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Triangle (REVIEW)

Cherished Hong Kong filmmakers Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam, and Johnnie To struggle to pool their creative resources in the 2007 heist-gone-awry thriller "Triangle," a feat which is, if nothing else, ambitious. Considering the quality of talent operating behind the camera, you'd expect this sort of movie to pop and sizzle on-screen, regardless of how complicated or contrived its script may be.

"Leslie, My Name is Evil" final trailer

Premiering at the Toronto film festival September 14th, "Leslie, My Name is Evil" tells the story of Perry, a conservative engineer, who is chosen as a juror for the Manson girl's trial. He falls in love with Leslie, a former beauty queen and death cult member, when he first sees her and through the trial is confronted by the darker elements of society.

Dead Man's Shoes (REVIEW)

Paddy Considine is one of the better actors that you’ve not heard enough about. “The Bourne Ultimatum”, “Cinderella Man”, “Hot Fuzz” and the fantastic “In America” are all places where you can sample his work. He has a presence that commands the screen without blotting out the other characters, the story, or the situation. Considine disappears into characters without losing his own unique persona and charisma; because of this he subsequently becomes a victim of his own double-edged talent. Even after some big films his name still rings few bells outside of the UK.

Episode 85 - "A Perfect Getaway"

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This week we take on the twist-tastic "A Perfect Getaway", a film that has the crew split every which way imaginable.

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Hide (REVIEW)

K.C. Bascombe's stylish 2008 action/thriller "Hide" is a great place for anyone to witness flagrant, unabashed Tarantino worship in full swing. The DVD cover even proudly proclaims this fact as if it were a good thing, not realizing that Tarantino has already tackled a similar "Bonnie & Clyde"-esque scenario with Oliver Stone's gloriously over-the-top 1994 epic "Natural Born Killers." Wearing influences so loudly on one's sleeve is never a good thing, especially if you don't have the skill or the talent to replicate the work of your idols.

Horror Fans Remember Michael Jackson

Well, as I'm sure you've heard by now, Michael Jackson, the "King of Pop" passed away today after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home.

Based on reactions I'm witnessing on the various social networks I frequent, responses are decidedly lacking in nuance. Either people are acting as if a close personal relative has died, praising Jackson and ignoring his transgressions, or they're making crass jokes and focusing only on the bad things he's done. It seems to be that way with most things in life these days, and it's a shame.

Blackout (REVIEW)

If anyone on the planet expects their gimmicky one-location motion picture to work properly, they'd better make sure it comes equipped with solid direction, great writing, and a smart, likeable cast. Otherwise, you're just going to irritate everyone, and that's never a good thing.

Netflix Streaming: "The Signal"

One of the best limited release horror films from the last few years, "Signal" is now available for free streaming from Netflix.

Shiver (REVIEW)

Santi, a high-schooler who attends night school because of his allergy to sunlight, moves with his mother to a rural town located in a heavily wooded area in the mountains, where there is only 5 hours of sunlight a day. They take residence there in hopes that Santi can continue a more normal life and make more friends, but soon after moving, suspicious murders begin to take place.

Eden Lake (REVIEW)

Just from some of the films I've seen lately, it seems that "hoodies", or groups of young adolescents from the suburbs, are a major problem in Britain. In many recent British films, such as “Hot Fuzz” and now “Eden Lake”, these adolescents are portrayed as a technologically savvy bunch with baggy clothing and thick slang-filled accents.

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