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YONGARY, MONSTER FROM THE DEEP (1967)

Saturday, 02 February 2013 22:13
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     South Korea has a proud tradition of ripping off Japan, and an early example of this is Yongary, Monster from the Deep, which combines elements from both the Godzilla and Gamera franchises into one full-color cocktail of giant-lizard mayhem. If you like watching a guy in a rubber suit stomp through a model village and swat toy helicopters in front of a matte painting, Yongary provides that classic style, with a few unique quirks.


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CHASING THE KIDNEYSTONE (1996)

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 23:58
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     From the title, one might expect a remake of “The Fantastic Voyage” starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner (5 points to Gryffindor if you understand THAT reference). However, this Norwegian fantasy adventure from 1996, also known as “Body Troopers,” is actually a heartwarming children's movie, and like most heartwarming children's media from Europe, it's completely and utterly batshit insane. Within the first five minutes, you'll see a talking teddy bear use a child's chemistry set to brew a magic potion, which allows his owner Simon to shrink down small enough to crawl inside his grandfather's body and cure the mysterious ailment that's been plaguing him. Simon goes on to meet a variety of quirky characters within his granddad, all of them anthropomorphic representations of various cells within the body.


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IRON SKY (2012)

Saturday, 19 January 2013 20:45
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     In the year 2018, "totally-not-Sarah-Palin" is President. And as if that's not weird enough, a manned mission to the moon (apparently we'll be doing that again) discovers a secret base on the dark side of the moon inhabited by Nazi's who fled there during World War II. Soon after a Nazi officer with dreams of being the next Fuhrer leads an expedition to Earth, culminating in an "Invasion of the Moon-Nazi's" (was that an MST3K episode?).


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FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN (2001)

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:27
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     Humanity is fighting for survival after a meteor crashed into the Earth some years ago, giving birth to horrific phantoms that can suck the soul right out of a living being. With their days numbered, Aki, a young female scientist, along with a group of soldiers, must track down eight specific spirits in order to save the world.


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TROLL HUNTER (2010)

Saturday, 05 May 2012 00:17
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Troll Hunter follows a Norwegian film crew as they investigate a local bear poacher. But they accidentally stumble into a government cover up of the existence of trolls! They embark on a quest to discover why the troll population is behaving differently than they should, and why the government wants their existence to remain unknown.


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FEROCIOUS PLANET (2011)

Friday, 04 May 2012 23:57
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Ferocious Planet is a SyFy Channel original TV movie about a new device designed to allow the user to observe parallel dimensions. The device malfunctions however, transporting a group of people into this strange new realm where they must fight to survive and make it home.


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DRAGON (2009)

Friday, 04 May 2012 23:51
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A band of adventurers travel through a haunted forest in order to save their realm from the Dark Elf army threatening them. But before they can reach their goal, they must first defeat the evil dragon dwelling in the woods, and face the necromancer said to dwell there.


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SHERLOCK HOLMES (2010, ASYLUM)

Friday, 04 May 2012 23:41
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The Asylum once again goes back to their roots, ripping off Hollywood films and hoping to make a buck on someone getting the two mixed up. In this case, they rip off 2009’s “Sherlock Holmes” starring Robert Downy Jr. In this film, Sherlock and Watson are trying to figure out why fantastical creatures are suddenly appearing and terrorizing London. But there’s more to this case than there seems, and soon the duo are fighting for their lives, and the future of Great Britain.

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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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