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Film Review: The People vs. George Lucas (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Uses a courtroom debate approach to explore the issues of filmmaking and fanaticism around one of the industry’s most famous franchises and its creator. The innovative film combines filmmaker and celebrity interviews with fan films – submitted via the film’s site – to make this the world’s first digitally democratic feature documentary. REVIEW: If anything is to be said ...

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Film Review: Code 46 (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: “Code 46 is a love story set in a Brave New World-type near-future where cities are heavily controlled and only accessible through checkpoints. People cannot travel unless they have papelles, a special travel permit issued by the totalitarian government, the ‘Sphinx’. Outside these cities, the desert has taken over and shanty towns are jammed with non-citizens, people without IDs ...

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Film Review: The 5,000 Fingers Of Dr. T. (1953)

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SYNOPSIS: “The bane of adolescent Bart Collins’ existence is the piano lessons he is forced to take under the tutelage of Dr. Terwilliker, the only person he admits he detests because of his dictatorial nature. Bart feels Dr. Terwilliker has undue influence for these lessons on his widowed mother, Heloise Collins. The one person who sympathizes with Bart, although quietly ...

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Film Review: Seizure (1974)

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SYNOPSIS: “Jonathan Frid portrays horror novelist Edmund Blackstone who has a recurring nightmare about three figures out of his book who terrorise him and his family and friends during a weekend of fun. When Blackstone begins to write, the three figures appear at his home and the dream becomes reality.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Screenwriting alone could not contain Oliver Stone‘s ...

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Film Review: Zombie Strippers (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A deadly government-controlled virus strikes a small Nebraska strip club, where the head dancer is quickly infected and transformed into a flesh-eating zombie — and becomes an instant hit with the customers. To be or not to be a zombie: That is the question facing the remaining jealous strippers in this outrageous horror comedy, starring slasher icon Robert Englund ...

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Film Review: The Death Factory Bloodletting (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: “Death Factory: Bloodletting” (‘Saw’ meets ‘Grindhouse’) is a horror film about a group of online deviants who are invited to an abandoned factory to witness a “bloodletting”, an event displaying the torture and murder of an innocent person. Once inside, they soon realize that they have been lured into a trap by a self-righteous madman who uses the factory ...

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Film Review: Beasties (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: Slimey little aliens attack teenagers. REVIEW: Horny college kids making out in cars and getting eaten by low budget, foam monsters. Post apocalyptic punks, central casting nerds, big-hair trendys resplendant in their button down oxfords and acid wash jeans. Boobs. Naked shower scene. Every possible stereotype and movie trope they could hit. Can’t beat that with a stick, folks. ...

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Film Review: Scream Of The Banshee (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: An archeology professor unearths a dangerous artifact, unwittingly releasing a creature that is able to kill with the power of its bone-splitting scream. REVIEW: Director – Steven C. Miller Starring – Lauren Holly, Lance Henriksen, Todd Haberkorn, Leanne Cochran Ya just gotta love these SyFy channel movies. Okay, maybe you don’t but you do have to admit they can ...

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