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[Reviewed by: Eric Raymer]

Slashers didn’t always used to be predictable, watered-down, remakes targeted at teenagers. Okay, maybe that’s not entirely true. But when they’re at their best, they possess a manic energy and dark sense of humor that doesn’t have to resort to self-aware, tongue-in-cheek laughs (Scream franchise, I’m looking at you). Adam Green’s Hatchet was a throwback to the best slashers of the eighties, and it succeeded in capturing their spirit. However, sequels in this genre don’t usually turn out so well. Can Hatchet II pull it off? (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

Stranger Than Fiction has a very interesting idea at the heart of it. What if you suddenly noticed that inside your head, your life was being narrated? And even worse, what if the narrator warned of your “imminent death”? It is a really good idea, but sadly, Stranger Than Fiction doesn’t follow through with an interesting opening, and slips into a rather average movie, when it could have been so much more. (more…)