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Movie Review: ABCs of Death

The ABCs of Death features 26 different directors from 15 different countries each directing their own 5 minute short films to be compiled to make one movie.  Each of them were given a letter and $5000 and had to make their film with only one prerequisite: it had to involve some sort of death.  An ambitious concept to say the …

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Movie Review: Resolution

In the world of film it’s becoming increasingly difficult to come up with something new and original.  Many movies simply set out to do what’s done before and tweak it slightly to make it their own.  Yet, Justin Benson’s and Aaron Moorhead’s ‘Resolution’ never strives for anything less than original and brilliant, and succeeds marvelously. Resolution starts off with some …

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Movie Review: Texas Chainsaw 3D

While not quite on the tier of Halloween or Friday the 13th, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre has spawned an abundance of sequels and remakes of its own.  Texas Chainsaw 3D comes as a direct sequel to the original 1974 film and what better way to start of 2013 than a bunch of hot twenty-somethings getting chased around by Leatherface? …

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Movie Review: Doomsday Book

If there’s one basic rule of cinema, it’s that anthology films are more often than not average.  It’s hard enough to make one good film, but making three or more solid short movies that tie together can be quite a challenge.  South Korea looks to tackle this challenge with ‘Doomsday Book’ featuring directors Kim Jee-Woon (I Saw the Devil, Tale …

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Movie Review: The Collection

It’s been too long since a movie like this has been in theaters.  The Collection is by no means a perfect film, but it certainly is entertaining throughout and tries its damnedest to do something new while expanding the collector’s universe.  Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan return as writers with Dunstan also directing. The Collection completely forgets anything about a …

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Movie Review: Rec 3-Genesis

If you haven’t seen Rec or Rec 2, leave right now and change that immediately.  Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza not only co-directed the original Rec, an instant classic and still the gold standard for found footage films, they also managed to do something even harder: direct an awesome sequel.  The pair split up for the final two films in …

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Movie Review: Hollow

With movies like Long Pigs, The Poughkeepsie Tapes, and The Tunnel coming out in recent years, found footage has officially become the go to filming style for low budget horror films these days.  First time director Michael Axelgaard looks to continue that trend with Hollow.  Hollow follows two couples during their trip to one of their childhood homes in the …

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Movie Review: Excision

It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a movie as much as I did Excision.  It’s also been a long time since I’ve seen a movie this weird.  What makes it even more impressive is that this was director Richard Bates Jr.’s first feature length film.  In Excision, AnnaLynne McCord plays the sociopathic teen Pauline who is just trying …

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Movie Review: Chained

Many times, the most terrifying concepts in horror movies are those that are realistic.  That’s exactly what director Jennifer Lynch sought out to do with her new film Chained. Chained follows a young boy who is held captive by the serial killer who kidnapped both him and his mother, whom he kills.  After killing his mother, the serial killer Bob …

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Movie Review: The Loved Ones

The Loved Ones takes place six months after Brent’s father dies while Brent (Xavier Samuel) was behind the wheel.  Still grieving, Brent’s only thing keeping him grounded is his loving girlfriend Helen.  It’s time for the end of the year dance and Brent is asked to go by the quiet girl, Lola (Robin McLeavy).  Little does he know though that …