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The Man Who Fell to Earth: Limited Collector’s Edition (1976) - Blu-ray Review

The Man Who Fell to Earth: Limited Collector's Edition - Blu-ray ReviewAlienation, thy name is David Bowie. The Man Who Fell to Earth is one of those movies so incredibly odd that it exists in a sacred sphere that is outside of time itself.  It has, in fact, improved with age becoming more emotionally impactful as David Bowie, playing the part ...

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Star Trek Beyond - Blu-ray Review

Star Trek Beyond - Movie ReviewStar Trek Beyond is a bold move.  It is also a risky one, too.  Thankfully, it gives fans EXACTLY what they want.  We are finally in deep space and, finally, free of Earth-based adventures. With its strongest female character yet being introduced here, Beyond is the  ...

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Slumber Party Massacre II/Slumber Party Massacre III Double Feature (1987, 1990) - Blu-ray Review

Slumber Party Massacre II / Slumber Party Massacre III - Blu-ray ReviewOnly the weirdest of the weird gravitate toward the slasher comedy.  Every weirder are those who fall in line with the goofy sequels when the satire has all but dried up.  Scream Factory, knowing that its rabid fanbase of freaks largely fall into the latter group of collectors ...

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Lights Out - Blu-ray Review

Lights Out - Movie ReviewMy mother was wrong. There WAS something hellish that lived in the pitch-black corners and darkened recesses of my childhood bedroom. And I always knew that the crawl space under my bed was the shadowy central hub of all that evil activity. I knew it to be, but I was ...

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Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 - Blu-ray Review

Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 - BLu-ray ReviewRoger Corman’s Death Race 2050 is the film America needs right now.  Loaded with comments about where we are headed as a nation, the b-movie – a new release from New Horizons and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment – races across a post-apocalyptic future ...

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Ghostbusters - Blu-ray Review

Ghostbusters - Movie ReviewKate McKinnon. Kate McKinnon.  Kate McKinnon.  There’s no denying that her comedic chops are on full display throughout the much-ballyhooed all-female reboot of 1984’s GhostbustersIF everything else about Pail Feig’s effects-driven spectacle failed, the absolute magic   ...

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Band of the Hand (1986) - Blu-ray Review

Band of the Hand (1986) - Blu-ray ReviewThe odds of being remembered were never in Band of the Hand’s favor.  Most people only recall the explicit violence and the pop-minded title song that Dylan wrote and performed with The Heartbreakers.  I guess the odds never really mattered anyway as they were ...

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The Mind's Eye - Blu-ray Review

The Mind's Eye - Movie ReviewThe Mind’s Eye is something special.  Look right below the title of this review.  You’ll notice the pints-of-beer rating, meaning that the film automatically falls into the B-movie category – even though it’s hitting theaters now.  I’m not going to pretend with you about the film and  ...

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The Killing of America (1981) - Blu-ray Review

The Killing of America (1981) - Blu-ray ReviewShocking. Poignant. Tear inducing. Whatever word I could use to describe this 1981 exploitation documentary that STILL resonates with its intense look at the far-reaching impact of homicide in America would simply not do it justice. The Killing of America deserves more than its ...

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The Legend of Tarzan - Blu-ray Review

The Legend of Tarzan - Movie ReviewFew fictional characters have been through the entertainment wringer as many times as Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan the Ape Man. The subject of dozens of novels, countless comic books, a TV and a radio series, Broadway plays, and more than 200 movies (the oldest  ...

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Dead of Winter (1987)- Blu-ray Review

Dead of Winter - Blu-ray ReviewDirector Arthur Penn’s Dead of Winter is pretty much forgotten today, which makes its appearance on blu-ray – thanks to the efforts of Scream Factory – a real find for fans of old school chills and thrills  ...

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Captain America: Civil War - Blu-ray Review

Captain America: Civil War - Movie ReviewSo begins Marvel’s continued domination in the costumed hero department, as their Phase 3 comes out swinging in high style. After the Russo brother’s proved their talent with Cap in The Winter Soldier, it seemed they replaced former Marvel golden boy Joss Whedon ...

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Burial Ground (1981) - Blu-ray Review

Burial Ground - Blu-ray ReviewAnd THIS is why mothers should never breast feed their freaky-looking children recently turned zombie.  Directed by Strip Nude for you Killer’s Andrea Bianchi, Burial Ground is an Italian grindhouse romp through and through.  Complete with a paper-thin plot about a professor ...

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The Shallows - Blu-ray Review

The Shallows - Blu-ray ReviewThe Shallows just might be the sleeper hit of the summer.  Straightforward, intense, and with just a hint of symbolism, The Shallows gets the balance right for the summer season and delivers an engaging story of survival.  Of course, whether or not YOU like like the movie ...

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BMX Bandits (1983) - Blu-ray Review

BMX Bandits (1983) - Blu-ray ReviewBring on the rush of nostalgia! Crank up the cheesy synths and relax because BMX Bandits is back, baby! Return with me, won’t you, to the era of Day-Glo colors and freestyle BMX styling.   Give the middle finger to the humdrum reality of modern life and celebrate the ...

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