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DEADPOOL Review: X Gon’ Give It To Ya

Superhero movies  are for families to get together, sit back, eat some popcorn, and just have a jolly good time. Deadpool, however, is not a lighthearted romp, family fun kind of superhero movie, and that’s awesome. Yes, Deadpool is a different kind of superhero movie and is so different that it is on a whole […]

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31 Days of Horror: THE THING (1982)

An alien organism crash lands on the continent of Antarctica and is discovered by a Norwegian research facility. The Norwegians soon discover that the organism is a parasite that assimilates other organisms and imitates them to survive. With the Norwegians ultimately failing to stop the alien organism, it has now managed to infiltrate an American research […]

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31 Days of Horror: IT FOLLOWS

A young girl is pursued endlessly by a supernatural being after a sexual encounter passes it onto her. A ghostly STD, if you will. The creature takes on the shapes and forms of other people, stalking relentlessly down a daisy chain of consensual sex, with the view of mutilating and murdering its quarry, before moving […]

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31 Days of Horror: UNDER THE SKIN

A strange being from another world wearing the skin of Scarlet Johannson travels around modern-day Scotland in an anonymous white transit van, collecting lonely men and taking them to a strange ethereal world, where they seem to be harvested for some nefarious purpose. Probably to make McDonald’s chicken nuggets. Along the way, she starts to […]

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MAD MAX FURY ROAD Review: Fire and Blood

The original Mad Max was an oddity spawned of a fuel injected cocktail of Mel Gibson, Australia, and a low-budget, low-fi post apocalyptic nightmare. The two subsequent sequels took the original’s vibe and ran with it, going full insanity, ending with Tina Turner and a bastardization of the lost boys from Peter Pan. With George […]

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THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Review: No Strings

It’s strange to think that superhero films were once considered “risky”. Brian Singer’s X-Men in 2000 arguably revitalised the genre after the commercial annihilation that Batman & Robin received. Looking back, it’s hard to believe that anyone ever thought that Marvel could fail to bring it’s printed giants to the silver screen. Then again, early […]

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CineFiles: How BIRDMAN Has the Potential to Fix Hollywood

Birdman, the new film by acclaimed director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Babel, Amores Perros), opened in November 2014. The film stars Michael Keaton as an old super hero actor attempting to once again gain status as a true artist via putting on a broadway show. Quirky, thought-provoking and hilarious are words that come to mind on the surface. […]

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INTERSTELLAR Review: The Future Has Cigarette Burns

Bringing back film projection to wide release, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar will be offered in digital 6 variations of 4K, 35mm and 70mm film (in order of availability) depending on your local theater. Starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Kane and several other talented actors you may not be aware of, this is arguably the most […]

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31 Days of Horror: ICHI THE KILLER

Ichi the Killer by director Takashi Miike is not for the faint of heart. Loaded to the brim with gore from the opening scene on Miike takes a sick pride in churning the viewer’s stomach. Ichi kicks off with sincere perversion and showcases Miike’s deep lack of empathy for those who suffer at the hand of […]

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31 Days of Horror: THE CONJURING

When you hear the name James Wan, you don’t think ‘psychological horror’–rather, wonderfully schlocky ‘gore porn’; a la the movie that introduced the director to horror junkies worldwide: SAW. Pleasantly surprising, The Conjuring demonstrates Wan’s skills and versatility as a director of scares. Story Based off the personal accounts of famous paranormal researchers and demonologists […]

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