Film Review: Zodiac (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer. REVIEW: We’ve all seen the title card before.  Looming ominously on the silver screen, rarely ever a harbinger of the latest feel-good romcom.  In fact, “Based on a true story” (or some interchangeable variation) is usually an indication that there will be murder afoot.  The guidelines for this bold declaration are basically nonexistent, as displayed by nearly every found footage flick.  … 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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Film Review: The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist for NORAD, must make a daring trek across America to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age. REVIEW: The era of cataclysm films was ramping up with a 2012 date quickly approaching. “The Day After Tomorrow” was one of the best in this category. It featured a strong cast, believable high energy special FX, and on top … 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: Source Code (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: An action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. REVIEW: Colter Stevens wakes up in a train heading on a destination he doesn’t recognize, in a body that isn’t his and talking to a girlfriend who he doesn’t know. This is the scenario that begins this sci-fi-thriller-future-time-driven movie. As with … Continue reading

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