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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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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“Trollhunter”: Norway José

Corny jokes are all that I’m left with, along with growing paranoia. Just over a week ago, I was trawling (geddit?) through our Netflix queue looking for something to watch,  promptly found “Trollhunter” sitting two thirds of the way down, … Continue reading

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