Film Review: Stoker (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: After the death of her father, a privileged and disturbed teen meets her Uncle Charlie who changes the direction of her life forever as she slowly unravels her family’s dark, hidden mysteries. REVIEW: Stoker is a captivating and disturbing family portrait of horror and understated violence. Director Chan-wook Park (Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Thirst), along with cinematographer Chung-hoon Chung, makes his State-side film debut with Stoker providing a mesmerizing but drawn out view … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 45

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Welcome to the Monster Movie Podcast. Join us this week for theatrical double feature with The Call and Stoker. This is episode 45 recorded March 20, 2013 with your host Doc Rotten. Click here to download Episode 45 of the Monster Movie Podcast. Click here for the RSS feed to the Monster Movie Podcast. Click here to find more of Horror News Net’s Podcasts from Hell. Click here to leave a voicemail message for the Monster Movie Podcast. First … Continue reading

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Film Review: Room 237 (2012)

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SYNOPSIS:  A subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”. The film may be over 30 years old but it continues to inspire debate, speculation, and mystery.

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Film Review: Dead Calm (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: A mass-murderer kidnaps and seduces a young woman after leaving her husband to die on the vessel whose crew he’s just slaughtered. REVIEW: The title to this 1989 suspense/thriller from director Philip Noyce is fairly spot-on; Dead Calm is, in large part, a lot of floating at sea without much terror at all. Sure, there are ripples of horror, and the big storm hits towards the finale when things really get rocky, but for … Continue reading

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Film Review: Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

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SYNOPSIS A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him. REVIEW: I have long been a fan of Stanley Kubrick’s work. His film releases have inspired me in other arenas as a source of creative inspiration. While not every film is a complete masterpieces….many are. “Eyes Wide … Continue reading

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Film Review: Trespass (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: As they’re held for ransom, a husband and wife’s predicament grows more dire amid the discovery of betrayal and deception. REVIEW: Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman come together as an extremely well-to-do couple who’s family has just been threatened by a band of thugs intent on robbing them of their riches. Nicolas Cage stars as Kyle Miller, a shrewd businessman and diamond dealer who’s seemed to have done really well for himself. The shows … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Others (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted. REVIEW: Grace (Nicole Kidman) has been waiting for her husband to return from war. She has chosen a beautiful but desolate feeling Jersey mansion to retire with her 2 young photosensitive children. The children are unique in that they can’t be in the sunlight for very long without being hurt. This rare … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Invasion (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: In the process of researching a mysterious alien epidemic that’s changing the nature of human behavior, a Washington, D.C., psychiatrist (Nicole Kidman) learns that her son (Jackson Bond) might be the planet’s only hope for survival. Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam and Veronica Cartwright round out the supporting cast in director Oliver Hirschbiegel’s supernatural thriller that’s tinged with political undercurrents. REVIEW: D: Oliver Hirschbiegel, James McTeigue, some others… C: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam, … Continue reading

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