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‘Destroyer’ Trailer: Guns, Gangs, Leather and Nicole Kidman

Karyn Kusama’s upcoming crime-thriller Destroyer looks extreme. If you’ve seen the director’s 2015 film, The Invitation, that probably comes as no surprise. Per the movie’s synopsis, “LAPD detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman), as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later,…

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‘Halloween: Resurrection’ is Trash

In the process of taking notes for this post, I wrote down the following quote spoken by one of Halloween: Resurrection‘s main characters: “Trick or treat…motherfucker!” If that’s not enough to make you go hmmmm, you should know that line is spoken by none other than Busta Rhymes. Because Halloween: Resurrection is trash. It’s not all…

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REVIEW: A Star Is (Re)Born

A Star Is Born (aka the movie where Lady Gaga shows she can actually act) lives up to its promise. A star was born. Though Gaga’s Ally, an unknown singer-songwriter, does step out of the shadows and come into her own, it’s first-time director Bradley Cooper who’s reborn and raised to new heights. Grand-slamming a directorial…

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Fall Horror Preview: What to Watch and Where to Find It

October is the best time of year. This isn’t up for discussion; it just is. Fall is a way of life that ushers in Halloween, the cult of pumpkin, cooler temps and best of all, horror everything. Between theatrical releases, streaming sites and VOD, there’s an ungodly amount of blood and terror to inflict upon your…

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‘Revenge’ Never Felt So Good

Rape-revenge films can often be problematic (and yes, it’s a real sub-genre. Don’t @ me.). Too often these movies focus on the graphic details in voyeuristic ways, and even worse, through a male lens. While most of the gratuitous sexual violence aims to ensure the payback packs a substantial punch, it almost always feels overly…

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Complete Universal Monsters Collection Coming to Blu-ray

Universal Pictures’ monster films have stood the test of time, cementing their place as recognizable classics across a history of cinema and generations of horror fans. On August 28, all 30 films will be compiled together in the ultimate Universal Monsters Blu-ray set. Beginning with the silent film era and cruising on through present day,…