Movie Reviews

Reviews: 'Starry Eyes' / 'The Babadook'

November 14th, 2014 11:15am EST
Movie Reviews: 'Starry Eyes' / 'The Babadook'
Halloween has passed but the horror hits just keep on coming so we’re checking out two frightful flicks coming to a cinema near you. One shows the price to be paid for fame and fortune while the other is an emotional tale of the boogeyman – reviews for "Starry Eyes" and "The Babadook" are below!

Title: "Starry Eyes"

Stars: 3

Genre: Horror

Cast: Alexandra Essoe, Noah Segan, Pat Healy

Director: Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer

Running Time: 98 Minutes

Release Company: MPI Media Group

Website: http://starryeyesfilm.com/

"Starry Eyes" is a film with a great premise and a fantas...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Pontypool'

November 7th, 2014 12:45pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Pontypool'
For those going through post Halloween blues we here at Starpulse.com are happy to help. We’re grave digging deep to find you not only the most amazing horror flick you haven’t heard of, but one with some thinking man’s class – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection is such a terrific mix of the horror and intelligence that you may feel the desire and need to watch it twice. But watch what you say – the wrong word may trigger an unwanted reaction. Welcome to…."Pontypool."

Shock jock Grant Mazzie is an aging radio dinosaur that has been relegated to a small radio stati...
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Reviews: 'Jessabelle' / '21 Years: Richard Linklater'

November 5th, 2014 12:00pm EST
Reviews: 'Jessabelle' / '21 Years: Richard Linklater'
Ready for some more encapsulated reviews of flicks out this week? Then follow us as we check out a post-Halloween horror flick and a doc dedicated to a famed filmmaker. It’s a look at the creepy outing "Jessabelle" and the informative "21 Years: Richard Linklater" – both reviews below!

Title: "Jessabelle"

Stars: 4

Genre: Horror / Drama

Cast: Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, David Andrews

Director: Kevin Greutert

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 90 Minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsgate.com

"Jessabelle" may appear like a standard paint-by-numbers haunting flick but...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Trick 'r Treat'

October 31st, 2014 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Trick 'r Treat'
Today is officially Halloween and here at Starpulse.com that means plenty of ghouls, goblins and Sam – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection is a throwback to the horror anthology’s of old telling tales of hungry wolves, serial killers and bitter kids all under the watchful eye of a shabby orange pajamas wearing, burlap sack headed tot named Sam. So put on your best blood soaked costume, grab a big bag for all that tainted candy and kick over a few jack-o-lanterns on the way – it’s time for…"Trick ‘r Treat!"

Halloween time may seem fun and harmless, but the origins and...
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Review: Odd Import 'Force Majeure' Unsure What It Wants To Be

October 30th, 2014 9:30am EDT
Review: Odd Import 'Force Majeure' Unsure What It Wants To Be
A strange uneven mix of David Lynch and Paul Thomas Anderson, "Force Majeure" is an odd film I just didn’t like. The story seems simple enough – a family vacationing at a ski resort sits down for a meal and looks over to see an avalanche heading straight for them. But instead of shielding and protecting his wife and children, head of household Thomas runs for cover to shamefully save himself. Of course it turns out to be a false alarm, but the damage is done. So the remainder of the film is both wife Ebba trying to make her shallow hubby feel guilty and Thomas simply trying to deny it e...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Shocker'

October 24th, 2014 2:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Shocker'
Halloween is a time of mischief, mayhem and murder. In other words no more Mr. Nice Guy – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s misplaced terror tale proves that lightning can not only strike twice, but it can also set your demonic soul free to murder at will. Such is the fate of the killer in tonight’s selection who all by himself embodies mass murder and incidentally owes a fortune to the swear jar. His name is Horace Pinker and if you meet him he’s a real…"Shocker!"

Horace Pinker is a menacing man with a thirst for blood. The television repair man by trade, the limping P...
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Reviews: 'Stonehearst Asylum' / 'Hollows Grove'

October 23rd, 2014 11:22am EDT
Reviews: 'Stonehearst Asylum' / 'Hollows Grove'
We’re keeping the fright film reviews going with two new flicks on the horizon – the star studded "Stonehearst Asylum" and found footage flick "Hollows Grove." Check out their scare factor reviewed below!

Title: "Stonehearst Asylum"

Stars: 2

Genre: Drama / Thriller

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley

Director: Brad Anderson

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 112 Minutes

Release Company: Millennium Entertainment

Website: http://www.stonehearstasylum.com/

What the frig happened to the great Brad Anderson? Bursting onto the suspense scene with the highly under...
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Screamfest LA 2014 – ‘Final Film Reviews’

October 22nd, 2014 12:40pm EDT
Screamfest LA 2014 – ‘Final Film Reviews’
It’s almost dying time horror hounds! That’s right 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) is coming to a close soon and we’re throwing some final reviews of feature films at you fast and furious like a knife to the head. Check out the good, bad and bloody reviewed below!

NEW FILMS

Refuge: Another case where Director Andrew Robinson would be perfect to helm an emotional episode of "The Walking Dead." Refuge is a mired in a somber mood of every man for himself and s...
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Screamfest LA 2014 - 'Shorts Reviews'

October 22nd, 2014 11:05am EDT
Screamfest LA 2014 - 'Shorts Reviews'
What would a horror fest be without those nasty little cinematic nuggets known as shorts? At the current "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) there has been a barrage of such mini-flicks big and small that have graced the scary silver screen. So we’ve put together some equally tight reviews that delve deep into a whopping three different shorts programs (with six to seven films in each!) that have everything from killer kidney stones to scary neighbors who don’t appreciate...
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Screamfest LA 2014 Review - Vengeance Themed 'Julia' Like Nothing You've Seen

October 21st, 2014 1:20pm EDT
Julia
Victimized women seeking revenge is a controversial theme that movies have tackled quite badly of late. Either it’s done in a shameful pop culture style (the horribly executed “The Brave One”) or in a standard blood and guts approach (the slasher remake of “I Spit On Your Grave”), but most lack the respect of their subject matter to make any sort of deep impact. In a lot of cases what’s missing is not the originality in the vengeance area itself, but the emotional through line that hangs over a person who has been brutalized to the point of detachment. It is in this dark and less travell...
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