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Film’s 3-D effects lack originality

By | Sep 22, 2010

Blending an enormous ax-wielding monster with elaborate action sequences and an army of flesh-hungry zombies was not enough to push Paul W.S. Anderson’s newest installment in the “Resident Evil” series past mediocre. The weak storyline and lack of originality cause the film to fall short of a truly excellent action zombie film.

Film techniques save awful story

By | Sep 9, 2010

Authentic, creative and packed with cross-clenching tension, Daniel Stamm’s “The Last Exorcism” almost had it all, but instead suffers from a dreadful storyline. However, authentic performances, creepy settings and shaky camera angles keep Stamm’s film from completely drowning. Louis Sweetzer (Louis Herthum) believes his 16-year-old daughter Nell (Ashley Bell) is possessed by demons. Agnostic “Reverend”…

‘Piranha’ remake gnaws original film

By | Sep 1, 2010

Blood, beer and naked girls are what Alexandre Aja had in mind for his remake of the 1978 creature flick “Piranha.” The film is exactly what it was meant to be — a disgusting, B-grade party horror flick. It is the ultimate cheesy 3-D bloodbath. With naked girls making out underwater and more guts than…