Film

Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence

| October 18, 2016

When the 20th anniversary Blu-ray release of the original Independence Day (1996) came out, I wrote about how the film was one I’d never been a fan of and yet, from a modern perspective, it seems downright smart when compared to many of our current blockbusters. Sure, Independence Day perfectly represents the big, dumb, loud […]

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30th Anniversary Screening of Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives w/ director Tommy McLoughlin in Chicago – Oct. 22

30th Anniversary Screening of Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives w/ director Tommy McLoughlin in Chicago – Oct. 22

| October 18, 2016

Tommy McLoughlin directed one of the most enduring sequels in the history of horror films with Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. Not only did Tommy bring Jason Voorhees back to life after an untimely death in the 4th installment of the Friday series, but he helped re-invigorate the horror genre as a whole […]

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Mr. Church

Mr. Church

| October 11, 2016

Eddie Murphy, who reportedly hasn’t been in movies lately because he hadn’t been offered any roles, is great in Mr. Church. Murphy plays a cook for a woman named Marie, played by Natascha McElhone, who has been told she has six months to live but survives her cancer for about six years after that. When […]

52nd Annual Chicago International Film Festival

52nd Annual Chicago International Film Festival

| October 11, 2016

The 52nd Annual Chicago International Film Festival runs from October 13th through October 27th, with scheduled appearances by veteran actor Danny Glover and Empire star Taraji P. Henson. Glover stars in 93 Days, a drama that chronicles the impressive effort to contain the spread of Ebola across Nigeria’s most populated city. Henson will be interviewed in advance of the release of Hidden Figures, the story of three African-American women […]

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Private Property

Private Property

| October 11, 2016

Film-noir is traditionally known for presenting society’s underworld in dark alleys with black hats and Tommy guns. By the 1950s, however, the focus shifted from mobsters to the socially disaffected and alienated drifters. Released in 1960, director Leslie Steven’s Private Property highlights the reason for this change and why, subsequently, society faced the rise of […]

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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

| October 10, 2016

1977 was an historic year for the motion picture industry. The summer blockbuster as we know it today burst out of movie theatre screens in the form of the space western epic known as Star Wars. Also, in 1977, another highly influential film was released, with considerably less fanfare. It was a low budget horror […]

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Francesca

Francesca

| October 7, 2016

Unearthed Films has made a name for themselves among fans of extreme and underground horror with their releases of international films like the Guinea Pig series (and recently producing the American Guinea Pig films), but their latest release is something of a change of pace for the company. Two years ago, BRINKVision released Luciano and […]

The Accountant

The Accountant

| October 7, 2016

If Jason Bourne and John Wick became sexually involved, and chose to become parents, they face a few challenges. First, how do two men have a child? Well they could adopt but what if they wanted something a little more personal than that? Something that truly came from them. Well, we now have a science […]

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The Last King

The Last King

| October 5, 2016

It’s very cool that this movie exists. As it were I believe there aren’t enough modern films made to retell past history. In the past few years there have been an immense overflow of remakes upon remakes but not enough new content telling old true stories. The Last King attempts to fill the void that […]

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Vamp

Vamp

| October 5, 2016

The 1980’s were awash with vampire movies. Some are still considered to be classics in the genre, such as 1985’s Fright Night, 1987’s The Lost Boys, and 1987’s Near Dark. On the other hand, there was the comedy/horror movie from 1983 Once Bitten, starring a young Jim Carrey. Once Bitten is way more comedy than […]