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Film Review: Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood. REVIEW: If your a fan of cinema, horror, and quirky B-grade films, then the name “Roger Corman” should be plenty familiar. His credits deem quite impressive with 100’s of films to his directing name. You would think that life is one continual production ...

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Film Review: The Fall Of The House Of Usher (1960)

SYNOPSIS: “After a long journey, Philip arrives at the Usher mansion seeking his loved one, Madeline. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that Madeline and her brother Roderick Usher have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick’s senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become catatonic. That evening, Roderick tells his guest of an old Usher family curse: any time ...

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Film Review: The Brain Eaters (1958)

SYNOPSIS: “Strange things are happening in Riverdale, Illinois. A huge, seemingly alien structure has been found jutting out of the earth. Sent to investigate the origin of the mysterious object, Senator Walter Powers discovers that parasites from the center of the earth have infiltrated the town, taking control of the authorities and workers, making communication with the outside world impossible, ...

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Film Review: Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

SYNOPSIS: “The ultimate weapon which was meant to be safe for the mankind produces global side effects including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are zapped from the year 2031 to 1817 Switzerland where he finds Doctor Victor Frankenstein and his contemporaries.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: If there’s one person for whom ‘Living Legend’ is ...

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Film Review: The Fantastic Four (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: In this Marvel Comic adaption, four astronauts get bombarded with cosmic rays when an accident occurs. The four of them acquire special powers, and decide to form a superhero group called the Fantastic Four. They then fight their arch-enemy Dr. Doom REVIEW: Produced under the wing of B-movie maven Roger Corman, 1994’s “The Fantastic Four” attempt would fulfill the ...

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Film Review: Fantastic Planet (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: “La PlanΓ¨te Sauvage, also known as Fantastic Planet, is a surrealist story based on the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. Set on a far distant world, human beings or ‘Oms’ have been domesticated by the gigantic Draags. Wild Oms however are a problem and are exterminated by the dozen. One domesticated om named Terr is able to escape his masters ...

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Film Review: Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A behind the scenes look at the exploitation movement of cinema in the Philippines throughout the 1970’s and 80’s. REVIEW: Directed By: Mark Hartley Starring: Carmen Argenziano, Allan Arkush, John Ashley, Judith Brown, Steve Carver, Roger Corman, Gerardo De Leon, Eddie Garcia, Pam Grier, Sid Haig Ever secretly wondered about all of those campy, drive inn classics yet were ...

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Film Review: Beast From Haunted Cave (1959)

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SYNOPSIS: “A group of gold thieves pull off a heist and flee into the snowy wilderness, only to be pursued by a horrible spider-like monster.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: I have for your enlightenment a message film from the Corman Brothers, with the grammatically challenging title of Beast From Haunted Cave (1959). Made in 1959, its message is Crime Does Not ...

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Film Review: Tromatized: Meet Lloyd Kaufman (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Tromatized is a portrait of legendary and eccentric director/writer/producer Lloyd Kaufman and his film company Troma, Inc., an independent New York-based production house that has specialized in Z-films for over 35 years. It presents the creation of the Toxic Avenger, Kaufman’s unique cinematic vision and his approach at the film world. REVIEW: If you’re reading this website, you’re probably ...

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Film Review: Targets (1968)

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SYNOPSIS: “Peter Bogdanovich’s debut feature is a thinly disguised account of ex-marine Charles Whitman, who, after murdering his mother and his wife, armed himself with a number of rifles and handguns and on a sunny 1966 Texas morning, began a shooting spree that killed fourteen people and wounded thirty-two people. Bogdanovich’s version tells two stories concurrently, about an aging horror-film ...

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