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Film Review: Cruel Will (2013)

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Tragedy strikes married couple Paul and Lily, when Lily’s father dies. Lily has her father cremated, brings the urn home and now Paul has to come to terms with the death of his father-in-law whom he had despised. The situation gets a bit frayed when the lid to the urn mysteriously disappears, and Paul begins to experience happenings no one else is aware of.

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Film Review: Malignant (2013)

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A grieving alcoholic falls prey to a mad scientist’s experimental—and maniacal—treatment.

REVIEW:

Alex (Gary Cairns) had a wonderful wife. He lost her to cancer, though, and has become hopelessly depressed. He’s turned to drinking, and finds himself blacked out drunk most nights of the week. One night, while at his favorite bar, he gets a text message from an unknown number that reads: “Don’t … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evil Remains (2004)

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A graduate student preparing his thesis on mythology leads his friends on a research expedition to an old plantation estate on the outskirts of the Big Easy. The site is reputed to mysteriously cause madness and death to all who enter it.

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Every town has their fair share of legends and mythology. There are ghost stories so closely associated with a specific location that they almost become the history of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lake Placid (1999)

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Horror-Comedy about a man-eating crocodile loose in the lake.

REVIEW:

Holy crocodile, Shout Factory is on a role with re-digitizing old horror gems that focus on critters and reptiles. How about 1 very large one that doesn’t mind chomping anything that strolls too close to the lake. Yes, its a bluray reboot of “Lake Placid” one of the great water horror films making its way once again to new fans and buyers. Who … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

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A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

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In 2011, director Rupert Wyatt did what some thought would be impossible, he resurrected the Planet … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hunting The Legend (2014) – Review 2

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Christopher believes that a Bigfoot killed his dad during a hunting trip when he was a kid so he heads out to the woods several years later with some friends and a small camera crew to discover the truth.

REVIEW:

2014 has been a pretty subpar year for horror films if you ask me. I’ve seen a few good ones but the majority of them have just been downright lousy. Unfortunately Hunting … Continue reading

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Film Review: Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)

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A mechanic and his family join the Autobots as they are targeted by a bounty hunter from another world.

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Film Review: The Last Light (2014)

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A group of people have secluded themselves off from the world in an abandoned hospital after a critical apocalyptic event.

REVIEW:

Chained and locked doors are the first hint you get in the beginning of THE LAST LIGHT as to the apocalyptic status of the world. We don’t know what happened, but something big and something bad. And seven people have gathered for shelter in an abandoned hospital. The movie keeps flashing days—it’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Anaconda (1997)

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A “National Geographic” film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world’s largest – and deadliest – snake.

REVIEW:

While one glance at the name might invoke the thought of instant cheese, I have to say quite honesty…I enjoy the sh*t out of this film. However, I won’t say that I’m much a big fan of the sequels. Now before we get … Continue reading

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Film Review: Flatliners (1990)

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An edgy, eerie supernatural thriller about medical students using their skills to try crossing over to the “other side.” After they’re revived, the students are haunted and consumed by what they’ve seen, as their fears, guilt and old memories take root in the physical world. This star-studded film may be remembered more for the tabloid frenzy, upon the film’s release, surrounding actors Julia Roberts and ditched beau Kiefer Sutherland.

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Written by: Peter … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Andromeda Strain (1971)

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“When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force Project Scoop declares an emergency. Many years prior to this incident, a group of eminent scientists led by Doctor Jeremy Stone advocated for the construction of a secure laboratory facility that would serve as a base in the event an alien biological life … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lost Boys (1987) – Review 2

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Two brothers and their mother move to Santa Carla with their grandfather. But what they don’t know is that Santa Carla is infested with vampires.

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Directed By:  Joel Schumacher
Starring:
Jason Patric
Corey Haim
Dianne Wiest
Jami Gertz
Kiefer Sutherland

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Film Review: Deliver Us From Evil (2014)

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NY police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.

REVIEW:

It’s funny how the powers that be in Hollywood keep foisting “Based on a TRUE story” in front of a lot of the horror films they release, as if that’s gonna make audiences flock to see them. I cling … Continue reading

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Film Review: Under the Skin (2013)

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A mysterious seductress preys upon the population of Scotland.

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A unique experience, new film “Under the Skin” is one movie that fits comfortably in the classification of “dreamlike”. Its ambiguous premise is what also makes it a compelling film to watch, one that centers lovely actress Scarlett Johansson at its core. Scarlett plays the role of a nameless character who spends most of the film … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sx_Tape (2013)

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Adam and Jill attempt to spice up their relationship by recording a sex tape in an abandoned mansion. Realizing they’re not alone in their ominous surroundings, the couple discover some sex tapes shouldn’t be made as their kinky adventure turns into a desperate fight for survival.

REVIEW:

Sx Tape is a paranormal found footage movie that is missing a key component, that being the paranormal essence. That is not to say that … Continue reading

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Film Reviews: “Under the Skin” and “Upstream Color”

I caught two American science fiction mind benders at South Korea’s Jeonju International Film Festival last month that have been very divisive among viewers and critics. I enjoyed them both and recommend auteur Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color, which is his long-awaited follow-up to his debut film Primer, and director Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin. Both challenging works are unique artistic visions, and have the following things in common: minimal dialogue, beautiful cinematography, enigmatic storylines … Continue reading

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Film Review: Independence Day (1996)

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“On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. It is soon learned by the military that a number of enormous objects are on a collision course with Earth. At first thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species. After attempts to communicate with the aliens go nowhere, David Levinson, an ex-scientist turned cable technician, discovers … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rigor Mortis (2013)

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A public housing tenement is plunged into a dark storm of supernatural chaos. REVIEW: J-Pop star turned actor turned writer/director Juno Mak makes his directorial debut with Rigor Mortis, a decidedly offbeat but visually stunning homage to Asian horror films of the 80’s. Working with producer Takashi Shimizu (Writer/Director of The Grudge), Mak has fashioned a film light on frights but heavy on atmosphere and dread.  As the film begins, Chin Sio-Ho (Of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Touch of Evil (1958)

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A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.

REVIEW:

“This isn’t the real Mexico. You know that. All border towns bring out the worst in a country.”

A quintessential entry in the classic film noir genre, Orson Welles’ misanthropic thriller is not only one of his most polished films but one of the most influential and uncompromising pictures of the 20th century. Very loosely based … Continue reading

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Film Review: Independence Dayaster (2013)

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When Earth is attacked by a hostile alien force, a small town firefighter and a rogue SETI scientist team up to activate the only technology capable of defeating the invaders.

REVIEW:

ok so right from the jump I have to say AWESOME!! A little bit ID4, a little bit War of the Worlds,and a little bit Mars Attacks!

Our story begins in a tiny town called Moose Harbor. Sure…why not? In the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

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The son of Poseidon and his friends head into the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece.

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Percy and the gang are at it again. In the spirit of Harry Potter, it is almost certain that 20th Century Fox is trying to do for Percy what the box offices did for Potter. Whether you call it a good thing or bad, you can pretty much sum up these films … Continue reading

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