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Film Review: Trespass (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: As they’re held for ransom, a husband and wife’s predicament grows more dire amid the discovery of betrayal and deception. REVIEW: Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman come together as an extremely well-to-do couple who’s family has just been threatened by a band of thugs intent on robbing them of their riches. Nicolas Cage stars as Kyle Miller, a shrewd …

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Film Review: Dark Mirror (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: After moving into a strange old house with her husband and son, Deborah (Lisa Vidal) discovers a mysterious mirror that does more than just cast a reflection. A door to an alternate reality, the mirror awakens a dark side in Deborah that she can’t control. Co-starring David Chisum, Christine Lakin, Joshua Pelegrin and Lupe Ontiveros, this psychological thriller is …

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Film Review: Frat House Massacre (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in the late 70s, this gritty and twisted film taps the physical and mental underpinnings of the meaning of the word “brother” in a way reminiscent of the best of late 70s grindhouse and early 80s slashers. REVIEW: Written by: Draven Gonzalez  Directed by: Alex Pucci  Starring: Rane Jameson, Jon Fleming, Niki Rubin, Lisa DiCicco, Chris Prangley  QUICK FIX: In the …

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Film Review: The People vs. George Lucas (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Uses a courtroom debate approach to explore the issues of filmmaking and fanaticism around one of the industry’s most famous franchises and its creator. The innovative film combines filmmaker and celebrity interviews with fan films – submitted via the film’s site – to make this the world’s first digitally democratic feature documentary. REVIEW: If anything is to be said …

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Film Review: Quatermass And The Pit (1968)

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SYNOPSIS: “Workers excavating at an underground station in London uncover the skeletal remains of ancient apes with large skulls. Further digging reveals what is at first believed to be an unexploded German bomb from World War II. Missile expert Colonel Breen is brought in to investigate, accompanied by Professor Bernard Quatermass. When the interior of the ‘missile’ is exposed, a …

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Film Review: Graveyard of The Living Dead (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: The scientists of a medical laboratory in Germany, Paul (Alexander Reckert) and his colleague Henry (Lars Rohnstock) are researching on their own risk for a secret project. They try to reactivate the brain waves of a recently died human to collect information about the function of the human brain after its death. They are successful but with fatal results! …

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Film Review: Reptilicus (1961)

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SYNOPSIS: After copper miners discover part of the frozen tail of a prehistoric monster in Lapland, scientists inadvertently bring it back to life. REVIEW: The film begins with a group of engineers prospecting for copper in Lapland. There, as they are drilling, they happen upon the frozen remains of an as yet undiscovered prehistoric ‘dinosaur’. (I use the term loosely.) …

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Film Review: Flytrap (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Heading to UCLA to see his friend, acerbic astronomer, James, develops car problems and suddenly finds himself embroiled in a rather disturbing game of survival. Will he finally make it to safety, or will he be lost forever? REVIEW: Flytrap is an odd little film, slightly experimental and bordering very closely on avant-garde; it’s led by Jeremy Crutchley, who …

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