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BuzzKill

BuzzKill

| February 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Second City player Daniel Raymont plays Ray Wyatt, a struggling screenwriter trying to dig his way to the surface. The apartment he lives in smells like death – that’s because there’s a dead animal in the walls and a former tenant recently died there. His agent advises that he should give up on his indulgent […]

Geek Charming

Geek Charming

| February 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Geek Charming is another in the long list of Disney Channel movies peddling materialism and beauty, while providing a cute pouty-faced moral lesson of acceptance and tolerance. Disney, in their official released synopsis (which is cribbed from the back cover of the Robin Palmer book, from which the film is based), explains the story like […]

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Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal

Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal

| January 19, 2012

Back in the day, the Mailman was an icon as American as baseball and apple pie. Praised as one of the hardest working members of the community, who would deliver your mail “through rain, or snow, or sleet, or hail.” Nowadays, that catchy credo has been replaced by a term altogether ugly and demeaning: “going […]

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Best Films You Didn’t See in 2011

Best Films You Didn’t See in 2011

| January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

I don’t see much in the theaters any more, so I can’t provide a Best Movies of the Year list. We have two little girls running about, who keep us very occupied at home. But, that’s just a lame excuse, because if’n I could go to the theater more, I probably wouldn’t anyway. I’ve fallen […]

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Interview with Haunted Sunshine Girl

Interview with Haunted Sunshine Girl

| October 25, 2011

A Girl. A Camera. A Ghost. Haunted Sunshine Vlog There’s a crud load of pretty young things all over the Internets, vlogging their miseries and joys, and occasional guitar strummings — thanks lonelygirl15! And some of them have become quite famous — no thanks Biebs! As usual, much of the stuff is pure nose goblins. […]

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The Woman

The Woman

| October 5, 2011

The Woman is one of those controversial films that you either love or hate. You love it because you get it. Because it speaks to you on a level that’s above the usual horror fare. You hate it because it scares you. Because, not only does it scare you, but you get it, and the […]

@UrFrenz

@UrFrenz

| September 22, 2011

@UrFrenz is a startling look at the real life perils that many of our teenage kids face. Inspired by the cyber-bullying case of Megan Meier, @UrFrenz isn’t content to be the formulaic “Wake up, parents!” Lifetime movie. Instead, it opens the front door and walks straight up to your kid’s room and shows you the […]

Sigmund and the Sea Monsters – Season One

Sigmund and the Sea Monsters – Season One

| September 2, 2011

It’s oft been said that today’s kids demand more from their entertainment. This usually comes from producers and promoters, and all the others who profit from children’s’ entertainment… as well as the parents who consume it. They would have us all believe that our little Dakotas and Skylars and Hunters would never be caught watching […]

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Frat House Massacre

Frat House Massacre

| August 23, 2011

Brothers Bobby (Rane Jameson) and Sean (Chris Prangley) have a falling out when Bobby decides to go out and party, rather than prepare for college. That night Bobby is in tragic car accident with a drunk driver, leaving him in a coma for several months. Sean has to return to college without his kid brother, […]

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

| August 23, 2011

I am a huge fan of the POTA films. Have been ever since I saw the original 1969 Planet of the Apes at the Central Drive-in when I was all of seven years old. Every since then, they’ve become a touchstone of my movie watching experience throughout the rest of my life. I’d always enjoyed […]

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