Film Review: The Thing (1982) Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills. REVIEW: “Now I’ll show you what I already know.” John Carpenter’s most indispensable film, The Thing, is based on John W. Campbell Jr.’s Who Goes There?, a novella dealing with paranoia and the fear of assimilation by an alien life form. Carpenter, a fan of the first cinematic incarnation of the story, The Thing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pitch Black (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: “The space transport vessel Hunter-Gratzner carrying forty people on-board crashes on a desert planet when the ship is struck in a meteor storm. There are only twelve survivors, among them are pilot Carolyn Fry (who has assumed command after the ship’s captain is killed), bounty hunter William J. Johns, religious man Abu Al-Walid, Antiques dealer Paris P. Ogilvie, runaway teenager Jack, settlers John ‘Zeke’ Ezekiel and his lover Sharon ‘Shazza’ Montgomery and Richard B. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Puppet Masters (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: The Earth is invaded by alien “slugs” that ride on people’s backs and control their minds. REVIEW: Stuart Orme, ( Inspector Morse and Merlin ) brings us a middle of the road Sci Fi thriller from 1994 named “The Puppet Masters” based on the popular novel by Robert A. Heinlein. It stars Donald Sutherland (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), Eric Thal (The Good Guy) and the always cute Julie Warner (Tommy Boy and Doc … Continue reading

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Film Review: Smiley (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named SMILEY can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley’s next victim. REVIEW: I did it for the lulz I did it for the lulz I did it for the lulz If that phrase sounds a little foreign to you, it won’t be after this new thriller directed by Michael … Continue reading

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Film Review: They Live (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth. REVIEW: “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum. “Brother, life’s a bitch… and she’s back in heat.” They Live”, is a title that almost demands attention with the single satisfaction of well known Director John Carpenter behind it. It features all his … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Butcher (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Merle Henche (Eric Roberts) — a boxer turned mob enforcer with more than 20 years of dedicated service under his belt — learns what loyalty is worth when his employers set him up to take the fall for the multimillion-dollar heist of a rival gang. Unfortunately for them, Henche discovers the trap and ends up with a piece of the take. Now, he has just two goals: to get the rest of the money … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Inheritance (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Five ambitious cousins set out on a family reunion during a winter storm. They hope to please the elders and secure their inheritance, a fortune that dates back to days of slavery. Their Uncle Melvin welcomes them with open arms, but warns them to respect their family traditions. During the weekend, as each of the cousins mysteriously disappears, they learn the truths about their family legacy, blood ancestor – Chakabazz, and the ultimate sacrifice … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chain Letter (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: When high school senior Jessie Campbell and her tight-knit group of friends begin to receive a series of foreboding email chain letters, they have no idea the terror that awaits them. With a warning that if they break the chain, they will lose a life, the seemingly harmless email turns deadly when one-by-one the friends that do not forward the chain letter are hunted down and gruesomely killed by horror’s newest villain, the Chain … Continue reading

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