Film Review: Identity (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rainstorm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they’re being killed off one by one. REVIEW: The 2003 theatrical debut of “Identity” was a slam dunk for movie plotlines. I remember seeing this one live and thinking, “wow! what a brilliant film that I couldn’t wait to tell others about”. Maybe it’s “Identity’s” intricate approach to storytelling or its fantastic cast … Continue reading

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Film Review: Grand Piano (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Moments before his comeback performance, a concert pianist who suffers from stage fright discovers a note written on his music sheet. REVIEW: World class pianist Tom Selznick has a real problem. During his comeback performance in Chicago he opens up his sheet music only to find the following message written in red across the notes he’s supposed to play – “If you play one wrong note you’re dead!” Sniper John Cusack has a rifle … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Factory (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. but when his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any professional restraint to get the killer. REVIEW: Most movies with a horror slant should start as The Factory does… with setting the mood. Now I don’t mean shoving blood and guts down your throat. No, mood is making you feel something. It often makes you re-evaluate your life. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Bag Man (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A criminal bides his time at a seedy motel, waiting for his boss after killing several men and making away with a mystery bag. REVIEW: Don’t let the fact that The Bag Man stars Robert De Niro and John Cusack fool you into thinking that this is going to be a decent movie, because it isn’t. The title alone sounded lame, but I decided to be fair and give the film an honest shot … Continue reading

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Cell (2015)

SYNOPSIS: When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England.

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Stephen King’s CELL Is In Production – New Cast Member Announced

This one has been around for a long while and according to DEADLINES it has moved into the production stage. Cameras are rolling for adaptation of Stephen King’s CELL. Along with that great news also come the announcement that Isabelle Fuhrman has joined the cast. Horror fans should remember her from the creepy ORPHAN. You should remember that John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson are re-teaming, their second time in a King film the first … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Frozen Ground (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

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Some Sales Art Shows Up For Stephen King’s CELL

As happens with so many films, the road to the big screen has been an odd one for Stephen King’s CELL. Originally slated to be an Eli Roth flick it is now in the hands of Paranormal Activity 2′s director Tod Williams with John Cusack still cast in the lead. Last news we got was that the film was to start lensing a month or so back but there has been no other news since … Continue reading

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Nic Cage Hunts A Serial Killer In THE FROZEN GROUND

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Got another hot trailer and poster debut for you. This one is for THE FROZEN GROUND which stars Nic Cage and John Cusack and follows the trail of a search for a notorious Alaskan serial killer. Here’s the artwork then read on for the story details: Synopsis: The film follows Alaskan detective Glenn Flothe (Nicolas Cage) as he sets out to end the murderous rampage of Robert Hansen (John Cusack), a serial killer who has … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Grifters (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend–both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play. REVIEW: “The Grift”, as they would call it, refers to the lifestyle of con-artistry. Roy Dillon (John Cusack) is a small time con artist, just trying to make his way thru life while stowing away enough to hopefully quit the racket. His life as not been easy faced with leaving … Continue reading

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Stephen King’s CELL Dials A Director

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Haven’t had any news on this project for a while. I think the last time I wrote a report on it, it was to tell you that Eli Roth was first involved and then not. Today brings the news that a director has been named and production is moving ahead. The news comes via MovieWeb that Paranormal Activity 2 director Tod Williams has been tapped to direct the Stephen King / Adam Alleca penned script … Continue reading

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An Interactive Map From THE RAVEN

One of the Blu-ray releases that I am looking most forward to is THE RAVEN. Was not able to catch it in theaters so this upcoming release will be welcome Halloween season viewing. To help celebrate the release those fine folks over at FOX have come up with this neat little interactive map that leads you around Boston and shows you all the places where Poe did his thing. First though, let me refresh your … Continue reading

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Cusack! Cage! FROZEN GROUND

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John Cusack has been horror happy of late. His last handful of films have all been genre related fare and it looks like that trend is going to continue. His next film titled FROZEN GROUND will highlight him as a serial killer stalking the Alsakan landscape. Hunting him down will be none other then Nic Cage. Here’s all the details: FROZEN GROUND tells the tale of Alaskan detective Glenn Flothe (Cage) as he sets out … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Raven (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop him from making his stories a reality. REVIEW: I’m no student of Edgar Allen Poe, I admit that fully & without fear of prejudice from anyone reading this review who might take umbrage with some of my opinions. I’ve read “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee” though and I’ve seen all of … Continue reading

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