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Film Review: Cowboys and Aliens (2011)

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 A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way.

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The buzz on “Cowboys & Aliens” seemed to herald it as THE Summer blockbuster to see this year. After all how could it go wrong? Daniel Craig (007) and Harrison Ford (Indiana Bones..I mean Jones) playing the two lead roles. A … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Substitute (2007)

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Something about the new sixth-grade substitute just isn’t quite right. Even though she’s managed to charm all the parents, the students are convinced that Ulla’s ((Paprika Steen) ) cold, eccentric, mind-reading behavior is anything but normal. When they discover that their new sub is actually a menacing alien, Carl (Jonas Wandschneider) and the rest of the students band together to thwart her evil plans.

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Sort of a bizarre film … Continue reading

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Film Review: Temptation (2009)

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After a drunken night out on the town Isabel accepts a ride home with a strange man. Bad choice on her part considering that he is a rapist, but she finds that out soon enough when he rapes her in a dark alley. Thankfully she is saved when the mysterious Aurelie shows up and proceeds to rip his throat out. Unfortunately though, Isabel gets more than she bargains for when … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stepfather 2 : Make Room for Daddy (1989)

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Terry O’Quinn returns in this sequel as the man who incorporates himself into one family after another — and then butchers them for fun. Presumed dead, we was actually captured and sent to an institution, but escaped. Having established himself in a small town with a new identity, he finds the perfect candidate for a new family in Carol, a real estate agent, and her son Todd. Can someone stop … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gothic & Lolita Psycho (2010)

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The film stars actress and gravure idol Rina Akiyama as Yuki, a girl who lives at home in peace until one day a unit of assassins breaks in and slaughters her mother. In order to reveal the truth behind the seemingly senseless murder, Yuki transforms herself into a demon of vengeance by donning gothic lolita clothing, wielding a parasol as a deadly weapon, and executing the guilty … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Uninvited (2009)

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The Uninvited tells the tale of former loony-bin inhabitant Anna, who is just being released from an institution after the fiery death of her nightmare-inducing, sickly mother. While happy to be back with her sister, she is very wary of her father’s new girlfriend, Rachael, a (super attractive) nurse who took care of her mother up until the explosiony accident, and is now living in her freakishly peaceful house as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stuck (2007)

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Driving home after a night of partying, Brandi (Mena Suvari) accidentally crashes into pedestrian Tom (Stephen Rea), who gets stuck in her car’s windshield. Brandi struggles with whether to help save this man’s life or simply let him die and thereby protect her career. In extreme pain and with little time left to live, Tom pleads for Brandi’s help and tries to find a way to escape from his glass … Continue reading

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Film Review: Exit 33 (2010)

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A few miles off EXIT 33, lies IKE’S LAST CHANCE GAS. A secluded sleepy hideaway where Ike prepares a special jerky for customers, and a terrifying secret. Ike and his son are controlled by a mysterious ghost, whose bidding lead Ike to abduct and torture beautiful women travelers. But, there is more to this story than meets the eye… literally!

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You know acolytes, there ought to … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Matrimony (2007)

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A woman finds the key to a room in the attic that her husband forbids her from entering. When she opens the door, she is confronted with the haunting existence of the woman her husband refuses to forget.

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Matrimony is not your typical Asian horror thriller. While it does focus on the theme of death and ghosts, it is in fact a bit richer in story, presentation and culture.

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Film Review: The Mist (2007)

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After a terrible storm, a curious mist slowly engulfs a small New England town. As it approaches a local grocery store, a man runs screaming from the obscure haze, “There’s something in the mist”! Artist, David Drayton, his son, and the rest of the customers must await their fate inside the store, locked away from this frightening fog. Their very sanity is threatened as, from this mysterious … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mother’s Day Massacre (2007)

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At the urging of his sort of girlfriend Doreen, Jim heads out to a small town with some friends to locate his birth mother. Once they get there they fall victim to a pair of mentally retarded brothers who get their jollies out of slaughtering innocent people. Some of them manage to survive the encounter but their ordeal isn’t over quite yet as the brothers (as well as their mother) … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bikini Party Massacre (2002)

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Your Wildest Fantasy Will Become Your Worst Nightmare

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I’ve actually watched Joseph Clark’s “Massacre”, a.k.a. “Bikini Party Massacre”, quite intently (even the end credits) several times over the years (owing to becoming online friends with a couple of the cast members) but I’m absolutely sure that there wasn’t a bikini party anywhere in it. I did however see a blue tophalf of a bikini being worn … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lovely Bones (2009)

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Based on the best selling book by Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones is the story of a 14-year-old girl from suburban Pennsylvania who is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from Heaven, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body.

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The Lovely Bones is the latest eye candy extravaganza by director … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spree (2008)

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Tired of their dreary lives, college roommates Wes (Joe Uras), Alex (Josh Rainone), Kevin (Ryan McDermott) and Damien (Mark Jones) decide to go on a murder spree across the country in this humor-tinged slasher flick. So the four split into teams for a lethal game: each duo murders a person in every state. But the team that loses must confess to the homicides, while the winners will walk away without … Continue reading

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Film Review: Text (2008)

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Four friends search for the answers to a series of deadly text messages killing students at their high school.

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Oh my gosh, did you ever see one of those films that drags so much, is so incomprehensible, is littered with mundane acting and had no plot points that you can even really grasp any meaning of? Well “Text” is not only one of those films, it is “the” film. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Teeth (2007)

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When virtuous high school student Dawn (Jess Weixler) becomes the victim of a sexual assault, she discovers that she has an unexpected line of defense: a toothed vagina. But for Dawn, coming to terms with the power and dangers of her anatomical anomaly may be easier said than done. Director Mitchell Lichtenstein’s provocative feminist horror flick also stars John Hensley, Hale Appleman and Josh Pais.

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Even though I’m not … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Strangers (2008)

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In this heart-pounding thriller, young suburban couple James (Scott Speedman) and Kristen (Liv Tyler) welcome the peace and quiet of a secluded family vacation home — that is, until three masked home invaders make them realize how dangerous isolation can be. Written and directed by Bryan Bertino, the film also stars Australian supermodel Gemma Ward, Kip Weeks, Glenn Howerton and Laura Margolis.

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Strangers hits a high mark for intensity, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Unborn (2009)

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Tortured by frightening dreams at night and the ghost of a young boy during the day, young Casey (Odette Yustman) turns to a spiritual adviser named Rabbi Sendak (Gary Oldman) for help. Together, the two uncover and try to stop a powerful family curse dating back to the Nazi era. David S. Goyer writes and directs this supernatural thriller that also stars Cam Gigandet, Meagan Good and Jane Alexander.

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Film Review: The ToolBox Murders (1978)

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Bit by bit, he carved a nightmare! In a quiet Los Angeles apartment complex, a deranged handyman savagely murders “immoral” women with the tools of his trade: clawhammers, screwdrivers, power drills and even a deadly nail gun. But these gruesome murders are just the beginning of this landmark epic of violence and depravity that was vilified by critics, banned by censors … and treasured by splatter fans … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bane (2008)

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Four women awake in an underground cell with amnesia. The women soon discover that they are part of an experiment with no obvious purpose. They are visited, one by one, by the SURGEON who cuts a four digit number into their skin with the exact time he will return to kill each of them. The woman must quickly piece together the dark secret behind the gruesome experiment and survive the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Home (2010) (Short)

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Tells the story of a lone surviving woman, stuck in the middle of nowhere surrounded by the undead, trying to hold on to the last of her humanity.

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Another prize waiting at the end of a cracker jack box. Cameron McCulloch is a real artisan. While the mention of another zombie film might roll eyes here and far, it’s always a pleasure to see quality filmmaking. … Continue reading

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