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Film Review: Apollo 18 (2011)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Decades-old found footage from NASA’s abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon. REVIEW:  If you found yourself confused with the footage aspect and adverts, rest assured this film is just fiction. It also is entirely shot in POV …

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Film Review: Alien: Origin (2012)

Alien: Origin (2012)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A movie created from “found footage” of a lost military expedition that exposes the origins of life on earth. REVIEW: My first thought when hearing the title “Alien: Origin” from the folks over at The Asylum I assumed it would be some sort of “Prometheus” mockbuster. Instead, I just sat through a film that ran just …

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Film Review: Chronicle (2012)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides. REVIEW: Found footage style cam has gotten inventive. “Chronicle” is the latest in this style that while using the trademark “carry-a-camera-around” look and feel is actually …

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Film Review: Area 407 (2012)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Survivors of an airplane crash find themselves within the borders of a government testing area and pursued by predators. REVIEW: “Area 407” is the latest arrival in the cinema verite game. In many ways, the film is to the level that I “expected” “Chernobyl Diaries” to be. But as they say, Chernobyl Diaries” didn’t live up …

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Film Review: 388 Arletta Avenue (2011)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: young couple find themselves in an unnerving situation with a mysterious stalker. REVIEW: Contrary to opinion, this is not quite a found-footage film – 388 Arletta Avenue can best be described in one short sentence as a voyeuristic verite movie. Imagine Peeping Tom if it were based primarily and predominantly around the subjective camera. It’s not …

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Film Review: Atrocious (2010)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: The Quintanilla family was found dead. Recorded evidence was discovered by the police. Production company acquires the confidential material and edits it into a Horror Movie. REVIEW: Welcome again to another round of “been there”. I come out of these style films with varied mixed feelings. Of the 10 or so I’ve seen this year, the …

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Film Review: Monsters (2010)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS:  Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear & grow. In an effort to stem the destruction that resulted, half of Mexico was guaranteed as an INFECTED ZONE. …

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