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Review: “Emotional Motor Unit”

I am always impresses at the ability, of well-made short films, to say something powerful in a small time frame. Director Adam Nelson (“Little Pieces”), with help from writer Xènia Puiggrós, accomplishes just that, ...
 
7.5
 
 
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Review: “Somnus” Falls Short of Being an Epic, Sci-fi Thriller

  “In the far reaches of our galaxy, a cargo vessel crash lands on an asteroid colonized by forgotten inhabitants with a dark past”. This was the intriguing description of “Somnus” at Amazon Video, ...
 
3.5
 
 
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Throwback Thursday Review: “Swamp Thing” (1982)

  “Swamp Thing” is a strange beast indeed. It was originally marketed as a horror / sci- fi feature, which is understandable, given that it was written and directed by Wes Craven. Yes, the same Wes Craven that ...
 
5.8

 
 
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31 Days of Horror: “Nightmare Weekend” (1986)

  Ladies and gentlemen, we may have a winner! I don’t mean that in a good way. I mean it in a “This might be the worst movie ever made!” way. Over the decades, Troma has given us hundreds if not thousands...
 
1.0
 
 
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31 Days of Horror: “Lawnmower Man” (1992)

Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) is a powerful tool that moviemakers have been wielding for quite some time now, and It has come a long way since its humble beginnings back in the early 1980’s. From “Tron,” to...
 
4.8
 
 
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Throwback Thursday Review: “Killer Klowns From Outer Space” (1988)

  “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” is the low budget brainchild of brothers Stephen and Charles Chiodo, and it is every bit as ridiculous as the title suggests. Colorful set pieces and elaborate clown outfits c...
 
6.5

 
 
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Review: “The Mind’s Eye” is a fun as hell throwback to the sci-fi/horror films of the 80s!

A lot of the best movies to come out of the indie horror scene, over the last few years, have been fun homages, to the sci-fi/horror films of the 80s. One of my absolute favorite films last year, “Turbo Kid”, was a ...
 
7.5
 
 
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Review: “Into the Forest” offers a more tender, realistic take on the post-apocalyptic thriller

  How many different takes have we seen, on life, after the end of the world? Zombies, Aliens, Cannibalistic biker gangs, nothing but water and a crazy Dennis Hopper… We’ve seen it all. Well maybe not. Thanks t...
 
7.3
 
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Throwback Thursday Review of “The Faculty” (1998)

Written by: Kevin Williamson Directed by: Robert Rodriguez Starring: Elijah Wood, Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Josh Hartnett, Laura Harris, Shawn Hatosy, Salma Hayek, Famke Janssen, Piper Laurie, Bebe Neuwirth, Robert Patrick...

 
 
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Review: “Midnight Special” Doesn’t Answer All Of Its Questions, But It Doesn’t Have To

A young boy, Alton Meyer (Lieberher), with special powers that goes on the run with his father, Roy (Shannon), to escape a cult that believes he’s a god and the government that thinks he’s a weapon. They must get hi...
 
6.8