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  • Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge

    Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge

    Poor Eric. He's having some intimate time with his beautiful girlfriend, when someone decides to burn down his house. A year later, and a mall has popped up on that charred earth, just in time for Eric to take his... Revenge!

    Is it possible to despise a film that features both Paulie Shore and Morgan Fairchild? The answer to that is, of course, yes it is, although surprisingly enough 'POTM:ER' doesn't rise to that level of contempt. Don't get me…

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom of the Opera

    With Robert Englund playing the Phantom, it's easy to see this version as a Nightmare on Elm Street-style adaptation - a connection the filmmakers play up with Englund's make-up. The film features a contemporary framing story but soon gets to the main flashback that is the bulk of the movie. Here we are in 1880s London - and, oh, wasn't there another mysterious figure lurking around those parts at that time too..?

    While 'The Phantom of the Paradise' meshed Faust,…

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  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Week 52: 'Godzilla, King of the Monsters' [2019]
    Is Godzilla in it? Yes

    The monsters are among us. Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) has invented a device known as the Orca to communicate with the Titans, but is kidnapped along with her daughter Madison (Millie Bobby Brown) and the device on its trial run. Her ex-husband Mark (Kyle Chandler) is enlisted to help rescue them. But when the monsters start emerging from their slumbers, it becomes unclear whose side some people…

  • The Host

    The Host

    The US military dump formaldehyde into the Han river, later causing a large and ferocious mutation. This giant amphibious fish begins eating and storing away the local population, while the government investigate claims of a resulting virus infecting those who cross its path and otherwise survive. The film follows the trials of a dysfunctional family as they try to evade the government and rescue their youngest relation.

    This film was a pleasant surprise, expertly mixing various genres in its circuitous…