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Film Review: Nazis at the Center of the Earth (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Researchers in Antarctica are abducted by a team of masked storm troopers. They are dragged deep underground to a hidden continent in the center of the earth. Here Nazi survivors, their bodies a horrifying patchwork of decaying and regenerated flesh, are planning for the revival of the Third Reich. REVIEW: Just when you think that you’ve seen it all, …

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Film Review: The Afflicted (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A story of incomprehensible abuse delivered by an explosively violent mother of four. Journey through the mind of a child that experiences a living hell, defined and defended by the twisted religious beliefs of her mother. REVIEW: “The Afflicted” is an incredibly depressing film. One that leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth and feeling a little …

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Film Review: Altered States (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically. REVIEW: “Altered States” “He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.” -Dr. Johnson. This film is a juggernaut of intellectual and stylistic eye candy, it is apocalyptic in …

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Film Review: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother’s death. So far that she gets them (she and two cousins) on a tour with a washed-out glam-rock group and a rising British punk band, radically changes her appearance, attracts a cult following and national media attention. With luck like this, what could go …

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Film Review: Spider-Man (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: “Based on Marvel Comics’ superhero character, this is a story of Peter Parker who is a nerdy high-schooler. He was orphaned as a child, bullied by jocks, and can’t confess his crush for his stunning neighbourhood girl Mary Jane Watson. To say his life is ‘miserable’ is an understatement. But one day while on an excursion to a laboratory …

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Film Review: Superman The Movie (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: “Unable to convince the ruling council of Krypton that their world will destroy itself soon, scientist Jor-El takes drastic measures to preserve the Kryptonian race: He sends his infant son Kal-El to Earth. There, gaining great powers under Earth’s yellow sun, he will become a champion of truth and justice. Raised by the Kents, an elderly farm couple, Clark …

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Film Review: Chronicle (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides. REVIEW: Found footage style cam has gotten inventive. “Chronicle” is the latest in this style that while using the trademark “carry-a-camera-around” look and feel is actually a bigger …

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Film Review: Neighbor (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: The residents of a sleepy suburban neighborhood have a new neighbor in the form of an attractive, friendly, young woman (America Olivo). Unfortunately she isn’t your typical suburbanite as she is a brutal serial killer who gleefully tortures (and boy, does she torture!) her victims before she kills them. Nice guy Don (Christian Campbell) soon becomes her captive and …

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Film Review: Fear No Evil (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: High school student turns out to be personification of Lucifer. Two arch angels in human form (as women) take him on. REVIEW: The 80’s delivered a hand full of pretty decent devil-themed movies. Among that crop was a quirky imperfect release titled: “Fear No Evil“. “Fear no Evil” was never considered a true classic but is still remembered for …

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Film Review: Eegah (1962)

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SYNOPSIS: “While driving through the desert, a teenage girl is frightened by a seven-foot giant which appears in her path. After escaping, she returns to the site with her boyfriend and her father in an attempt to find the giant. They do, and it proceeds to terrorize them and the rest of Palm Springs, California.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Pleasant greetings …

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