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Film Review: First Blood (1982)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A mentally unstable Vietnam war vet, when abused with a small town’s police force, begins a one man war with it. REVIEW: I’ve never found it to hard to convince others what a great films “First Blood” is. While you don’t really place Stallone films into the cult category, this particular entry is probably the closet …

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Film Review: Carnival Magic (1982)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Long thought lost, Carnival Magic (1982) remained a legend among underground film fans … until 2009, when a 35mm print was discovered in an old warehouse. Now available for the first time in any home entertainment format, this cult favorite shines again, fully-restored and in high definition. In one of the most bizarre kid s films ever …

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Film Reviews: “Under the Skin” and “Upstream Color”

Rate This Movie I caught two American science fiction mind benders at South Korea’s Jeonju International Film Festival last month that have been very divisive among viewers and critics. I enjoyed them both and recommend auteur Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color, which is his long-awaited follow-up to his debut film Primer, and director Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin. Both challenging works …

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Film Review: The People vs. George Lucas (2010)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Uses a courtroom debate approach to explore the issues of filmmaking and fanaticism around one of the industry’s most famous franchises and its creator. The innovative film combines filmmaker and celebrity interviews with fan films – submitted via the film’s site – to make this the world’s first digitally democratic feature documentary. REVIEW: If anything is …

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Film Review: It’s Alive (1974)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “Heavily pregnant Lenore Davis tells her husband, Frank, that she is in labor. They leave their eleven year-old son Chris with their friend Charley and they head to the Community Hospital. Lenore feels that something is wrong and delivers a monster that kills the team in the delivery room and escapes through a skylight. Lieutenant Perkins …

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