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xXx: The Return of Xander Cage - Movie Review

Buckle up, push the basement-level expectations a bit lower and hang on tightly

Split - Movie Review

The old M. Night Shyamalan is back

Patriots Day - Movie Review

A solid, thoroughly entertaining film

The Bye Bye Man - Movie Review

Much of the The Bye Bye Man becomes one long exercise in total frustration.

Blair Witch - Blu-ray Review

It is time, my friends, to go back to the woods.

In a Valley of Violence - Blu-ray Review

A western that both shoots and smirks at its audience. Its aim is true.

31 - Blu-ray Review

31 is, as it should be, a sick and twisted night on the midway

Mechanic Resurrection - Blu-ray Review

Gets in, gets bloody, and gets the hell out.

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Manchester by the Sea - Movie Review

Macnchester by the Sea - Movie ReviewFilmmaker Kenneth Lonergan follows up the success of his two previous directorial efforts, You Can Count on Me (2000) and Margaret (2011), with Manchester by the Sea, a film that knocked ‘em dead at this year’s Sundance and promises equal praise as it releases wide around  ...

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Creepshow 2 (1987) - Blu-ray Review

Creepshow 2 - Blu-ray ReviewThe follow-up to the 1982 hit Creepshow probably arrived three years too late.  While George A. Romero and Stephen King are involved with the project, it simply doesn’t have the same deadly bite that the first one did.  Directed by Michael Gornick and written by Romero, the  ...

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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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Kansas City Film Critics Circle Nominate (10) Films as Best of 2016

Kansas City Film Critics CircleThe Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the second oldest film critic organization in the United States, released their list of nominees for the Best Film of 2016.  They are:

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Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Name MOONLIGHT Best Picture of 2016

Moonlight voted best picture by DallasThe Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the intimate drama Moonlight as the best film of 2016, according to the results of its 23rd annual critics' poll released today. ...

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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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