Film Review: Children Of Men (2006)

SYNOPSIS: “World divisions, chaos and anarchy, these are the ways the world and the last remaining inhabitants are checking out. No child has been born for eighteen years. Human life and its moral self is eroding into extinction. Set in Britain in the year 2027, this is Theodore Faron finding his ghosts coming back to haunt his fruitless life, in the form of an underground band of rebels The Fishes. Unwittingly drawn into their plight, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Swarm (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: A huge swarm of deadly African bees spreads terror over American cities by killing thousands of people. REVIEW: Throughout the 1970s, disaster movies were all the rage. The increase in popularity was thanks in large part to Irwin Allen, the man behind movies such as The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure. He would hire a multitude of established personalities and place them into situations leading to the screen deaths of many of their … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dark Knight (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level. REVIEW: “The Dark Knight” was the perfect on screen adaptation of the Batman lineage. Christian Bale held his ground continuing in his Batman / Bruce Wayne role AND like the Tim Burton version saw the perfect performance of … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Day The Earth Caught Fire (1961)

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SYNOPSIS: “Journalists of the London Daily Express investigate reports of strange phenomena occurring all over the world, such as flooding in the Sahara, unseasonable blizzards in New York, and violent tornadoes in the Soviet Union. All over England, temperatures are on the rise, girls in bikinis are everywhere, and wonderful special effects mists are blanketing the Thames River. Top scientists at the Meteorological Centre refuse to give any official explanation, which makes the newspaper editor … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy. REVIEW: It’s been four years since the second of director Christopher Nolan’s proposed trilogy of Batman films “The Dark Knight” was released. A masterful film that ended with Batman taking responsibility for the murder of district attorney Harvey Dent even though he didn’t do it. Wayne knew that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Batman Begins (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: “As a boy a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes, a trauma which led him to become obsessed with revenge but his chance is cruelly taken away from him by fate. After disappearing to the East where he seeks counsel with the dangerous but honorable ninja cult leader known as Ra’s Al-Ghul, he returns to his now decaying Gotham City overrun by organized … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hand (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: Jon Lansdale was a prominent artist before he lost is drawing hand in a tragic automobile accident. His hand is never found, unfortunately, but when people start angering John, his hand returns to eliminate them. REVIEW: Written and Directed by Oliver Stone Starring: Michael Caine, Andrea Marcovicci, Annie McEnroe I was ten years old when The Hand hit theatres in 1981, so I was probably twelve or thirteen when I saw it for the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dressed To Kill (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: “While taking a shower, Kate Miller, a middle-aged, sexually frustrated New York housewife, has a rape fantasy while her husband stands at the sink shaving. Later that day, after complaining to her psychiatrist Doctor Robert Elliott about her husband’s pathetic performance in bed, she meets a strange man at a museum and returns to his apartment where they continue an adulterous encounter that began in the taxicab. Before she leaves his apartment, she finds … Continue reading

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