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Sunday, April 27 2008

The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.


Columns

Wednesday, July 29 2009

International d'Horreur

The country that is producing high quality fear flicks these days is not in North America nor anywhere in Asia, but in Western Europe.


Reviews

Sunday, April 15 2012

Base and Brutal with a Unique Visual Style: Xavier Gens' 'The Divide'

Xavier Gens delivers a post-apocalyptic tale of nine survivors forced together in a cramped bunker. With the world in ruins around them, supplies running low, it's only a matter of time before they reach their breaking points.


Tuesday, January 24 2012

'The Divide' is Another Post-Apocalyptic Nightmare

Michael Biehn's Mickey is not Reese: he's not noble or gallant. He's afraid, cynical, and mean.


Tuesday, March 18 2008

Hitman

Too dry for teenagers, and not sophisticated enough for anyone who has ever seen an espionage movie better than Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever.


Tuesday, November 20 2007

Hitman

Hitman isn't interested in complex emotions or motivations. Rather, it maintains a pretty much relentless focus on the predictable poetry of violence.


News

Thursday, November 29 2007

Timothy Olyphant becomes a 'Hitman'

When it comes to your first starring action vehicle, you never think it will happen to you bald in Bulgaria. But Timothy Olyphant's steady rise


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