Woman Thou Art Loosed film review

It can be extremely difficult to deal with such heavy issues as incest, ignored abuse, and redemption without allowing the topics to take over in lieu of connecting with the characters involved. And nobody wants to take issue with films about women climbing out of victimization because we all hate to see the wimp who …
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The World Is Not Enough film review

I’ll preface this review with the disclaimer that I am indeed aware that James Bond thrillers do not bear any semblance to real-life scenarios. I’ll also say that since I was a kid I’ve been a huge Bond fan. And I’ll also say that The World Is Not Enough is one of the worst Bond …
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The Wrong Man film review

Hitchcock famously hated the police – thanks to an experience as a youth in which his father had him locked up at the local jail – and more than any other film The Wrong Man exudes that sentiment. Based on the 1953 case of Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero, The Wrong Man is a true story (the …
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28 Days Later film review

What is the best way to describe 28 DAYS LATER? Well if you take the Armageddon-like feeling of Planet of the Apes (the original), mix it with the shaky camera shooting style of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, and add in a little B-Rated late 70’s horror flick seasoning, that’s what this movie is. I liked …
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42 Up film review

It gets longer every seven years! Now clocking in at a monstrous 2 hours, 19 minutes, the sixth installment of Michael Apted’s ambitious but uniformly unenlightening 7 Up series drags us down a familiar road, kicking and screaming all the way. Yet again, Apted shows us how the baker’s dozen of Brit-kids he first profiled …
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About the film Shotgun Stories

Official website: www.shotgunstories.com  Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect their family. A film by: Jeff Nichols Release Date: 23rd of …
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Soon in cinemas The Escapist

Frank Perry is a lifer; in prison for the rest of his natural born days. He’s never had a problem with that: he did the crime; he’ll do the time. Until now. He receives a letter telling him that his only and much loved daughter is critically ill following an overdose. He knows that he …
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The People Vs. From Dusk Till Dawn

Defending From Dusk Till Dawn Released:1996 Director: Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, Sin City) Writer: Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2) Cast: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Juliette Lewis, Ernest Liu, Salma Hayek Synopsis: Two cavorting outlaw brothers (Clooney and Tarantino) kidnap a preacher and his two children (Keitel, Lewis, and Liu) …
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Star Wars and Popular Music: My Thoughts

This may very well be the nerdiest thing I’ve ever done. Today. Which musical acts correspond to which Star Wars character? Find out below in a piece that I like to call, ‚The Non-Acne Related Reason That Society Finds Me Repulsive Luke Skywalker is a whiner. Definitely the quintessential emo-kid: he’s a blonde-haired farmhand who …
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The People Vs. Predator 2

Case #1: Predator 2 Released:1990 Director: Stephen Hopkins (24[TV], The Life and Death of Peter Sellers) Cast: Danny Glover, Ruben Blades, Gary Busey, Maria Conchita Alonso, and Bill Paxton Synopsis: In this, the latter of the two Predator films, the titular alien is wreaking havoc in L.A., where the Jamaicans and Latinos are currently engaged …
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Case No. 3: Alien 3

This Week’s Case: The People V. Alien 3 Released: 1992 Director: David Fincher Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Paul McGann, Brian Glover Synopsis: After her jettisoned escape pod crash lands on a technology deprived prison planet, Lt. First Class Ellen Ripley, now sans Newt and Corporal Hicks, must again spar with an …
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Prizes for ManiaTV Film Festival

ManiaTV! Film Festival Forum I wanted to let you know that ManiaTV!’s 2nd annual Film Festival is around the corner and we got some awesome prizes for you to win. Each category winner will receive 1 of the following: A collection of 15 DVDs, either a Lowepro Omni Trekker and Trekker Extreme or a Rolling …
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Shadow of a Doubt

One of Hitchcock’s earlier films released in 1943 starring Joseph Cotten and Teresa Wright. This movie is very suspenseful and shows why the well loved director is the father of the suspense thriller. Cotten plays Charlie, a lonely drifter decides to visit his older sister and her family in Santa Rosa California. Young Charlie, played …
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Case #7: Rob Zombie: Filmmaker or Film …Screw Up…Guy (Part 1)

This Weeks Case: Rob Zombie: Filmmaker or Film …Screw Up…Guy  Part 1: House of 1000 Corpses Released: 2003 Written and Directed by: Rob Zombie Starring: Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Karen Black, and Sheri Moon Zombie Synopsis: In House of 1000 Corpses, four road-tripping twenty-somethings seeking information about a local serial killer named Dr. Satan, find themselves kidnapped and tortured …
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Q: Where is This Week’s Column?

A: It’s on its way. I’m in the process of transferring all of my earthly belongings from one stink-cloister to another (slightly more expensive) stink-cloister. However! Check here late Sunday night for a thrilling double column featuring Rob Zombie’s first feature film, House of 1000 Corpses, and its sequel (which, for the record, has already become an …
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Case #6: From Hell

This Week’s Case: From Hell Released: 2001 Director(s): Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes Starring: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane Synopsis: Based on the comic by Allen Moore, From Hell is the story of an eccentric police inspector with psychic tendencies (Depp) who is placed in charge of capturing Jack the Ripper during the notorious murderer’s historic …
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Case #4: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

This Week’s Case: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Released: 1993 Director: Eric Radomski and Bruce Timm Starring: The Voices of Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany, Abe Vigoda, and Mark Hamill Synopsis: A new villain, The Phantasm, is murdering its way through the Gotham underworld all the while leading police to believe that Batman has turned to homicide. The plot thickens …
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