Reviews

by / on October 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: HAUNTER

Looking back over the past few weeks, it appears I have become infatuated with horror stories involving teens. With the exception of La Horde, every week has involved teens in peril and this week is no different. Curious to see […]

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by / on October 24, 2014 at 12:10 pm / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: JOHN WICK

In 1970, French director John-Pierre Melville released the crime masterpiece Le Cercle Rouge (The Red Circle), a heist film that, in typical French tradition, is more concerned with philosophical ideas of fate, death, and morality than it is in giving […]

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by / on October 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Reviews, Uncategorized, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: CAT PEOPLE

There are dog people and there are cat people. I most definitely fall into the dog camp. I don’t like cats…at all. I’m sure the fact that I’m somewhat allergic to them contributes to my dislike. Still, the “cat people” […]

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by / on October 23, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: OCULUS

Remember, children: just because a film is marketed as gore-free psychological horror doesn’t mean it’s gore-free psychological horror. Kaylie and Tim Russell are the survivors of a brutal pair of murders in their own home. Their father tortured their mother […]

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by / on October 21, 2014 at 8:13 pm / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: NO LAND’S SONG

Documentaries can be many things…. they can be informative, inspirational, and moving; they can also be funny or sad or enraging. The good ones (and especially the great ones) are often all of the above and No Land’s Song, a […]

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by / on October 21, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vault Reviews

VAULT REVIEW: HELLRAISER

I had a difficult time figuring out what should be the next horror-ific film to watch for Halloween. Truth is, I’d lined up yet another horror comedy and after fifteen minutes of watching one of the stars continually look off-camera […]

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by / on October 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE

The first week of this month was all about kids at music camp, the second french zombies, and today its’ all about the Ra-Ra-Sis-Boom-Bah! We’re over halfway to Halloween and the monster to fear most this week isn’t slashers or […]

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by / on October 17, 2014 at 10:37 am / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: FURY

“Ideals are peaceful, history is violent” – a line uttered by Brad Pitt’s “Wardaddy” somewhere in the middle third of writer-director David Ayer’s new WWII film Fury – both concisely sums up the movie’s theme, and is one of those […]

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by / on October 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: THE FLY

Really gory movies have never been my thing. So, needless to say, when David Cronenberg’s 1986 version of The Fly was released, I wasn’t exactly first in line to watch Jeff Goldblum vomit. Much more my style is the original […]

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by / on October 16, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: DETENTION

Detention is a slasher/teenage romantic comedy/horror parody wrapped in one. It is, at times, as confused as it sounds. It all starts off so well. There’s a high school where the height of cool is emulating the cliches of the […]

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