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A Blog dedicated to Film, TV and Book reviews of all ages and genres

Groundhog Day (1993) Review

Readers who had the misfortune to see Year One (2009) may doubt this, but there was a time not too long ago when Harold Ramis was considered one of the sharper comedy filmmakers in the business. Co-Writing and Acting in … Continue reading

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Badlands (1973) Review

“It’s still the best work I’ve done” -Martin Sheen. 1973 remains a key year in American Filmmaking for several reasons. The year of The Exorcist and American Graffiti, it came at the height of the so called ‘New Golden Age’ … Continue reading

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Ghost Ship Review (2002)

Ghost Ship is both an appropriately brief title and a concise summary of the film’s hackneyed plot; a mysterious ‘Ghost Ship’ is boarded with unforeseen and ultimately deadly consequences (a phrase that could be applied to both the cast and … Continue reading

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The Blair Witch Project (1999) Review

‘In October of 1994, three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland while shooting a documentary…A year later their footage was found.’ As the opening caption of horror ‘mockumentary’, The Blair Witch Project states as fact, said footage … Continue reading

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We Are What We Eat Review

Watching his fellow students arrive reluctantly at school one day 15 Year Old Sam Toller was hit by a sudden thought; ‘What if they all turned into Zombies?’, not the dead eyed, late night Call of Duty addicts suffering from … Continue reading

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Prometheus Review (2012)

In 1979 filmgoers left the ground-breaking original Alien with a variety of emotions: nausea, fear, and in some cases bafflement. Along with the now infamous chestburster scene, one fleeting moment in the film has continued to instigate debate: exploring the … Continue reading

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RocknRolla Review (2008)

Despite his fresh success with the back to back Sherlock Holmes films, as recently as four years Ago Guy Ritchie was a director shunned by both audiences, and Critics. Riding high on the Success of his breakout films Lock Stock … Continue reading

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