Film Review: Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues — though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change. REVIEW: The line between sanity and madness is a thin one. Only sixty years ago the treatment for mental ‘illnesses’ such as homosexuality and women’s hysteria was barbaric. In the last few years asylums have become quite trendy in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloodrayne (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: In the Eighteenth Century, Rayne is the half-human half-vampire Dhampir and the lead attraction in a carnival’s freak-show in Romania. When she escapes, she meets a fortuneteller that tells that her mother was raped by the king of the vampires Kagan and she decides to destroy her father. In her journey for revenge, she meets Vladimir and Sebastian, the leaders of the fortress of vampire hunters Brimstone, and she joins their society. She seeks … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ender’s Game (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Seventy years after an invasion of Earth by an alien race known as Formics, young Ender Wiggin may be the human race’s last hope for survival. One man, Mazer Rackham, stopped the invasion years ago, now Ender trains under the guidance of Colonel Graff to lead the fleet in an offensive strategy to prevent another attack. This is Ender’s Game. REVIEW: Gavin Hood, the director behind X-Men Origins: Wolverine, tackles Orson Scott Card’s Hugo Award … Continue reading

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Film Review: Iron Man 3 (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Tony Stark, still dealing with the affects of his adventures in New York with the Avengers, now faces a super villain terrorist called The Mandarin who attacks not only everything Tony owns but everything he is. Stripped of his belongings and his self confidence with only an all-but-destroyed set of Iron Man armor at his disposal and with his closest friends – Pepper Potts, Happy Hogan and James Rhodes – in mortal danger, Tony … 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: Hugo (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: “Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn’t work without a special key which Hugo needs to find to unlock the … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Sound of Thunder (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways. REVIEW: There has a been a pretty decent amount of films made about time. After all, time is one of the great mysteries that still fascinate us to this day. The film “A Sound of Thunder” takes on one of the more simpler concepts and utilizes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Slipstream (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: “In the future, natural disasters (earthquakes, floods) have ravaged the Earth, leaving the Earth as a world where pockets of communities live within canyons whilst a violent wind known as the Slipstream rules the Earth and the only means of transport are airplanes. Matt Owens is a daredevil adventurer who kidnaps Byron, a fugitive wanted for murder, who is the prisoner of law officer Will Tasker so he can claim the bounty for himself. … Continue reading

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