DVD Review: Van Morrison: Another Glorious Decade Under Review 1977 – 1987

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Van Morrison: Another Glorious Decade

Van Morrison: Another Glorious Decade Under Review 1977 – 1987 is a documentary and follow-up to 2008’s Van Morrison: Under Review 1964 – 1974. The film is narrated by Thomas Arnold, and obviously focuses on Van Morrison’s career in the late 1970s and 1980s, a time when his music went through quite a few changes. As Thomas Arnold says at … Read More

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Film Review – Catch Me Daddy

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Catch Me Daddy Laila is a young English woman of Pakistani descent who’s living happily with her boyfriend Aaron in a trailer outside of Yorkshire England. Unfortunately, she’s also a runaway and her powerful organized-crime family has sent hired thugs to help find her and bring her home.  When her brother catches up with her, a fight ensues resulting in … Read More

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Scream Factory Review: Wyrmwood – Road of the Dead

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Wyrmwood Road of the Dead is Australia’s answer to the postmodern, semi-comedic zombie movie and it is pure Ozploitation fun. The plot you know pretty well; comet passes over, makes zombies, survivors gather together to get transportation and escape. Barry (Jay Ghallager) and Benny (Leon Burchill) are two survivors who team up to track down Barry’s sister Brook (Bianca Bradey). … Read More

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Five Horse Racing Movies You (Probably) Forgot

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Horse Racing

  Let’s face it, hollywood churns out a lot of sports movies. Baseball, football, even tennis has been the subject of recent movies. It sees that in recent years, the sport of kings hasn’t gotten the cinematic treatment in quite a while. Maybe it has something to do with the problems on the set of that HBO series Luck or … Read More

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Film Review – Cop Car

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Cop Car Two young boys, Travis and Harrison, are idly strolling through rural open plains on their way to the woods when they encounter an empty police car. Their youth shows through as they have to dare each other to even approach the seemingly abandoned vehicle. Soon they overcome their fear when they see there is no one around and … Read More

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DVD Review: Robot Chicken Season 7

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Robot Chicken Season 7

The action packed, fully articulated seventh season of the hilarious Emmy Award winning show, Robot Chicken is now available! See your favorite childhood toys like He-Man, Batman, Lion-O, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Rainbow Brite in crude situations ripe with humor and nostalgia. Huge fans of the Robot Chicken show will love owning the seventh season on DVD. Jam … Read More

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DVD Review: Revenge Of The Mekons

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Revenge Of The Mekons

If you are not familiar with the music of The Mekons, watch the new documentary Revenge Of The Mekons and become an instant fan. The Mekons started as a punk band in Leeds in 1977, and have grown and changed and become better and better over the last thirty years. This film tells the story of the band basically in … Read More

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August 2015: New Releases in SFF to be excited about

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Here’s a look at a few of the coming attractions in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror book market that look like something to be excited about.   The Nightmare Charade (Mindee Arnette) August 4th, 2015 YA Fantasy title, teenage magical creatures. Part of the Arkwell Academy series. I haven’t read any of the others, but it looks interesting enough … Read More

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Review: Speaking in Bones (Kathy Reichs)

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Speaking In Bones

    Speaking in Bones (Temperance Brennan series #18) by Kathy Reichs ISBN 0345544048 (ISBN13: 9780345544049) Published by Bantam July 21, 2015     Online web sleuths are people who may have watched a lot of crime TV, but they are tenacious and do eventually get things done. One of these strange but tenacious amateur detectives shows up at the … Read More

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Last Call

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  Okrent, Daniel Last Call Simon and Schuster, 2010     The late great Bill Hicks, when considering marijuana’s legal status, once noted, “it serves a thousand different functions, all of them positive. To make marijuana against the law is like saying God made a mistake.” It is impossible to not think about marijuana when reading historian Daniel Okrent’s “Last … Read More

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Fantasia International Review – @Demolishermovie

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The Demolisher Everything about this film screams cold, dark revenge and vigilante justice never looked so good. I’ve been excited to see the film since the release of the very first trailer, so the feature has been right at the top of my list and it did not disappoint. For a film called the Demolisher, it was a lot more … Read More

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aGLIFF – Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Announces 28th Season Full Line-up

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It has been a busy day for film festival announcements. Hot on the heels of Toronto announcing their first wave of films, aGLIFF, one of the country’s largest gay and lesbian film festivals, has announced their full programming line-up. From the press release: “Opening the festival, Thursday Sept 10, will be the Texas premiere of director Andrew Nackman’s, “Fourth Man … Read More

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What’s out today: 07/28/2015 – Ghost Town, MST3K XXXIII

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Ghost Town A deputy on the trail of a missing woman finds himself trapped with her in an undead old west ghost town. A curse placed upon a group of outlaws has trapped the whole town in a state somewhere between ghosts and zombies. Only when a lawman dispatches the leader of the gang will the town finally be free. … Read More

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Fantasia International Review – The Dark Below

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The Dark Below If you don’t have a drowning phobia, you will after seeing A Dark Below. In 75 tense minutes the film tells its story almost non-verbally and with an incredible amount of non-gory violence. The plot follows a man who decides to kill his wife by dressing her in full scuba gear and shoving her under the ice … Read More

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