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Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 'Runaway Train' From 1985

May 22nd, 2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 1985 Action / Drama 'Runaway Train'
Since character actor Eric Roberts was so humble as to grace the latest horror outing "The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)" with his fine performance presence, it felt right to rehash the very best of Roberts via his powerful past work – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Amidst some very intense early films (see "Star 80!") and fabulous collaborations (see him with Mickey Rourke in "The Pope of Greenwich Village!"), this week’s choice is by far Robert’s finest hour. It’s a harrowing drama that shows what happens when human conflict and mechanical difficulties collide. There’s simpl...
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'The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)' Has Arrived!

May 20th, 2015 11:21am EDT
Review: 'The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)' A Wicked Walk
I’ll admit it’s hard to claim an outright affinity for the movies within the Human Centipede universe. Widely ridiculed and shunned for what most perceive as a vile concept, there’s a stigma attached to Tom Six’s very original work that naturally gives film fans pause. But the one thing that I always appreciated and saw as character commendable was the insane inspired turn by actor Dieter Laser as the demented Dr. Heiter. With his gaunt expressive face and guttural German delivery, Laser’s misguided man of medicine was the epitome of dirty tongue-in-cheek fright fun and made the twisted ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick: Do You Remember 'F/X' From 1986?

May 15th, 2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick: 'F/X' – A 5 Star Movie From 1986
Everyone knows that uber-real special effects can make a movie look and feel downright authentic. But what if someone used them to fake a murder in real life – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s slight of hand cinema delves deep into the world of make believe, following a movie man who finds himself in the middle of a complex web of cops and criminals who use his particular set of skills for their own devious deeds. Is it real or simply…"F/X!"

Rollie Tyler is the best movie special effects man in the business. As a purveyor of pretend, he makes a living creating fake bloo...
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Movie Reviews: 'Mad Max: Fury Road' / 'Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World'

May 14th, 2015 11:30am EDT
Mad Max: Fury Road
Visual artistry is the film focus of the two movies we’re checking out today including an explosive fourth helping of a post apocalyptic world gone insane and a documentary on one of the legendary artists of all time. It’s a lovely day to investigate the visual value of "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World" – encapsulated reviews below!

Title: "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Stars: 4

Genre: Action / Drama

Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne

Director: George Miller

Rating: R

Running Time: 120 Minutes

Release Company: Warner Bros. Pictures

Website: http://ww...
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Movie Reviews: 'Reality' / 'The Surface'

May 13th, 2015 11:25am EDT
Movie Reviews: 2 Indy Movies To Check Out - 'Reality' / 'The Sur
More movies to mention this week including an odd egg from the mind behind the killer tire flick "Rubber" and a sea stranded drama about the effects of life and death on those in peril. We check out both films "Reality" and "The Surface" – encapsulated reviews below!

Title: "Reality"

Stars: 1

Genre: Comedy / Drama

Cast: Alain Chabat, John Heder, Jonathan Lambert

Director: Quentin Dupieux

Rating: Unrated

Running Time: 95 Minutes

Release Company: IFC Midnight

Website: http://www.realitydupieux.com/

Let me just say right from the get go that I’m a big fan of the irreverent sty...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 1981's 'Blow Out' Starring John Travolta

May 8th, 2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Blow Out'
We’ve been wading through everything from comedy to action and even some drama over the last few weeks, so it felt right to give suspense it’s time in the cinematic sun – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection takes us into the world of sound effects design and conspiracy theories with a thriller that heralds the hubris of early Hitchcock but stands alone as a masterpiece. On a mysterious road at night a tire goes out on a lone car – was it an accident or was it in fact a…"Blow Out!"

Philadelphia sounds effects man Jack Terry is one of the best technicians in the ...
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Movie Reviews: Schwarzenegger In 'Maggie' & Western Thriller 'Echoes Of War'

May 7th, 2015 12:15pm EDT
Movie Reviews: Horror Drama 'Maggie' & Western Thriller 'Echoes
Somber cinema is the order of the week with a couple of flicks that mire their madness in mood. Zombies, the effects of war and the bravado of men fill in the films here as we check out "Maggie" and "Echoes of War" – encapsulated reviews below.

Title: "Maggie"

Stars: 2

Genre: Horror / Drama

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin

Director: Henry Hobson

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 95 Minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions

Website: http://maggiethefilm.com/

The most notable revelation about the new drama "Maggie" actually has nothing to do with the act...
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These 80s Soundtracks Made The Movie Better

May 5th, 2015 8:35pm EDT
80's Soundtracks
"Out of Bounds," "D.C. Cab" and "Trick or Treat?" I know what you’re thinking film fans – how can these selections be on a top ten list involving memorable 80’s soundtracks? Easy! This is not a conventional list of groundbreaking iconic big budget studio films where the music that matches the movie. (Meaning "Top Gun," "Flashdance" and "Footloose" are out!) The flicks that inhabit this list are somewhat smaller lessor known films – some amazing, some just okay – that all have savory soundtracks that enhance the viewing pleasure in common. So while some of the flicks below feature at t...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 'Tuff Turf' From 1985?

May 1st, 2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Tuff Turf'
Since both Robert Downey Jr. and the mighty James Spader are co-starring in a small but notable little flick out this week titled "Avengers: Age of Ultron," it felt right to go down the dark aisles of movie past to check out a previous teaming of the dynamic duo – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we head back to high school for a little troubled teen rebellion and forbidden love with Spader and Downey Jr. at the helm as a rebel without a cause and his quick-witted, drum playing best bud. (Can you guess who’s playing who?!) There’s also a hottie love interest in the form of one of...
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Does 'Age Of Ultron' Live Up To Hype? Does Kristen Wiig Entertain In 'Welcome To Me'?

April 30th, 2015 2:30pm EDT
Reviews: 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Underwhelms, While Kristen Wi
Today’s duo flicks reviewed could not be further apart on the cinematic scale. One is a big budget summer spectacle, while the other is a small introspective indie. Two flicks, same week – David and Goliath. We’re checking out the new films "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Welcome to Me" with encapsulated reviews below.

Title: "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

Stars: 3

Genre: Action

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., James Spader, Chris Evans

Director: Joss Whedon

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 141 Minutes

Release Company: Marvel / Walt Disney Studios

Having considered the first Avengers film...
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