CLOSER TO GOD and the Ethics of Science

Closer to God. 2014. Directed and Written by Billy Senese. Starring Jeremy Childs, Shelean Newman, Shannon Hoppe, David Alford, and Isaac Disney. LC Pictures. Unrated. 81 minutes. Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller. ★★★ Usually I keep my ear out and head up for any new horror films that sound different, or for whatever reason pique my interest. Closer to GodContinue reading “CLOSER TO GOD and the Ethics of Science”

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Let’s talk of Twitter, the Ghostbusters & Famous Assholes

UPDATE: I received a wonderful message via Twitter from Leslie Jones. After you’ve read this post, please go see the follow-up. I’d like to take a time out from my regular format. Usually it’s film, film, film reviews. But something happened this evening on Twitter, it really pissed me off. To no end. Now, IContinue reading “Let’s talk of Twitter, the Ghostbusters & Famous Assholes”

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Mediocre Yet Nasty Backwoods Cannibal Horror in WRONG TURN 4: BLOODY BEGINNINGS

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings. 2011. Directed & Written by Declan O’Brien, based on characters by Alan McElroy. Starring Jennifer Pudavick, Tenika DAvis, Kaitlyn Leeb, Terra Vnesa, Ali Tataryn, Samantha Kendrick, Victor Zinck Jr, Dean Armstrong, Sean Skene, Blane Cypurda, Dan Skene, and Scott Johnson. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Rated R. 93 minutes. HorrorContinue reading “Mediocre Yet Nasty Backwoods Cannibal Horror in WRONG TURN 4: BLOODY BEGINNINGS”

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I-LIVED is Modern Horror Junk

I-Lived. 2015. Directed and Written by Franck Khalfoun. Starring Jeremiah Watkins, Jan Broberg, Shannon Collis, Josh Cowdery, Nic D’Avirro, Luis Fernandez-Gil, and Sarah Power. Bleiberg Entertainment. Unrated. 97 minutes. Mystery/Thriller. ★1/2 I was, and still am of course, a huge fan of Franck Khalfoun’s remake for Maniac, and I thought it was one of the bestContinue reading “I-LIVED is Modern Horror Junk”

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WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD – Cannibals, Criminals, CGI, Oh My!

Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead. 2009. Directed by Declan O’Brien. Screenplay by Connor James Delaney, based on characters by Alan McElroy. Starring Tom Frederic, Janet Montgomery, Gil Kolirin, Christian Contreras, Jake Curran, Tom McKay, Charles Venn, Tamer Hassan, Jack Gordon, and Borislav Iliev. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Unrated. 92 minutes. Horror ★1/2 IContinue reading “WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD – Cannibals, Criminals, CGI, Oh My!”

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WRONG TURN’s Freaky Backwoods Cannibal Horror

Wrong Turn. 2003. Directed by Rob Schmidt. Screenplay by Alan McElroy. Starring Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jeremy Sisto, Kevin Zegers, Lindy Booth, Julian Richings, Gary Robbins, Ted Clark, Yvonne Gaudry, and Wayne Robson. Summit Entertainment. Rated R. 84 minutes. Horror. ★★★In my last review, for the 2009 Indonesian gorefest Macabre, I mentioned how thereContinue reading “WRONG TURN’s Freaky Backwoods Cannibal Horror”

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Existential Deaths in SPOORLOOS

SPOORLOOS a.k.a THE VANISHING will remain one of the best mysteries with the most shocking end ever.

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JOHN WICK: Dog’s Best Friend

John Wick. 2014.  Directed by Chad Stahelski & David Leitch.  Starring Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, and Ian McShane.  Thunder Road Pictures.  Rated 14A.  101 minutes.  Action/Thriller ★★ I, for one, have been a Keanu Reeves fan for a long while now.  When he played Bill for the second time I wasContinue reading “JOHN WICK: Dog’s Best Friend”

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PRESERVATION is All About Female Survival

Preservation. 2015. Directed & Written by Christopher Denham. Starring Wrenn Schmidt, Aaron Staton, and Pablo Schreiber. The Orchard. Not Rated. 90 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★ I’m a fan of the survival thriller sub-genre, whether it’s something strictly thriller based, or a film that’s a little more horror oriented. I’ve enjoyed films like Southern Comfort, the classic Deliverance, andContinue reading “PRESERVATION is All About Female Survival”

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Lost Masculinity & Grim Relationships in FOXCATCHER

Foxcatcher. 2014. Dir. Bennett Miller. Starring Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave, Anthony Michael Hall, Guy Boyd, and Brett Rice. Mongrel Media. Rated PG (Canada). 129 minutes.  Biography/Drama/Sports ★★★★★ I’d been anticipating this film for a long while. Ever since I’d heard of Foxcatcher, there was something about it which struck me.Continue reading “Lost Masculinity & Grim Relationships in FOXCATCHER”

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Jack O’Connell Gets STARRED UP

Starred Up. 2014. Dir. David Mackenzie. Starring Jack O’Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Raphael Sowole, Anthony Welsh, David Ajala, Rupert Friend, and Sam Spruell. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Not Rated. 106 minutes. Drama ★★★★★ Starred Up (the slang prison term for a criminal who is transferred early from an institution for young offenders to an adult correctionalContinue reading “Jack O’Connell Gets STARRED UP”

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