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film review : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

If you haven’t had the chance to read my review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1, allow me to briefly summarize my feelings on that film, all Harry Potter-related…

film review : Super

A twisted and disturbing superhero film, instantly in the shadow of Kick-Ass and wrongly billed as a black comedy, is it a commercial flop or future cult classic? by Adam…

film review : Troll Hunter

Every so often, a foreign genre film finds its way to American shores (usually via bootleg file-sharing) that builds up such an underground buzz about it that it can’t help…

film review : Tetsuo The Bullet Man

The third film in Tsukamoto’s series started by the staple underground horror masterpiece, Tetsuo: The Iron Man.  Shot in digital HD with a theme song by Trent Reznor, will it…

film review : Hobo with a Shotgun

When asked what movies I was looking forward to in 2011, Hobo with a Shotgun consistently topped the list. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the current…

film review : Sucker Punch

I’ve never really had anything bad to say about Zach Snyder in the past. I found his remake of Dawn of the Dead passable (it’s a tall order to stand…

film review : A Serbian Film

Surrounded by controversy by its nature; an artistic film with a legitimate sociopolitical message or exploitative torture-porn trash? by Adam Rosina If you’ve ever fooled yourself into believing in the…

the angriest critic on The 83rd Academy Awards

The Angriest Critic – Adam Rosina goes to town on the brutal fascist parasites that are the Academy of Film

Cat Shit One

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you combined Watership Down and Modern Warfare, then animated it in CG? Me neither, but I wish I had. That’s exactly what you get…

Tetsuo: The Bullet Man

I love Tetsuo: The Iron Man. I mean, really love it. Like, filthy bathroom stall love. It’s easily my favorite cult film, if not my absolute favorite film of all time.…

film review : Tron Legacy

Just saw Tron Legacy on IMAX 3D! For those who may not know I am a growed-up cyber-girl, a HUGE fan of the original Tron, and pretty obsessed with futuristic/cyberpunk…

the angriest critic : Branded To Kill

Seijun Suzuki is Japanese cinema’s original renegade filmmaker. Since the 50’s, Suzuki has been making B-movies, mostly gangster pictures, that increased in originality and insanity as he went on, much…

the angriest critic : Fallout New Vegas

image source fallout.bethsoft.com Back in 2004, Bethesda Softworks, a video game developer best known for the Elder Scrolls RPG series, acquired the rights to the Fallout series of games. The original Fallout, released…

film review : Saw 3D

For some unknown reason, among both my critical peers and fellow horror movie aficionados, the Saw series of films is one of the most bemoaned of modern horror franchises. I’ve long…

interview : Michael Swaim

In Swaim We Trust The funniest man in online humor takes on a dangerous new mission for comedy and country. photographer : Saryn Christina interview : Adam Rosina Mainstream comedy…

film review : Jonah Hex

Jonah Hex has always been one of the more entertaining characters in the DC Comics stable. Now I won’t claim I’m the most knowledgeable individual on the subject of Jonah…

graphic novel review : Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse Vol 1 – 3

Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse Vol 1 – 3 Written and Illustrated by Ben Templesmith reviewd by : EJTower There is a story told by The Prince of Denmark in Hamlet about…

music video : Christina Aguilera – Not Myself Tonight

While normally a big proponent of Lady Gaga’s style and music, I find that her new video for “Alejandro” in an almost insulting attempt at tribute that just comes across…

music video : Lady Gaga – Alejandro

I guess you get two music videos today!  A new video from Lady Gaga just went live and it’s filled with more imagery I love.  Perhaps you could argue that…

Kick Ass

Kick Ass is my kind of mindless fun. Fun’s about the only way to describe this thing. I can’t remember the last time I’ve sat down in a theater and…

graphic novel review : the veil

The Veil written by El Torres illustration by Gabriel Hernandez reviewd by : EJTower As the old proverb has it: in the land of the blind, the one eyed woman…

Malice in Wonderland

After the ultimately disappointing version of Alice by Tim Burton, and the near unanimous panning it received amongst the Auxiliary staff, perhaps it would be best if we recommended an…

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

I have been far too excited following the production diaries and notes over at director Edgar Wright’s site, but was even more excited today to see the teaser trailer for…

unaussprechlichen kulten : antichrist

I must admit to more than a bit of embarrassment at not having seen a Lars von Trier film prior to Antichrist. For those unaware, Lars von Trier is a…

AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story

Making its North American premiere this past friday at the SXSW film festival, AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story chronicles the life of a lost hero 16 years after his death.…

lady gaga goes to jail

Lady Gaga has become an undisputed master of the long form video, much like the epic and legendary “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, Gaga’s videos has become self contained mini movies…

unaussprechlichen kulten : mad dog morgan

In January 2010,  Dennis Hopper was diagnosed with inoperable prostate cancer, which was in an advanced state and had spread to his bones. At roughly the same time, I was…

the music videos : die antwoord

image source metalbox.co.za Die Antwoord hit the internet like a nuclear bomb, the energetic South African group (parody?) has been making a huge splash with their eclectic videos, being most…

in the media : 2010 olympian johnny weir

The 2010 Winter Olympics opened this weekend in Vancouver.  I personally am not a huge sports fan, but I don’t hold that angsty teenage “I hate sports” mentality anymore.  I…

unaussprechlichen kulten : six string samurai

Auxiliary Magazine would like to introduce its newest writer and column; Adam Rosina and Unaussprechlichen Kulten, respectively. A new column that looks far too deep into the morgues and mausoleums…

the music videos : ascii.disko

A fun, grimy, and dark video for Ascii.Disko. I will now be obsessed with thoughts of a latex clad fox woman stalking me through dark tunnels in some sort of…

the music videos : 11th hour

Julian Casablancas of The Strokes solo project has been a bit of a guilty pleasure for me as of late.  It’s the kind of fun, smart, and well informed pop…

electric dragon 80,000 volts

There exists a movie, out there is the ether of world cinema, that has been able to satisfy all my worldly expectations and criteria when considering what makes a film…