Eric Melin

We have passes to see THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 in 3D on Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 PM at AMC Barrywoods 24 and we want you to have them!

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We have passes to see BRICK MANSIONS on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 PM at AMC Studio 30 and we want you to have them!

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Clever Screenplay Boosts Low-Budget Horror Offering ‘Oculus’

by Eric Melin on April 11, 2014

in Reviews,Video Reviews

Mike Flanagan is the co-writer and director of Oculus, which was developed with co-screenwriter Jeff Howard from Flanagan’s own 2006 short film. By design, it’s a psychological thriller masquerading as a haunted house movie, and Flanagan wisely avoids cheap jump scares in favor of letting the dread develop naturally.

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William Shatner shares his phenomenal journey from classically-trained Shakespearean actor to internationally-known cultural icon, all the while illuminating the unique persona of his most important character, himself.

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We have advance passes to see NEIGHBORS on Tuesday, May 6 at Cinemark Palace on the Plaza at 7:30 PM and we want you to have them! All you have to do is fill out the form below and winners will be chosen at random and notified by email.

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Scene-Stealers contributor Warren Cantrell has just released his first novel, and we are giving our loyal readers an opportunity to win a brand new copy of Obvious Child!

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We have passes to see OCULUS Wednesday, April 9 at 7:30 PM at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet and we want you to have them!

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‘Sabotage’ a Miscalculated Attempt at Adult Drama

by Eric Melin on March 28, 2014

in Reviews,Video Reviews

‘Sabotage’ has a ton of forced macho camaraderie among its actors and a series of grisly murders that even Hannibal Lecter would find classless.

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We have advance passes to see DRAFT DAY Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 PM at the Dickinson Palazzo in Overland Park, KS and we want you to have them!

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Minor Rock Fist Down
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Young Adult Fantasy ‘Divergent’ isn’t Different or Dangerous

by Eric Melin on March 21, 2014

in Reviews,Video Reviews

The know-it-alls, the geeks, the jocks, the smart-asses, and the Jesus freaks are clearly defined groups, and it can be tough if you don’t fit in anywhere.

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Two films from last year that both employ odd narration strategies couldn’t be farther apart in tone, actually. Here’s a review of American Hustle and The Book Thief, new out on Blu-ray now:

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Perhaps more than any other art-house European film of the 1960s, Ingmar Bergman’s striking 1966 masterpiece Persona embodies the period.

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We have advance passes to see the much anticipated new movie DIVERGENT in IMAX Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 PM at AMC Barrywoods 24 and we want you to have them!

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The leather man panties and hyper-stylized violence is back! Plus, more boobs! 300: Rise of an Empire is a teenage boy’s wet dream.

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The only shock that registered when Spike Lee’s Oldboy was released in theaters was at how little money it made. It shows just how far violence in the movies has come in 10 short years, because this new Oldboy — released today on Blu-ray and packaged with a digital copy — is technically more overtly graphic.

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