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Film Review: Puzzled (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: When Emily, an elderly widowed woman, runs out of puzzles to complete she receives a strange package on her front porch. Little does she know it comes with a deadly surprise within. Some puzzles are never meant to be finished. REVIEW: Directed by: Stephen Corron Written by: Stephen Corron Starring: Madge Levinson, Athena Prychodko Growing old with another is …

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Film Review: SickGirl (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Young Izzy (Leslie Andrews) is a girl with issues. Her parents may be dead. Her older brother is fighting in Iraq and she’s raising her younger brother, Kevin, all by herself. Things are tough but, with the help of her motorcycle-riding friend Barney, she deals with her situation the best she can. Unfortunately, Izzy isn’t exactly stable… and her …

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Film Review: Boy Wonder (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides what is right or wrong? As the boundaries blur, Sean’s dual life wears on …

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Film Review: Lady Vengeance (2005)

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(aka Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) SYNOPSIS: The final installment of director Chan Wook Park’s revenge trilogy (preceded by Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Oldboy) chronicles the efforts of Lee Geum-ja (Yeong-ae Lee) — known to her cellmates as “the kind Ms. Geum-ja” — to track down the man who betrayed her. Taking the rap for her accomplice and incarcerated for …

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Film Review: Cat in the Brain (Gatto nel cervello, Un) (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: Italian horror director Lucio Fulci’s mind is his own worst nightmare in this graphically gory fright fest that gained a cult following thanks to an initial ban in the United Kingdom and one of the highest body counts in European cinema. In the midst of completing his latest masterpiece, Fulci is gripped by horrifying specters from his other films. …

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Film Review: Cypher (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale. REVIEW: When this movie first came onto my radar, I was suprised that it hadn’t received more attention. It’s plot can get a “slight” bit complex, but not to …

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Film Review: Banshee!!! (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: While on a camping trip deep in the woods, a group of college students encounters a mysterious creature that tricks them by emitting hallucination-inducing sound waves and luring them to their deaths. Taking refuge in a remote farmhouse, the survivors band together and soon realize they must come up with a plan to kill the horrifying creature before it …

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Film Review: Ghost Town (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Young bride to be Kate Barrett is kidnapped off of a desert road. It is up to Deputy Langley, a cop who would rather have target practice while listening to his “heavy metal hearing aid” than actual police work, to find the young woman. Once Langley tracks down Kate however he learns about just who kidnapped her and the …

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Film Review: Morvern Callar (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: Following her boyfriend’s suicide, supermarket clerk Morvern Callar passes off his unpublished novel as her own. With the money her boyfriend left for his funeral, she leaves Scotland for Ibiza where she travels with her closest friend. The journey prompts a series of internal and external transformations for Morvern– ones which bring to light her experiences of grief, memory, …

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