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Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

With the release of Easy Rider, came a whole new wave of road movies, where the simple act of riding or driving was made into an act of defiance against the older generation, and the modern way these were filmed reflected that....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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In Order Of Disappearance

Scandinavian crime drama has had a recent discovery over here, in films, TV and books. There are shows like The Killing and The Bridge, books like those of Jo Nesbo, and many movies. The latest in this cycle is In Order of Disa...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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The Mirror

The Mirror is inspired by two things from real life. Firstly is a supposed real-life story of a haunted mirror being found and sold, which is included on the DVD of the film as a bonus feature. The evidence for the haunting in ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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RPG: Real Playing Game

A concept that does keep cropping up in science fiction is the concepts of some sort of tournament or game where the goal is to be the last one left alive. While the roots of this can be found in classic pulp adventures like Th...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Varsity Blood

Varsity Blood is something of a throwback to the old days of ‘80s slashers, the likes of Prom Night, Final Exam or Graduation Day, which makes it a bit of an oddity in among the current fad of found footage horror films. Thing ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Battery

Just when you think that new life can’t be breathed into low budget zombie movies, there comes along something like The Battery. At a time when the undead have completely taken over pop-culture, it’s hard to stand o...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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A Hard Day’s Night

Just in time for its fiftieth anniversary, The Beatles‘ first movie is getting a special re-release in cinemas and new 4K restored Blu-ray. There had been pop-music movies before this (Elvis Presley had already done about...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Oculus

Oculus is based on a short film by the same director (Mike Flanagan), Oculus: The Man with a Plan.  After the director’s previous feature film, Absentia, expectations were pretty high for this one and this does emerge as ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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History Repeating – Time Loop Movies

There have been many films over the years dealing with the concept of time folding back on itself. The idea can be interpreted in many ways; it can be a reflection on what one would do if you had a second (or third, or fourth&#...
 
 
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I, Frankenstein

Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, has had many different interpretations over the years. Part of this is down to the basic concept of the monster as an outcast is ripe for metaphor or story possibilitie...