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Film Review: The 5th Wave (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. REVIEW: With Katniss having hung up her bow and arrows in the final Hunger Games film last year, and the Divergent series dying a slow, painful death, could The 5th Wave from director J …

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Film Review: Smothered (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Five horror stars ditch an autograph session to make guest appearances at a haunted RV park. Instead of easy work and fake ghouls, they find the horrors within to be real. REVIEW: The first smothering in Smothered takes place around the four-minute mark.  A man is suffocated by a pair of very large breasts belonging to a woman named …

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Film Review: Manhunter (1986)

SYNOPSIS: Using his uncanny ability to get inside psychopaths’ minds, former FBI agent Will Graham (William Petersen) returns to action to hunt down a serial killer. Graham retired after catching Hannibal Lecter (Brian Cox) and subsequently suffering a breakdown. Now, he engages in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecter to capture a new killer. This gripping psychological horror film is …

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Film Review: Independence Day (1996)

SYNOPSIS: “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 …

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Film Review: Starve (2014)

SYNOPSIS: While researching an urban legend on feral children, three friends find themselves trapped in an abandoned high school, where they are confronted with an evil more sinister than the legend itself. REVIEW: There’s a saying. It goes a little something like this. “You are what you eat.” This phrase is meant to get people to eat healthier. If you …

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Film Review: Caterpillar (2010)

SYNOPSIS: During the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940, Lieutenant Kurokawa returns home as a honored and decorated soldier… but deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle in mainland China. All hopes, from the village men and women to close family members, turn to Shigeko, the Lieutenant’s wife: she must honor the Emperor and the country in setting an …

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Film Review: Pandemic (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Pandemic is set in the near future, where a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren (Rachel Nichols) is a doctor, who, after the fall of New York, comes to Los …

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Film Review: Sssssss (1973)

SYNOPSIS: A scientist specializing in the study of snakes, believes that human beings will never survive the coming disasters and holocausts he foresees. His solution is to create a composite creature from the DNA of a man and a king cobra that will be better suited for survival. REVIEW: Before I get into my review of Sssssss, I want to …

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Film Review: Slender (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Two filmmakers searching for the perfect documentary subject stumble across a story that even they don’t want to believe REVIEW: I will never understand why people make movies based on fads or trends. It’s easy to see that it’s a risky business – fads have a tendency to, well… fade. People are crazy about them, then they disappear and …

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Film Review: Rows (2015)

SYNOPSIS: Rows is a psychological thriller, a Gothic fantasy inspired by Grimm’s tales. A young woman, Rose, is tasked by her developer father to deliver an eviction notice to a reclusive woman in a ramshackle farmhouse. The woman has strange powers, derived from the house itself. The enchantress puts Rose and her friend, Greta, under a spell. They become lost …

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Film Review: Darling (2015)

SYNOPSIS: A lonely girl’s violent descent into madness. REVIEW: Director – Mickey Keating Starring – Lauren Ashley Carter, Brian Morvant, Sean Young The movie’s tagline says it all: A lonely girl’s violent descent into madness. And throughout the short, seventy-eight minute running time, we are witnesses to just that. Nothing more, nothing less. It might be unfair to say Darling …

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Film Review: Other Halves (2015)

SYNOPSIS: A team of programmers develop a revolutionary new dating app called Other Halves. On the night before the app is set to launch, they discover it causes strange side effects: users lose all self-control, becoming amoral, lascivious, violent… evil. They consider shutting the app down, but… Evil is profitable. REVIEW: Director – Matthew T. Price Starring – Lauren Lakis, …

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Film Review: Violent Shit 3: Infantry of Doom (1999)

SYNOPSIS:  Three men row a lifeboat to a shoreline inhabited by iron mask-clad followers of “The Maester” and his son. Through every conceivable, sometimes random, means possible, each character meets a brutal demise. And I do mean each character. I think there’s literally one survivor on the entire island by the end. REVIEW: Wow… just… wow. Not a good wow …

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