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Film Review: The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “The War of the Ring reaches its climax as the dark lord Sauron sets his sights on Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor. The members of the fellowship in Rohan are warned of the impending attack when Pippin cannot resist looking into Saruman’s palantír and is briefly contacted by the dark lord. King Théoden is too …

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Film Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Gandolf the Grey continues to lead Bilbo Baggins, Thorin and the band of dwarves to reclaim Erebor from the fire breathing dragon, Smaug. REVIEW: With The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, director Peter Jackson continues the adventures of the courageous Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, in the second in the trilogy of films adapting J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic fantasy novel. …

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Film Review: West of Memphis (2012)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: West of Memphis is an examination of a failure of justice in Arkansas. The documentary tells the hitherto unknown story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light. Told and made by those who lived it, the filmmakers’ unprecedented access to the inner workings of the defense, allows the film to show the …

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Key Genre Films 1980s

How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production …

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Film Review: Dead Alive (1992)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A young man’s mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. REVIEW: Peter Jackson may be recognized for his mega opus “Lord of the Rings”, but it’s his early roots that most horror fans still remember well. …

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