Film Review: Automata (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Jacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation, routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity. REVIEW: Director: Gabe Ibáñez Writers: Gabe Ibáñez, Igor Legarreta, Javier Sánchez Donate Stars: Antonio Banderas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster Automata is Spaniard effort set in 2044AD, a time when Earth has been ravaged by solar radiation. Now a desert wasteland, more than … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Black Hole (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole. REVIEW: Walt Disney’s “The Black Hole” is probably my favorite post Star Wars movie that plays in line as a sort of rip off but really isn’t. It’s pretty much a forgotten classic among Sci-Fi films of the late 1970’s. It was Disney’s first PG motion picture and it is deep, gripping and has at … Continue reading

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Film Review: American Grindhouse (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s. REVIEW: Before I begin let me first state that I love film history and film trivia. I look forward to the DVD extras that in many cases are longer than the actual film they accompany. I love the insights you get from directors, actors and producers; those little snippets of information the audience would never normally be party … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mulholland Dr. (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. REVIEW: The incomparable David Lynch has long thrilled movie goers with his unique brand of storytelling. While each product remains its own beast, you never know how far down the rabbit hole Lynch will take you. Expect the unexpected, the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alligator (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded lab rats, injected with growth hormones. The small animal grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage. REVIEW: Urban legends, by now we’ve heard them all; killer calling from inside the house, the kidney thief, killer in the backseat, saying ‘Bloody Mary’ in the mirror three times, the licked hand and more. These myths are so prevalent … Continue reading

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