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Film Review: Mack Blaster: The World in the Crosshairs (short film) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: The bloodthirsty bounty hunter Mack Blaster slaughters his way through a nihilistic future world to finally fight his greatest opponent Ringo “Der Schlächter” Mack Man. REVIEW: yet more short films for you, kids! This one makes me really happy. Today we have MACK BLASTER: THE WORLD IN THE CROSSHAIRS (Mack Blaster – Die Welt im Fadenkreuz), written and directed …

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Film Review: R.O.T.O.R (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research. A prototype robot intended for crime combat escapes from the development lab and goes on a killing rampage REVIEW: is a science fiction movie that seems to rely on the ideas of movies that came before it. It is one part Robocop and one part Terminator and only entertaining to those people who are …

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Film Review: Clean Shaven (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange voices, electrical noise, disconcerting images, and jarringly sudden emotional shifts. He clings to his humanity like a raft, barely afloat in a sea of terror. In …

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Film Review: The Veil (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: Twenty-five years after members of a religious cult committed mass suicide, the lone survivor returns to the scene of the tragedy with a documentary crew in tow. REVIEW: Here’s a curiosity from the book of ‘How’d This Come about Again?’ The Veil stars Jessica Alba, the nation’s sweetheart and star of things such as Sin City and Fantastic Four …

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Film Review: The Woods (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents. REVIEW: I’m a bit of a Lucky McKee aficionado. I consider his “May” to be one of the greatest and most underappreciated horror flicks of this new millennium. Its companion piece …

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Film Review: Big Man Japan (Dai-Nipponjin) (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: An eccentric man aged about 40 lives alone in a decrepit house in Tokyo. He periodically transforms into a giant, about 30 meters tall, and defends Japan by battling similarly sized monsters that turn up and destroy buildings. The giant and the monsters are computer-generated. REVIEW: Hilariously Absurd! Check out the trailer for “Big Man Japan” Just when you …

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Film Review: D.C. Sniper (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Based on true events, “DC Sniper” follows John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo as they terrorize the DC area in October of 2002. The unstable pair was responsible for the deaths of several innocent people (most in broad daylight) and held the area in the grip of terror for three weeks until they were finally apprehended. This film …

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Film Review: Phantom of the Woods (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: When two emotionally disturbed teenagers feel they’re at their limit in terms of coping a very ominous nightmare is presented within the very woods that surround them. As the mysterious death toll rises so does their fear and their very survival is threatened against the Phantom of The Woods. REVIEW: Directed by: Michael Storch Starring: Delaney Hathaway, JRS Storch, …

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Film Review: Mantua (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Will the evil organic cult take over the municipal water supply? Will The horrific killings of ‘local talent’ be put to an end? Will Agent Bellman get his Christmas bonus? And who are these people, anyway? Get ready to lick your computer screen as these tasteful delights unfold. REVIEW: One thing can be said for the film “Mantua”, is …

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Film Review: US Sinners (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A grown man living with his over-religious mother struggles to grasp the ability to function as a man and avoid his mothers grasp. When a female coworker tempts him but ultimately lets him down, hell hath no fury like a psycho scorned. REVIEW: The story opens with our subject Tom Connelly sleeping. A twisted little soul as it would …

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Film Review: Salvage (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A holiday reunion for a dysfunctional mother and daughter turns into a nightmare when their neighborhood is quarantined by a band of heavily armed military personnel. Separated from her daughter Jodie (Linzey Cocker) during the initial scuffle, mother Beth (Neve McIntosh) and her lover Kieran (Shaun Dooley) struggle to find their way through the chaos to locate and reunite …

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Film Review: Judy (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Bad things happen to bad people. That’s what Ursula, the ring leader of a deranged group of street performers called “The Crows”, always says. For no apparent reason, the gang starts to torment Mary and Judy: a young car driver and her dog. Her only crime was not paying attention to the annoying street performers. For Mary, the curtains …

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