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October 2007

‘30 Days’ is 90 Minutes of Blight

30 DAYS OF NIGHT (dir. David Slade) Nothing is more aggravating—from an audience/critic/film fan perspective—than a good idea done half-assed. Religious allegories


‘Wild’ Story Brings Out Best in Penn

INTO THE WILD (dir. Sean Penn) Wanderlust. For some, it’s an innate human attribute. The desire to explore. The need to put distance between


Patience is Another Thing Lost in this ‘Fire’

THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE (dir. Susanne Bier) If you’re looking to make your own list of all the things that you, as


Nothing Extraordinary about this ‘Rendition’

RENDITION (dir. Gavin Hood) Okay, okay, we get it. In the name of the War on Terror, the United States has screwed up—BIG time.


Planet Terror - Extended and Unrated 2 Disc Special Edition

Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s collaborative cinematic crack, the brilliant and brash Grindhouse, was a failure in perception, not in execution. Opening up a


Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond (1981)

In the world of horror, you either “get” Lucio Fulci or you don’t. After starting his career in Italian cinema as a genre jack-of-all-trades


Gore is Good!

For dedicated horror fans, it’s the hideous Holy Grail, a cup runneth over with as much minced body parts and juiced marrow as possible.


From Beyond: Unrated Director’s Cut

No one thought it would be such a massive hit. After all, it was a goofy little splatter film directed by a relative genre newcomer.


Gone Baby Gone (2007)

The sense of community has vanished. The neighborhood is no more. We live in isolated exclusivity from each other, no longer keeping up with the


In Theaters - 12 October, 2007

For the weekend of 12 October, here are the films in focus: Michael Clayton [rating: 7] Michael Clayton is a lot of things – somber, menacing, heartfelt, and


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