THE PURGE: ANARCHY (2014)

THE PURGE: ANARCHY (2014) Review by L.L. Soares I was actually looking forward to seeing THE PURGE: ANARCHY this week. Partly because I enjoyed the first film in the series, THE PURGE (2013), starring Ethan Hawke. That one set up the basic premise. After a time of great unrest, these guys called the “New Founding(…)

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TV ROUND-UP LOOKS AT RECENT GENRE TV SHOWS

TV ROUND-UP Television review by L.L. Soares  Hello there, pardners. I’ve been planning to get out the old lasso and wrap up a column giving an overview of some of the genre shows that have been on television lately for a while now. Some of the shows I will mention have already finished their new(…)

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Me and Lil’ Stevie Get Caught Up in NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES (2006)

Me and Lil’ Stevie Get Caught Up In NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES (2006) (INTERIOR/NIGHT:  Opening Montage of a made-for-television anthology series.  Establishing shot of a creepy old manse surrounded by thick, wrought-iron gates.  POV jump-cuts to inside the house, where the camera is panning from room to room, floor to floor.  We’re getting glimpses of some(…)

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LIFE ITSELF (2014)

LIFE ITSELFFilm Review by Nick Cato LIFE ITSELF (currently in limited theatrical release and available on some PPV services and iTunes) is an endearing documentary about the career of legendary film critic Roger Ebert. Directed by Steve James (who directed the 1994 Ebert-approved basketball doc HOOP DREAMS), the film only touches on Ebert’s early life,(…)

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Bill’s Bizarre Bijou takes a ride of THE BIG BUS (1976)

BILL’s BIZAREE BIJOU By William D. Carl This week’s feature presentation: THE BIG BUS (1976)   Welcome to Bill’s Bizarre Bijou, where you’ll discover the strangest films ever made.  If there are alien women with too much eye-shadow and miniskirts, if papier-mâché monsters are involved, if there’s a multitude of drag queens and camp sensibility,(…)

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The Reassessment Files: JOYRIDE (2001)

JOYRIDE (2001)A “Reassessment File” by Paul McMahon- The Distracted Critic By the time JOYRIDE came out in 2001, I’d already enjoyed actor Steve Zahn in OUT OF SIGHT (1998) and HAPPY, TEXAS (1999). In each film he played a memorable supporting character in a very well-cast movie. While the trailer for JOYRIDE made it look(…)

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SNOWPIERCER (2013)

SNOWPIERCER  (2013) Review by L.L. Soares Every once in a while you find a movie that seems to fill a gap in what’s going on in cinema. Summers, by definition, have become the time for big Hollywood blockbusters, full of CGI effects and big explosions and car crashes. And yet, a lot of these movies(…)

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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

CINEMA KNIFE FIGHT: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2014)Review by Michael Arruda & L.L. Soares (THE SCENE:  A deep, dark forest.  MICHAEL ARRUDA and L.L. SOARES cautiously make their way through the thick greenery.  They pass by words carved into trees which read “Ape no kill Ape,” “Ape yes kill Humans” and “Human(…)

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Interview with david j. moore, author of WORLD GONE WILD

Interview with WORLD GONE WILD author, david j. mooreBy Nick Cato NICK CATO: What attracted you to apocalyptic films? david j. moore: It’s strange to say it this way, but honestly, I think post-apocalyptic movies are attracted to me. They find me wherever I go. Before I started writing WORLD GONE WILD, I stumbled across(…)

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