Film Review: The Lodger (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Hope Davis (About Schmidt), Shane West (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and Simon Baker (TV’s “The Mentalist”) star in this terrifying thriller. THE LODGER follows a seasoned detective on the trail of a ruthless killer intent on slaughtering prostitutes along West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. It appears that the murderer’s grisly methods are identical to that of London’s infamous 19th century psychopath Jack the Ripper – a relentless serial killer who … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Truth About Emanuel (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario), a troubled young woman, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor (Jessica Biel), who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. REVIEW: This is a dark drama exploring issues of loss, motherhood and secrets, and there’s an intensity to this film that some might find unsettling. I’m not entirely sure if the more surrealistic elements of the film worked, but there was certainly a fresh and creepy quality present throughout … Continue reading

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Film Review: Species (1995)

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SYNOPSIS: A message from outer space contains instructions on how to modify human DNA. REVIEW: “Species” is a hard film to be ambivalent about for many people. It’s been my experience that whenever I mention Species in some circles that I usually get a “Oh God that movie sucked.” or I get “Damn, that movie was so awesome! That Sil chick was hot!” Yeah, those kinds of responses. I don’t think I’ve ever been in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Magnolia (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: An epic mosaic of several interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley. REVIEW: A most peculiar name for a film that only fashions a single flower on its cover..”Magnolia“, as titled refers to the petals of life and their interwoven purpose. “Magnolia”, is A filmed that has become a cult favorite directed by (also cult favorite director) Paul Thomas Anderson. You might recognize the director from his … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spider-Man 2 (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: “Peter Parker can’t seem to catch any kind of break. Being Spider-Man has brought him nothing but problems as far as his personal life is concerned. Not only that, Mary Jane Watson is engaged to astronaut John Jameson, and Peter may lose her forever. Things are so bad for him that he is pushed past his breaking point, so he decides that he doesn’t want to be a super hero anymore, until a freak … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hideaway (1995)

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SYNOPSIS: While traveling on the road with his wife Lindsey and his daughter Regina, Hatch Harrison has a car accident, hitting a truck and falling with his wife in a river. He dies for more than two hours, but the specialist Dr. Jonas Nyebern successfully brings him back to life. Hatch has some weird premonitions and becomes able to see through the eyes of the psychopath serial killer Vassago, a young man that killed his … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake recruits an average joe to defend the Earth from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. REVIEW:  Here I am again my little acolytes with the lowdown on “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”. The latest film from the seemingly tied at the waist team of director Jon Turtletaub & Nicholas Cage. It seems that Nick’s only hit films over the last few years were directed by Turtletaub & he figured “if it ain’t broken, why … Continue reading

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