The Deadly Mantis (1957) – Film

“The Deadly Mantis”

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When mysterious attacks on military outposts at the DEW line occur then happen farther and farther south heading for New York and Washington DC.   Col. Joe Parkman recruits the help of paleontologist, Ned Jackson and museum magazine reporter, Marge Blaine to identify and defeat this menace. Continue reading

Sucker Punch (2011) – Film

“Sucker Punch”

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A young woman who loses her mother and accidentally kills her sister while trying to defend her from an abusive step-father is put in a mental institution.  Once there, she copes by imagining herself in fantasy world, while she and 4 other patients work to collect the items needed for their escape. Continue reading

ERIK: A Sequel to Phantom of the Opera (2011) – Book

“ERIK: A Sequel to Phantom of the Opera”

A novel by Stephanie Hanson.

This story picks up shortly after the events of The Phantom of the Opera. Our protagonist, Erik, in a fit of sorrow and loneliness, is intent on death. However, a mysterious fellow, who also happens to live beneath the Paris Opera House, is hired by it’s owners to dispatch the Opera Ghost once and for all. A bloody, beaten, and nearly dead Erik is dumped in a wagon bound for a village far from Paris where a kindly priest discovers him and takes him to the local judge’s home. Erik finds himself offered a new life if he can let go of his past and accept it. Continue reading

Bloodrayne (The Trilogy) – Film

This is my first attempt at reviewing a complete franchise,  hope you enjoy it.

“Bloodrayne” (2005)

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Based on a popular video game, this movie is about Rayne, a half human/half vampire called a “dhampir.”  Having grown up as a captive sideshow freak, Rayne finally escapes.  Learning that she is the daughter of the vampire king and seeking revenge upon him, she joins a society of vampire hunters called Brimstone. Continue reading

Interview With a Hitman (2012) – Film

“Interview With a Hitman”

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The framework for the movie is a man being filmed, while telling the story of his life as an assassin to a filmmaker, who is trying to revive his career.  This is the story of Viktor.   From the slums of Romania to London, England, his tale is full of violence, death, betrayal, love, and ultimately having to face the consequences of his past choices and actions. Continue reading

A Little Bit Zombie (2012) – Film

“A Little Bit Zombie”

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Steve, a mild mannered young man, Tina, his bridezilla fiancee, Sarah, his sister and Craig, his party boy cousin, go to a cabin to plan their wedding.  They run into a little snag when Steve turns into a zombie and a pair of self proclaimed zombie hunters come looking for him. Continue reading

I Didn’t Come Here to Die (2010) – Film

“I Didn’t Come Here to Die”

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A group of young volunteers travel to a plot of land 50 miles from the nearest town to start the process of turning the  donated land into a summer camp for under privileged kids.  A series of unfortunate events and poor decisions follow. Continue reading

Iron Man 3 (2013) – Film

“Iron Man 3”

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Oh boy!

I was pleased and surprised that the writers, Drew Pearce and Shane Black,  utilized the events of the 3 previous films on which to focus and continue Tony Stark’s, as well as the supporting cast’s, character development. I liked that they kept Stark very human with human flaws and weaknesses.  That they touched on a quite serious topic, post traumatic stress due to the events with the Avengers, and treated it with respect without becoming overly dark and serious (like the X Men franchise became way too serious for my preferences) while Stark’s self doubts had him wondering if he was a man with a great suit or if the man inside was what made the suit great.  Pepper Potts also had to  deal with the changes in Stark and how it has affected their relationship.  Even Happy Hogan, once Stark’s bodyguard, a small but interesting role , as he moved from Stark’s bodyguard to head of security for Pepper. Continue reading

The Phantom (1996) – Film

“The Phantom”

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The Ghost Who Walks walks onto the big screen in this adaptation of  a long running comic book series.    The story is set in 1938, with the 21st Phantom, Kip Walker,  battling wits with the evil Xander Drax and his henchmen, lead by Singh Brotherhood member, Quill. Continue reading

Vibes (1988) – Film

“Vibes”

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This 80’s romantic comedy is about a straight laced museum curator with a unique gift who meets a vivacious, quirky wanna-be hairdresser, who is also uniquely gifted, at a para-psychology convention.  They are recruited to use their psychic talents by the mysterious, Harry, who spins a sad tale of a son, lost in the jungle of Ecuador.   Once there, however, they discover that Harry is really after a hidden mountain temple called “The room of gold.”  And that’s where the fun begins.  The story is good silly, fun.  With original music by James Horner, featuring Lauper’s 80’s hit “I’ve got a Hole in my Heart,” the music sets the films pace as fast and upbeat. Continue reading