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LIFE - Movie Review

Call 911. This thing is on life support.

Saban's Power Rangers - Movie Review

“Go, go, Power Rangers!” has become “So-so Power Rangers!”

The Belko Experiment - Movie Review

With The Belko Experiment, office politics couldn’t get any deadlier.

Kong: Skull Island - Movie Review

All-around fun as it anoints the true star of the flick with a Kong-sized crown.

Passengers - Blu-ray Review

Plan to leave 10 minutes before the film ends…you’ll leave with a better experience

Arrival - Blu-ray Review

A well-told thinking man’s detective story - Now on blu-ray

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back - Blu-ray Review

Now on sparkling blu-ray

The Monster - Blu-ray Review

Easily claws its way through to the top of the list of this year’s horror films

New on Blu-ray

Phantasm: Remastered (1979) - Blu-ray Review

Phantasm: Remastered (1979) - Blu-ray ReviewThanks to J.J. Abrams and everyone’s efforts at Bad Robot, I have – to date – watched Phantasm more times in the past 2 months than in the whole of my entire life.  The reasons are clear.  It is, warts and all, one of the most perfect B-movies of all time.  It’s re-release in  ...

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The Lodger (1944) - Blu-ray Review

The Lodger (1944) - Blu-ray ReviewLaird Cregar.  I’d like to spend a minute or two dwelling on just how awesome he is as an actor.  Hilarious in the screwball comedies he was cast in, Cregar was a very tall man of many hats and he never failed to deliver a memorable performance.  He was an imposing figure  ...

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Phantasm: RaVager - Blu-ray Review

Phantasm: RaVager - Blu-ray Cover

The Phantasm series completes its offbeat rotation around the sun with the release of Phantasm: RaVager this Friday.  It is a movie that is both a fitting goodbye to the late Angus Scrimm and, operating as the fifth and final movie in the series, a fitting conclusion.  As you are more...

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Jack Frost: Limited Edition Lenticular Artwork (1997) - Blu-ray Review

Jack Frost: Limited Edition Leniticular Artwork (1977) - Blu-ray ReviewJack Frost has been granted an extended life, Ghouls and Boils!  With more schlock than shock, this earnest slasher is truly a gift to manunkind.  Wait.  Don’t tell me you’ve never heard of this one, fellow freaks.  No, it does NOT star Michael Keaton as a harmonica-blowing  ...

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Movie Review

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Movie ReviewHoly Sith!  Rogue One is a hit.  Stop reading, folks.  March yourself to the theater, plop down your money, and go enjoy the first theatrically-released Star Wars spinoff.  You will cheer, applaud, and pay to see it again and again.  And, yes, it bumps right up against the beginning  ...

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Take the Last Stand with WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES First Trailer

War for the Pplanet of the Apes - Movie TRailerSynopsis: In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel.  After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker    ...

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The Alien Dead: Limited Signed Edition (1978) - Blu-ray Review

The Alien Dead - Blu-ray ArtworkIt came from outer space to eat the living! With this tag, Fred Olen Ray’s The Alien Dead arrived in theaters. This was his first theatrically released film and, while it underperformed, there’s no denying that a legacy for schlock was born. While the B-movie disappeared  ...

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The Neptune Factor (1973) - Blu-ray Review

The Neptune Factor (1973) - Blu-ray ReviewWhile the results are far from perfect, The Neptune Factor probably began its life as an imagined undersea adventure with some unexpected moments of the bizarre.  It’s certainly creative with what it offers, but the results are beyond disappointing.  The film cuts its characters  ...

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Miss Sloane - Movie Review

Miss Sloane - Movie ReviewWith numerous outstanding performances in the bag, a Golden Globe in hand, two Oscar nods, and an equal number of Golden Globe nominations, Jessica Chastain is on the precipice of becoming one of Hollywood’s sure-fire, go-to actresses for instant box office success  ...

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Rabid: Collector's Edition (1977) - Blu-ray Review

Rabid (1977): Collector's Edition Blu-ray ReviewWindows up.  Doors locked.  Such is the paranoid view that David Cronenberg’s Rabid presents in his commercial follow-up to his debut, Shivers.  Quebec and Montréal, due to a highly suspect procedure received by Rose, the lead character actress Marilyn Chambers ...

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