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Film Review: La Jetée (1962)

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“In a devastated Paris in the aftermath of World War III, the few surviving humans begin researching time travel, hoping to send someone back to the pre-war world for food, supplies and maybe a solution to their dire position. One man is haunted by a vague childhood memory that will prove fateful.” (courtesy IMDB)

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The idea of ‘underground’ cinema is largely an American construct, a consequence of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Oldboy (2013)

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Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for 20 years without reason

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Film Review: The Returned (2013)

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In a post-zombie world, where the infected live normal lives, their retroviral drug is running out.

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Most would guess from the title alone that a film by the name of “The Returned” could go either the way of ghosts or zombies. Zombie themes have become so frequent that it’s an easy statement to make that 1 out of 5 new horror films are zombie-rooted. So knowing that it is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beneath (2013)

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Six high school seniors celebrating with day’s excursion find themselves on rowboat attacked by man-eating fish and must decide who must be sacrificed as they fight their way back to shore.

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Film Review: Knights Of Badassdom (2013)

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Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences.

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This flick was shot/completed over 3 years ago and has gained a near mythic reputation since then. Every fanboy/geek worth his/her salt has been waiting for it and it’s just seeing (a very limited) release now and it’s available on VOD as well. But is it really worth the long wait?

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Film Review: Robocop (2014)

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When Detroit police officer, Alex Murphy, is critically wounded by a criminal mastermind his only hope of survival is the experimental robo-program at OmniCorp led by Dr. Dennett Norton. CEO Raymond Sellars sees Murphy as an opportunity to introduce his “robot soldier” technology to U.S. soil by putting a man into the suit making him a RoboCop.

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Film Review: The Swimmer (1968)

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Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in each pool his interactions tell his life story.

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I recently got the desire to check out some older films from the 60’s. One in particular … Continue reading

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Film Review: Enter the Dragon (1973)

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A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

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A film as monumental as Bruce Lee’s “Enter the Dragon” really needs no introduction. It was the summit of martial artist Bruce Lee’s career.  Still to this day it stands as one of the greatest martial arts films ever made. But more so, it stands as a staple … Continue reading

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Film Review: Knight of the Dead (2013)

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Hunted by raiders, a band of crusading knights escort the holy grail through a valley of black death where they must hack and slash their way to freedom.

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Knight of the Dead, honestly I would have thought that it wouldn’t have taken almost 50 years to make this bad pun into a movie. The question remains, is it going to live up the name that it so clearly ripped off, or … Continue reading

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Film Review: I Married A Monster From Outer Space (1958)

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“Bill Farrell marries lovely Marge Bradley, but almost from the start he is acting strange. For one thing he doesn’t drink any alcohol and even more peculiar, he almost acts like he doesn’t have any emotions. A year into their marriage, Marge still feels that there is something strange about him. The thing that really disturbs her is the fact that after a year of marriage, she can’t seem to get pregnant. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beauty And The Beast (1946)

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“Adélaïde, Belle, Félicie and Ludovic are young adult siblings who once lived in grandeur until their father’s merchant ships were lost at sea. The family is now near ruin, but Adélaïde and Félicie nonetheless still squander away the family money on themselves and keeping beautiful, whereas Belle slaves around the house, doting on her father. Ludovic detests his two spoiled sisters, but is protective of Belle, especially with his friend Avenant, a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Strait-Jacket (1964)

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“When Lucy Harbin arrives early from a trip, she sees her husband with his mistress sleeping in her bed, so she kills them with an ax. Her little daughter Carol witnesses the murder. After twenty years in an asylum, Lucy is released by her Doctor Anderson and her brother Bill Cutler brings her back to her farm where he lives with his wife and Carol. Lucy meets her estranged daughter and she … Continue reading

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Film Review: Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

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Years before Father Lancaster Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil’s soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin’s initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.

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While the much anticipated release of another film to join the Exorcist franchise fell short, it still had some jarring moments incorporated within its smart but “somewhat” lacking plot line. That film is “Exorcist: The … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Facility (2012)

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Eight volunteers find themselves fighting for their lives when a drug trial goes horribly wrong.

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Film Review: Unidentified (2013)

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After an ill-fated weekend of gambling in Las Vegas, four friends on the run from a loan shark find themselves stranded in the Nevada desert. But debt troubles may be the least of their worries when the group discovers that something unearthly may be stalking them.

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In this day and age found footage films are essentially a dime a dozen with quite a few of them seeing DTV release every month and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tales From The Quadead Zone (1987)

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Bobby’s mother reads two spooky tales to the ghost of her dead son. The first tells of a family and their food shortage issues. The second story features a zombie clown from Hell. When we finally return to Shirley, she kills her hot-headed boyfriend, and there’s a bloody finale as the cops arrive.

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The legend of Chester Novell Turner is a strange & compelling one indeed. Way…WAY back in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellbenders (2012)

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Following the exploits of a band of misfit, fallen ministers known as The Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints as they gallantly throw the very forces of evil back to hell.

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Directed By: J.T. Petty
Starring: Clifton Collins Jr, Clancy Brown, Andre Royo, Robyn Rikoon

Hellbenders is based upon a graphic novel of the same title directed by the author that delivered this gem from its initial print conception. Original, … Continue reading

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Film Review: 7E (2013)

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A young man struggles with unexplained events inside of a New York apartment where tenants are not who they appear to be.

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When a title like 7E comes up it instinctively makes me thing of movies such as 1408 and Apartment 1303, which are movies where the rooms themselves are haunted by a paranormal entity. This is not the case with 7E; this movie is an indirect and complex psychological thriller. … Continue reading

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Film Review: WNUF Halloween Special (2013)

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Originally broadcast live on October 31, 1987, the ‘WNUF Halloween Special’ is a stunning expose of terrifying supernatural activity that unfolded at the infamous Webber House, the site of ghastly murders. Local television personality Frank Stewart leads a group of paranormal investigators including Catholic exorcist, Father Joseph Matheson and the prolific husband-and-wife team Louis and Claire Berger. Together, the experts explore the darkest corners of the supposedly haunted Webber House, trying to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead of Nite (2013)

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When an investigative team arrives on the scene of the ill-fated Jericho Manor to record an episode for their internet show Seeing is Believing they soon realize there is something more sinister on hand than any of them could have bargained for.

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“It’s not just ghosts that go bump in the night…”

Directed By: SJ Evans
Starring: Tony Todd, Joseph Millson, Cicely Tennant, Claudio Pacifico, Suzi Lorraine, Simone Kaye

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Film Review: The Lego Movie (2014)

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Emmet Brickowoski is an everyday, ordinary, Lego construction worker. He lives life as President Business wants all the citizens of Lego Land to live. It’s a peaceful life. Everything is awesome. However, President Business – or, rather, Lord Business – has other plans. He is set to rule the entire Lego universe when he unleashes the Crakle on Taco Tuesday. A small band of heroes comprising of Vitruvius, Wyldstyle, Uni-Kitty and … Continue reading

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