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Suicide Squad second trailer.

January 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suicide Squad second trailer.

It’s still good to be bad as the most evil bunch of “good guys” in the DC universe try to save the day – while killing people and stealing hand bags. Now, that’s class.

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JeruZalem (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

January 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
JeruZalem (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Footage presumably found in one of the holiest cities in the world show how two young American tourists in Jerusalem see the sights, including a few they never wanted to. Somehow they are there when a gate to Hell opens. Out come demon-like zombies (or is it zombie-like demons?). The Paz Brothers (Doron and Yoav) […]

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What Have You Done To Solange (1972) (Blu-ray/DVD film review).

January 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
What Have You Done To Solange (1972) (Blu-ray/DVD film review).

We have all heard of spaghetti westerns but spaghetti horror is not so well-known and here we have an example from 1971, ‘What Have You Done To Solange’, unearthed by Arrow Films who are quite experienced in the resurrection of Italian cinema. It is indeed a strange movie with a strange atmosphere but actually it’s […]

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Anomalisa (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

January 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Anomalisa (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

‘Anomalisa’employs stop-motion animation for what is a very adult story. Two strangers meet going to a conference and one, a celebrated author on the subject of customer service, ironically is just not a people person. He does however meet Lisa, who is a bit intimidated by his fame. Michael is anxious to manipulate Lisa to […]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

January 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

After about a decade, we have a new ‘Star Wars’ episode. The story is really about the search for Luke Skywalker, a goal that does not seem particularly inspiring. As always in a ‘Star Wars’ film, the visuals are impressive but the narrative is not as compelling as was the story of Darth Vader. The […]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (a film review by John Rivers).

January 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (a film review by John Rivers).

After some three years of waiting, speculation and rumour ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ finally arrives on cinema screens. Created at a cost of $200m and reuniting Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill alongside a new cast of characters, the film had a lot to prove. This is simply the biggest franchise re-launch of […]

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Sicario (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

January 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sicario (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Denis Villeneuve directs a suspenseful story of an inter-surveillance-agency team chosen for a mission to illegally cross the border into Mexico and to attack and if possible assassinate a powerful drug lord living in Juarez. FBI agent Kate Macer needs to figure out why she is on this team and mission and is highly troubled […]

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Macbeth (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

January 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Macbeth (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Slow and uninspiring, Justin Kurzel’s mutes all but Shakespeare’s words to take away any thrill from this version of the Scottish play. Lighting that obscures more than it illuminates mutes even the strength of the Shakespeare’s words. He cannot damage has good story, but he seems to be trying hard. Rating: low +2 on the […]

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Ant-Man (2015) (Blu-ray film review).

December 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ant-Man (2015) (Blu-ray film review).

I did wonder why they started with a second-generation Ant-Man rather than see his creator, Henry Pym, have his career. With a guest appearance of the Falcon and their new headquarters, it would have meant that the original Ant-Man was appearing before even the likes of Iron Man came into being. When you consider that […]

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Nekromantik 2 Special Edition (1991) (DVD/Blu-ray film review)

December 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Nekromantik 2 Special Edition (1991)    (DVD/Blu-ray film review)

‘Nekromantik 2’ is the 1991 sequel to Jörg Buttgereit’s cult low budget 1987 horror film ‘Nekromantik’. The original film tells the story of Rob, a necrophiliac who is able to obtain the objects of his desire through his job working for an agency that cleans up the scene after road traffic accidents. With the exception […]

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