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Film Review: The Mummy (1932)

SYNOPSIS: “In 1921 a team of British archaeologists led by Sir Joseph Whemple uncovers the 3700-year-old mummy of Imhotep. When one young archaeologist opens the scroll of Thoth, he goes delirious and the Mummy comes to life. Ten years later Sir Joseph returns with his son Frank. Unknown to them, the Mummy now exists as the mysterious Egyptian, Ardath Bay, …

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Film Review: The Muse (2012)

SYNOPSIS: A one-hit-wonder musician battles writers block and a strange inspirational force at a secluded lake house. REVIEW: This film had an interesting concept and played with the idea of a ‘traditional’ ghost story rather well. The ‘ghost’ sub-genre dates back many, many years and for that reason it is hard to come up with something that audiences haven’t seen …

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Film Review: Cherry (2010)

Cherry. (2010)

SYNOPSIS: When Brian Cherry, a sweet, sensitive young Los Angelino, falls for the beautiful, electric, and damaged Jules, she turns his ideas about women and sex upside-down. Slowly, he is drawn into a twisted love-triangle that includes Jules and his best friend, Sam. When Jules eventually leaves him for Sam, Cherry decides on a shocking course of action that will …

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Film Review: Game of Werewolves (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Tomas is a writer who becomes intent on revisiting his childhood home when a secret curse reveals itself and plagues his hometown. REVIEW: Nothing beats watching a good monster movie. Unfortunately it has become rather difficult to find premium monster content in more contemporary films. Hollywood every couple of years will aim to rehash something like Godzilla or King …

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Film Review: Road Games (1981)

SYNOPSIS: A truck driver finds himself involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a brutal serial killer who enjoys butchering young female hitchhikers. REVIEW: Road Games is an entertaining little suspense/thriller that has a nice Hitchcock-like feel to it (which is no surprise considering that director Richard Franklin was a huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock). It has …

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Film Review: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

SYNOPSIS: John Connor is now in his 20’s, and a female terminator, called T-X or Terminatrix, is after him. Another T-101 is sent back through time to protect John once again on the verge of the rise of the machines. REVIEW: Director Jonathan Mostow, who brought us the Kurt Russell vehicle “Breakdown” (no pun intended) and the exciting “U-571” directs …

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Film Review: Looper (2012)

SYNOPSIS: In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by transporting back Joe’s future self. REVIEW: Maryland native Rian Johnson who brought us “Brick” and “The Brothers Bloom” writes …

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Film Review: The Bay (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs. REVIEW: Admittedly, when I first heard about a found footage style horror film being directed by the guy who gave us Rain Man, Good Morning Vietnam, and Toys I was a tad skeptical. Certainly Barry Levinson is a great director—he as an Oscar for crying out …

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Film Review: A Little Bit Zombie (2012)

SYNOPSIS: While Steve, Tina his bride to be, best friend Craig and sister Sarah take a weekend cabin retreat in attempt to put friction aside, something goes awfully awry. Infected with a ravenous insatiable hunger for brains, Steve grapples with his affliction and the fireworks erupting between his finance, family and friends. REVIEW: Directed By: Casey Walker Starring: Kristopher Turner, …

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Film Review: Defendor (2009)

SYNOPSIS: A crooked cop, a mob boss and the young girl they abuse are the denizens of a city’s criminal underworld. It’s a world that ordinary Arthur Poppington doesn’t understand and doesn’t belong in, but is committed to fighting when he changes into a vigilante super-hero of his own making, Defendor. With no power other than courage Defendor takes to …

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Film Review: Candyman (1992)

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)

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)

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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