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reviewed Texhnolyze (Anime). September 12, 2013
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Texhnolyze
There are anime features that are intended to be action entertainment, many are made for fun, while some that serve up fan service and then there are some that really try to push the boundaries of storytelling. …
reviewed Wicked City. August 29, 2013
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            WICKED CITY      Many things have been said about this film based on a book and directed by "Ninja Scroll" director …
reviewed Hot Fuzz (2007). June 05, 2013
Hot Fuzz (Widescreen Edition) (2007)
   Simon Pegg plays a London police officer who is too good at his job. After making the other London police officers look bad, his boss decides to send him to a small town in the country side, …
reviewed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (movie). June 04, 2013
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2010)
It's always hard to hear that when an American company is adapting a foreign film.  The general opinion is that it will often suck.  David Fincher's adaption though two years after this …
reviewed Tales From Earthsea. March 31, 2013
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Tales From Earthsea
What a disjointed mess of a film this is. Studio Ghibli has made a handful of sub par films in the past, nothing bad just a few films that don't quite live up to their incredibly high standards. For a …
reviewed Last Exile. March 04, 2013
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Last Exile
Last Exile is one of those shows with an amazing premise, some strong characters, good action, and an interesting lore and world for a story to take place in. Anime is a genra for strong imaginations, …
reviewed Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie. February 25, 2013
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Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
The Street Fighter video game franchise may be one of the most successful video game franchises in history. It had spawned numerous video game sequels, countless remixes, an anime series, an American …
reviewed That Obscure Object of Desire. February 07, 2013
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That Obscure Object of Desire
      Oh, you devilish French people!  What with all of your obsession with, well, obsession!  Men and women constantly throwing themselves at one another!  Sex, sultry …
reviewed Serial Experiments Lain. January 12, 2013
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Serial Experiments Lain
First of all, I'd like to say how glad I am that Funimation reissued this anime in a DVD/blu-ray combo pack last November. No longer is a gem like this in “out-of-print obscurity.”    …
reviewed Face (movie). October 16, 2012
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Face (movie)
FACE (2004) is a South Korean thriller directed by Sang Gon Yoo, the same man who directed the Korean erotic drama "Yellow Flower". Equal parts ghost story and equal parts murder mystery with …
reviewed Suspiria (1977). October 07, 2012
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Suspiria (1977)
**** out of ****    What is a nightmare but a string of unexplainable, sometimes unrelated events that awaken the most negative of emotions from within us whilst we are not actually, …
reviewed The Horde (La Horde, 2009). August 17, 2012
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The Horde (La Horde, 2009)
**1/2 out of ****    If you like your zombies served fast and your action served with a side-dish of brutality; then the French zombie-action film "The Horde" is likely to be your …
reviewed Dead Alive. August 17, 2012
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Dead Alive (Unrated) (Sp) (1993)
**** out of ****    I love blood. I love guts. I love gore. I love anything (artificial) that flows in large amounts, even if we aren't speaking of bodily fluids. But if we are, then …
reviewed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (movie). August 02, 2012
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2010)
For the last two years or so, there's been a pretty large phenomenon relating to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I've consistently heard good things about the books and Swedish films, and fairly …
reviewed Deep Red. July 26, 2012
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Deep Red
**** out of ****    This is the quintessential Dario Argento thriller. Examine the director's entire career - down to every last film he's ever made before and after this - and you'll …
reviewed Frontièr(s). May 12, 2012
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Frontièr(s)
*** out of ****    Horror directors are a peculiar breed. With "Frontier(s)", director Xavier Gens has taken the Paris riots and envisioned the cruel aftermath through heads exploding, …
reviewed The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan). April 30, 2012
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Virgin Spring
      Smoke rises from the fire in a hearth until it reaches the window that's been opened for it. Before it escapes into the vast airy freedom that it will enjoy, it seems …
reviewed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (movie). April 29, 2012
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2010)
**** out of ****    In 2002, a case involving the disappearance of a young woman from nearly sixty years ago is re-opened by the girl's great granduncle, Henrik Vanger (Sven-Bertil …
reviewed Ocean Heaven. April 16, 2012
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Ocean Heaven
   In the past several years, there’s been a tremendous increase of awareness surrounding the nature of autism.  To be correct, autism is medically known as, either, Autism or Autism …
reviewed Martyrs. April 11, 2012
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Poster
**** out of ****    "Martyrs" is a true - and great - horror movie in the sense that it's not the kind that is best enjoyed with popcorn and soda. Today, the higher paying audience …
reviewed Hot Fuzz (2007). April 11, 2012
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Hot Fuzz (Widescreen Edition) (2007)
**** out of ****    Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) finds himself the victim of "for-the-hell-of-it" logic. An intelligent, fast-talking police officer in London's Metropolitan Police …
reviewed Do You Like Hitchcock?. February 23, 2012
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Do You Like Hitchcock?
**1/2 out of ****    As a devote fan of director Dario Argento's work in the horror genre, ranging exclusively from the 70's to the 80's into the early 90's, I have this odd, unexplainable …
reviewed Opera. January 28, 2012
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Dario Argent Opera
*** out of ****    As the opening credits for "Opera" begin to roll, we get a glimpse of a black bird, a Raven; perched somewhere in an Opera House. We learn that they serve somewhat …
reviewed Ergo Proxy. January 11, 2012
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Ergo Proxy
  Before I kick off this review, I'd like to say that I really haven't had much enjoyment watching most anime titles that go beyond a 4-5 hour running length because so many of them have …
reviewed Straw Dogs. December 24, 2011
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Poster of the film.
**** out of ****    Sam Peckinpah's "Straw Dogs" is a stirring, often times riveting thriller; a film about violence, emotional destruction, social discrimination, and the limits of …
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