Film Review: Blood Simple (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple. REVIEW: “If I don’t get away soon I’ll be going blood-simple like the natives.” Garnering a title from Dashiell Hammett’s hard-boiled detective novel, Red Harvest (quote above), this Coen-directed debut film is equal parts horror and farce. It is also a fine representation of neo-noir with a touch … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jobs (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. REVIEW: Any film about Steve Jobs, tends to get my attention. Even with his same story re-told in different variations, it still is a remarkable one to hear. For me… it hits closer to home living many years just down the street from Apple. Never knowing the man or working for Apple, I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Elevator (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Racism collides with corporate greed when nine strangers are trapped in a Wall Street elevator, and one of them has a bomb. They will do anything to survive. REVIEW: Little kids suck. I’m sure that isn’t a popular opinion, but after watching this film I dare anyone to argue with me. The lady with the bomb and the racist comedian and the millionaire bastard are just red herrings. The Big Bad of this film … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Fly 2 (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: The almost human son of “The Fly” searches for a cure to his mutated genes while being monitored by a nefarious corporation that wish to continue his father’s experiments. REVIEW: David Cronenberg’s “The Fly” (1986) is (In my opinion) the greatest film of his storied career. A perfect melding of science fiction and horror which surprisingly, also works as a tragic love story. A true benchmark of the genre & a critically lauded film … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Fly (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. REVIEW: “Be Afraid. Be very afraid” So went the tagline to director David Cronenberg’s “The Fly”, more a re-imagining than a remake of the original 1958 shocker. I remember seeing the posters for this film all over back in 86′ and the excitement I felt as I bought a ticket and saw it … Continue reading

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