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reviewed Creepshow 2. October 07, 2012
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*1/2 out of ****    "Creepshow 2" is absolute laziness stemmed from an absolutely inspired idea. The first "Creepshow" was an utterly fantastic anthology horror film that told three …
reviewed Silent House. October 07, 2012
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Silent House
**1/2 out of ****    I have rather vague memories of Gustavo Hernandez's disappointing "La Casa Muda" (literal English translation: "The Silent House"). What I do remember is that …
reviewed The Legend of Hell House. October 07, 2012
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The Legend of Hell House
** out of ****    I am starting to get the feeling that Richard Matheson's novels and short stories don't make very good movies most of the time. The material either gets overly extended …
reviewed The Three Stooges (2012 film). October 07, 2012
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The Three Stooges
** out of ****    Think of how disastrous this could have been: a modern jab at cinematically reincarnating the popularity of the Three Stooges. As you may know, all three members …
reviewed Mulholland Dr.. October 07, 2012
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Mulholland Dr.
**** out of ****    After one has seen David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive", the word "Silencio" has become one of the most haunting words in cinema since those spoken by Marlon Brando …
reviewed Dredd. September 26, 2012
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Dredd
***1/2 out of ****    Judge Dredd is a powerhouse comic book action hero. Defined by his "man of few words" attitude and surprisingly elaborate set of skills, he exists in a futuristic …
reviewed The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. September 26, 2012
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
**1/2 out of ****    John Madden's "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is like a whimsy fairy tale almost entirely starring old British people; some cranky, some kindly, others just trying …
reviewed TRON (1982 movie). September 26, 2012
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Tron
*** out of ****    There are a handful of films that I admire and enjoy for their unique, groundbreaking visual style alone and Steven Lisberger's "Tron" is just one of them. Critically, …
reviewed Alien 3. September 26, 2012
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Alien 3
*1/2 out of ****    "Alien 3" is a truly detestable disaster. It shall forever be known as the first truly weak link in the "Alien" franchise after an impressive two-film winning streak. …
reviewed Jiro Dreams of Sushi. September 16, 2012
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Jiro Dreams of Sushi
*** out of ****    I have a love-hate relationship with seafood. I don't like to say that I like it because that usually implies that I enjoy the taste of fish - obviously a top item …
reviewed Brazil (movie). September 16, 2012
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Brazil
**** out of ****    Apparently, some people actually doubt the genius of Terry Gilliam. Here we have one of the most obviously imaginative minds working in the film industry of today …
reviewed A Serbian Film. September 16, 2012
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Serbian film
Zero stars out of ****    When a film stirs as much controversy as this one does, I feel inclined to see it just for the sake of seeing it. Most times, people make a big deal over …
reviewed The Expendables. September 16, 2012
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The Expendables
* out of ****    "The Expendables" is, simply put, a missed opportunity. I really do dig what Sylvester Stallone, operating from both ends of the camera as co-writer/director and star, …
reviewed Rushmore. September 16, 2012
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Rushmore
**** out of ****    For the longest time after seeing it for the first time, I loved Wes Anderson's "Rushmore" without knowing what made it so special to me, when compared to say, …
reviewed The Raid: Redemption. September 16, 2012
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The Raid: Redemption
**** out of ****    In one of the darkest corners of Jakarta, Indonesia there is a run-down apartment complex that houses a plethora of criminals, drug addicts, killers, and the crime …
reviewed Premium Rush. September 16, 2012
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Premium Rush
*** out of ****    One of the first images we see in David Koepp's "Premium Rush" is of its main character Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as his body is flying mid-air in slow motion …
reviewed The Hunger Games. September 16, 2012
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The Hunger Games
** out of ****    "The Hunger Games" is based on the first book in the best-selling young adult self-titled trilogy of books written by Suzanne Collins. I have never read any of the …
reviewed The City of Lost Children. September 16, 2012
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The City of Lost Children
**** out of ****    The critics need to back off on this one. Real filmmakers do not make their art to please those who went to school so that they could write about movies and say …
reviewed The Matrix. September 16, 2012
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**** out of ****    What would you do if you were in the place of hacker Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) - popularly known by his in-movie online alias of "Neo" - in that you woke up …
reviewed Area 407. September 16, 2012
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Area 407
* out of ****    I'll never understand what IFC Films sees in half the films they help distribute; especially the films that are a part of their IFC Midnight sub-chain, which specializes …
reviewed Repo Man. August 27, 2012
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Repo Man
***1/2 out of ****    "The life of a repo man is always intense" says Harry Dean Stanton as Bud in one of the most prolific scenes from the Alex Cox cult favorite "Repo Man". The film, …
reviewed The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence). August 27, 2012
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The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)
** out of ****    Let's be real and honest for a second: "The Human Centipede" wasn't nearly as bad as the media made it out to be. Tom Six's contribution to the "torture porn" trend …
reviewed Aliens. August 27, 2012
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Aliens
**** out of ****    If Ridley Scott's "Alien" will always be remembered as the film to introduce us to the Xenomorph and franchise favorite, the heroine Ripley (Sigourney Weaver); …
reviewed The Human Centipede (First Sequence). August 27, 2012
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The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
** out of ****    As "The Human Centipede: First Sequence" opens, we are introduced to a less-than-good doctor named Josef Heiter (Dieter Laser) who holds creepy pictures of three …
reviewed ParaNorman. August 27, 2012
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ParaNorman
** out of ****    Whenever an animated film makes a commendable effort to reach out to multiple generations, I must give it props for that alone. They can't all be just for the kiddies; …
reviewed The Blues Brothers. August 27, 2012
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The Blues Brothers
**** out of ****    Whenever I sit down to watch "The Blues Brothers", I envision myself putting on the black sunglasses, suit, and fedora worn by its titular brothers. That is the …
reviewed Rear Window. August 17, 2012
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Rear Window
**** out of ****    **** out of ****    I don't recall ever coming across a house without windows. The window in itself is a powerful invention; often found in …
reviewed Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005). August 17, 2012
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Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)
** out of ****    Here's the story of "Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist". It's a long and complicated one. Somewhere between 2004 and 2005, production had begun on a prequel to "The …
reviewed Kids (movie). August 17, 2012
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Kids
**** out of ****    Older generations look down upon the current one in disgust. They see nothing but kids abandoning dignity, self-respect, and innocence; in the place of those three …
reviewed Sector 7 (Korean film). August 17, 2012
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Sector 7
Half a star out of ****    I think I heard of "Sector 7" through Shout Factor earlier this year when they released it onto DVD and Blu-ray in the US. It's a Korean monster movie that …
reviewed The Campaign. August 17, 2012
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The Campaign
**1/2 out of ****    2012 is election year yet again, so the release of a political comedy such as "The Campaign" is timed appropriately. It's a perfectly entertaining over-the-top …
reviewed The Hitcher (1986 movie). August 17, 2012
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Poster for the movie
** out of ****    Robert Harmon's "The Hitcher" is a crowd-pleaser slasher movie. The original script that didn't make it to the screen was a lot darker and violent and was therefore …
reviewed Cat People (1942 movie). August 17, 2012
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**** out of ****    As much as I love a good movie monster; I really do miss the days when producers either didn't have the money to show their grotesque creations of the imagination …
reviewed Mirror Mirror. August 17, 2012
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Mirror Mirror
*** out of ****    "Mirror Mirror" is a simplistic, flawed screenplay saved by an abundance of good choices. For starters, Tarsem Singh (known professionally only as Tarsem) - the …
reviewed Don't Look Now. August 17, 2012
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Don't Look Now
**** out of ****    One of the most famous, critically popular, and influential cinematic evocations of the grieving process, Nicolas Roeg's "Don't Look Now" is heavenly for those …
reviewed Creepshow. August 17, 2012
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***1/2 out of ****    In 1982, two of horror's greatest living legends, author Stephen King and director George Romero ("Night of the Living Dead", "Martin"), combined their twisted …
reviewed Blue Velvet. August 17, 2012
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Blue Velvet
**** out of ****    In the fictional logging town of Lumberton, writer-director David Lynch has created an urban landscape pretty enough for a postcard. In a creepy opening, we see …
reviewed Scarecrows (movie). August 17, 2012
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* out of ****    I literally have nothing to say for this film and just how bad it is. It shoots itself in the foot from the get-go, opening with a horrifyingly misguided sequence …
reviewed Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. August 17, 2012
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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
**** out of ****    lice Hyatt (Ellen Burstyn) loses her husband to a tragic car wreck. It was not a happy marriage, with Burstyn having virtually no one else to turn to but her preteen …
reviewed C.H.U.D. (1984). August 17, 2012
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C.H.U.D. (1984)
*1/2 out of ****    With a title that literally serves as an acronym for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller, "C.H.U.D." probably wants to be a whole lot crazier than it actually …
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