Archive for December, 2011

The Muppets

The Muppets

| December 19, 2011

The latest movie about the Muppets is such a blast; just to see the gang in high-antics and good form after so many years is a delightful holiday treat. The story goes that the old Muppet studios are being sold, and an oil baron is just waiting to drill, unless the Muppets can come up […]

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The Moon in the Gutter

The Moon in the Gutter

| December 19, 2011

The body of a young woman named Catherine is found in a faceless French alley. She is half naked and holding a razor. Some time earlier, Catherine was the victim of a rape, so it’s understandable why she would want to take her own life. It is less understandable why she would stab herself in […]

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The Legend is Born: Ip Man

The Legend is Born: Ip Man

| December 19, 2011

The Legend is Born: Ip Man is an awesome prequel to Wilson Yip’s Ip Man 1 & 2 and does a fantastic job standing on it’s own. Set in the early years of Ip Man’s life in Foshan, we see Ip Man and his step brother, Tin Chi, being sent to learn Wing Chun under […]

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The Summer of Massacre

The Summer of Massacre

| December 18, 2011

New from Breaking Glass Pictures, “The Summer of Massacre” sends viewers on a tour through the mind of madness, as multiple killers strive to create the biggest body count imaginable. Featuring 8 killers in 5 carnage-drenched stories, “The Summer of Massacre” lives up to its name with the highest body count ever recorded in a […]

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Final Destination 5

Final Destination 5

| December 18, 2011

The fifth installment of this hugely popular horror franchise is written by Eric Heisserer and directed by Steven Quale and releases on December 27th through iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles. The Blu-Ray Combo Pack releases January 24th. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the first four films in the […]

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Son of Harpo Speaks!

Son of Harpo Speaks!

| December 14, 2011

I’ll start with a confession so it’s out in the open: I adore the Marx Brothers. And my adoration is not limited to the Marx Brothers of the silver screen. No, I am equally, if not more, infatuated with the Marx Brothers as people, the Marx Brothers that so many have written fondly about in […]

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The Rocketeer: 20th Anniversary Edition

The Rocketeer: 20th Anniversary Edition

| December 14, 2011

Today we see a new comic book adaption coming to the screen every summer; back in 1991 this was not as common. One of the first to come along was The Rocketeer, released by Disney. It is a movie based on the comic book of the same name by Dave Stevens. The Rocketeer is a […]

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Carnage

Carnage

| December 14, 2011

Roman Polanski’s ‘Carnage’ is a difficult film to digest. From what I can tell of the director’s films is a focus on the ‘unwanted guest’. In ‘Carnage’ the invited (but very unwanted) guests are Nancy and Alan Covan. The Covan’s arrive at the house of Penelope and Michael Longstreet, after their children have had an […]

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

| December 14, 2011

Worthwhile prequels are rare, in film or any other medium for that matter. Typically, filmmakers’ efforts at crafting prequels result in over-explanatory, pandering, cinematic tragedies. Just look at Dumb and Dumberer, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, or Star Wars: Episode I-III. As such, the prospect of a Planet of the Apes prequel, especially after […]

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Elvira’s Movie Macabre does Christmas

Elvira’s Movie Macabre does Christmas

| December 13, 2011

The two episodes of Elvira’s Movie Macabre housed in this double feature DVD find the Mistress of the Dark hosting cult classic Christmas crap-fest Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) and Monte Hellman’s directorial debut, Beast from Haunted Cave (1959). The format of Movie Macabre in these later episodes is much the same as it […]

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