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Film Review: Maximum Overdrive (1986)


SYNOPSIS: When a mysterious comet passes close to Earth, machines everywhere suddenly take on murderous minds of their own in this film directed by horror mastermind Stephen King. Soon, video games, cash machines, drawbridges and steamrollers all go on a global psychotic killing spree. But when the Dixie Boy Truck Stop is held hostage by a mob of homicidal 18-wheelers, …

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Film Review: The Grifters (1990)


SYNOPSIS: A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend–both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play. REVIEW: “The Grift”, as they would call it, refers to the lifestyle of con-artistry. Roy Dillon (John Cusack) is a small time con artist, just trying to make his way thru life while stowing away …

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Film Review: Batman (1989)


SYNOPSIS: The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker REVIEW: “Batman” had long been a fan favorite among comic book readers. It was announced that in 1989 a “revived Batman” film would arrive on the talents of director/visionary Tim Burton. Tim had just finished his film “Beetlejuice” …

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Film Review: The Shining (1997)


SYNOPSIS: A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers. REVIEW: Written by: Stephen King Directed by: Mick Garris Starring: Melvin Van Peebles, Pat Hingle, Wil Horneff, Shawnee Smith, Sam Raimi, Mick Garris, Steven Weber, Rebecca De Mornay, Courtland Mead and Stephen King Based on the novel …

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