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Baraka

It’s very hard to categorize a film like Baraka. Because of its particular characteristics – a complete lack of a verbal component, a non-linear ‘plot’ and a broadened coverage of our planet – it doesn’t fit it with any existing genre. With that being said, I wouldn’t want to have to put a label on …

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Heavy Metal Horror

Body Count: Volume 10 . I’m not sure how the heavy metal and horror movie connection started but it’s a match made in hell. The two go together like chocolate and peanut butter. It’s a natural pairing. Alice Cooper had been combining Grand Guignol stage theatrics with live music since the 70’s. Blue Oyster Cult …

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News: “Alien” the Prequel, Blockbuster Video shows their desperation and more…

“Alien” the Prequel: An “Alien” prequel has been verified by  director Tony Scott.  He is the brother of Ridley Scott, the director of “Alien.”  The prequel will be directed by Carl Rinsch, director of 1994’s “The Quiz.”  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0727754/ Tony Scott guesses that production will begin “Hopefully (at) the end of the year.”  http://www.collider.com/2009/05/29/exclusive-tony-scott-confirms-carl-rinsch-is-directing-alien-and-its-a-prequel/ I am …

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News: “Twilight” is the Big Winner at the MTV Movie Awards / Woody Allen Finds a New Hooker / Portman Joins the Cast of “Your Highness” / New “Public Enemies” Featurette now online.

Twilight was the toast of the MTV Movie Awards winning five major prizes. But who gives a shit. Sacha Baron Cohen just tea bagged Eminem. Now that’s what I want more of at my awards shows. Yes, the bit is ripped off from a similar stunt by Howard Stern pulled at the VMA’s some while …

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News: Concept Art for Avatar, Tom Cruise confirmed to star in Action comedy Wichita, Dream Works Reveals its Slate Through 2012.

Concept art for James Cameron’s Avatar is in and it’s further upping the anticipation factor.  The art was released by the website Market Saw.  They are a part of their forthcoming book “The Art of Avatar James Cameron’s Epic Adventure.” And what can I say they look “EPIC.”  These pictures have been confirmed by Fox …

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Sam Raimi’s star Vehicle

When thinking of stars who appear in a Sam Raimi film, Bruce Campbell is the first name to come to mind. What people don’t realize is that Sam Raimi’s star vehicle is a 1973 Delta 88 Oldsmobile. The car was first seen way back in Evil Dead driven by Ash. In fact the car in …

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News: Pegg and Frost Comedy Boasts Impressive Cast, Pacino to Play Dr. Death, Anchorman 2?

Hot off the heels of a big critical success with Adventureland, Greg Mattola’s upcoming Simon Pegg and Nick Frost sci-fi comedy Paul has gotten a lot more interesting.  Variety reports that a ridiculous quantity of talent has now been added to the project: Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Jane Lynch, Bill Hader, and the glorious Kristen …

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News: Eli Roth almost killed by Tarantino / Bazooka Joe film / New Kevin Smith film

Eli Roth almost killed by Tarantino: During the production of “Inglorious Basterds,” co-stars Eli Roth “and Omar Doom were supposed to do a stunt in which they would be engulfed in flames as Tarantino would hover high above them behind the camera in a flame-retardant suit…they (Royh and Doom) were slathered with protective gel and …

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Drag Me To Hell

Drag Me to Hell Directed by Sam Raimi Where other horror pioneers’ attempts to return to the cinematic styles that earned them their reputations have generally ranged from middling (George Romero’s Land and Diary of the Dead) to embarrassing (Dario Argento’s Mother of Tears), Sam Raimi effortlessly slips back into “spook-a-blast” mode with the outrageously …

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Spirits Captured On Film

Body Count: Volume 9 I have this story that I like to tell after I’ve been drinking about the night that I was alone in our house and thought someone had broken in. I was scared shitless. There was very clearly someone wandering around the first floor of my house, turning lights on and making …

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News: Palme d’Or goes to…

And the Palme d’Or goes to… The Cannes film festival continues their love affair with Michael Haneke. His latest in competition film, The White Ribbon, won the coveted top prize this year. But that has come to really no surprise by those who follow Cannes history. Heneke has always been a favorite with the festival. …

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Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation Directed by McG This review contains Terminator series spoilers. With Charlie’s Angels helmer McG becoming the third director to tackle the once-venerable sci-fi-action series concocted by James Cameron, we can at least be thankful that he’s found an original way to screw up a franchise. Where most series end up with an entry …

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Italian Institute of Stupidity Science and Philosophy

Cult Cinema: Volume 10 Horror fans are a mysterious, cultish bunch. Or at least, they like to think they are, imagining themselves the vanguard of the underground; Morlocks feeding off pampered, mainstream Eloi dandies with D&G sunglasses and designer perfume. But go to any horror film screening, and see if you’re not surrounded by Blackberry-toting …

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Trap Them and Eat Them

Body Count: Volume 8 One of the many disadvantages of living in a place like New Hamsphire is that you have to live on the edge vicariously through the lives of people who live closer to the action through correspondence so it was a while before I got into the depths of crazy horror movies. …

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Angels and Demons

Angels and Demons Directed by Ron Howard There’s a nebulous threat looming on the horizon in director Ron Howard’s latest Dan Brown adaptation, and it’s not the antimatter that powers the film’s obnoxiously rigid ticking-clock device. Rather, it’s the needless exposition and mannered overplotting (much of it courtesy of frequently awful screenwriter Akiva Goldsman) that …

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News: Frank Sinatra biopic, IMAX scandal and Terminator script trouble.

Christian Bale demanded rewrite work be done on “Terminator: Salvation” before he took the role of John Connor, a role he insisted on rather than the character the filmmakers had in mind– “…central character Marcus Wright…at a Toronto press conference in January, he (director McG) said, “I went to see him… He reads the script …

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