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  • The Lair of the White Worm

    The Lair of the White Worm

    ★★★½

    If you're the anal type prone to getting technicalities tangled in your hemorrhoids, The Lair of the White Worm isn't about vampires . . . but it's totally about vampires. Based on a Bram Stoker novel of the same name (wait, he wrote something besides Dracula?), the tale revolves around a mythical snake-like creature, the d'Ampton worm, and the immortal priestess who worships the monster like a god and throws the occasional human sacrifice down its deep, cavernous wormhole. The…

  • Cyborg

    Cyborg

    ★★½

    "First there was the collapse of civilization. Anarchy. Genocide. Starvation. Then, when it seemed things couldn't get any worse, we got the plague. The living death. Quickly closing its fist over the entire planet. And then we heard the rumors that the last scientists were working on a cure that would end the plague and restore the world. Restore it? Why? I like the death! I like the misery! I LIKE THIS WORLD!"

    So says Fender, the stiff-walking, dreadlock-rocking, chainmail-wearing…

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  • Le Cercle Rouge

    Le Cercle Rouge

    ★★★★

    There are many reasons to fall in love with a movie. Maybe you're able to relate to the characters on a deeply personal level. Maybe the movie stimulates you intellectually or emotionally. Maybe, like a ride at a carnival, you find the movie enormously entertaining and fun. Or maybe, in the case of Le Cercle Rouge, the movie is so effortlessly cool, so assured and stylish and elegant in its approach, that you feel more like a badass just for…

  • Duel

    Duel

    ★★½

    In a way, Duel isn't all that different from Halloween, except instead of a masked killer it's a rusted behemoth of a tanker truck. You'd never know that this feature was initially made for television, but that goes to show Spielberg's considerable talents as a director. The film is very thrilling and intense at times, but after awhile the thin premise begins to run out of gas. Perhaps a John Carpenter-like score would've upped the suspense.

    A leading man with…