Film Review: Twixt (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Hall Baltimore (Val Kilmer) is a successful writer struggling with his own personal demons. His personal life and professional career are slipping through his fingers as he desperately searches for a path towards rescue. A recent tragedy has put his mental state and his marriage in jeopardy; his complacency with his own writing has left him uninspired. He is at a crossroads as he arrives in a small town on a book tour promoting … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits (original TV episodes part 1)

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“There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. We control the horizontal, we control the vertical. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control what you see and hear. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to…The Outer Limits.” This was the ultimate monster-of-the-week show. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Coffin Baby (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A serial killer kidnaps a young woman and forces her to witness his crimes. REVIEW: A gruelling bloodbath, COFFIN BABY has some interesting ideas but they are swamped by a tidal wave of sadism, brutality and gore. On top of that there are numerous signs of a troubled production leading to a jumbled mess of a story. In Hollywood, California a young woman is brutally murdered in her apartment by a home invader. Her … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Haunting (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house’s ghostly past. REVIEW: With direction by Jan De Bont, The Haunting, a 1999 Dreamworks big budget ghost story with an equally big budget cast, started off slick, creative and impressive in every way and had the potential to wow audiences. However, after … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hole (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares. REVIEW: Written by:  Mark L. Smith Directed by:  Joe Dante Starring:  Teri Polo, Haley Bennett, Chris Massoglia, Nathan Gamble QUICK FIX: Siblings Dane and Lucas have just moved to a new suburb with their mom (the always awesomely talented and even more beautiful Teri Polo) to start life over again, and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Monster (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Aileen Wuornos (Charlize Theron, in an Oscar-winning performance) faced difficult odds early in life, abusing drugs and becoming a prostitute (and pregnant) by the age of 13. Wuornos moved from Michigan to Florida where she continued to ply her “trade,” specializing in a clientele consisting mainly of truck drivers. It was during that time that she began murdering any “John” who tried to rape her. Christina Ricci co-stars in this true story. REVIEW: Written … Continue reading

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Film Review: Choose (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Aspiring journalist Fiona is on the outside looking in of an investigation conducted by her father of a psychopath who is forcing his victims to choose between two different horrific choices. But with the anniversary of her mother’s suicide coming up, the mad man begins to bring her in to the circle, communicating via hints and clues with her directly. What is his motivation for these bizarre and seemingly ruthless crimes, and are they … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Burbs (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: While on vacation, suburbanite Ray Peterson (Tom Hanks) wants nothing more than to fritter away his time at home — drinking beer, reading his newspaper and watching a ball game on the tube. But when new, secretive neighbors move in next door, Ray and his friends (Bruce Dern and Rick Ducommun) let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evil doings. Naturally, the nosy trio decides … Continue reading

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Film Review: Silent Running (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: “Freeman Lowell looks after plants in giant space greenhouses. Back on earth, all the trees have long vanished, so Lowell puts a lot of heart into his work. When orders from earth are received to destroy the greenhouses, Lowell can’t go through with it, and cannot persuade his three colleagues to help him save the plants, so he makes other arrangements.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Films about outer space and space travel were thin on … Continue reading

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