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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

| October 13, 2006

The next installment in the modern chainsaw massacre series is a prequel titled “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning”. Now where should I begin with this one? To sum it up briefly this film dark, gross and gory as hell. It’s also silly, predictable and has very few if any redeeming values for the hero’s […]

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Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film

Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film

| September 29, 2006 | 0 Comments

Starz Entertainment has a new original documentary premiering just in time for Halloween on their cable network channel. It’s called Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, and you know what? It’s pretty damn good. In the style of Behind the Music, this documentary explores the world of the American Slasher […]

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Broke

Broke

| July 11, 2006 | 0 Comments

I recently went to the premiere of a truly independent film made on smarts not money, devised by ingenuity not fancy equipment and featuring young aspiring actors and non-actors. The movie was called “Broke” and even though the title might depict the budget if this little film it in no way depicts the enjoyment that […]

X-Men 3: The Last Stand

X-Men 3: The Last Stand

| May 31, 2006 | 0 Comments

“X-Men 3: The Last Stand” is the 3rd installment in the blockbuster trilogy that helped further the 40 plus year X-Men legacy into a continuous modern household name. You know the back story, the X-men are mutant superhero’s with incredible powers caught in a world that often hates them for being different, the same world […]

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Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

| December 1, 2000

When I sat down to watch Requiem for a Dream I expected your average hip heroin flick mixed with a trip hop soundtrack, seasoned with libidinous junkies and emblazoned with politically correct messages like, “Hey, dude, they look cool, but don’t do drugs, okay? Later, man!” But thank God it didn’t turn out as expected. […]

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Chad Byrnes’ “Best and Worst” of the ’90s

Chad Byrnes’ “Best and Worst” of the ’90s

| January 9, 2000 | 0 Comments

The 10 Best Films Of The 1990′s 10. Pulp Fiction — Before Pulp Fiction splashed onto the scene, criminals, drug addicts and psychos were portrayed as inhuman caricatures that hovered over us like impending doom. Tarantino tackled the impossible by breathing life into the criminal element and putting them on a basic human level. Through […]

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