Film Review: Savages (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend. REVIEW: Director Oliver Stone has given us a wide range of fantastic films over the years (I shan’t bother mentioning all of these because it would simply take too long!), and although I enjoyed watching Savages, I don’t think that it is up there with his other greats. This action/drama/thriller takes the audience on one hell of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Splinter (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A couple set out for a romantic camping trip but get abducted by a felon on the run who brings them to a gas station. There, they get more than snacks, they get a battle for their lives. REVIEW: A gas station attendant sets up his post and awaits customers on the desolate highway in front of him. An unseen creature approaches him and begins to snarl. At first he shoos it away until … Continue reading

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Film Review: Take Shelter (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself. REVIEW: It’s not a big surprise to start seeing more films based around apocalyptic videos. In fact, you might say we are in the heart of the storm when it comes to historical time periods for this sort of thing. Because I take a great interest in such matters, … Continue reading

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Film Review: South of Heaven (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Roy Coop, Navy midshipman, returns home to his brother’s apartment full of optimism and good cheer. That is until he his mistaken for his brother Dale, who seems to have gotten himself mixed up with the wrong kind of people. People like Mad Dog who kidnap the daughters of extremely powerful, extremely vengeful men. And his day is only beginning… REVIEW: Best Line: “A world without trust is like iced tea without sugar: it … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Killing Room (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Four volunteers sign up for what initially appears to be a typical paid research study, only to discover that they’ve unwittingly become involved with a classified government program that was said to have been terminated nearly two decades ago, in this tense psychological thriller from director Jonathan Liebesman. The allure of a little extra cash proving too powerful to resist, four strangers decide to partake in a paid research study. REVIEW: As the study … Continue reading

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