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Movie Review: HOSTEL PART III (2011)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on January 3, 2012

Rated R for strong bloody sadistic violence and torture, sexuality/nudity and pervasive language.

Starring: Kip Pardue, Brian Hallisay, John Hensley, Chris Coy

Written by: Michael Weiss

Directed by: Scott Spiegel

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Hostel Part III marks the series’ first (and probably not last) foray into the straight to DVD realm and while you can definitely feel the difference in everything from the tone to the violence to the story, there are still some good moments that make it a worthwhile watch. Unless you’re a hardcore Hostel fan, that is. Then you might just end up pissed off.

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Movie Review: ARENA (2011)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on November 29, 2011

Starring: Kellan Lutz, Samuel L. Jackson, Katia Winter, Johnny Messner

Written by: Tony Giglio/Michael Hultquist/Robert Martinez

Directed by: Jonah Loop

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Arena stars Kellan Lutz as David Lord, a fireman in Colorado who loses his pregnant wife (Nina Dobrev, for some reason) in a massive car wreck. Despondent, he heads to Mexico to drink away his troubles but ends up kidnapped and forced to participate in an underground fight league orchestrated by the sadistic but goofy Logan (Samuel L. Jackson, for real real). David soon finds himself fighting for his life against a host of opponents as millions watch worldwide on the internet. Will he make it out? Will he get his hands on Logan and his henchman Kaden (Johnny Messner)? Does this all seem vaguely familiar?

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