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Review: Ex Machina, The Dangerous Desire to Possess Woman
Man’s ambitions to play God are enduring and timeless. Alex Garland’s Ex Machina transposes this concept—the urges to dominate and control technology, nature, and women—into a sci-fi narrative about Nathan (Oscar Isaac), a seemingly narcissistic (or is he?), reclusive genius who creates what he hopes is the first true A.I., a robot with real consciousness,…
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Chris Columbus calls New Gremlins a ‘Reinvention’
Rather recently, writer Carl Ellsworth (The Last House on the Left, Goosebumps) was hired to tackle a new Gremlins, with words jumbled between remake/reboot/reimagining and however we presently attempt to call new versions of old favorites. Now producer Chris Columbus (who penned the original Joe Dante-directed Christmas classic) has thrown another re into the mix:…
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A Kvlt New Image From Rob Zombie’s 31
As the filmmaker and musician is prone to do, Rob Zombie revealed a new photo from his upcoming Halloween horror 31 on Facebook. It’s in line with other intriguing, bizarre looks at the savage-sounding film, but should be exciting especially for admirers of  his most recent work, the accomplished Lords of Salem. 
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Clip: A Daughter Transforms in Zombie Drama, Maggie
A world premiere this week at New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival, the Henry Hobson-directed, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin-starring zombie drama approaches its national release on May 8th. Arnold himself dropped a new clip, in which his farmland father Wade struggles to care for a transforming daughter. 
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Target Practice: Massacre Gun (1967) & Blind Woman’s Curse (1970)
Welcome to “Target Practice”, where we here at Shock take a look at the output of Arrow Films. Arrow has brought the best in horror, cult and exploitation repertory titles into UK homes since 1991. Now they’ve finally crossed the Atlantic, delivering genre stalwarts and oft-overlooked gems via beautiful Blu-ray & DVD editions.
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