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Film Review: Tabloid Vivant (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: A painter and an art critic who romanticize each other’s obsession with fame decide to collaborate on a project they believe will revolutionize the art world. They are determined to make a painting come to life, even if it kills them. REVIEW: Art is the backbone of our culture. People listen to music and podcasts, watch television and movies, …

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Film Review: Tortured (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Two escaped convicts are on the run, looking to take a hostage to help them escape the country. They stalk a girl that looks like a prime candidate, but one of them has ulterior motives. REVIEW: You generally know what you’re getting into when you sign on to watch a film by a company called Exploitation Pictures. Tortured (subtitled …

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Film Review: Pixels (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games. REVIEW: Quite possibly one of the very few films that was most likely intended for younger audiences, that ended up appealing to the older generation-x audience. These video games which by today’s video enthusiasts …

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Film Review: Hard Line (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: Dead Rush is the end of the world as we know it, as seen through the eyes of one man – David (David Michael Moote), as he takes us through his journey: before, during and after the zombie apocalypse. REVIEW: There are always new ways to present films. As technology advances, filmmakers take advantage of these new means of …

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Film Review: Don’t Look in the Basement 2 (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Back in the 70’s something quite horrible happened at Stephens Sanitarium and several patients and staff members were murdered. Now it has reopened under a new name and the only survivor of that terrible day has been admitted there as a new patient. Unfortunately upon his arrival people start acting strangely and even dying under mysterious circumstances. Does he …

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Film Review: Dropping Evil (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After his friends slip him LSD on a camping trip, ultra-nerdy Nancy hallucinates that they are evil beings and begins to systematically hunt them down. Meanwhile, a mysterious corporation monitors the entire event for their own hidden purpose. REVIEW: Last night I had trouble sleeping. I woke around 3 or 4am. I tried going back to sleep but nothing …

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Film Review: Evil Spawn (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Microbes are brought back to earth via a space probe from Venus. A scientist is using them in experiments on ageing, but dies before the work is finished. His assistant approaches an ageing actress who is being passed by for the lead roles, and she injects the serum hoping to become young again. When the actress is still passed …

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Film Review: The 5th Wave (2016)

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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)

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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)

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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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