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Review: The Return of the Living Dead

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I am and have been a big fan of zombie movies for a long time. From the more serious (Night of the Living dead) to the more comedic ( Shaun of the Dead) , I can never turn down a zombie movie. When I stumbled upon this movie , I didn't know what to expect from it. After viewing it , it falls somewhere between the two categories. Not quite serious, not always going for a laugh but always interesting...here's Return of the living dead.
Plot (taken from IMDB): When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage through Louisville, Kentucky seeking their favorite food, brains. 
Thoughts : The plot is actually original as opposed to most zombie movies. Another interesting thing to this movie is it actually acknowledges the original "Night of the Living Dead" movie, and makes as though it was based on a real life event, but changed the facts around for…

Documentary Review: Hitman Hart- Wrestling With Shadows

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In the world of professional wrestling , the event known as the "Montreal Screw job" is among the most controversial moments in its history. The match between Bret "Hitman" Hart and Shawn Michaels is still to this day one of the most hotly discussed matches of the last 20 years. This documentary doesn't solely focus just on those events , but on the last year of Bret's run in the WWF.

Thoughts: This documentary gave an interesting look behind the scenes of the day to day life of Bret Hart, and the world of a pro wrestler. Other documentaries often give a look at the experience of being on the road, but this was the first time I recall seeing a contract dispute with a wrestler. That's the main draw of the film, the internal fight Bret goes through when deciding to stay with the WWF , or move to WCW.

What I liked: I love that this documentary gave a more personal look into Bret's world . Showing his family, ranging from his mother and father, his broth…

Review : Stuart Saves His Family

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Taking a sketch from Saturday Night Live and turning it into a full blown movie has provided mixed results over the years. Some times they're a hit (The Blues Brothers) most of the time they bomb (The Ladies Man) and some surprise you and are entertaining, but underrated or forgotten. This is one of those films.
Stuart Smalley is the creation of Al Franken, and I must say on SNL I found the character entertaining , So how does the 5 minute sketch translate into an hour and a half film? lets find out
Plot summary (Taken from IMDB) -Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices. He loses his Public Access Cable Television Show, must beg his manipulative overbearing boss for his job back, rehabilitate his alcoholic father and drug abuser brother, and support his over-weight mother and sister in their lack of ability in handling their relationships with their husbands. Stuart i…