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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Perfume is one of the best movies you have likely never seen.  With a great cast, amazing acting, an interesting storyline, and some of the “dirtiest” and grittiest images ever put on film, Perfume belongs on every movie lover’s shelf.

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The Haunted World of El Superbeasto

Fans of Rob Zombie have been waiting years for his animated movie The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. Well, the Beasto is finally upon us. Was it worth the wait?

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Zombieland…home of the twinkies

In recent years, it seems that humans have become more central to zombie stories instead of the zombies.  No longer content to focus on rotting flesh and cliches, zombie storytellers have begun exploring the way survivors would change through their ordeal…mentally, physically, and even intellectually.  As the newest member of the “focus on humans” club,  Zombieland is worth three times the price of admission.

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Sam Raimi returns to his roots with one of the best horror movies in years.  A perfect balance of gore, scares, laughs, and story create an experience that any horror movie lover can’t miss.

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Perfect Blue…the perfect anime?

Sometimes, an anime comes along that changes all the rules.  Conjuring up unsettling images that provide the viewer with a sense of intense dread, you don’t just begin to identify with the main character; you actually find yourself becoming a part of her plight, wondering when “they” will get you.

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Let me dry you off…WITH MY PANTS!!!

Too often, narratives are cut short.  It seems that shows and story lines that deserve to be told and expanded upon are wrecked, destroyed in their prime.  Such was the fate of Clone High.  I remember watching each episode as it aired back in 2003.  Having graduated high school in 2002, it appeared at the perfect time in life; a time in which I no longer experienced the situations portrayed, yet a time in which the situations portrayed were still fresh memories in my mind. 

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Violence in Videogames

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The debate rages on concerning violence in videogames.  Some question why it exists, while others argue that censorship sucks and adults should be freely allowed to consume whatever type of entertainment they desire.  I, however, have a different theory.  Let’s take a look at the game Manhunt as an example.

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Movie Review: The Haunting in Connecticut

Horror film cliches are overused nowadays due to the lack of original and interesting concepts.  The Haunting in Connecticut is, unfortunately, a film that could have functioned very well within just the story and the idea of what was going on, but instead was filled with scene after scene of groan-inducing cliches.  It’s a real shame, because there are some moments of horror movie brilliance that rank up there with the big boys (Suspiria, House by the Cemetary, Jacob’s Ladder, etc.)…but they are almost overshadowed by uninspired and unoriginal scares.

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Change your pants: Undying

Undying Cover

Clive Barker is a legendary writer and director, known for his macabre and eldritch stories.  Barker’s works have not been limited strictly to film and literature, however…some of his stories have found their way into video games. Clive Barker’s Undying ranks up there as one of the scariest games of all time.

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Games from my childhood: Crusader No Regret

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Massive explosions?  Check.  Spider bombs?  Check.  Enemies reduced to cinders?  Check.  Isometric viewpoint of the carnage?  Check.  Looks like you’re playing Crusader: No Regret.

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