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Issue 7: Pants

The Wicker Mom – A Review of ‘Sacrifice’

The Wicker Mom – A Review of Sacrifice   After suffering her fourth miscarriage, American obstetrician Dr. Tora Hamilton (Radha Mitchell) moves with her husband Duncan Guthrie (Rupert Graves) to his hometown on one of the Shetland Islands off the coast of Scotland, where they plan to adopt a child. On her new property, she soon

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys Are Coming Out… of Their Shells

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Coming Out… of Their Shells – A Ninja Turtles Action Figure Retrospective The other day I fell into one of those wonderful internet sinkholes and began browsing through pages featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures I played with as a child. I couldn’t get enough of them and Playmates knew there

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‘Superman Returns,’ Revisited – A Superhero Film That Pulls Its Punches

Superman Returns, Revisited – A Superhero Film That Pulls Its Punches Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opened strong at the box office despite mostly negative reviews. After watching the film, it’s safe to say the reviewers might have been kind. The film is such a shallow mess, devoid of charms, character development, and a

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Swimming with ‘Dickshark’ – A Review

Swimming with Dickshark – A Review Sometimes when I’m bored, I browse upcoming DVD releases. Often I come across something incredibly strange and debate whether I need to watch it. Typically I move on to the next release. But, now and then, the impulse to buy the DVD is overwhelming and my wallet suffers from

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Enveloped in Excess Flesh – A Review

Enveloped in Excess Flesh – A Review After watching the insane promotional music video for Excess Flesh last fall, the film immediately jumped to the top of my “must watch” list. Blood, sex, psychosis, and all the other things that make a genre film exciting were there, all infused with a song. This debut feature film, directed

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Legacy Storytelling – A Review of ‘Creed’

Legacy Storytelling – A Review of Creed [Editor’s Note: Mild spoilers throughout] Rocky Balboa is up there with Superman as one of the greatest fictional characters of the 20th century, the original Rocky is generally considered one of the greatest American movies ever made. It spawned a franchise with an inspiring but uneven legacy. Watching

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Akiz on His Latest Film ‘Der Nachtmahr’

The story of a girl and her monster is perhaps one of the most classic horror stories of all. There’s Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Bride of Frankenstein. These are stories of need, of love, acceptance and connection. The monster is at first reviled, then loved in some way, lest

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The Path of Excess – An Exciting Piece of Film Promotion

The Path of Excess – An Exciting Piece of Film Promotion Standing out among the glut of indie horror films is never an easy task. A strong trailer is typically a safe and effective way to grab audiences’ attention and build buzz, but every film has a trailer. It’s hardly unique. Perhaps that is why I

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Der Nachtmahr – A Strange and Familiar Dream

Der Nachtmahr – A Strange and Familiar Dream After its trailer debuted this past June, Der Nachtmahr jumped to the top of my must-see list. The look and energy raised hopes it could be this year’s It Follows. Written and directed by German visual artist Akiz, the film follows the teenage Tina (played by Carolyn Genzkow) on the

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A Superman for the 21st Century

A Superman for the 21st Century In 2011, DC Comics made the surprising and controversial decision to reboot their entire line of comics, erasing years of continuity and starting fresh. In promotional images for the reboot, all their main characters had new costumes designs that reflected this new era. No longer were DC’s heroes clad

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