbing.

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Henry (Keanu Reeves) has no dreams, barely a future, and life is literally passing him by. His day gig as a toll booth operator sees the world moving forward as he stands still. His wife wants a family, one that he isn’t really entirely passionate … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dressed To Kill (1980)

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“While taking a shower, Kate Miller, a middle-aged, sexually frustrated New York housewife, has a rape fantasy while her husband stands at the sink shaving. Later that day, after complaining to her psychiatrist Doctor Robert Elliott about her husband’s pathetic performance in bed, she meets a strange man at a museum and returns to his apartment where they continue an adulterous encounter that began in the taxicab. Before she leaves … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Shining (1997)

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A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers.

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Written by: Stephen King
Directed by: Mick Garris
Starring: Melvin Van Peebles, Pat Hingle, Wil Horneff, Shawnee Smith, Sam Raimi, Mick Garris, Steven Weber, Rebecca De Mornay, Courtland Mead and Stephen King

Based on the novel by: Stephen King

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Film Review: Zombiechrist (2010)

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Druids resurrect the partially mummified remains of Jesus. They force the zombified Christ to commit unspeakable acts as their sect prepares to rule a new age of mankind.

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ZombieChrist is a title just asking for trouble. But then again once you’ve determined this to be a Bill Zebub production, your pretty much in for something vulgar and different.

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Film Review: Blitz (2011)

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A crazed gunman calling himself “Blitz” is running around killing police officers. It’s up to a tough detective with anger management issues to stop the madman before any more cops are killed.

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While I have always liked Jason Statham (he always does an excellent job of playing a hardcore badass and just seems like a genuinely nice guy), but have never really cared … Continue reading

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Film Review: Souls of Mischief (short film) (2010)

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Timon and James decide to visit their old catholic school before its demolished but when a familiar face shows up, it instantly brings back haunting memories.

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Welcome to Dreadville V: Souls of Mischief, which I believe has been shorted down to just “Souls of Mischief” is a 45 minute short film by Jason Patfield and JD Scruggs. Under Bublenutz Productions, they have created a familiar return … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ironclad (2011)

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In 13th-century England, a small group of Knights Templar fights to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John.

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Written and Directed by Jonathan English
Starring: Paul Giamatti, James Purefoy, Jason Flemyng, Brian Cox

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw this movie come through the queue. It quite obviously isn’t a horror movie, and seeing a movie starring both Paul Giamatti AND Brian Cox … Continue reading

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Film Review: Forget Me Not (2009)

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It’s graduation weekend, and Sandy Channing, the popular class president of her small-town high school, should be enjoying the time of her life. But when her friends start disappearing, Sandy discovers they have unwittingly awakened the vengeful spirit of a girl they wronged long ago. Fighting for her sanity, Sandy must unlock a dark secret from her own past before it’s too late.

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Film Review: The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (2009)

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“The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter” walks in the footsteps of the Manson Family, visiting over 40 locations related to the infamous Tate/LaBianca murders, and tying together the dozens of odd connections between Charles Manson and the Hollywood elite. Entertainingly led by famous Hollywood historian Scott Michaels (E!’s 20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders, Dearly Departed: Vol. 1, FindADeath.com), this epic documentary employs never-before-seen autopsy reports (analyzed with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Peeping Blog (2011)

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A stalker follows some woman around recording everything that she does with a video camera.

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While I am sure that it is going to be hard for some of you out there to believe it, I do try to say something nice about the movies that I review no matter how terrible they were. I just couldn’t do it this time around. I respect the fact that there are … Continue reading

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