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Cinematic Showdown: Wild at Heart vs. Assault on Precinct 13

I have seen neither of these movies till now, and I knew nothing of them, much, except their directors and a vague notion of Nicolas Cage being in the former, not the latter.  And now it’s been months since I … Continue reading

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Cinematic Showdown: Black Swan vs. The Tree of Life

PART 1 Megan and I recently went to see Black Swan. We expected the film to be dark and (somewhat) depressing and visually striking.  Having seen Pi and Requiem for a Dream and The Fountain, how could we expect anything … Continue reading

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Cinematic Showdown: The Signal vs. House on Haunted Hill

STROPHE Vincent Price is the star of House on Haunted Hill, but his is not the first voice you hear.  The first is the voice of Elisha Cook, Jr., which seems to set him up as the star.  But he’s … Continue reading

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Cinematic Showdown: Inception vs. Carnivore

If ever, oh ever, a wiz there was!  There was, there was, there was, there was— [There wasn’t. –ed.] Oh.  Are you sure. [Quite sure. –ed] Because these movies really would’ve been better with a wizard or two.  Can I … Continue reading

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Cinematic Showdown: Pandorum vs. Sleepwalkers

It was certainly better than I expected, this movie that tripped into the idea of the subconscious working against the conscious view of the world, a dream overlay blurring what we think we know as reality.  And, as those of … Continue reading

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Cinematic Showdown: The Beyond vs. Plaguers

Both are low-budget films in the classic tradition of low-budget film-making. Both are directed by men known for their low-budget films (Lucio Fulci for The Beyond and Brad Sykes for Plaguers, who I’ve never heard of before this film, but … Continue reading

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Cinematic Showdown: Ghost Ship vs. Triangle

These movies have absolutely nothing in common.  Except cover art, main plot elements that are supernatural, female lead characters, small ships the characters first occupy that are then destroyed, large ocean liners that have been mysteriously abandoned, and a multitude … Continue reading

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