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Indie Spotlight: We Are What We Are

October 10, 2013 Halloween is coming. What to see? Often this time of year, Hollywood studios roll out movies that could have been bested by one created by a basement-dwelling yet creative 16 year old. Even though it means seeking them out in fewer theaters, how refreshing that in recent years, indie made movies have …

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Top Ten Horror Movie Heroines

October 10, 2013 Halloween is the best excuse in the world to watch something terrifying yet life-affirming, and certainly we can all use some distraction right about now…My friend, horror aficionado and extremely talented fellow critic, Dustin Putman, has just released a great book of previous as well as brand spanking new reviews of movies …

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Monsters U, Much Ado and Zombies Too! Cinema Siren reviews!

June 20, 2013 This weekend at the movies, there’s something for everyone, with a broad spectrum of subjects and targeted audiences in the offing. Zombies are bringing about the apocalypse in director Marc Forster’s World War Z, starring Brad Pitt. Monsters University is a new release by the magicians over at Pixar who seem able, …

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March Movie Madness: The Call, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Stoker, Upside Down

March 15, 2013 I’m sitting outside the Verizon Center, once again fighting for parking this week with the sports fans next door to my screening movie theatre. It reminds me, even when it matters, sometimes the winning team is a fluke, sometimes it’s well deserved… As Cinema Siren is meant to “guide you through a …

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Top 10 Zombie Movies You’ve Never Seen: Time for a Living Dead History Lesson.

Saturday, October 20, 2012   So you say you love zombies. Maybe you routinely use the quote: “They’re coming to get you, Barbara,” and you’ve dressed up three years in a row for the local Zombie Walk. And yet…you’ve never heard of Lucio Fulci, the Italian director who made three of the best zombie movies …

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Frankenweenie: An Instant Stop Motion Classic

Friday, October 05, 2012 PARIS — This week, Cinema Siren is writing from France, land of unpasteurized cheese, Jerry Lewis obsession, well-behaved dogs in restaurants and a great appreciation of auteur film directors. I’m here for the opening of a Star Wars toy exhibit at the Louvre that involves some film art friends of mine. …

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An Alternative Valentine’s Day Film Roundup

Monday, February 13, 2012 A VERY SCARY VALENTINE’S: So you’re sitting at home crying in your wine, Johnny doesn’t love you, you’ve no Valentine? Well, buck up. You think you’ve got unrequited love? At least you don’t have webbed hands or being brought back from the dead being held against you. Monsters in the history …

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Hammer and Radcliffe are Back in ‘Black’

The Woman in Black Friday, February 3, 2012 Dan Radcliffe, the boy who lived, has officially become a man on film. You may go see his new film The Woman in Black to see your favorite wizard, but very quickly you’ll forget all that and focus on Radcliffe’s impressive work in this surprisingly engaging and …

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