Film Review: The New Kids (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang. REVIEW: Director: Sean S. Cunningham Starring: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin and James Spader Movies like The New Kids aren’t like paintings, which can be interpreted many ways but ultimately can only be seen from one perspective. No, movies like this are more like sculptures. You … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bad Influence (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in–and then disappears. Later that night, while jogging, Michael runs into the stranger on a pier. He introduces himself as Alex, and the two go out to an under- ground club. Within a matter of days, Alex wheedles his way into Michael’s life and turns it upside down, and Michael doesn’t … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wolf (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job. REVIEW: There is sometimes a weird relationship that comes from horror themed films that feature A-list actors. It’s that same notion that we got when we heard that Tom Cruise would star in “Interview with a Vampire”. I think as horror fans, there is this rebel psyche in us that wants to dismiss before accept. “Wolf”, I’ve always felt is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jack’s Back (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A copycat Jack the Ripper is stalking the streets murdering prostitutes. The police working the case don’t have a clue as to who is behind the murders but when a young doctor (James Spader) stumbles upon one of the victims he thinks he’s learned the killer’s identity. Unfortunately the killer then murders him to keep him quiet, but isn’t aware that the doctor has a street-wise twin brother who soon shows up and starts … Continue reading

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Film Review: Crash (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: “Since a road accident left him with serious facial and bodily scarring, a former television scientist has become obsessed by the marriage of motor-car technology with what he sees as the raw sexuality of car-crash victims. The scientist, along with a crash victim he has recently befriended, sets about performing a series of sexual acts in a variety of motor vehicles, either with other crash victims or with prostitutes whom they contort into the … Continue reading

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