Film Review: The Monkey’s Paw (2013)

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  SYNOPSIS: Jake is given a monkey’s paw that grants three wishes. After the first two wishes leave his friend Cobb undead, Cobb pushes Jake to make a final wish. REVIEW: Presented as more of a sequel to the short story by W.W. Jacobs rather than as a straight up re-telling, director Brett Simmons has hit a solid double with The Monkey’s Paw which features some good performances & ambiance but doesn’t seem to want … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gothika (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Ghost story in which a repressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the very asylum where she worked with no memory of why she is there and what she has done. REVIEW: All of the right ingredients are present in the movie Gothika, making it a treat for any lover of thrillers or horrors. We’ve got a sinister mental institution. We’ve got perpetually gloomy weather. We’ve got plenty of super hot crazy … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bad Ass (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A Vietnam veteran who becomes a local hero after saving a man from attackers on a city bus decides to take action when his best friend is murdered and the police show little interest in solving the crime. REVIEW: Danny Trejo doing what he does best…kicking ass! While the film keeps to the classic Bronson style premise, it does its best to show a compassionate side to Trejo’s character who has had his share … Continue reading

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Film Review: Legion (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: An out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity’s only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner with the Archangel Michael (Bettany). REVIEW: Legion, another one bred from the “war in heaven angels aren’t what they are cracked up to be” mold. A film that was … Continue reading

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