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The Monster (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Monster (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Bryan Bertino directs ‘The Monster’, a suspenseful horror film about a mother and daughter stranded at night on a deserted road. Their car is besieged by what might be a wounded wolf or what might be what wounded it. They have a very dysfunctional relationship and, with flashbacks, we learn why. This film is an […]

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Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween (film review by Frank Ochieng)

October 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween (film review by Frank Ochieng)

For those so-called devoted Tyler Perry fans out there wondering why it took so long to bring back their favorite sassy gun-toting grandma after a two-plus year absence from the big screen can feel some relief that America’s acerbically gray-haired Queen of Quirkiness has arrived for her latest holiday-themed shtick (following the humbug dud known […]

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Shin Godzilla (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Shin Godzilla (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Japan assesses its relation to the rest of the world and its relation to itself and its culture in a reboot of the classic Japanese series. This is the most serious ‘Godzilla’ film since the first and’ except for the novelty the first film had, this would probably be the best ‘Godzilla’ film ever made. […]

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The Burning Steelbook (1980) (film Blu-ray review).

October 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Burning Steelbook (1980) (film Blu-ray review).

[I should point out that the film title is ‘The Burning’ (1980), the ‘Steelbook’ is what its contained in although as an advance copy, I didn’t see that or any booklet it might have. From the extended opening credits which don’t contain the cast names, an obvious selling point is Tom Savini’s special effects and […]

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It Came From The 80s!: Interviews With 214 Cult Filmmakers by Francesco Borseti (book review).

October 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
It Came From The 80s!: Interviews With 214 Cult Filmmakers by Francesco Borseti (book review).

Author Francesco Borseti says from the start that you ought to watch or have seen each of the 33 films covered before reading his book, ‘It Came From The 80s!: Interviews With 214 Cult Filmmakers’. I’ve only seen one of them, ‘Parasite’, a 3D flick from the mid-80s, which hardly staggered me as I saw […]

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Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

October 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

One might nostalgically recall the days back when the cheesy yet infectious Japanese monster movies were such a magnificent draw during those hazy Saturday afternoons showcasing the double creature feature matinees that aired weekly on US television. We were considered very lucky if we had ‘Mothera Battle Gamera’ in one showing followed up by experiencing the sheer thrill of watching ‘Rodan’ take […]

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The Windmill (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Windmill (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

[Note: this review contains minor spoilers.] Eight or so tourists, each flawed, take the same one-day sightseeing excursion from Amsterdam. When the bus breaks down, they have to deal with friction among themselves and what may be a supernatural menace from a nearby windmill that may be a legendary evil place from folklore. Nick Jongerius […]

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The Kingdom Of Bones by Stephen Gallagher (book review).

October 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Kingdom Of Bones by Stephen Gallagher (book review).

A Pinkerton detective, an immortal and a brave new world, such is ‘The Kingdom Of Bones’, in which our author Stephen Gallagher begins a series of adventures set around the turn of the twentieth century. Sebastian Becker is a Pinkerton man with all the potential danger that this entails. He lives in Philadelphia with his […]

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Angel: The Official Collection: Heroes & Guardian Angels: Volume One (book review).

October 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Angel: The Official Collection: Heroes & Guardian Angels: Volume One (book review).

As time passes and TV’s ‘Angel’ is remembered fondly and occasionally pops up on cable there is a certain mistiness about memory. This book, ‘Angel: Heroes & Guardian Angels: Volume One’, is written in the now or rather as it was it makes the time that has passed quite bittersweet. The actors, some who have […]

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Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker And His Works: Unofficial And Unauthorised by Ian Nathan (book review).

October 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker And His Works: Unofficial And Unauthorised by Ian Nathan (book review).

We’re all familiar with most of director Tim Burton’s films and know his odd reputation for the bizarre. Reading his back story in Ian Nathan’s book ‘Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker And His Works: Unofficial And Unauthorised’, other than an absence of comicbooks in his background, he is very much as geeky as any of […]

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