Reviews written by vultural

The Internet Fanedit Database (IFDB) is a database of fanedits vetted by the Fanedit.org Academy. IFDB is intended to provide information about what edits have been made, and allow fans of fanediting a means to review edits that they have seen. Neither IFDB nor its parent site, Fanedit.org, host links or files for fanedits.

IFDB_logo_02 Older edits which pre-date Academy approval may not meet the same quality expectations as newer fanedits, but are grandfathered in as they are part of the fanediting history, and in addition to their own entertainment value, help provide context for the evolution of fanediting as an art and educational exercise.


Below are the types of fanedits we index on IFDb. Click on a category for a description of the edit type:

FanFix

With a FanFix, the editor is typically attempting clean-up or otherwise modify the original so as to make it a more enjoyable viewing experience. Quite often this entails adding and/or removing portions of the movie, reordering scenes and in general, addressing aspects of story and/or character that detract from the movie. In general terms, a FanFix tends to be an effort to polish the movie, often removing contrivances added by studios or filmmakers which interfere with the story. The goal here is not to invent a new movie or narrative, but to clean-up the existing one and hopefully make the movie more enjoyable. Examples of FanFixes are havok1977's Codename: Wolverine, gekko's Mission Impossible 2: Disavowed and The Phantom Editor's Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Edit.

FanMix

Where a FanFix attempts to clean-up a story, a FanMix fanedit instead modifies the story so drastically as to make it a new and unique movie experience. In these "new takes" entire sub-plots and characters can be removed, character motivations changed and new endings created. Famous instances of such new takes include Remixed by Jorge’s The Dark Knight, Jack Marshall’s Star Trek Phase II, and CBB’s Titanic – The Jack Edit.

Extended Edition

Extended Editions (EE) attempt to create the fullest version of a movie as possible using deleted scenes from commercial DVD’s. Similar to the concept of a Director’s cut, EEs look to present all possible material available as an integrated movie-going experience. If a studio releases an official version that incorporates the same material in similar fashion, it is our site policy to remove the fanedit from the site as it can be legally purchased from a retailer. Extended Editions can be include deleted scenes only available in TV versions, such is the case with EEs like Ridgeshark's Army of Darkness: Primitive Screwhead Edition or Tranzor's The Warriors: TV Composite.

Documentary/Review

This particular form of fanedit creates a movie that does exactly as the name implies, documents a particular topic (quite typically a movie) or provides a review of a movie. Both incorporate movie footage and voice-over work that speaks to the events happening on-screen. The intent of these particular edits is not to create a fictional story, but rather inform, illuminate, or otherwise make comment on or about a particular movie, or set of movies.

Shorts

This category takes a movie (or TV show) and turns it into a significantly shorter piece of work, either as a stand-alone short movie, or broken/restructured into a series of edits in either the fashion of episodic television, or old-fashioned movie serials. These edits may modify visual style, or restructure the flow of events, but it is a broad category which allows for a wide-range of freedom and reinterpretation.

Special Projects

Some fan-based projects do not seek to create new, untold or heavily modified versions of a film or show. Special Projects are fanedits in which faneditors infuse personal creative choices to modify the viewing experience, yet are not significantly different from the original. The main purpose of a Special Project is to make minor changes to a movie that don't affect the story or plot too much but change the atmosphere of the movie or create a unique viewing experience.

Preservation

These aren't fanedits per se, but a collection of works not available commercially. These may include behind-the-scenes specials, interviews, outtakes, music videos, guest spots, and more for a particular film. Preservation projects are a means of collecting and preserving as much promotional material as possible for a film that may otherwise be lost.
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vultural   August 31, 2019
(Updated: August 31, 2019)
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8.8
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Man, what a rush! For fans of old school Hong Kong this is pell mell action. The image is not the best, 640 X 480p. Appears VHS...

FanMix
vultural   August 31, 2019
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8.5
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Ha ha ha ha. Banned but not forgotten! I wondered why only 60 of Maniac’s 100+ edits were listed on the Fanedit Database. Bummer, dude. Ah...

vultural   August 31, 2019
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DMPD’s short of Time Cop was somehow not approved for the Time Travel Consecution, but it was on the DVD, and damnit, I’m putting my comments here. (Note: I...

FanMix
vultural   August 31, 2019
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8.9
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Overview - Van Zant famously made a shot for shot of the Hitchcock classic. Mr Soderbergh rendered the 1998 remake into black n white, then interweaved it and the...

vultural   August 31, 2019
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Overview - Extend the Miami Vice pilot to include “Calderone’s Return” (E04-E05). Video - 512 X 384p AVC. The picture quality is a little soft, particularly...

vultural   August 31, 2019
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Overview - As kids, my brother and I used to buy 8mm reels of movies. They never had sound, so we put on a movie soundtrack and hoped for...

vultural   August 31, 2019
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Overview - The Rebel Alliance (without any Bothans), pursues a trail as thin as a spider’s thread. The Empire has a purported “planet killer,” though a rumor whispers there...

vultural   August 31, 2019
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8.7
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Overview - So-called pilot, which I ain’t buying (yeah, what a sorry attitude) of proposed television series from an auteur, known for his dismissive stance towards the medium. Q2...

vultural   August 15, 2019
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8.9
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Overview - Yes, kids, and you thought Emperor Ming was dead! The would be ruler of the universe attacks Earth again! This time with mysterious purple dust that...

Shorts
vultural   August 15, 2019
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9.3
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If ever Babylon 5 wanted to go the Doctor Who route, this was the path. Zathius (whichever 1 of 10) slipped in and out, almost at random, disturbing the...

vultural   August 15, 2019
(Updated: August 15, 2019)
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8.6
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10.0
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Overview - How do you fix a crappy reboot? Oh, how about making it a Silent? No more annoying voices! Check. How about shredding all the...

vultural   August 15, 2019
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9.7
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An arthouse offering, outstanding! The original, “Le Jette” seems from another planet, it is so far ahead of its time. I was stunned by how well the condensed...

vultural   August 15, 2019
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9.8
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Ah, a Radio 4 adaptation! Of the Hitchhiker’s Guide, this might serve as a warning against the perils of alcohol. Ford and Arthur blather away, attempting to decipher...

vultural   August 15, 2019
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9.1
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Overview - Maniac, the bad boy of FanEdit delivers a brutal black and white version of “Fury Road.” A handful of slower sections have been removed, as have been...

vultural   August 15, 2019
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9.5
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Brilliant adaptation as classic cliffhanger chapter! Black and white rendering is not overly crisp, music syncs nicely to action. Roger Ramjet did this a few years ago with...

vultural   August 15, 2019
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9.8
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Way cool, junior Well thought out and executed “Cliff’s Notes” version of the duo’s adventures. Perfect for school slackers who only have fifteen minutes to devote to film...

FanMix
vultural   June 30, 2019
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9.3
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10.0
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Overview - Take something life affirming, say “The Tree Of Life” from 2011. Wipe the sound, replace with an antinatalism speech given by Gary Inmendham, overlay with a depressing...

Shorts
vultural   June 30, 2019
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9.2
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9.0
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10.0
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Initially, I thought this resembled a pitch for “About Time,” an interesting, if slight film from 2013. That film was leisurely to the point of lethargy. In addition,...

Shorts
vultural   June 30, 2019
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8.1
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Had I viewed this in sequence, it might have worked better, taking the piss outta the adjoining shorts, if you life. Probably not, though. I’m not a keen...

vultural   June 30, 2019
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9.4
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10.0
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10.0
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I was not - and am still not - sure what Dom’s purpose was with this. For a straight up experience, it can be a challenge, any stray dialogue...

vultural   June 30, 2019
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Effective storytelling here, capturing just one player, one dream, from "Field Of Dreams." Story here is of Archibald (Archie) Graham who barely had the whisper of a chance. ...

Shorts
vultural   June 30, 2019
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9.8
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Supercharged reworking of "Back To The Future" is imaginative, inventive, best of all - fun! Marty gets three chances to amend events that will impact his future. The...

Shorts
vultural   June 30, 2019
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9.8
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Brilliant surprise on this consecution. Faithful, reverent and surprisingly amusing edit of the "Back n Forth" special. This is lighter toned than the original, and, dare I suggest,...

Extended Edition
vultural   June 30, 2019
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9.6
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10.0
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Wail, baby, wail! Wilderness survivalist vacationers rappel into unexplored depths. Deep, deep inside the cavernous depths, they learn real survival skills. Neil Marshall's best film (though Dog...

vultural   June 30, 2019
(Updated: June 30, 2019)
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9.7
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9.0
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Overview - Brilliant reboot of the Bond franchise finds James, not only newly promoted to 00 status, but rather inexplicably, newly promoted in general. As if he is...

vultural   June 30, 2019
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9.2
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9.0
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As Darth would say, impressive. Quite the distillation of "Spectre," tossing the Mexico opening into the mixer with some later scenes used as a flashback. At least that's...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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9.4
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0

Empty headed blockbuster features performances by sponge brains or chunks of wood, has a plot that might-could been penned by your grumpy cat. Not to fear, hard working Maniac...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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7.7
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9.0
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The most padded version of the hairy thunderer gets a makeover. The film is given the black n white treatment, as well as much needed pruning. ...

Shorts
vultural   June 01, 2018
(Updated: June 01, 2018)
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8.9
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9.0
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Ha ha, almost a found footage love story! Headcase Deputy Trudy Wieghel finds a soulmate during a routine investigation. Her luck runs true, and while the man has...

FanMix
vultural   June 01, 2018
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8.2
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10.0
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9.0
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"Prometheus" and "Alien Covenant" fused into a single film. Decent enough plan, although it seems Mr Willins has done this twice already with his "Derelict" and "Ripley" edits. ...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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8.3
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I've watched Kubrick's "2001" several times over the years. I've always found the director's films chilly, with scant human warmth. As far as this particular editor goes, I've...

vultural   June 01, 2018
(Updated: November 20, 2019)
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8.8
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9.0
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Familiar territory here, as Maniac takes us on a ride into Tobe Hooper's teenage slasher, "The Funhouse." Hooper was still an unknown, yet promising talent at this point, smack...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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9.3
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10.0
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10.0
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What an unexpected surprise! Call me a Philistine, but I always thought "Karate Kid" was fluff, and "Karate Kid II," more of the same. TM2YC has worked wonders,...

Shorts
vultural   June 01, 2018
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Not sure what cuddly was aiming for with this short of "Drive." This version is certainly not a love story. More like a tone poem or mood piece....

vultural   June 01, 2018
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8.3
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9.0
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Adabisi's take on "Groundhog Day" is a sweet confection. He barely leaves a trace of Murray's arrogance and self-importance. Instead, the reporter appears as ideal dating material, a...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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9.0
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Three episode Spiderman animated series tightened into a brief feature. For fans, the Venom tales were always favorites. Video - 720 X 480 AVC. Don't...

Shorts
vultural   June 01, 2018
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7.7
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8.0
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8.0
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Cuddly details a classic triangle. A girl, a man, and the man's alter-ego. The jagged relationship between Marla and Tylers in "Fight Club." This crackles from the...

Shorts
vultural   June 01, 2018
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8.6
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9.0
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9.0
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Ambitious short by Adabisi of 2000's "Requiem Of A Dream," focusing on the collapsing relationship between Harry and Marion (Jared Leto and Jennifer Connelly). Straight off - I never...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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9.3
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8.0
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Bittersweet edit of "500 Days Of Summer," focuses less on characters, and more on the arc. Encounter - attraction - fairytale - discomfort. This was a film I...

vultural   June 01, 2018
(Updated: June 01, 2018)
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8.2
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10.0
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9.0
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Gore maven Maniac shifts gears and offers an historical edit, interweaving Triumph Of The Will with two horrific concentration camp documentaries. As parable, this might be interpreted as a...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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9.2
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10.0
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Inspired sleight of hand with this, building from "Hi Fidelity," as Rob Gordon counts down his top five breakups. Credit Neglify with pulling together several break up scenes...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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9.2
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9.0
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Ken Poirier's distillation of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind is hauntingly effective. It focuses on the breakup / erasure, followed by the all-too-human tendency to cling to cherished...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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9.6
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Consecution short. Highly inventive subversion of the dark classic, "Peeping Tom.". I shall not go into the sleight of hand TM2YC employs, but he manages to change this...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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7.6
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Nope, not that beloved jumble of nonsense by David Fincher. Rather FE badboy Maniac has spliced together SAW and SAW II into a carnage free-for-all. Mr Maniac will...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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8.7
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Effective trim of an already shortish horror film. The editor's aim was to carve out the slack bits, and thereby boost the pacing. Nicely done. ...

FanFix
vultural   July 30, 2017
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8.2
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steFAN creates an interesting mix of the 1977 and 2004 Toolbox Murders. The ‘77 is sleazier, boasts name actors, and nudity. The ‘04, helmed by Tobe Hooper, was...

vultural   July 24, 2017
(Updated: July 24, 2017)
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8.1
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9.0
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Note: The DVD fanedit is in PAL format. Pointless remake of incomparable thriller. Overlong, overloud, directed by a hack who seems to assume his audience is...

FanMix
vultural   July 22, 2017
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9.0
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Two John Wick vehicles, no canines, no love interest. Don’t mess with Wick’s car. Period. Know that. Also know he honors his obligations, As with...

vultural   July 21, 2017
(Updated: July 21, 2017)
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9.2
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I first saw Darkman as a first run theatrical with en exceedingly rowdy audience. Shouting at villains, cheering mayhem, really into payback and retribution. This experience coloured my...

FanMix
vultural   March 25, 2017
(Updated: March 25, 2017)
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Director Scott apparently has less interest in a direct sequel to Prometheus, at least at this time. Fear not! TMBTM has reedited Prometheus so that its place in...

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