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Movie Review: POOLBOY: DROWNING OUT THE FURY (2012)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on February 26, 2012

Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, graphic nudity, pervasive language, violence and drug use.

Starring: Kevin Sorbo, Danny Trejo, Ross Patterson, Bryan Callen

Written by: Ross Patterson

Directed by: Garrett Brawith

Distributed by: Screen Media Films

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Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury is both far better and far worse than you think it is.

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Movie Review: HUNTED BY NIGHT (2012)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on January 31, 2012

Starring: Jencarlos Canela, Juan C. Bofill, Al Galvez, Seth Gordon, Sonya Smith

Written and Directed by: Juan C. Bofill

Distributed by: MTI Home Video

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Never steal bags of cocaine that fall from the sky. No good can come of it. Unless, you know, you’re a coke head.

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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: TABLE FOR THREE (2009)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on December 31, 2011

Note: Haven’t been around for awhile due to family commitments but didn’t want potential readers to think I abandoned the site already. Here’s a review originally posted on my personal site. I may port more of these over as time goes by (or go too long without a new review). Recycling material after only a month and change? Great sign.

Starring: Brandon Routh, Jesse Bradford, Sophie Bush, Jennifer Morrison

Written and Directed by: Michael Samonek

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Table for Three would have been a fine romantic comedy had it contained either more romance or more comedy. Instead, it’s a movie that features very painful jokes told by some really unlikable characters with a story that has an good enough hook but with terrible execution.

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Movie Review: THE UNDYING (2011)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on December 14, 2011

Starring: Robin Weigert, Anthony Carrigan, Jay O. Sanders, Wes Studi

Written by: David M. Flynn, Steven Peros

Directed by: Steven Peros

Distributed by: MTI Home Video

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Let’s be honest, who hasn’t fallen in love with a ghost of a Civil War soldier at some point in their lives?

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Movie Review: PALO ALTO, CA (2007)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on December 13, 2011

Starring: Johnny Lewis, Aaron Ashmore, Ben Savage, Justin Mentell, Autumn Reeser, Ryan Hansen

Written by: Tony Vallone

Directed by: Brad Leong

Distributed by: Image Entertainment

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Palo Alto, CA has some good performances and a too cute to hate romance subplot, but when you boil down to it a simple fact remains: nothing really happens.

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Movie Review: ALIEN ARMAGEDDON (2011)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on December 6, 2011

Starring: Katharine McEwan, Don Scribner, Rochelle Vallese, Benjamin J. Cain Jr.

Written and Directed by: Neil Johnson

Distributed by: Phase 4 Films

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Don’t judge Alien Armageddon by its cover; although it seems like a rip-off of both Cowboys and Aliens and Battle: L.A. it’s actually a work that feels completely of its own. Playing out like a trashy science fiction novel, writer/director Neil Johnson presents 90 minutes that is filled with interesting ideas, above average special effects, and more importantly decent acting. Unfortunately it goes a little overboard with both the information and the set up, slowing down the proceedings and it will most likely test the patience of any potential viewers. Those who stick with it though may be pleasantly surprised.

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Movie Review: TEN INCH HERO (2007)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on December 3, 2011

 

 Starring: Elizabeth Harnois, Clea DuVall, Danneel Harris, Jensen Ackles, John Doe, Sean Patrick Flanery

Written by: Betsy Morris

Directed by: David MacKay

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Just reading that title makes me feel like less of a man. Don’t worry that’s the last penis joke for this whole review. Maybe.

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Movie Review: ENEMIES AMONG US (2010)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on November 30, 2011

Starring: Griffin Hood, James DuMont, Eric Roberts, Billy Zane, Robin Givens

Written and Directed by: Dan Garcia

Distributor: Phase 4 Films

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Let’s not mince words here: Enemies Among Us is downright terrible. A political thriller lacking any thrills, it’s both relentlessly preachy and for good stretches, immensely boring. Its worst transgression? A decided lack of Billy Zane. And that’s despite the fact he’s top billed. Talk about false advertising.

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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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