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Black Mirrorthon Part 1: ‘The National Anthem’

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I love Black Mirror. Dropping into the show based on a recommendation with zero information was one hell of a trip. The premise behind the first episode was an eye-opener to say the very… Continue reading

Holiday Review: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

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An individual may go through their entire life thinking themselves ordinary, when unbeknownst to them, they have had a tremendous impact on those around them. That is the driving lesson in one of… Continue reading

Classic Scene: ‘Shower Scene’

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Shower Scene Psycho (1960) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock The Scene: After stealing $40,000 from her employer, Marion Crane has taken a break at the out of the way Bates Motel. She has been wrestling… Continue reading

Retro Review ‘Satanic Rites of Dracula’

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In a previous Retro Review I covered the Hammer flick Dracula AD 1972, so I feel it is appropriate to now look at its follow up. In 1973, Peter Cushing reunited with Sir… Continue reading

Holiday Review: ‘The Thin Man’

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Like Die Hard the fact that 1934’s comedy/mystery The Thin Man takes place at Christmas and contains many elements of the holiday, gives the flick a strong argument for being a “Christmas Movie”.… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ (2nd Opinion)

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Check out Darth Gandalf’s review here. Director: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Ed O’Neill, Bill Hader… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

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Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman Cast: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfled, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren, Lily Tomlin, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicholas Cage, Chris Pine… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Creed II’

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Plot:  Three years after losing to “Pretty” Ricky Conlan, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) has become the WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World.  With the assistance of trainer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and… Continue reading

Classic Scene: “Who’s on First?”

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“Who’s on first?” The Naughty Nineties (1945) Directed by Jean Yarbrough The Scene: Dexter and Sebastian, played by the incomparable comedy duo Abbott and Costello, both work on a showboat in the 1890’s… Continue reading

In Memorium: Ricky Jay (1946-2018)

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  Although a giant in the movie industry Bernardo Bertolucci passed the other day, we also lost a talented magician, writer, and character actor in Ricky Jay.  Jay passed away on November 24… Continue reading