Film Review: Funny Games (1997)

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SYNOPSIS: A very middle-class family retreat to their bourgeois lake house where they hope to unwind, play a little golf and spend some time together. Their idyllic day is interrupted when two softly-spoken psychopaths break in and take the family hostage. What do they want? To play some games. Not golf either. Nor particularly funny.

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Film Review: Funny Games (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Anna (Naomi Watts) and George (Tim Roth) are enjoying a vacation with their son when a pair of sadistic young men, Paul (Michael Pitt) and Peter (Brady Corbet), breaks into their cabin and holds the family hostage. The psychotic duo plays twisted games with their prisoners, forcing them to comply to stay alive. Director Michael Haneke remakes his chilling 1997 German-language film as an indictment of the media’s fascination with violence. REVIEW: So I … Continue reading

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The 13 Best Horror Movie Couples (serial murder edition)

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Every year I like to spend some time and go through my horror film collection and find some to watch when Valentine’s Day is coming up.  Last year I came up with the basic top ten best films to watch on Valentine’s Day.  At first I thought about doing the loners addiction of my list, but I didn’t think that would be appropriate in the spirit of this Hallmark created holiday.   So instead I have … Continue reading

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List: 13 Favorite Memorable Movie Scenes

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This list contains spoilers! One of the great things about horror films is that they can explore themes that other genre films simply can’t. One of hallmarks of horror is that it confronts us with horrible things. That said, this list isn’t necessarily made up of the horrible things horror films have shown us, but also scenes that were so disturbing that they crossed into horror—some come from films that stray across genre lines. Also, many thanks … Continue reading

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