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Blu-ray Review: ‘A Christmas Horror Story’ Featuring William Shatner

A Christmas Horror Story, Christmas, Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, Brett Sullivan, William Shatner, Santa, Santa Claus, Krampus, George Buza, Zoe De Grand Maison, Rob Archer

It works in spurts, but never comes together in a satisfying whole, but there is at least enough good to make inquiring minds get their money’s worth. Read More »

Darcy Dennett Talks ‘The Champions,’ Her Film About Michael Vick’s Dogs

Handsome Dan, The Champions, Hamptons International Film Festival

The Champions is an amazing and heart-felt documentary about the “infamous” dogs that PETA and The Humane Society advocated should be euthanized because they were ferocious killers incapable of “rehabilitation.” These were the pit-bulls who had been rescued from the dog fighting compound of Michael Vick, the NFL Atlanta Falcon’s star quarterback. Vick secretly and illegally bred pit-bulls for his ... Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Director Adam Egypt Mortimer’s ‘Some Kind of Hate’ Tries to Breath New Life Into the Slasher Genre

Some Kind of Hate, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Brian DeLeeuw, Sierra McCormick, Grace Phipps, Lexi Atkins, Spencer Breslin, Ronen Rubinstein

"Some kind of Hate" will more than satisfy genre fans on any day of the week. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Room’ – Mothers, Children, and Abduction with Brie Larson, Joan Allen, and William H. Macy


'Room' will both scare you and make you cry. It is the best movie I’ve seen this year. It is two movies in one. The first movie is a tense thriller about an abducted teenager, locked in a 10 by 10 sound-proof garden shed as a sex slave for seven years. She finally has an idea of how to escape with her five year old child. The second movie is a psychological study of the effects of abduction, rape, and social and sensory deprivation on its direct and indirect victims. Both stories will grab you. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Tremors 5: Bloodlines’ Shows There’s Still Some Fun Left In The Series

Tremors, Tremors 5, Tremors 5: Bloodlines, Michael Gross, Jamie Kennedy, Don Michael Paul, Woodrow Truesmith, M.A. Deuce, John Whelpley, Graboids, Assblasters

The series may never live up to the original’s charms, but at least it hasn’t hit rock bottom yet either. Read More »

DVD Review: Director L. Gustavo Cooper’s ‘June’

June, telekinesis, L. Gustavo Cooper, Victoria Pratt, Kennedy Brice, Casper Van Dien

Interested parties will find plenty to like here, just don’t expect any kind of modern masterpiece of mayhem. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Rififi’ – Film-noir Heist Flick All Filmmakers and Everyone Else Should Watch


The 1955 film Rififi should be screened and studied by every screenwriter and filmmaker. It is a near perfect example of a heist flick. Read More »

Movie Review: Not Even Bret Easton Ellis Can Save Us from ‘The Curse of Downers Grove’

The Curse of Downers Grove, Michael Hornburg, Bret Easton Ellis, Bella Heathcoate, Penelope Mitchell, Kevin Zegers, Zane Holtz, Derick Martini, Tom Arnold

With "The Curse of Downers Grove," horror fans will be left wondering what they just watched and Ellis fans will be left searching elsewhere for his missing sardonic wit. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘I-Lived’ from ‘Maniac’ Director Franck Khalfoun

I-Lived, Franck Khalfoun, Brian Breiter, Jeremiah Watkins

This is been there, seen that, of the highest order. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Six Gun Savior’ – Eric Roberts Brings the Sexy Back to Cowboy Boots

Six Gun Savior

Westerns haven’t been sexy to Hollywood producers for a long time, but a plucky group of filmmakers is trying to change that. And they got Eric Roberts to play the devil with "Six Gun Savior." Read More »