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Versus Review


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Ryuhei Kitamura's cult classic Versus is a guilty pleasure full of entertainment value. The setup is beyond the pale of outrageous, confusing, and overblown: A portal to the underworld exists in a Japanese forest, where a shootout between mobsters and excaped convicts just so happens to go down. This results in much carnage but even more confusion as the dead suddenly spring back to life: The portal basically creates zombies out of the dead, and not just of those killed today but of all the dead guys the gangsters have dumped here over the years. This is an extremely convoluted way to get us into a series of gun- and swordfights, all shot with impressively overstyled arrogance.

Battlefield Baseball Review


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As sports horror movies go, Battlefield Baseball has to be in the top two or three up there with, well, uh... something, right?

Try to imagine Shaolin Soccer with even less of a plot but with zombies mixed in. Our heroes (a Bad News Bear collection) comprise a highschool baseball team -- and they're nervous about an upcoming game -- not because the team is so good on the field, but because they're undead mutants and have a tendency to rip apart their opponents limb from limb.

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Steve McQueen Becomes Youngest Recipient Of BFI Fellowship

Steve McQueen Becomes Youngest Recipient Of BFI Fellowship

The '12 Years A Slave' director will receive the accolade at the London Film Festival in October.

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'Mulholland Drive' Named By Critics As Greatest Movie Of The 21st Century

'Mulholland Drive' Named By Critics As Greatest Movie Of The 21st Century

Critics from all over the world were asked to name the best movie of the past 16 years.

Green Man 2016 - Live Review

Green Man 2016 - Live Review

Green Man has become a festival season highlight.

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