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Film Review: Ultimate Avengers (2006)


SYNOPSIS: To confront an alien menace, General Fury assembles a team of superheroes lead by a recently resuscitated Captain America. REVIEW: And so it begins… One of Marvel comic book’s greatest teams comes together in this wickedly heroic animation titled “Ultimate Avengers”. We begin under the assumption that the Marvel universe is already in full swing. Heroes are doing heroic ...

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Film Review: Live Animals (2008)


SYNOPSIS: A ruthless entrepreneur targets young victims for his macabre business. Using an isolated horse barn, he sells his captives to the highest bidder. Five friends on a vacation at a lake house are brutally kidnapped and find themselves prisoners, awaiting the auction block. Rather than succumb to a soulless slave’s existence they chance death for freedom only to discover ...

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Film Review: The Rites Of Magick (2005)


SYNOPSIS: The Rites of Magick is a feature length (90 minute) dramatic documentary on the rites, ceremonies and meditative practices of America’s oldest continually operating Magical tradition: The Order of the Temple of Astarte in Southern California. The O.T.A. is the religious-fraternal order of The Church of the Hermetic Sciences incorporated in 1971. This production was filmed and video-recorded in ...

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Film Review: Dying Breed (2008)


SYNOPSIS: Eight years ago, Nina’s (Mirrah Foulkes) sister disappeared in the Australian backcountry while searching for the mythical Tasmanian tiger. With only one clue — a photograph of a mysterious paw print — in hand, Nina sets out to continue her sister’s work. But something else awaits Nina and her team: cannibalistic descendents of a 19th-century psycho known as “the ...

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Film Review: Mystery Science Theater 3000: Manos The Hands of Fate (1966)


SYNOPSIS: Newton’s Third Law of Motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Sure, there’s math to back that up, but the far more compelling proof is in the treatment accorded Manos The Hands Of Fate by those physicists of comedy at Mystery Science Theater 3000. Consider this legendary low point in film history, which ...

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Film Review: Slash-in-The-Box (short fim) (2011)


  SYNOPSIS: When Adam brings home an antique jack-in-the-box for his wife, pop goes the evil. REVIEW: I love a good surprise. “Slash-in-the-Box”, a short film by Nick Everhart is a great example of what a short film “should” be. It’s got tension, intelligent moody music and a perfect mix of illustrating edginess thru props and circumstance. When a couple ...

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Film Review: Damien: Omen II


SYNOPSIS: The continuing saga of the Devil’s son rising to power. REVIEW: The film begins shortly after Robert and Katherine Thorne have been killed (The Omen). Burgenhagen (Leo McKern), the original archeologist in the previous film, has now discovered the Wall Yigael and desperately attempts to convince Morgan (Ian Hendry) that the Antichrist is alive and well. He gives Morgan ...

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