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Pulp Reviews: The Mirror (2014), Extracted (2012), Exorcismus (2010)

PULP REVIEW: noun//A review devoid of a thorough or complete synopsis, but including snarky snippets of ideas and overall opinions/recommendations.
Alt. def. A review of a movie that was not worth my time to write a full review.

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Best Training Scenes of Film: Part 1: Preparing for the big fight with Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Team Korea

80s action movies were great for training montages!  As a child, I was raised on this.  This is what I pictured in my head when I started lifting weights as a teenager in the 90s.  787 more words

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John's Horror Corner: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014), far from anything resembling horror, this boring art-house Iranian film features a skateboarding hipster vampire.

  
MY CALL: 
Far from anything resembling horror, this boring art-house Iranian film features a skateboarding hipster vampire.  Amazon boasts numerous positive reviews, but horror fans should beware.  736 more words

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A brief discussion of The Human Centipede franchise, with opinions on the trailer of The Human Centipede 3: The Final Sequence

When filmmakers push the envelope, test limits and do that which no one before them has done, we often call it art.  But when filmmakers push the envelope and then shove the contents of the envelope down your throat, it often loses its luster and shifts to an altogether different genre.  665 more words

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Ex Machina (2015), playing on your sympathies as powerfully as your suspicions, this is a sci-fi artificial intelligence thriller told in a manner you have not seen before.

MY CALL:  An artificial intelligence thriller told in a manner you have not seen before. It will play on your sympathies as powerfully as your suspicions.  564 more words

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John's Horror Corner: The Voices (2014), a gory dark comedy with Ryan Reynolds as a likable schizophrenic whose cat urges him to kill people.

MY CALL:  Definitely not for everyone.  This film is sweet and funny, but it has its Texas Chainsaw moments, too.  It’s a cute little murderous movie. 650 more words

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John's Horror Corner: Absentia (2011), a quietly scary adult fable melding the Billy Goats Gruff with a hauntingly melancholy atmosphere.

MY CALL:  This minimalist, quietly scary adult fable melds the Billy Goats Gruff with a hauntingly melancholy atmosphere.  The budget is low, but the film does not rely on effects as characters and eeriness drive this movie.  509 more words

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