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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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“AdĂ©laĂŻde, Belle, FĂ©licie 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 AdĂ©laĂŻde and FĂ©licie 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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