‘Thor’ Sets Stage for Long-Awaited ‘Avengers’

Thor is an arrogant tool. Son of Odin and brother of the mischievous Loki, he is a sure thing for the throne when Odin decides to cash in the 401k and head to Mexico. Odin's claim to fame is restoring peace after defeating the Frost Giants and taking the source of their power for display at the Asgard historical society.
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Netflix It: ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’

Few science fiction horror films capture the pure essence of paranoia quite like the ones that make a valiant effort to tell the body snatching story first written by Jack Finney. While Don Siegel's 1956 version of Finney's novel The Body Snatchers is quite possibly the best film to tell the story of an alien race that goes about its world domination without metal spaceships and with flowers, Philip Kaufman's 1978 update holds a much more special place in my heart for a number of reasons.
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‘Hobo with a Shotgun’ Demands Change, Recreates Exploitation Genre

Exploitation film has come a long and twisted way. What was once a genre that had 'grindhouse' theaters dedicated solely to the down and dirty on street corners across America's best-known cities has gone wayward. With the oversaturation of disappointing home video quality horror and exploitation that lack the charm of the 1970's productions, it's becoming rare to find a film that breathes the same love for the cinema the successes of past year's did.
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