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Wishmaster (1997): Wishful thinking

“Be careful what you wish for.” Dir. Robert Kurtzman The Genie (djinn, rather) is out the lamp (ruby in this case) and wants three wishes from the bearer so he can call his friends from the other dimension and enslave

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Wishmaster (1997): Wishful thinking

“Be careful what you wish for.” Dir. Robert Kurtzman The Genie (djinn, rather) is out the lamp (ruby in this case) and wants three wishes from the bearer so he can call his friends from the other dimension and enslave

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Feast (2005): Mayonnaise with that?

“They’re Hungry. You’re Dinner.” Dir. John Gulager Feast begins moderately with textual character introductions on freeze-screens, complete with life-expectancies. This post-modern signifier wants us to believe the film is smart. It’s not. After introduction number-ten, the feeling that a lot

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Feast (2005): Mayonnaise with that?

“They’re Hungry. You’re Dinner.” Dir. John Gulager Feast begins moderately with textual character introductions on freeze-screens, complete with life-expectancies. This post-modern signifier wants us to believe the film is smart. It’s not. After introduction number-ten, the feeling that a lot

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Curse of Chucky (2013): Chuck off?

“We’re friends ’til the end, remember?” Dir. Don Mancini The doll without a soul is back, and this time not only is he coming to dinner, but he’s bringing rat poison with him too. Yes, it’s the Chuckster (Chucky, again

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Curse of Chucky (2013): Chuck off?

“We’re friends ’til the end, remember?” Dir. Don Mancini The doll without a soul is back, and this time not only is he coming to dinner, but he’s bringing rat poison with him too. Yes, it’s the Chuckster (Chucky, again

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Carrie (2013): Will you go to prom with me… again?

Dir. Kimberly Peirce Awkward teenage daughter of a religiously fanatical mother is bullied and then taken to the prom out of guilt, sympathy and perhaps kindness. She also happens to have the psychic ability of telekinesis. Brian De Palma did

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Carrie (2013): Will you go to prom with me… again?

Dir. Kimberly Peirce Awkward teenage daughter of a religiously fanatical mother is bullied and then taken to the prom out of guilt, sympathy and perhaps kindness. She also happens to have the psychic ability of telekinesis. Brian De Palma did

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Nick of Time (1995)

Almost in a subversive move, Johnny Depp plays everyday-businessman Gene Watson, who shortly after arriving with his young daughter at an Amtrak station, is hand-picked to assassinate a political candidate (Marsha Mason). Mr. Smith (Christopher Walken) gives him until 1:30, or else

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Nick of Time (1995)

Almost in a subversive move, Johnny Depp plays everyday-businessman Gene Watson, who shortly after arriving with his young daughter at an Amtrak station, is hand-picked to assassinate a political candidate (Marsha Mason). Mr. Smith (Christopher Walken) gives him until 1:30, or else

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Stephen King – Cinematic Redemption, 13 key films

Stephen King’s first horror-novel, 1974’s Carrie, was adapted by Brian De Palma two years later with surprise success and there began something of a snowball effect. The novel’s themes of teenage outcast, religious fundamentalism, along with the supernatural struck a chord.

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Stephen King – Cinematic Redemption, 13 key films

Stephen King’s first horror-novel, 1974’s Carrie, was adapted by Brian De Palma two years later with surprise success and there began something of a snowball effect. The novel’s themes of teenage outcast, religious fundamentalism, along with the supernatural struck a chord.

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Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997)

What can be likeable about Alien Nation is its odd contrast of light entertainment and darker sci-fi motifs. These darker elements often are disguises for social satire, namely prejudice. In this last instalment of the television-movie series, several newcomers who received a form of mind

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Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997)

What can be likeable about Alien Nation is its odd contrast of light entertainment and darker sci-fi motifs. These darker elements often are disguises for social satire, namely prejudice. In this last instalment of the television-movie series, several newcomers who received a form of mind