Film Review: Monkey Shines (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master. REVIEW: Directed by George Romero and based on the book by Michael Stewart, Monkey Shines was made in 1988. It tells the story of a disabled man who takes on a trained monkey as a service animal. In real life, this is something that happens. However, in this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sweetwater (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: In the late 1800s, a fanatical religious leader, a renegade Sheriff, and a former prostitute collide in a blood triangle on the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory. REVIEW: I never know what to expect when taking on a Western for review. There of course are those films that are “true” Westerns with the usual gunfights, law men, and cactus terrain and then there are the more interesting of the bunch…..those offbeat western-set … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bad Milo (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A horror comedy centered on a guy who learns that his unusual stomach problems are being caused by a demon living in his intestines.

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Film Review: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey”, set in the deep south during the 1930’s. In it, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. REVIEW: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen hit it out of the park with one of the most stylized strange concoctions of a film titled, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”. This instant cult classic sets itself in the South with a heavy layer of bluegrass and country … Continue reading

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