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Film Review: Ken Park (2002)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Ken Park is about several Californian skateboarders’ lives and relationships with and without their parents. REVIEW: Sex, drugs, and punk rock and roll is the formula to director Larry Clark’s film career. This old pervert got his start in the 1950’s as a photographer, publishing a book, Tulsa, consisting of photographs of his friends shooting speed …

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Film Review: Muck (2015)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After narrowly escaping an ancient burial ground, a group of friends find themselves trapped between two evils, forcing them to fight, die, or go back the way they came. REVIEW: I watch horror films because I love them. I’ve watched them since I was four years old, nothing in life (besides my kids) brings me joy …

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Film Review: Cut! (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Nothing is as it seems as an ex-con and aspirant filmmaker set out to manufacture a horror film by scaring real people; however, when it goes too far and someone actually dies, the pair decide that killing for real on film is the way to make a truly terrifying movie. REVIEW: One of the most affecting …

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Film Review: Once Bitten (1985)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A vampire Countess needs to drink the blood of a virgin in order to keep her eternal beauty. It seems that all is hopeless, until she bumps into Mark Kendall. REVIEW: When I think of 1980s vampire movies, three movies that immediately come to mind are The Lost Boys, Near Dark, and Vampire’s Kiss. Each of those …

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Film Review: Toxin (2015)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A pharmaceutical company recruits a well-known scientist to help develop a vaccine against a deadly virus. REVIEW: If reality truly did imitate art, our wacky governments would be precariously on the cusp of unleashing Armageddon upon the world with clandestine experiments in biological warfare. Life as we know it could be a well-intentioned animal rights group (“28 …

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Film Review: Foreclosure (2014)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: The story of a broken family striving to stay together while a curse and the ghosts of a haunted house try to tear them apart. REVIEW: Haunted houses are the new zombies. Though there remains no foreseeable shortage of the undead baddies gracing our screens anytime soon, isolated homesteads with dark histories are as abundant now as …

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Film Review: Malignant (2013)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: After the death of his wife, a grieving man becomes the victim of a horrific experiment to cure his addiction. REVIEW: There are few cinematic sins that frustrate more than a lapse in logic that is never overcome nor even confronted. Though such thematic flaws are often ignored when the film in question is garbage, they can …

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Film Review: The Babadook (2014)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. REVIEW: The buzz around The Babadook should not be taken lightly. This film which screened at Sundance blew me away in its inventive and thrilling …

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Film Review: Spiders (2013)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Eight Legs Three Dimensions One Disaster. REVIEW: You can’t get much more “too” the point with a movie titled: “Spiders”. “Spiders” I have been hearing about now for the last year, mostly due to an aggressive marketing campaign. I went into the film knowing that it did have a decent production and budget and in some …

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