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Film Review: Automata (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Jacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation, routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity. REVIEW: Director: Gabe Ibáñez Writers: Gabe Ibáñez, Igor Legarreta, Javier Sánchez Donate Stars: Antonio Banderas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster Automata is Spaniard effort set in 2044AD, a ...

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Film Review: Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you’d have to assume that things couldn’t get much worse. In Martin’s case, that was only the beginning. REVIEW: At the end of ...

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Film Review: Ouija (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. REVIEW: Universal Pictures team up with Hasbro to bring the board game “Oujia” to cinematic life much like Battleship (2013) but with a far reduced budget and an equal reduction of imagination, passion and effort. The resulting film, ...

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Film Review: Refuge (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Refuge is a suspense-thriller about a family struggling to survive in the wake of a great catastrophic event. REVIEW: The post-apocalyptic worlds that are set up in different movies, television shows, and books are fascinating. They are able to include modern amenities while also creating a dependence upon items that do not require replenishment. Weapons tend to revert to ...

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Film Review: P.O.E. Project of Evil (P.O.E. 2) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Following up the successful “P.O.E.: Poetry of Eerie”, some of the original filmmakers regrouped for this newest experiment which aims to bring the tales of Edgar Allen Poe to life through the distinct lens of Italian horror with spoken English. While the original film’s focus was the poetic and macabre dimension of the infamous Boston author, this sequel focuses ...

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Film Review: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

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SYNOPSIS 65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called ‘moonlight murders’ begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching him. REVIEW: It was nearly 40 years ago when director Charles B. Pierce unleashed ...

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Film Review: Cam2Cam (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: An American tourist in Bangkok encounters a mysterious group of web performers harboring a terrible secret REVIEW: It’s hard to talk about Cam2Cam without feeling like you’re talking about a product of work that’s really two distinct short films, with a smattering of shared actors and have been stitched together by Director Joel Soisson (Piranha 3DD). And there’s good ...

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Film Review: Pretty Dead (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: After killing and cannibalizing several men and being found unfit for trial, Regina Stevens desperately tried to convince her psychiatric caregivers that she wasn’t mentally ill, but was in fact slowly becoming a real life zombie. REVIEW: If Shaun of the Dead was the world’s first Zom-Rom-Com, then allow me to introduce you to Pretty Dead, the world’s first ...

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Film Review: Grace the Possession (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: As Grace heads off to college and experiences a lifestyle far different than the one she had brought up under her grandmother’s strict hand, she begins a traumatic downward spiral that threatens her sanity. The more she explores the true nature of her nightmares and black outs, the more it becomes clear that an outside, supernatural force is responsible. ...

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Film Review: Ozone! Attack of the Redneck Mutants (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A hole in the Ozone layer turns some rednecks into flesh-eating mutants.  REVIEW: If you really think about it (and I know you want to), it’s kind of surprising that with the recent cash-in on everything zombie, we haven’t seen much from the mutant/mutation sub-genre. Really, they’re the same type of movie, a horde of transformed ex-humans on the ...

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