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Film Review: Red 2 (2013)

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Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), deemed RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous) by the C.I.A., meanders through his civilian life with his girlfriend Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) in tow. His best friend, Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) tries to rescue him (and Sarah) from their increasingly mundane life urging Frank repeatedly to return to the exciting life of a hired hit-man. When Frank and Marvin are named in a leaked document stating their involvement in a secret covert … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mysterious Skin (2004)

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A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

REVIEW:

“Mysterious Skin” wears its skin on the controversial side. Aliens, homosexuality, pedophiles…what more you ask?

Beginning in their child hood years, we follow the paths of 2 boys who were both part of a little league baseball team. Their experiences were shared and unsettling, but perceived differently. The team was led by … Continue reading

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Film Review: The World’s End (2013)

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Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival.

REVIEW:

I’ll take a logical leap and assume that you’re familiar with the other films in Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s Three Flavours of Cornetto trilogy (Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz). I understand that they achieved some minor measure of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Country Cottage (2013)

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A long weekend getaway seems like the ideal atmosphere for Todd to propose to his long-time girlfriend Cammie. An unexpected distraction comes in the form of Todd’s brother Salinger crashing the romantic retreat with an agenda of his own.

REVIEW:

Directed by: Peter Wellington
Starring: Malin Akerman, Tyler Labine, Lucy Punch, Dan Petronijevic

Cottage Country has an ethereal, foreboding mood that descends instantly from the initial credits. The audience has the impression … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Iceman (2012)

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Following the true life story of Richard Kuklinski a contract killer struggling to balance family life and his cold blooded vocation that made him a legend in 1970’s New Jersey organized crime world.

REVIEW:

Directed By: Ariel Vromen
Starring: Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer

Ariel Vromen’s portrayal of the serial killer Richard Kuklinski is dark, gritty and at times an animalistic look at the sociopath’s struggle … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lord of Tears (2013)

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Lord of Tears tells the story of James Findlay, a school teacher plagued by recurring nightmares of a mysterious and unsettling entity. Suspecting that his visions are linked to a dark incident in his past, James returns to his childhood home, a notorious mansion in the Scottish Highlands, where he uncovers the disturbing truth behind his dreams, and must fight to survive the brutal consequences of his curiosity.

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James Findlay (David Schofield), … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Jitters (1989)

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In Chinatown, merciless gang goes on nightly rampages of theft and destruction. Merchant Frank Lee has no way of fighting back – until he’s undead, murdered by the gangsters…but he returns to life transformed into a “Kyonshi” – Chinese version of a vampire – and ready to avenge his unjust death in a way that’s sure going to give you the Jitters.

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The Jitters The Jitters is a film … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Other (1972)

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Down in the farm country of the US twins are born. One of them turns out to be good, while the other becomes rather evil.

REVIEW:

Robert Mulligan’s The Other (1972), based upon the 1971 novel of the same name by author Thomas Tryon who also penned the film’s screenplay, is a gem of a film. Once a staple of weekend independent television station airings in the late 1970’s which I only caught … Continue reading

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Film Review: Savages Crossing (2011)

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When a sudden flood traps a group of strangers in an outback roadhouse it becomes clear that the threat from within the group is far greater than from raging torrent outside.

REVIEW:

Savages Crossing is an Australian cat and mouse thriller written by brother and sister duo, John and Cody Jarrett, and directed by Australian born Kevin James Dobson. The movie takes place in and has all Australian actors, which with their own dialect … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ghost Team One (2013)

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Two roommates deathly afraid of ghosts both fall in love with a girl who believes their home is haunted.

REVIEW:

There are those, who shall remain nameless because I don’t know any of them, that do not find the marriage of horror and comedy amusing.  Like red state Republicans opining on same sex relations, it just isn’t natural to them.  Though its influences stretch back to the dawn of moving pictures, it remains … Continue reading

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Film Review: Star Trek IV The Voyage Home (1986)

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“James Kirk who after rescuing Spock and bringing him to Vulcan where he is fully restored, is now the most hated man in the universe, because he disobeyed his superiors and killed a Klingon crew and took their ship. After three months on Vulcan, Kirk decides to return to Earth to face the consequences of his actions along with his crew who aided him. Also accompanying them is Spock, who is still … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Quiet Earth (1985)

SYNOPSIS:
“Scientist Zac Hobson wakes up in the morning and soon he finds that he seems to be alone in the world. He drives around unsuccessfully seeking out other survivors and tries to figure out what might have happened. After a few days, he shows traces of insanity due to the loneliness. Out of the blue, Zac finds Joanne and they stay together looking for survivors. Zac meets the distrustful black Api and … Continue reading

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Film Review: We Are What We Are (2013)

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The Parkers, a reclusive family who follow ancient customs, find their secret existence threatened as a torrential downpour moves into their area, forcing daughters Iris and Rose to assume responsibilities beyond those of a typical family

REVIEW:

Jim Mickle impresses more with each cinematic endeavor.  His first feature as a writer/director, “Mulberry Street,” made its debut in the 2007 After Dark Horrorfest lineup.  A tense and character-driven take on the standard … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killer Shorts 2 (2010)

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A collection of three horror shorts that focus on a group of friends hanging out at an old abandoned house in the woods, a man and his unfaithful wife, and a guy’s battle with a kidney stone.

REVIEW:

I love horror anthologies (Creepshow and the original Tales from the Crypt being my favorites and I love low budget horror flicks so I was really looking … Continue reading

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Film Review: Thor The Dark World (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: After the events in Avengers, Thor returns Loki to Asgard to be sentenced by Odin. Thor pines for Jane Foster, who remains on Midgard. While Thor continues to reunite the Nine Realms after the destruction of the Rainbow Bridge, the dark elf Malekith is reawakened to renew his centuries old quest to return the universe into darkness.

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Film Review: White House Down (2013)

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U.S. Capitol Police officer John Cale (Channing Tatum) looking to secure his dream job of joining the Secret Service – and to impress his estranged daughter, Emily (Joey King) – arrives at the White House for the interview just as a paramilitary group of terrorists attack and seize the building, including President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx).

REVIEW:

White House Down from director Roland (Godzilla, Independence Day, 2012) Emmerich is the guiltiest of guilty pleasures. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stalled (2013)

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A janitor gets trapped in a women’s restroom and encounters an all-out attack by a horde of zombies.

REVIEW:

You might not know this but scientific studies have concluded that there’s a new zombie film released somewhere on earth approximately every 4.7 days. Now I don’t know about any of you but I’m thinking that pretty much every idea for a film featuring a zombie apocalypse of some sort has been … Continue reading

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Film Review: Next of Kin (1982)

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In a rest home for elderly people, a daughter reads her mother’s diary. Soon events that are mentioned in the mother’s diary begin to happen to the daughter.

REVIEW:

Director: Tony Williams
Starring: Jacki Kerin, John Jarratt and Alex Scott

Have you ever noticed how, in nearly every horror film ever made, there is a recurring them of ignorance? Or, to put it bluntly, someone not … Continue reading

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Film Review: Birth Of The Living Dead (2013)

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A documentary that shows how George A. Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers to shoot his seminal film: Night of the Living Dead.

REVIEW:

Larry Fessenden and his Glass Eye production company are all over the place as of late. The latest from Glass Eye is a bit of a departure from their usual fare, it’s a documentary on the making of George A. Romero’s seminal horror classic … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dark Tourist (2012)

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A psychological-thriller in the haunting tradition of films like Taxi Driver and Monster, Dark Tourist takes us into the chilling labyrinth of a man’s dark hobby and his even darker mind. Jim Tahana (Michael Cudlitz) doesn’t leave much of an impression when he passes you by. But look closer and you’ll sense his hunger – the deep hunger of an insatiable American soul – always scanning to devour something – anything that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

A missing wedding ring leads to a wild-goose chase involving meth addicts, skinheads and an Elvis impersonator.

REVIEW:

Pawn shops get alot of traffic from sellers, to buyers lighting the way for stories within stories that pave the way for items that have traveled afar. Director Wayne Kramer came up with a little ditty that has purpose, style, and dark humor. You might say, it’s a cult film that knows its intention. … Continue reading

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