Film Review: Conan the Barbarian (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The tale of Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria on a quest to avenge the murder of his father and the slaughter of his village. REVIEW: In the spirit of remakes, it’s always good when one comes along that really ups the anty for the franchise. I remember clearly the day when Arnold Schwarzenegger brought his version of Conan to the big screen. It was a pretty cool day … Continue reading

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Film Review: Friday the 13th (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker and Aaron Yoo headline director Marcus Nispel’s chilling remake of the classic 1980s slasher-thriller that spawned a legendary horror franchise. Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees (Derek Mears), a masked, homicidal maniac.

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Interview: Marcus Nispel – Director

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Although he’s only 45, Marcus Nispel has been making TV commercials and music videos for 20 years, as he says, “to pay the bills.” But, obviously, Nispel’s heart has been to make feature films. He burst onto the scene with a revised Texas Chainsaw Massacre, starring Jessica Biel, in 2003. That version of the often-filmed tale in sequels and remakes stood out due to Nispel’s infusion of harsh reality using a washed-out stylized palette of colors and … Continue reading

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