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Movie Review: ‘Ted 2’ boasts dirty jokes, controversy in attempt at failed sequel

Movie Review: ‘Ted 2’ boasts dirty jokes, controversy in attempt at failed sequel

By Mike Sullivan | For Weekender Who exactly is the audience for “Ted?” Adults incapable of owning a single article of clothing that doesn’t have a pot leaf somewhere on it? Perpetrators of misdemeanor hate crimes? That kid from that Chuck Palahniuk novel who got his ass stuck on a pool circulation pump? A Chuck […]

B-Movie Corner: ‘Dead Alive’ features gore, zombies and slapstick comedy

B-Movie Corner: ‘Dead Alive’ features gore, zombies and slapstick comedy

Long before “Lord of the Rings” native New Zealander Peter Jackson directed offbeat, over the top films that were panned critically but developed huge cult followings. “Dead Alive,” originally released in 1992 under the title “Braindead” is one of those films. The film gained a following due to one review stating it is “the goriest […]

Movie Review: ‘Jurassic World’ a quality follow up for the series

Movie Review: ‘Jurassic World’ a quality follow up for the series

This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Nick Robinson, left, as Zach, and Ty Simpkins as Gray, in a scene from the film, “Jurassic World,” directed by Colin Trevorrow, in the next installment of Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking “Jurassic Park” series. I was wary of “Jurassic World.” In some ways I was dreading it. When “Jurassic […]

B-Movie Corner: ‘Bay of Blood’ is a film horror movies are modeled after

B-Movie Corner: ‘Bay of Blood’ is a film horror movies are modeled after

Photo submitted by Derek Warren Mario Bava established himself as a world class and influential horror director prior to the release of “Bay of Blood.” However, many were not ready for the unrestrained and quite bloody hand Bava was prepared to deliver. Upon the films initial release in 1971 many critics were sickened by the […]

Movie Review: It’s not top secret, ‘Spy’ is hilarious

Movie Review: It’s not top secret, ‘Spy’ is hilarious

Bobby Cannavale, from left, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Feig and Jude Law attend the premiere of “Spy” at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Monday, June 1, 2015, in New York. The spy movie parody is a concept that should have died around the time “Get Smart” was cancelled back in 1970. There’s nothing more […]

B-Movie Corner: ‘Sleepaway Camp’ is the perfect summer slasher movie.

B-Movie Corner: ‘Sleepaway Camp’ is the perfect summer slasher movie.

Photo submitted by Derek Warren “Sleepaway Camp” was originally released in 1983 during the heyday of slasher film. The film received moderate success during its theatrical run but found a loyal cult following upon its release to VHS. The film follows estranged loner, Angela and, she and her cousin, Ricky, head off to summer camp. […]

Movie Review: Dwayne Johnson can save the world but he can’t save ‘San Andreas’

Movie Review: Dwayne Johnson can save the world but he can’t save ‘San Andreas’

This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson, left, as Ray, and Carla Gugino as Emma, in a scene from the action thriller, “San Andreas.” Dwayne Johnson arrives at the premiere of "San Andreas" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) While watching […]

B-Movie Corner: ‘Madman’ follows the slasher movie checklist perfectly

B-Movie Corner: ‘Madman’ follows the slasher movie checklist perfectly

“Madman” was released in theaters in 1982 and slowly built a cult following at the drive-in circuit before finding a faithful audience on VHS. After the initial love this film had from viewers it languished for a number of years before finally receiving a proper Blu-ray release in 2015. The film takes place at a […]

B-Movie Corner: ‘Beyond the Darkness’ is a dark and graphic film with plenty of gore

B-Movie Corner: ‘Beyond the Darkness’ is a dark and graphic film with plenty of gore

“Beyond the Darkness” was originally released in 1979 under the original Italian title “Buio Omega” but was released under a number of other names including “The Final Darkness,” “Buried Alive” and “Dark Holocaust.” The film still remains highly controversial and is banned in a number of countries. This film includes a large amount of gore […]

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