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Film Review: Slave (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A dangerous and masochistic psychopath known as the White Arab. While Georgie fights for her life and her sanity, David must wade through a quagmire of corrupt officials, drug dealers and crazed locals in an attempt to discover her location and rescue her before it is too late. REVIEW: Director – Darryn Welch Starring – Sam Page, Natassia Malthe, …

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Film Review: The Appeared (2010)

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SYNOPSIS:  In the tradition of THE DEVIL S BACKBONE comes the internationally acclaimed Argentine/Spanish horror saga from writer/director Paco Cabezas. During a road trip to visit their dying father, an estranged brother and sister discover a hidden diary that reveals a family legacy of fear and torture. But when past and present begin to collide, the siblings must confront the …

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Film Review: The Five (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: In this family-friendly adventure flick, five kids passing their summer vacation in a Colorado suburb begin to realize that the world around them has transformed into the one described in their favorite fantasy books. In order to get back to their real lives, they’ll have to stick together and follow the clues that will unlock the mystery that surrounds …

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Film Review: Assault Girls (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When a video-game company creates an immersive gaming environment where players wage war against gigantic sand-dwelling monsters, three gorgeous gals armed to the teeth (Meisa Kuroki, Hinako Saeki and Rinko Kikuchi) accept the challenge and jump into the virtual desert. But as they blaze their way into the game’s higher levels, they face ever-more ferocious foes. Yoshikazu Fujiki also …

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Film Review: Centurion (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack. REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Neil Marshall Starring: Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko QUICK FIX: Way back in good old 117 A.D., Roman Centurion Quintus Dias has done the unimaginable and survived a raid by …

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Film Review: Makeout with Violence (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Reeling from the disappearance of classmate Wendy Heart (Shellie Marie Shartzer), the lives of twin brothers Patrick (Eric Lehning) and Carol (Cody DeVos) take a dark turn when they discover the body of the teenage beauty — and much to their surprise, she’s not totally dead. Mystified by her condition, the brothers stash Wendy in their family’s abandoned summerhouse …

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Film Review: Live Evil (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A hunter dressed in black. This cowboy-hat-wearing samurai-sword-wielding Priest (Tim Thomerson) is on a quest for blood. Vampire blood. He’s out for revenge on a “clique” of four vampires who are traveling across country in search of “pure blood.” REVIEW: First off, I love Tim Thomerson. I think Jack Deth is one of the great B-movie badasses. So going …

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Film Review: Love, Death and Blueberry Pancakes – (short film) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A contracted killer has been sent to take out the leaders of the local gangs, putting additional strain on their existing relationships. REVIEW: All right – I have a confession to make. I am not necessarily a fan of the urban jungle gang related story line, unless you throw in some sort of supernatural element like vampires or zombies. …

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Film Review: Amer (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Three key moments, all of them sensual, define Ana’s life. Her carnal search sways between reality and colored fantasies becoming more and more oppressive. A black laced hand prevents her from screaming. The wind lifts her dress and caresses her thighs. A razor blade brushes her skin, where will this chaotic and carnivorous journey leave her? REVIEW: If your …

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Film Review: Unearthed (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: When a downtown Tampa high rise project results in the discovery of ancient Indian artifacts, a brilliant but idealistic young archaeologist, Mallory Page (Kate Kissingford), steps in to preserve the native Tequesta Indian history of site. On the eve of her team’s eviction from the dig by the powerful politics of local progress, a discovery awaits – a discovery …

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Film Review: Look (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A high school teacher, a department store manager, a convenience store clerk, a lawyer and two sociopaths star in five interconnected stories, all filmed from the perspective of the hundreds of security cameras people pass, and ignore, every day. This fascinating drama from director Adam Rifkin underscores the increasing lack of privacy in the modern world — and asks …

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Film Review: Long Pig (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A terrifying film that offers a decidedly different take on the gruesome practice of cannibalism. Long Pig – A culinary term that refers to human beings, which according to documented reports, tastes much like pork. For more than 100 years, Halloween night has traditionally been the night that America’s “cannibal elite” feast on Long Pig. These human predators are …

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Film Review: Until the Light Takes Us (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Taking viewers deep inside the notorious “Inner Circle” that promoted murder, suicide and church burning in the Norwegian black metal subculture of the 1990s, filmmakers Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell offer up a nuanced and fascinating documentary. Rare footage and interviews with musicians — including Gylve “Fenriz” Nagell, Varg “Count Grishnackh” Vikernes and Jan Axel “Hellhammer” Blomberg — shed …

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Film Review: Under the Raven’s Wing (2007)

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  SYNOPSIS: A young filmmaker documents the murder confessions of three young women who seduce him into their strange world of spiritual “dimensions” and “transcendence.” The ringleader, Raven, holds everyone in her psychological grip, until her secret is exposed and a power struggle ensues. REVIEW: “Transcendence is a gift” Often the signs of a low budget film are poor audio, …

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Film Review: Walled in (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Young engineer Sam (Mischa Barton) is hired to oversee the demolition of a remote building. However, she learns that the architect, in a perversion of Egyptian mythology, buried people alive in the walls. As Sam works to unravel the mystery behind this awful place, she is haunted by the spirits of the victims — and the discovery that she …

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