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Schlock & Load: Batman Assault on Arkham

Task Force X was an uncompromising episode from one of the DCAU’s finest, Justice League: Unlimited (aka JLU). This version of Task Force X assembled C-listers like Plastique alongside slightly more established rogues such as Captain Boomerang, Deadshot and the Clock King. DC’s latest straight-to-DVD offering, Batman: Assault on Arkham, follows the same pattern as the latter JLU entry,…

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WASDuk Review: Edge of Tomorrow

Doug Liman, who is best known for his crafty work on the original Bourne trilogy starring Matt Damon, doesn’t stray far from familiar territory for his latest flick Edge of Tomorrow. Viewers can even play a nice little find and replace game between Bourne and Tomorrow, where Moby’s Extreme Ways morphs into John Newman’s Love Me Again and Franka Potente’s Marie is recast as…

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WASDuk Review: The Punk Singer

The Riot Grrrl movement teetered back and forth between punk genius and reporters writing so much baseless trash that the best voice of the bunch retreated in utter-disgust: Kathleen Hanna. Director Sini Anderson, unlike those headline hungry hacks of the early 90′s, does all her fact checking and leaves no stone unturned. Kathleen’s journey begins with…

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WASDuk Review: Kill Your Darlings

Word on the set was that first time director John Krokidas was screaming at Daniel Radcliffe to kiss Dane DeHaan as though they were having crazy fucking monkey sex. And its this type of shit-slinging vivacity that makes Kill Your Darlings one of the best films of 2013 that nobody watched. Radcliffe sheds his wizard’s skin to…

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WASDuk Review: Son of Batman

When an unfamiliar antagonist going by the moniker of Phantasm took center stage in 1993′s Batman: Mask of the Phantasm the nerves wore thin until the Joker showed up. There is something historically refreshing about proven and familiar villains that the audience knows are important. When the viewers meet any new character, friend or foe, then chances…

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WASDuk Review – Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher

The Punisher, otherwise known as Frank Castle, has never settled into a good cinematic adaptation. Writers, producers, and directors all struggle between balancing Frank Castle’s brand of justice with making him personable. The Punisher (voiced by Brian Bloom) is a vigilante who refuses to stop killing because his family was murdered by gangsters, which forged…

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WASDuk Review: Haunt

Mac Carter doesn’t really give a shit. Or does he? The film industry is a different monster and a lot of people get stuck with projects so that they can earn credits or pay mortgages or fulfill contract burdens. Honestly, do you really think Forest Whitaker wanted to host the new Twilight Zone TV series…

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Loading James Gunn: Slither vs Guardians of the Galaxy

James Gunn jumped back into the spotlight a few weeks ago when the first trailer for Disney/Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy debuted. Let’s face it though, when new superheroes transition to the live-action mold the director is most often overlooked. Did you know that Game of Thrones guy, Alan Taylor, did the last Thor flick? Huh. Why did it suck so…

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WASDuk Review: Raze

Hot! Hot! Hot! That should be very obvious to anybody watching a film with Zoe Bell as a center piece. Where exactly Raze is going with its opening is of primary importance, for Bell’s Sabrina is a regular cock-hunter who is out for a good time. You know the story, her daughter is used to it and…

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WASDuk Review: Contracted

Writer and Director Eric England has graced us with a brilliantly clandestine and purulent tale of stupid kids, STD’s and the origin of the Zombie virus. While Zach Snyder’s take on Dawn of the Dead built sweaty anticipation when government officials simply told reporters that they knew fuck-all about the virus, Contracted takes that unknown bullshit by the horns…

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WASDuk Review: Jug Face

A young woman is dick-torn for fun, impregnated by her brother, and sells herself to lies to survive inside a backwoods cult. Director and writer Chad Crawford Kinkle uses his noteworthy script to drop Ada (Lauren Ashley Carter) and us into a normal looking pit. Funny thing though, the pit is a chamber of God’s…

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WASDuk Review – Justice League: War

The reboot of how the Justice League forms begins with Batman and Green Lantern chasing one of Darkseid’s parademoms. When the Dark Knight uses his grappling gun to latch onto the flying monstrosity, fans will instantly be transported back to the debut of Batman: The Animated Series and the infamous Man-Bat chase. Watching the Dark Knight being…

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WASDuk Review: The Sleeper

Describing any film by Justin Russell is similar to teaching English to second language learners. Take the following introductory sentence pattern: A bunch of sexy teens travel to a/an ____________, and they soon discover a/an __________ that wants them dead! Now, class, what nouns can we use to fill in the blanks? Expected answers include…

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WASDuk Review: Resolution

Were jizz and a background melody of Bowie and Jagger singing Dancing in the Streets involved, then Resolution (directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead) would be a penultimate genre-bender that examines the unexplored love of what the classic male archetype does to figure out horror mysteries. Thus, when Michael (Peter Cilella) chains his meth-head…