Movie Reviews

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Frankenhooker'

October 17th, 2014 12:25pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Frankenhooker'
Now we’re really getting into weird horror Henenlotter territory fright fans! Killer mowers, super crack, exploding hookers and a brain with a single eye – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s Frank Henenlotter selection is a classic take on the famed Mary Shelley story with a few new twists and turns. There’s of course still love, romance, passion and creating new life, but told with a distinctively 42nd Street vibe. Wanna date? It’s…"Frankenhooker!"

Jeffrey Franken is an odd guy. On the surface he has all the trappings of normal life – a steady job at New Jersey Electric,...
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Reviews: 'Young Ones' / 'Default'

October 17th, 2014 11:20am EDT
Reviews: 'Young Ones' / 'Default'
There’s more than enough movie room for some drama in the horror month of October, so here we go. We’re checking out two new flicks that do the heavy lifting including the multi-genre flick "Young Ones" and dark outing "Default."

Title: "Young Ones"

Stars: 3

Genre: Drama

Cast: Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning

Director: Jake Paltrow

Rating: R

Running Time: 100 minutes

Release Company: Screen Media Films

Website: https://www.facebook.com/youngones2014

You have to hand it to writer/director Jake Paltrow – he knows how to mix genres well. "Young Ones" is ...
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Screamfest LA 2014 - 'Parlor' / 'See No Evil 2' Reviews

October 16th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
Screamfest LA 2014 - 'Parlor' / 'See No Evil 2' Reviews
Coming to you from the "14th Annual Screamfest 2014" taking place in Los Angeles Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theaters (for more info go to www.screamfestla.com), we’re now right in the thick of the joyful movie misery. So hold onto your horror hats kiddies as we review two of the films featured in this year’s crop the tattoo terror tale "Parlor" and the Soska Sisters helmed sequel "See No Evil 2" – check them both out below!

Title: "Parlor"

Stars: 2

Genre: Horror

Cast: Robert LaSardo, Tiffany DeMarco, Sara Fabel

Director: Devon Downs and Kenny Gage

Rating: R
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Reviews: 'Summer Of Blood' / 'Wolves'

October 16th, 2014 10:59am EDT
Reviews: 'Summer Of Blood' / 'Wolves'
October means Halloween and horror films and this week there are two more for fans to check out. One is an offbeat indie horror/comedy of a lazy slacker who gets turned into a vampire and the other is a slick and stylistic look at the werewolf genre. We check out and review both "Summer of Blood" and "Wolves" below!

Title: "Summer of Blood"

Stars: 3 1/2

Genre: Horror / Comedy

Cast: Onur Tukel, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Dakota Goldhor

Director: Onur Tukel

Rating: R

Running Time: 83 minutes

Release Company: Dark Sky Films

Writer/Director Onur Tukel, who also takes on the lea...
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Screamfest LA 2014 - 'What To See'

October 14th, 2014 12:30pm EDT
Screamfest LA 2014 - 'What To See'
October, horror flicks and Halloween could only mean one thing – "Screamfest" time! That’s right fright fans, Starpulse.com is once again braving the slice and dice to cover the "14th Annual Screamfest 2014" which is taking place in Los Angeles Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theaters (for more info go to www.screamfestla.com) and we’re more than excited. With everything from lethal ladies to 80’s homage, this year’s crop of scary flicks looks better than ever. We’re starting off our comprehensive coverage of all things "Screamfest" (which will include reviews, interviews an...
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Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 - Best Of Fest 'Wrap Up'

October 14th, 2014 11:20am EDT
Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 - Best Of Fest 'Wrap
This is it – end of the movie train line! Our man up north and my dedicated dad Michael Coleman unleashes his final thoughts good and bad reflecting on the "Vancouver International Film Festival 2014" – here’s his Best of Fest ‘Wrap Up’!

In their respective categories:

Altered States - Among a disappointing guilty pleasure category it was "The Incident," director Isaac Esban’s Mexican stunner that not only stole the show, but would be in the top five of my top ten films for 2014. Fan cinema at its finest, it's a cult classic in the making.

Dragons & Tigers – Without a doubt "Comi...
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The Judge is Good Film-making

October 13th, 2014 3:43pm EDT
The Judge is Good Film-making
Every now and again an absolutely perfect film comes to pass. 'The Judge' is one of those films with a star-studded, indie feel film about a prodigal son, 'The Judge' hits every single moment regarding acting, staging, cinematography, sound and script.

'The Judge' surrounds two men that seemingly parallel to each other in personality yet who covertly diverge in different ways. Robert Downey Jr. plays Hank/Henry Palmer, a stubborn, hard-edged, law-skirting defense lawyer attempting to save his even harder-edged, yet law-abiding judge father, Joseph (Robert Duvall), from a murder conviction....
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Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 - 'Michael's Final Reviews'

October 13th, 2014 12:22pm EDT
Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 - 'Michael's Final Re
Time’s almost up for the great Northern film critic – and my proud papa – Michael Coleman and his movie ridden time at the "Vancouver International Film Festival 2014." So in a final review filled article here’s a few last notable movie nuggets reviewed for your future film pleasure. Take it away daddyo!

DRAGONS & TIGERS

"Coming Home" – Boy, was I right when I chose this one early on as one of my must sees. Director Zhang Yimou’s third collaboration with Gong Li is as stunning as their first two. Cinema at its best, "Coming Home" reveals a story of a wife broken by the Chinese Cul...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Brain Damage'

October 10th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Brain Damage'
The famed Frank Henenlotter Halloween slime train is now running at full horror speed, which is fitting this week as there is a suspicious slug on board…welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we pluck from obscurity a terror tale that some Henenlotter fans proclaim is the exploitation filmmaker at his very best. It’s the simple story of a boy who meets a mutant parasite and the two develop a questionable friendship. Brains, blood, bright colors, deep blue water and goop coming out of your ear – watch out for "Brain Damage!"

Brian is an average guy with not much that makes him sp...
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Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 - 'Michael Vs. Flicks On The Wild Side'

October 9th, 2014 12:39pm EDT
Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 - 'Michael Vs. Flicks
Seems my dear old dad Michael Coleman has been dipping his cinematic feet in some dark waters this week as evidenced by the review of some of the more somber films via the "Vancouver International Film Festival 2014" taking place Sept. 25 through Oct. 10 (go to www.viff.org for more info!). Taking on everything from slasher flicks to tales of bitter and vengeful severed hands, here are Michael’s reviews of films that walk on the wild side!

ALTERED STATES

"Housebound" - "Housebound" is a flick that starts out slow, daring and tempting you to leave. But hang in there as the seemingly ...
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