Monthly Archives: May 2012

Hysteria – Film Review

As bizarre as this might sound, the word Hysteria was at one time the commonly accepted medical diagnosis given to women who exhibited signs of nervousness, faintness, insomnia, illogical reasoning, and anything else that a male doctor could not fully understand. The real answer, of course, was the feeling of sexual dissatisfaction and everything that […]

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Men in Black 3 – Film Review

If there’s one thing that makes the Men in Black series work it’s neither the CGI effects, as good as they are, nor the creative design of the villainous aliens, as yucky as they are, it’s the human element; the cast.  In the original 1997 film – let’s forget the 2002 sequel – the teaming […]

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Chernobyl Diaries – Film Review

  The initial setup for Chernobyl Diaries is traditional, low-budget horror with a difference.  Substitute the cabin in the creepy woods for the abandoned Russian city of Pripyat, the one-time home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor site, and you get the idea. Three young couples on vacation in Russia dump the idea […]

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Hide Away – Film Review

Some years ago, a friend in the Carolinas lost his fiancée in a tragic accident.  To cope with the loss he rented a cabin in the woods in another state and spent most of the winter hidden away by himself, far from the madding crowd.  His only friend was a young teenage girl who worked […]

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Dark Shadows – Film Review

There’s a good chance that hardcore followers of the TV horror/soap opera series Dark Shadows may be somewhat upset with director Tim Burton and what he’s done to their beloved show.  Burton has aimed more for comedy than anything else – which is actually the saving grace of the film – but that’s probably not […]

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Marvel’s The Avengers – Film Review

Part of the fun of attending an early press screening for Marvel’s The Avengers was listening to the comments of the comic book fanboys as the crowd left the theatre after the showing.  “That’s the film I’ve been waiting for all my life!” declared one enthusiastic attendee.  Another stated with deliberate emphasis on each word […]

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