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Hotel Transylvania film review (Frank’s Take).

September 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Hotel Transylvania film review (Frank’s Take).

Checking out at ‘Hotel Transylvania’ is definitely a preferable prospect as opposed to checking in. This lackluster 3D animated feature may be chuckle-worthy for the kiddies particularly when its enticing makeup is a hybrid of pop cultural reminiscences that combines ‘Twilight’ with ‘Monsters, Inc.’ As for adults, ‘Hotel Transylvania’ is just another lame excursion for […]

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Spider 3D trailer.

September 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Spider 3D trailer.

Spiders3DTrailer from Heather Wixson on Vimeo. It’s been a while since we’ve had a film where giant monsters smash up large cities like New York – although if you live in Japan, there was probably one of these on the cinema last week. In Spiders (3d, groan), you have the spectacle of giant mutant spiders […]

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Looper film review (Frank’s Take).

September 29, 2012 | By More
Looper film review (Frank’s Take).

Mind-bending time travel movies routinely have a robust and surrealistic edginess that caters to the absolute essence of science fiction fanatics. Still, that is not always enough to convey the concrete convictions of a sci-fi time travel tale that percolates beyond its visual mastery. Sometimes one needs the inclusion of a challenging plot, thought-provoking characterizations, […]

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The Thompsons (2012) (movie review).

September 27, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Thompsons (2012) (movie review).

Watching a movie directed by the Butcher Brothers means you are just asking for trouble and there is plenty of that in ‘The Thompsons’, the follow-up from an earlier, if somewhat more amateurish offering called ‘The Hamiltons’. Actually, their real name isn’t Butcher at all, it’s the duo Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores, also responsible […]

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Zombie A-Hole (2012) (film review).

September 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Zombie A-Hole (2012) (film review).

‘Zombie A-Hole’ is an ultra-low budget grindhouse B-movie by young American director Dustin Mills. It’s his first live-action film, following on from 2010’s ‘Puppet Monster Massacre’ and was made for the princely sum of $1000. Can a film this cheap possibly be worth watching? Despite serious initial reservations, not helped by the ridiculous name chosen […]

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Adventures in Plymptoons (2012) (Film Review).

September 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Adventures in Plymptoons (2012) (Film  Review).

Many animators make films that give the impression that anything could happen. But Bill Plympton’s cartoons (a.k.a. Plymptoons) make that what-could-happen the anythingest. Bill Plympton makes reality-pulverizing animated films. His friends, his peers, and some celebrities delve into Plympton’s life and his art in this documentary study of the life and art of Bill Plympton. […]

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Lost in the Cloud Atlas.

September 23, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Lost in the Cloud Atlas.

Here’s the latest trailer for the SF film Cloud Atlas. It will be interesting to see if this does as well as the scifi movie Looper, which has been leaving far more critics that usual breathless and raving about the film. We haven’t seen it here yet, but it’s on the list. Two very different […]

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House at the End of the Street (Frank’s Take).

September 23, 2012 | By More
House at the End of the Street (Frank’s Take).

Well folks…what is in store for you in the hackneyed horror flick ‘House At The End Of The Street ? The answer: nothing much that your ordinary generic and flatly delivered frightfest has not demonstrated countless times before. A basic boo-enhanced thriller that has all the scary element of a misshaped mushroom pizza topping, ‘House […]

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Dredd 3D (Frank’s take).

September 23, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Dredd 3D (Frank’s take).

The forgettable 1995 film ‘Judge Dredd’ (or as a majority of film critics and fans deemed it Judge Dread-ful) starring Sylvester Stallone was a flat and disjointed sci-fi spectacle that got a tepid treatment from the clueless handlers in Hollywood. Cheapened and hokey, ‘Judge Dredd’ was barely a footnote at the box office some seventeen […]

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A hard Hobbit to break? New trailer!

September 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
A hard Hobbit to break? New trailer!

Is this the 3rd new trailer for the first in the Hobbit trilogy of movies from Peter Jackson (how strange it still sounds to hear that word, trilogy, attached to the project), or the second? I’d go for third. There was a second trailer, but it was a bit of a swizz – a reworking […]

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