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Sci-fi/Fantasy

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SOLOMON KANE (2012)

Thursday, 12 September 2013 02:42
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The Buzz:

     When people think of Puritans, they're generally associated with lame things like repression, scarlet letters, and killing a whole bunch of Indians. “Badass” is seldom mentioned in the same sentence as “Puritanical,” but Solomon Kane was a Puritan who had the good fortune of being created by Robert E. Howard, the originator of Conan the Barbarian. As a result, he travels the globe slaying demons and generally kicking monumental amounts of ass while only taking occasional breaks for dour monologues about God and the state of every man's soul. If you liked Ironclad, this is another gritty, visceral action movie in which James Purefoy stabs a lot of people and name-drops Jehovah on a regular basis – I'm actually not sure if he's ever starred in any other kind of movie.


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THE SECRET OF NIMH (1982)

Friday, 06 September 2013 00:42
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The Buzz:

     As I have mentioned before, there was a lack of well-made animation in the early to late 80’s, as the Disney Empire was crumbling under the iron thumb of Michael Eisner and there were virtually no other Americans in the medium.  That is until two lone animators broke off from Disney and decided to create their own studio, based purely off the success of a made-for-TV animation called Banjo: The Woodpile Cat and a hand animated arcade game known as Dragon’s Lair.  They got their funding and released their first full-length picture based off a little-known children’s book.  The film was not a commercial success, but at least for me it is a cult classic and my favorite film of all time.  I give you The Secret of NIMH.

 


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GALAXY OF TERROR (1981)

Sunday, 25 August 2013 04:00
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     A ship on a rescue mission to a strange stormy planet uncovers a dark secret about their destination. The fate of the crew is grim as they struggle to understand what happened to the previous crew who crashed here and survive the horrors that lurk around every corner. This cult classic sci-fi thriller produced by B-Movie legend Roger Corman is a strange amalgamation of things that, while not working as well as one would like, doesn't stray too far off the mark.

 

 

 

 


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RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (2012)

Friday, 09 August 2013 12:00
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The Buzz:

        Jack Frost, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman all join forces to defeat the evil of the Boogey Man Pitch Black in this family high-fantasy/adventure film.

 


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ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (2013)

Thursday, 08 August 2013 22:03
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The Buzz:

     Gary Supernova is a genius engineer who works with his far more adventurous and popular younger brother Skorch.  Both of these guys are from the planet Bob and are part of a team that explore the cosmos and save the day. Well, Skorch does all that; Gary is just a nerd.  When Skorch decides to visit Earth against his brother’s wishes, it is up to Gary to save the day and bust Skorch out of prison in order to ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH!!!


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MONKEYBONE (2001)

Friday, 02 August 2013 21:25
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     Stu Miley, played by the always-likeable Brendan Fraser, is a kind-hearted artist and creator of Monkeybone, a mischievous cartoon primate who could have provided the inspiration for the "John Chimpo" character in Super Troopers. When a car accident puts Stu into a coma, he falls into the Land of Sleep, a surreal carnival dimension populated by dreams, mythical beasts, and other figments of the imagination, including Monkeybone himself. Stu and his creation have to work together to escape Limbo and return to the land of the living... but things get kinda complicated.


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ULTRAMARINES: A WARHAMMER 40,000 MOVIE (2010)

Friday, 02 August 2013 12:00
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        This computer-animated sci-fi film brings us into the world of the 41st millennium, based on the immensely popular Warhammer 40K game world created by Games Workshop. A detachment of space marines, gene-engineered super-soldiers (before you groan, these were pretty much the original such sci-fi staple, and most of the other examples you may know take their inspiration from this universe) from the Ultramarines chapter are sent on a mission to answer a distress beacon from a shrine-world guarded by their brothers-in-arms, the Imperial Fists.

 


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PACIFIC RIM (2013)

Saturday, 13 July 2013 00:00
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        In the near future, humanity is facing its greatest enemy ever, giant monsters, called Kaiju, who make Godzilla look like a level one Pokémon. In response the nations of the world have banded together to create a force of giant robots, called Jaegers, to take on these monsters from the deep. Humanity is on the brink of extinction, and it's down to the final battle between monster and machine.

 

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Everyone knows "The Godfather" is a great movie, but is it as great to drink with as "Roadhouse?" We can appreciate "Citizen Kane" as a masterpiece of cinema, but is it as good a centerpiece for your party as "Santa Clause Conquers the Martians?"

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