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Film Review: Sacrilege (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Carefree and desperate to avoid any responsibility, Jessica, a college student, visits a yard sale to buy a gift for her best friend. However, the music box she brings home is haunted by a vicious demonic entity eager to feed off the lives of all who hear the box’s melody.   REVIEW: Director: Paul Catalanotto Writer: Mary …

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Film Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew. REVIEW: Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg also directed Kon-Tiki (2012) together before they directed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which was released overseas as Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge.  Joachim …

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Film Review: Julia’s Eyes (2010)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Julia (Belen Rueda) and her husband, Isaac (Lluis Homar), travel to the home of her twin sister, Sara, who has recently committed suicide. Much like her sister, Julia suffers from a rare degenerative eye disorder that threatens to strike her blind, a disorder that can easily be triggered by extreme stress. Julia becomes convinced that Sara …

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Film Review: Wrong Turn 5 (2012)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A small West Virginia town is hosting the legendary Mountain Man Festival on Halloween, where throngs of costumed party goers gather for a wild night of music and mischief. But an inbred family of hillbilly cannibals kill the fun when they trick and treat themselves to a group of of visiting college students. REVIEW: I’m not entirely …

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Film Review: Ooga Booga (2013)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Ooga Booga follows an innocent African American boy who is brutally murdered by dirty cops, but his soul is magically transferred into an action figure named Ooga Booga. With on his tribal spear and old girlfriend to help he takes to the streets and trailer parks to find the men that ended his once bright future. …

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Film Review: Screamers (1995)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “Sirius 6B – year 2078. On a distant mining planet ravaged by a decade of war, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as Screamers designed for one purpose only – to hunt down and destroy all enemy life forms. But man’s greatest weapon has continued to evolve without any …

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Film Review: Grave Danger (2008)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A woman is terrorized by a psychotic caller who terrorizes her with terrifying tales of murderous ventriloquist dummies, possessed housewives, and watching strangers. But will she live to tell the tales? REVIEW: “Jim Haggerty’s Grave Danger” is an exercise in the do-it-yourself school of low budget filmmaking. What it lacks in originality, it makes up for in …

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Film Review: Hangman (2015)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: The Millers return home after a vacation and discover that their home was robbed. After the mess is cleaned up, they have no idea that their nightmare has just begun. REVIEW: Sometimes one little twist is enough to make a mediocre experience feel like something far more important. I remember the first time I’ve watched Maniac (the …

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Film Review: Unsolved (2009)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Fifteen years after an on campus murder, students re-open the case for a class and uncover a truth more horrifying and closer to home than they ever imagined. REVIEW: Murder mysteries are something of a hard sell.  These days, the standard “Whodunnit?” template is rarely utilized as more than a springboard for creative invention.  Both 2000’s “Memento” …

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