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John Wick: Chapter 2 - Movie Review

A sequel that walks the walk and gets it right.

Arrival - Blu-ray Review

A well-told thinking man’s detective story - Now on blu-ray

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back - Blu-ray Review

Now on sparkling blu-ray

The Monster - Blu-ray Review

Easily claws its way through to the top of the list of this year’s horror films

Blair Witch - Blu-ray Review

It is time, my friends, to go back to the woods.

New on Blu-ray

Don't Answer the Phone! (1980) - Blu-ray Review

Don't Answer the Phone - Blu-ray ReviewExploitation filmmaking rarely gets ANY trashier than with 1980’s Don’t Answer the Phone.  Shot in and around Los Angeles, it is definitely one of the scuzziest flicks produced during the beginning of that century, yet it somehow left its mark on people and, however surprisingly ...

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I Am Not Your Negro - Movie Review

I Am Not Your Negro - Movie ReviewFolks, forget about the latest horror movie scaring the pants off of viewers in the next theater over. The real shock is coming from I Am Not Your Negro, the provocative new documentary from filmmaker Raoul Peck that is as incendiary and discomforting as its ...

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Rings - Movie Review

Rings - Movie ReviewA girl watches a video. A girl receives a phone call.  A girl answers.  A girl is told of seven days to live.  A girl investigates.  A girl knows not why.  A girl becomes a no one.  Jaqen H'ghar, you are so right. With no Naomi Watts and no David Dorfman to turn to, The Ring mythos ...

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The ALIEN Franchise: The Ripley Saga Pt. 2

Aliens (1986)With Alien: Covenant about to hit screens in 2017, we thought we’d take a trip back and explore one of the most successful and often turbulent franchises in cinema history. This six part article series will take you from the beginning, through all the twists and turns, all the way through to Ridley Scott’s latest entry into the Alien legacy.

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Parents: Vestron Video Collector’s Series (1989) - Blu-ray Review

Parents (1989) - Blu-ray ReviewFrom the brassy swing of the Perez Prado mambo to the hot pink splash of the movie’s title against the front of an Oldsmobile, the opening to director Bob Balaban’s Parents suggests this horror film is not like the others.  Parents, with its witty dialogue, its critical lens, and ...

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The Monster - Blu-ray Review

The Monster - Movie review and detailsMonster movies – no matter how old-fashioned they appear – will never EVER go out of style.  There will always be a corner of the dark forest where terrifying things lurk about and, perhaps more importantly, there will always be people who want to watch these creatures spring  ...

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Message from Space (1978) - Blu-ray Review

Message From Space (1978) - Blu-ray ReviewJapanese film director and screenwriter Kinji Fukasaku (Battle Royale) has certainly left his mark on filmmaking.  Notable for his extensive use of shaky camera techniques in the 1970s, his influences on film spread worldwide over his lifetime with his final film being  ...

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Time Walker (1982) - Blu-ray Review

Time Walker (1982) Blu-ray ReviewKing Tut, how’d you get so funky? Comedian Steve Martin certainly knew the reasons why. Famed B-movie producer Roger Corman thought he knew why and offered this slow-moving excavation of the 18th dynasty pharaoh’s tomb to Dimitri Villard to oversee. The PG rated results ...

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Up from the Depths (1979) - Blu-ray Review

Up From the Depths - Blu-ray ReviewDun Dun Duuuuun! Even the island of Maui is not immune Roger Corman’s monster-making machine. Up from the Depths is a salvage film. Rescued from the Philippines by legendary B-movie producer Roger Corman, a lot of the film was already in the can before Corman  ...

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Gold - Movie Review

Gold - Movie ReviewGold contains all the ingredients to be a powerful cautionary tale about the true nature of man: there’s the always intriguing Matthew McConaughey with a combed-over balding head and a gut so big it barely hides his tightie whities; there’s a classic adventure story about ...

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