Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 60

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) somehow, miraculously, manages to mix in the X-films (X-Men, X2, The Wolverine) and the First Class X-Men films together while simultaneously negating the negative entries in the franchise (X3 and X-Men Origins). The grue-crew revel in the film’s accomplishments and question some of the time travel shenanigans. Dave ramps up the news of the week with Hannibal Season 3,The Walking Dead and The Overlook Hotel while Santos takes on a new segment of the show, Stump … Continue reading

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Film Review: X2 (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President’s life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces. REVIEW: Coming off the highly successful debut X-men release (I actually paid to see it in the theatres 3X), arrives this worthy and rather visually exiting follow up X2. You might even say a franchise knows it will draw in crowds when it can minimize its title … Continue reading

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Film Review: X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier’s former ally, Magneto.

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Film Review: The Wolverine (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Living in isolation since the death of his beloved Jean Grey, at his own claws, the mutant Logan is plagued by nightmares and self doubt. But Logan cannot hide from the world forever. A young woman named Yukio locates him in the Yukon convincing him to return with her to Japan to say goodbye to a dying friend from long ago. That friend is Master Yashida, a man Logan saved from the bombing of … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 17

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Snikt! The Wolverine brings the merry Marvel mutants back to the forefront with the second solo outing for Hugh Jackman as Logan. Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and discuss the film, the cast and the director, James Mangold. After the review, screenwriter (and HorrorNews.Net Manager) Mike Joy joins the grue-crew to discuss his upcoming film, DEAD afterlife. And don’t forget to hang around as Doc announces another contest. The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast … Continue reading

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One Sheet For PRISONERS Reminds Us That Every Moment Matters

Had your fill of supernatural horror? How about a little real world terror? A new flick for Warner Bros. is heading our way this fall and it stars some heavy hitters and tells a pretty scary tale. It’s titled PRISONERS and here is what it is all about: PRISONERS, from Oscar®-nominated director Denis Villeneuve, stars Oscar® nominees Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal in a story that poses the question: How far would you go to … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 47

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Featuring G.I. Joe: Retaliation review, The Wolverine trailer and The Walking Dead finale. Welcome to the Monster Movie Podcast. Join us this week for G.I. Joe’s vs Cobra Commander, The Wolverine vs Viper & The Silver Samurai and Sheriff Rick vs the Zombie Apocalypse. This is episode 47 recorded April 1, 2013. Take a brief excursion into more action-oriented monster (of a sort), Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani review G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Then they preview … Continue reading

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Film Review: Swordfish (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: A secretive renegade counter-terrorist co-opts the world’s greatest hacker (who is trying to stay clean) to steal billions in US Government dirty money. REVIEW: Easily one of John Travolta’s greatest roles, “Swordfish” is a collective of great talent, cinematography, script and slick acting. That memorable opening with the Tarantino-like monolog which quickly moves into a hostage-bomb segment ending badly to the glory of some really cool visual FX. “Swordfish” was alot of things to … Continue reading

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Prisoners (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A Boston man kidnaps the person he suspects is behind the disappearance of his young daughter and her best friend.

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Film Review: X-Men (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers. REVIEW: With the arrival of the “X-men” onto screen came a wave of hero-focused films. However it’s seeing the X-men on the big screen that was the defining moment for me. I had grown up reading the issues every month with baited anticipation awaiting the next issue to arrive. This dynamic team … Continue reading

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Film Review: Real Steel (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in the near future, where robot boxing is a top sport, a struggling promoter feels he’s found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father. REVIEW: I took my son (The growing darker saint) to see this with me today. I had a feeling he might dig it, he digs robots, he digs fighting robots, … Continue reading

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Film Review: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: This action-packed prequel to the popular X-Men films explores Marvel Comics character Wolverine’s (Hugh Jackman) past and the events that influenced the mutant before the Weapon X program bonded his skeleton with the powerfully strong metal alloy adamantium. After the death of his girlfriend, Wolverine seeks vengeance against supervillain Victor Creed (Liev Schreiber). Ryan Reynolds, Danny Huston and Lynn Collins co-star.

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