Ringu 0

Director – Norio Tsuruta Year – (2000) *Ring O and the two films Ring One and Two, the Japanese version from this point on will be called Ringu 1, 2 or 0. So we do not confuse it with the American remake. Yamamura Sadako is in her late teens. After the suicide of her mother

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Dreamcatcher

Director – Lawrence Kasdan Year – (2003) “Four friends hung a dreamcatcher in their cabin. Its about to catch something it cannot stop.” “Dreamcatcher” is another in a long line of Stephen King stories tomake it to the big screen. This particular tale follows four men who reunite for a camping trip and rediscover their

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Kill Bill Volume 1

Director – Quentin Tarantino Year – (2003) When it comes to cinematic releases, it’s my opinion that 2003 was exactly a standout year. With many highly anticipated titles generating rather mediocre feedback from their audiences and film critics – Hulk, Terminator 3, Bad Boys 2 and The Matrix Revolutions to name a few, it seemed

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Taking Lives

Director – D.J. Caruso Year – (2004) She’s smooth, smart, and not to mention, quite sexy. Although she has starred in countless ‘bad’ movies, Angelina Jolie always has a way to bring in an audience (whether that means showing her breasts). This time, Angelina takes on the role of an FBI profiler, Illeana Scott, who’s

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Kill Bill Volume 2

Director – Quentin Tarantino Year – (2004) Those of you that have read my review for Kill Bill: Volume 1 will no doubt already be familiar with my opinion on it. I thought the film was a modern-day masterpiece, and exactly what movie theatres were looking for following the half-baked premieres dished out to audiences

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Suspect Zero

Director – E. Elias Merhige Year – (2004) E. Elias Merhige takes the thriller genre to the next level with his latest film, ‘Suspect Zero’. Done in the vein of ‘Seven’, ‘Suspect Zero’ never fails to deliver and keeps you at the edge of your seat guessing and making a fool out of yourself until

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Secret Window

Director – David Koepp Year – (2004) From waving his sword to playing a writer with a bad hair day, there’s a reason that Johnny Depp is one of Hollywood’s top actors. Based on the story by Stephen King, The Secret Window revolves on Mort Rainey (Johnny Depp), a self centered man who’s life as

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Hellboy

Director – Guillermo Del Toro Year – (2004) I have to admit, up until now, I have not really heard of “Hellboy” the comic book from Dark Horse, but I like actors Selma Blair and character actor Ron Perlman, and more importantly, director Guillermo Del Toro. After watching this occasionaly humorous wonder, I am convinced…I

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Alien Vs Predator

Director – Paul WS Anderson Year – (2004) Am I bias? Paul WS Anderson isn’t one of my favorite directors, although he’s ten times better than Michael Bay, McG, and Stephen Sommers. I sort of did like “Mortal Kombat”, “Soldier” and some of “Resident Evil”. He isn’t a terrible director, his films are mostly watchable,

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Open Water

Director – Chris Kentis Year – (2003) I don’t know what’s scarier: seeing the sharks, or not seeing them. This is a direct quote from Open Water, a critically acclaimed independent film written, directed, and edited by aspiring filmmaker Chris Kentis. Open Water is vastly becoming the most talked about movie of the year, and

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Highwayman

Director – Robert Harmon Year – (2003) At last, this is the sort of film for folks who always slowed down in thier cars to look at traffic accidents, but never could get a decent look. I don’t mean that in a morbid sort of way. I mean it as a curiousity factor , what

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Resident Evil: Apopcalypse

Director – Alexander Witt Year – (2004) “We thought it was over”. “We thought we had survived the horror. But we were wrong…The nightmare had only begun.” At first, the original film didn’t really catch my attention. I wasn’treally into the game. The controls were complicated and my brain couldn’t function fast enough. I didn’t

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Shaun of the Dead

Director – Edgar Wrigh Year – (2004) Zombie fans rejoice. Shaun of the Dead, while funny as hell, is the best damn zombie movie I’ve had the chance to see in years. Promoted as a “Romantic Comedy . . . with Zombies” Shaun of the Dead steals the crown for Best UK Zombie Flick from

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