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Matthew Lickona 6 p.m., Nov. 17
A spiritless, secondhand ripoff of first rate social satire. It’s Mad Max meets Death Proof to form the basis of another bloody dumb apocalypse comedy. With Corporate Wars having reduced the planet to near-unlivable conditions, a band of grubby futuristic human hunters are hired to beat the bushes and anything else that gets in their way — in search of white collar criminals. TV graphic designer-turned-director/co-writer Henry Saine does wonders with a miniscule effects budget, giving his film its convincingly gritty futuristic look. But when it comes to telling a story that has something even remotely unfamiliar to say for itself, there should be a price placed on his head. With Christian Pitre and Matthew Marsden, and featuring cameos by Gary Busey, Beverly D’Angelo, Eve, and Kristanna Loken. 2013.