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City Of God

You watch as the actors run through streets with garbage piled high on both sides; watch as children commit violence without breaking a sweat. You can see this film is a mirror of real events, because a film with this kind of authenticity is rare. Read More »

DVD Review: Wild Zero

Here is a bizarre film, no hidden meaning or anything here, at least not that I can tell. I heard about this awhile back from a group of reviews which consisted of this, Stacy, Junk, and Versus. It was over at The Digital Bits, I believe. I had already had Versus, which I really liked, then a few months back ... Read More »

Mothman | Prophesize This

If you weren’t paying attention, you could easily have seen The Mothman Prophecies, and thought “interesting” and never thought about it again because you were expecting a more traditional “horror movie” or some such nonsense where a winged guy comes out of the woods all deranged and starts hacking up the locals. But that is not, anyway, what “Mothman” is ... Read More »

Movie Review: Alien vs. Predator

Now, for the second year in a row we are presented with a pairing of icons from the 80’s in a showdown that’s sure to blow audiences away. Last year we had the well made, but still flawed, Freddy vs. Jason, this year we have Alien vs. Predator. Last year was a battle of horror icons, while this year moves ... Read More »

Porn for Nerds, the worst of both worlds

Stealing the Network: How to Own a Continent touts itself as a “cyber-thriller”, proving nothing much has changed in 200 years: Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good. Samuel Johnson (attributed) Written by a committee of hackers, programmers and computer security consultants, ... Read More »

Collateral

Over the weekend, I caught a showing of Collateral. But, before I get into that, I should talk about the theatre itself. The showing I saw was in the “club section.” Tickets ran about 25% more, and they had reserved seating. Not to mention that the seats were larger, with more legroom. I don’t know if I would pay the ... Read More »