Film Review: Zodiac (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer. REVIEW: We’ve all seen the title card before.  Looming ominously on the silver screen, rarely ever a harbinger of the latest feel-good romcom.  In fact, “Based on a true story” (or some interchangeable variation) is usually an indication that there will be murder afoot.  The guidelines for this bold declaration are basically nonexistent, as displayed by nearly every found footage flick.  … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 50

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Featuring Marvel Studios – Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, Captain American. The Avengers. Welcome to the Monster Movie Podcast. This is episode 50 as Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani celebrate the modern cinema juggernaut known as Marvel Studios. Iron Man. The Hulk. Thor. Captain America. The Avengers. Never before has a film company accomplished what Marvel Studios has in its universe building. Doc and Thomas look at each of these films, the upcoming films and the Marvel properties that … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 05

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It’s super hero week at the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast where co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. and Thomas Mariani discuss the this summer’s first blockbuster, the mammoth box office hit, Iron Man 3. Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark in the first of phase 2 in Marvel Studios elaborate cinematic universe. After the lively (in one corner, we have Doc; in the other, we have Santos), Dave steps in to tackle this week’s horror news, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Iron Man 3 (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Tony Stark, still dealing with the affects of his adventures in New York with the Avengers, now faces a super villain terrorist called The Mandarin who attacks not only everything Tony owns but everything he is. Stripped of his belongings and his self confidence with only an all-but-destroyed set of Iron Man armor at his disposal and with his closest friends – Pepper Potts, Happy Hogan and James Rhodes – in mortal danger, Tony … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gothika (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Ghost story in which a repressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the very asylum where she worked with no memory of why she is there and what she has done. REVIEW: All of the right ingredients are present in the movie Gothika, making it a treat for any lover of thrillers or horrors. We’ve got a sinister mental institution. We’ve got perpetually gloomy weather. We’ve got plenty of super hot crazy … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Avengers (2012)

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SYNOPSIS:  Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army. REVIEW: I am SUCH a nerd! Although no one has the chutzpah to actually come out and call The Black Saint a nerd, I’ll admit to it with something close to a smile on my face. I have watched every one of the “Superhero” movies released over the last … Continue reading

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Film Review: Iron Man 2 (2010)

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  SYNOPSIS: With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, along with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, must forge new alliances — and confront powerful enemies. REVIEW: Iron … Continue reading

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