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All content by Dana Woodruff

Remake of shamelessly gory ‘Evil Dead’ fails to improve upon 1981 version

Dana Woodruff April 15, 2013

The newly released “Evil Dead” has earned itself quite a reputation with its movie poster claiming to be “the most terrifying film you will ever experience,” setting the bar pretty high and making...

Digging through Netflix archives can yield impressive horror flicks like ‘Horsemen’

Dana Woodruff March 11, 2013

Deep within vast archive of Netflix is the 2008 crime thriller “Horsemen.” Not as popular as it should have been, “Horsemen” is definitely worth a second glance while scrolling through the Netflix...

‘Mama’ strikes fear, psychological trauma in viewers

Dana Woodruff February 25, 2013

The recent horror film “Mama” has all the components of a good scary movie: a creepy, dark house, a murder or two and a tormented spirit wreaking havoc on the locals. All of these ingredients combine...

Cultural drama reinforces themes of friendship, loyalty

Dana Woodruff February 11, 2013

An older woman’s hands paint delicate Chinese symbols on a fragile silk fan, with soft oriental music crooning in the background. The candlelight flickers, casting shadows on the fan as the light traces...

‘Gangster Squad’ depicts violent, dog-eat world of 1940s Los Angeles

Dana Woodruff January 29, 2013

Flashback to the 1940s, back to a decade ruled by war and governed by prosperity, every man trying to make himself known in a world where money talked and people listened. But beneath the glamorous surface...

Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ addresses topic of slavery in refreshing way

Dana Woodruff January 14, 2013

Given Quentin Tarantino’s reputation as a legendary film director, it’s no surprise that his latest creation, “Django Unchained,” has become a box office hit. Since its release on Christmas Day,...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt brings laughs, hope to cancer-centered narrative

Dana Woodruff December 5, 2012

Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Anna Kendrick. Seth Rogen. These three are the key ingredients of a fantastically funny indie comedy-drama by the name of “50/50.” Set in Seattle, the movie depicts the mundane...

Latest in the ‘Paranormal Activity’ series, painfully predictable, waste of time, money

Dana Woodruff November 19, 2012

You may have thought it was over, but it’s not. “Paranormal Activity” is back once again with the fourth installment in the series. The first three were far less than fantastic, and “Paranormal...

Independent film ‘Rubber’ unique, enlightening and confusing all at once

Dana Woodruff November 5, 2012

One of the best things about Netflix is its archive of fairly obscure independent films. I recently stumbled upon a particularly unique find by the name of “Rubber.” Literally a movie about a car tire,...

Classic scary movies create horror, humorous reactions simultaneously

Classic scary movies create horror, humorous reactions simultaneously

Dana Woodruff October 22, 2012

With the imminent approach of Halloween comes the deluge of costumes, candy and creepy décor – but what really sets the mood for thrills and chills is the vast amount of theatrical trailers for the...

‘Charade’ not typical 1960s movie

Dana Woodruff October 2, 2012

They say things get better with age, and when it comes to good old-fashioned films, I could not agree more. In fact, one of the most exhilarating, thrilling and unexpected movies I have ever seen was made...

Documentary shows reality in a day

Dana Woodruff September 17, 2012

Some of the greatest treasures in life can be unearthed purely by accident. This is the way I happened to stumble upon one of the most inspirational films I have ever seen. One night, I happened to be...

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