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The Haunting - 1/2*

Okay…it’s time for a quick tongue twister. The Haunting is based on Shirley Jackson’s novel, The Haunting of Hill House, and was originally titled The Haunting of Hill House, unlike the prior 1963 movie based on The Haunting of Hill … Continue reading

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Permanent Midnight - * 1/2*

David Veloz directs his adaptation of Jerry Stahl’s autobiographical portrait of a Hollywood writer succumbing to the downward spiral of drug addiction. Despite some adequate performances, the film merely treads water with nowhere to go, and nothing to say. Ben … Continue reading

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Armageddon - * *

Armageddon, the second of this year’s death-from-above thrillers (the first being Deep Impact), has entered our atmosphere. And though it hardly fizzles out in the atmosphere, it is far from being a global killer. Just to give you an example … Continue reading

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Anaconda - * 1/2*

Anaconda is an uninspired monster movie about, you guessed it, a giant anaconda. Dr. Steven Cale (Eric Stoltz) is an anthropologist searching the Amazon rainforest for the lost Shirishama tribe. Tagging along for the trip is his girlfriend, Terri Flores … Continue reading

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