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reviewed Saving Grace B. Jones (2009). May 20
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Saving Grace B. Jones (2009)
All one need look at is the prevalence of Oprah Winfrey evolving into her own network (OWN, indeed!) to realize that women’s issue matter in the burgeoning world of pop culture.  And I say …
reviewed Piggy. May 20
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Piggy
True story: I grew up in a factory town at a time when factories across the United States were starting to scale back and die out.  Consequently, the whole place ended up being a bit rougher than …
reviewed Rabid Love (2013). May 20
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Rabid Love (2013)
Truth: there are many, many people who look back on the 1980’s direct-to-video market with a tremendous amount of fondness.  For those of you needing a quick history lesson, the home video …
reviewed Way of the Wicked. May 19
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Way of the Wicked
I have always – always – been a fan of things supernatural.  Even when I was a kid, I can remember probably flipping around the channel changer for anything dealing with ghosts, demons, …
reviewed Raze. May 13
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Raze
Remember when you were a kid, and something came on the tube that looked an awful lot like it was going to feature women behind bars?  It looked like it was going to be filled with every sequence …
reviewed Chlorine. May 13
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Chlorine
Seriously, I watch a lot of independent films.  For one thing, my still-evolving critical voice isn’t as well-traveled nor as well-read as others; as a consequence, distributors are far more …
reviewed We Went To War. May 13
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We Went To War
Back in 1970, British filmmaker Michael Grigsby was one of the first to document the experiences of American military personnel returning home from the Vietnam War in his film I Was A Soldier, made for …
reviewed Simon and the Oaks. May 12
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Simon and the Oaks
I don’t know about you, but I tend to struggle accepting some motion pictures that get adapted to the silver screen from the written page.  It isn’t as if these aren’t stories worth …
reviewed Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. May 09
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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
         DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK      This film is a remake of a made for TV film from back in the day so naturally the comparisons are going …
reviewed Poseidon Rex. May 05
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Poseidon Rex
Confession: I’ve always loved monster movies.  Yes, even the bad ones, too.  It’s probably because like any kid I always had a predilection to root for the monster.  It isn’t …
reviewed Special I.D.. May 05
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Special I.D.
God bless the films of Donnie Yen!  To me, he’s pretty much the Chinese version of America’s Sylvester Stallone.  I mean that to say he makes probably as many good Hong Kong actioners …
reviewed Apocalypse Kiss. May 05
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Apocalypse Kiss
As I always like to say, I’ve probably forgotten an awful lot more science fiction films than the average person has seen.  Largely because I’m willing to put in and watch almost anything …
reviewed Brownian Movement. May 05
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Brownian Movement
According to Yahoo!, a Brownian Movement is defined as “the random movement of microscopic particles suspended in a liquid or gas, caused by collisions with molecules of the surrounding medium.”  …
reviewed The Book Thief. April 27
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As the story opens, it is 1938, and a young German girl, whose mother cannot keep her, is sent to live with strangers.  Little Liesel adjusts to her new life with the help of her kindly new Papa …
reviewed Saving Mr. Banks. April 24
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Saving Mr. Banks
When the author of "Mary Poppins" comes to see Walt Disney about making her books into a movie, we learn about her childhood and the inspiration for her characters. She's a rigid sourpuss, …
reviewed The Suspect. April 24
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The Suspect
Are you listening, Hollywood?  Those of us who live somewhere trapped within the Left and Right Coast, requiring little more than four walls and a roof over our heads on these amber waves of grain …
reviewed Trap for Cinderella. April 23
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Trap for Cinderella
Who doesn’t appreciate a good whodunit?  Furthermore, who doesn’t appreciate a good whodunit that grants two up’n’coming actresses a chance to showcase their acting potential?  …
reviewed Locker 13. April 23
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Locker 13
The anthology format has been around probably as long as mankind has been telling stories.  Granted, the types of tales that have been spun have differed, but the basic premise – several yarns …
reviewed M: A Married Woman. April 21
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M: A Married Woman
You know what?  In some ways, we’ve all been scarred.  It doesn’t necessarily always stem from our family upbringing, though there’s certainly fingers worth pointing back there.  …
reviewed Saving General Yang (2013 Chinese film). April 21
Saving General Yang (2013 Chinese film)
Sometimes I need to pause to reflect on one honest fact for those who stumble across my reviews: I’ve seen scads and scads of foreign releases, and this sometimes means that – because of that …
reviewed Scream Park. April 20
Scream Park
Though it isn’t accurate to say that I came of age in the 80’s, it’s certainly applicable to say that I lived through it.  While I’d never consider myself an expert on all …
reviewed River of Darkness. April 10
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River of Darkness
RIVER OF DARKNESS      The last time writer/director Bruce Koehler and Kurt Angle did a film together previous to this one it was the serial killer flick “End Game”. Now …
reviewed Wrong Cops. April 09
Wrong Cops
I think each of us has an age wherein we delight in the fundamentally absurd.  I’d imagine that, for most of us, it’s in our early teen years.  We find practically anything funny.  …
reviewed Daddy's Little Girl. April 09
Daddy's Little Girl
DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL is one of those films that’s hard to talk about without spoiling certain significant elements of it.  Suffice it to say, I’m going to give it an honest try, …
reviewed 95ers: Time Runners. April 08
95ers: Time Runners
Like so many viewers, time travel fascinates me … so I’m naturally drawn to science fiction films that explore similar themes.  There have been many, many great ones over the years; …
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