Archive for August, 2005

The Constant Gardener

The Constant Gardener

| August 26, 2005

The Constant Gardener, the latest offering from director Fernando Mierelles (City of God) is at the same time spare and complicated, hopeful and troubled, like Africa itself. Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes) is a quiet career diplomat. He appears to be doing well enough in his career, but not pushing any boundaries, and definitely not creating […]

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Frankenstein Reborn

Frankenstein Reborn

| August 25, 2005

Literary fiction is flying hot and fast out at The Asylum, as we’re brought a second literary adaptation. Hot on the heels of David Latt’s “H.G. Wells War of the Worlds” (the trailer for which can be seen on this DVD), comes Leigh Scott’s “Frankenstein Reborn,” an updated version of the original work by Mary […]

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Ice Queen

Ice Queen

| August 25, 2005

So what we have here is the story of the archeological find of the century–a woman sealed in a big block of amber found in the Amazon rain forest. Naturally, women sealed in amber aren’t the normal kind of thing to find, so this one’s special for one reason or another. And when they follow […]

Cheerleader Ninjas

Cheerleader Ninjas

| August 25, 2005

Want to pick up a good deal on the movies I cover? Visit http:www.horrormovies.com. There are days that force me, as a columnist dealing exclusively in the direct to video market, to question my own sanity. Maybe I’m dealing with Croenenburg’s latest little bit of insanity. Maybe I’m subjecting myself to Roger Corman’s last-ditch effort […]

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Intermedio

Intermedio

| August 25, 2005

NOTE: This is an ADVANCE COPY I’m covering this week. Not even out in stores! And what I’ve got for you this week is “Intermedio,” a strange little surprise from everybody out at The Asylum, whom I’m convinced is pushing to take over Lions Gate’s former slot as the kings of direct-to-video horror by virtue […]

The Last Horror Movie

The Last Horror Movie

| August 25, 2005

What does it say about our society when someone can create a film exhibiting the most awful kind of casual brutality and yet make that film so utterly, utterly boring that it’s almost unwatchable? Want to find out? Check out Fangoria’s newest release, “The Last Horror Movie.” So what we have here is the story […]

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Close Your Eyes

Close Your Eyes

| August 25, 2005

This week’s plug is for Cassava Films, whose truly impressive “Serial Slayer” is on InDemand Pay Per View through May 25. Go here or pester your cable company for details. The British have been the undisputed masters of the mystery genre for better than the last hundred years. And this massive legacy shows forth cleanly […]

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Corn

Corn

| August 25, 2005

They’re names we hear every day. Or at least on Sunday if we’re frequent watchers of network news shows. Names like Monsanto, Archer Daniels Midland, and even Pioneer are names that drift across the national consciousness. And do we really know just what it is these massive food conglomerates are doing on any typical work […]

Alien Abduction

Alien Abduction

| August 25, 2005

Hey everybody! How would you like to take a twisted, maniacal, disturbing roller coaster ride? Sure, of course you would. And if I told you this ride was as close as your nearest video store, you’d be even happier, right? Right! Now, how would you feel if I told you that this roller coaster has […]

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Corpses Are Forever

Corpses Are Forever

| August 25, 2005

The zombie movie makes its splashy, crashy reappearance following a brief hiatus, now measurable in picoseconds (and for those of you who don’t habla, picoseconds are 1 / 1 billionths of a second, or how long Britney Spears’ first marriage lasted. Specifically, EIGHT picoseconds.). But they’ve been on a real roll lately, with quality that […]

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