Category Archives: Reviews

Review: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 1, Episode 1)

I, for one, was a casual fan of the film adaptation of the same name. Jim Carrey was capably madcap to be a chameleon thespian and the yarn was suitably morose and devilishly dark. The TV series aim to correct … Continue reading

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The Reviewinator: Patriots Day (2016)

The Boston Marathon bombing was a tragic act of terrorism that shook the world. The harrowing five-day nightmare was watched by millions, either by seeing it on the news or by following it on social media. Updates were frequent and … Continue reading

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Review: Taboo (Season 1, Episode 1)

Sweep and grandeur is not something producer Ridley Scott is lacking in his production. Therefore, going into Taboo somewhat cold, I knew the overall scope of this miniseries would be unparalleled. Plus, he coaxed the notoriously selective Tom Hardy into … Continue reading

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: Hard Boiled

Yippee ki yay! ‘Tis the season for Die Hard, folks. But what’s ‘better than a dozen Die Hards’? Well, it’s John Woo’s 1992 film Hard Boiled (not a film about eggs), and this is saying a lot because the original Die Hard is one of the … Continue reading

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The Reviewinator: Rogue One – A Star Wars Story (2016)

8 movies in, not including Episode VIII (or is it 10 movies in, if you include the Ewok movies?), and we get the first non-episodic Star Wars movie, taking place between Episodes III & IV. While some may think of it as Episode 3.5, it’s more … Continue reading

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The Reviewinator: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Season 2)

After a very groovy first season, we’re back with Ash and his ‘Ghostbeaters’ for Season 2. Evil Dead fans got what they wanted last year, with Ash back to his chainsaw-wielding habits, slicing up hilariously over-the-top new deadites spun from … Continue reading

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Bad Movie – Bad Review: Arthur’s Quest

The Facts Format: DVD (Distributor: Prism Leasure) Running Time: 92 minutes Year of release: 1999 Director: Neil Mandt Production Studio: Crystal Sky Communications Much like the old saying about bringing knives to gun fights, when preparing to sit down to … Continue reading

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Castor’s Underrated Gems- Raising Cain (1992)

This review is based on the newly assembled director’s cut of Brian DePalma’s black sheep Raising Cain. In full disclosure, I haven’t completely seen the studio-tampered theatrical cut so my only opinion is predicated on this version. In symmetry with … Continue reading

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Bad Movie – Bad Review: Thunder Squad

The Facts Format: DVD Running Time: 90 minutes Year of release: 1985 Director: Umberto Lenzi Production Studio: Euramerica International Film “Call it bravery…Call it courage…Call it guts…Whatever you call it, they’ve got it!” Well, I call it casual racism and … Continue reading

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Bad Movie – Bad Review: With Friends Like These…

The Facts Format: DVD (originally released Direct-To-Video) Running Time: 81 minutes Year of release: 1991 (redistributed: 2001) Director: Chris Malazdrewicz, Thomas Parkinson Production Studio: Whalen Castravelli Productions I suppose I should preface this review with the acknowledgement that if someone … Continue reading

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