Gabriel Ruzin
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Gabriel Ruzin

Gabriel is a genre film lover, giddy in the presence of beauty and awesomeness, cranky in the presence of artless junk. His first movie memory is watching Khan die in STAR TREK II as a 4-year-old (true story). Gabriel started his online writing 'career' a few years back on a WP blog before graduating to writing for a few bonafide movie sites, including serving as an editor for two. The Coen brothers, Terry Gilliam, and David Fincher are among his favorite directors. He co-hosted the Telluride Horror Show in 2011, 2012, and will host again in 2013. In the midst of writing a book on THE TWILIGHT ZONE for Applause Books. Film trivia whiz. Facial hair artiste.

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Jon & Ygritte climb The Wall in the north while a bevy of characters climb the ladder of chaos in King’s Landing. The headlong rush to the Season 3 finale begins tonight.

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Manborg stars Matthew Kennedy as a nameless soldier in the Earth’s fight against Count Draculon and his invading Nazi armies from Hell. Read our review.

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Gabriel Ruzin reviews season 3 Game of Thrones episode ‘Kissed by Fire’.

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The Battery wins the 2013 IFF Silver Scream award. It is a terrific buddy picture by way of zombie apocalypse created by director and star Jeremy Gardner

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Avid followers of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Hollywood career were given a bit of a treat this week when the 2013 remastering of The Terminator Blu-ray was released, a product that I recently opined most Arnie fans will find to their liking. Schwarzenegger’s starring turn as the emotionless cyborg assassin is widely agreed

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Blu-ray and DVDMovie ReviewMovies

If there’s anything that those working in post-production may dread more than anything, it’s a new media storage technology. Such leaps forward, VHS to DVD, DVD to Blu-Ray, and Blu-Ray to whatever comes next, usher in a boatload of opportunities for the middling quality of a film transfer to make

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Oh, what the average viewer of David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis wouldn’t give for an occasional exploding head or gruesome man-sized Fly to rouse themselves from the stupor caused by this endlessly-blathering adaptation of Don DeLillo’s eponymous novel. A cinematic affront to the adrenal gland, the dreary Cosmopolis contains a story yearning to break

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Dreams of a Life (2011)
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The beautiful and tragic documentary Dreams of a Life tells the story of the death, and preceding life, of Joyce Carol Vincent, a 38-year-old woman who made headlines across Great Britain in 2003 when her decomposing and skeletonized body was discovered in her bedsit above north London’s Shopping City retail

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The 2012 Telluride Horror Show screened over two dozen shorts and, as a particular lover of the shorts format, I managed to see almost every one of them. It would be wonderful if I had the time and inclination to review them all, but (sadly), I do not. However, for

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The Battery (2012)
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There’s something almost romantic about the zombie film genre. In a world with grossly overpopulated urban swaths, rampant pollution, and constant noise, the idea of 99% of the planet being turned into mindlessly-stupid and easily-killable monsters seems to rub a lot of people the right way. It’s the ultimate ‘Mother

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Inbred (2011)
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It could be argued that horror is such a popular genre because it is, for all intents and purposes, the simplest. Boil it down to its basest components and, in the end, its audience only requires one thing – to be frightened. So how to achieve this? There are many

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The hardworking staff at Screen Invasion is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the 3rd annual Telluride Horror Show, a three-day horror film festival held in lovely Telluride, Colorado, that begins TODAY! Founded by horror film fan and Telluride resident Ted Wilson, the Telluride Horror Show screens a devilish variety

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Fuck Up
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Who among us hasn’t wished that they could go back to childhood so that they could redo adulthood all over again? Whether they are big or little, all of us have regrets about some things we have done in our lives. If we’re lucky, we at least have help along

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The Final Member
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In the pseudo-Puritanical society that is today’s America, uttering the words “penis documentary” is quite sufficient to produce the titters and snickers that generally stem from slight embarrassment, bemusement, and puzzlement that such a thing could be possibly made in earnestness. After all, how enthralling could a documentary about a

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Errors of the Human Body
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The subgenre of the medical thriller has become fairly constrictive lately. Sitting down for a medical thriller generally prepares you for one of two things: a chop-a-thon with a Josef Mengele-like villain or a “playing God” ethical dilemma. Errors of the Human Body has none of the former, some of

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Lee's Adventure
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Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy dedicates his life to getting girl back. It’s been done before, but wacky Chinese sci-fi Lee’s Adventure proves that the trope is still open to exciting new twists. A visually stunning and ambitious festival selection, Lee’s Adventure is The Matrix meets What Dreams

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