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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: 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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Film Review: Tell-Tale (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: In this thriller inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Josh Lucas stars as Terry, a single dad who’s kept alive by another man’s heart — a scenario that suits him fine until he discovers that the ticker’s original owner was murdered. Worried that he might come to a similar end, Terry embarks on a desperate search for …

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Film Review: Anna (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: John Washington, a “memory detective,” is assigned a seemingly simple case: he must make Anna Greene, a disturbed sixteen-year-old on a hunger strike, eat. Difficulties ensue, though, as he finds Anna could be much more dangerous than she seems. REVIEW: What if a sixteen-year-old girl was a diabolical genius? For real, imagine what that would be like. For real. …

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Film Review: Red 2 (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), deemed RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous) by the C.I.A., meanders through his civilian life with his girlfriend Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) in tow. His best friend, Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) tries to rescue him (and Sarah) from their increasingly mundane life urging Frank repeatedly to return to the exciting life of a hired hit-man. When Frank …

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Film Review: Zodiac (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer. REVIEW: We’ve all seen the title card before.  Looming ominously on the silver screen, rarely ever a harbinger of the latest feel-good romcom.  In fact, “Based on a true story” (or some interchangeable variation) is usually an indication that there will be murder afoot.  The guidelines …

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Film Review: Exit Humanity (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Returning home after surviving the horrors of the American Civil War, Edward Young (Mark Gibson) enjoys only the briefest amount of happiness with his family before tragedy strikes. His farmland is overtaken by a swarm of the living dead costing him his wife and child. As he hunts for his missing son, Edward discovers the flesh eaters are his …

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Film Review: Ironclad (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: In 13th-century England, a small group of Knights Templar fights to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John. REVIEW:   Written and Directed by Jonathan English Starring: Paul Giamatti, James Purefoy, Jason Flemyng, Brian Cox I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw this movie come through the queue. It quite obviously isn’t a horror movie, and …

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