Midnight Movie Madness: “night of the lepus”

“Night of the lepus” – (88 minutes, USA,1972 – PG) They could have titled this one “follicle follies”. In the vein of eco-inspired horror flicks of the ’70s, the premise of “night of the lepus” makes your hare stand on … Continue reading

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Caturday: the towering inferno

The cat tower is one place where the kittoons play with such abandon, things verge on disaster. We’ve had to anchor the thing to the book case with tethers after they managed to topple it a few times, and since … Continue reading

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Midnight Movie Madness: “food of the gods”

“Food of the gods” – (88 minutes, USA, 1976 – PG) The ’70s… Roller skating, creepy-crawlers, bean bag chairs, disco balls, and of course, Earth Day… “Food of the gods” is pure 1970’s grade fun which wonderfully makes no sense … Continue reading

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Midnight Movie Madness: “Red Dog”

“Red Dog” – (92 minutes, Australia, 2011 – PG) I really want to like movies featuring animal protagonist(s), and I’ll often check out movie listings for older, newer as well as foreign films hoping to find a good one. But … Continue reading

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Midnight Movie Madness “Karate -Robo Zaborgar”: a boy and his bike

“Karate-Robo Zaborgar” – (114 mns, Japan, 2011 – NR) As the saying goes, ‘first I was like OMG, then I LOL’d’… On this side of the ring, the good guys: Daimon and his motorcycle , the titular Zaborgar thingamajig. The … Continue reading

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“Beyond the black rainbow”: un film de…

“Beyond the black rainbow” – (110 minutes, Canada, 2010 -NR) How this film came to be is very easy to  imagine, as described by the writer/director: a typical awkward teenager browsing video stores in the ’80s, staring at video jackets … Continue reading

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Christmas Movie Madness: “rare exports: a Christmas tale”

The evil of Farther Christmas has been unleashed upon the world once more. Can a small group of reindeer herders catch him in time to sell it to the Americans? “Rare exports: a Christmas tale” – (2010, Finland, 84 minutes … Continue reading

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Midnight Movie Madness : “the sound of noise”

“The sound of noise” – (102 minutes, Sweden/France, 2010 – rated R) Drummers Magnus (Magnus Borjeson) and his pal Sanna (Sanna Persson) are speeding along Swedish freeways in a van, when Sanna’s rythmic (erratic?) driving prompts a motorcycle cop to … Continue reading

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Midnight Movie Madness: “The fall” (2006)

“The fall” – (117 minutes, India/USA, 2006 – rated R) In a Los Angeles hospital of the 1920s, a 5 year old Romanian girl named Alexandria (Cantinca Untaru) is recovering from a broken arm she suffered picking up oranges with … Continue reading

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David Fincher’s “the girl with the dragon tattoo”

“The girl with the dragon tattoo” – (158 minutes, USA, 2011 – rated R) I wanted to like this. Great cast, great director, great story… But like Steven Spielberg, David Fincher hits it about as much as he misses, and … Continue reading

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