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Classic Scene: House Falling Gag

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House Falling Gag Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) Directed by Charles Reisner (Buster Keaton uncredited) The Scene: As a storm blows through town William Canfield Jr. AKA Steamboat Bill Jr. (Buster Keaton) is trying… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Angel Has Fallen’

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Director: Ric Roman Waugh Cast: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Nick Nolte, Danny Huston, Michael Landes, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick Plot: After being involved in two different terrorist… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Flying Guillotine’

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One of the things I love about the Shaw Brothers martial arts flicks is the use of elaborate and often ridiculous weaponry. While they may be impractical in a real fight, these weapons… Continue reading

In Memoriam: Peter Fonda (1940-2019)

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  Bit of sad news to report today from the House, as counter-culture film pioneer and Oscar nominated actor Peter Fonda passed away from lung cancer on Friday at the age of seventy-nine.… Continue reading

Xenomorph Lost: The Curious Case of William Gibson’s ‘Alien 3’

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Ever since James Cameron’s 1986 classic Aliens, Hollywood has attempted with varying degrees of success to reclaim the magic of the Alien franchise. Some attempts have been solid (Prometheus) others flaming piles of… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

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Director: Quentin Tarantino Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Kurt Russell, Mike Moh Plot: Rick Dalton and his stunt double/gopher… Continue reading

9 Characters We Want in the MCU

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Speculation about the future of the MCU is an industry unto itself. Instead of joining the masses in trying to guess what will happen next, I’m going to whine like a petulant child… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Uninvited’

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Imagine finding a large old spooky house on a beautiful plot of land. You are lucky enough to find out it is not only for sale but the owner is willing to give… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Up to 11

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Up to 11 This is Spinal Tap (1984) Directed by Rob Reiner The Scene: Documentarian Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner) continues to follow the journey of the world’s loudest bands Spinal Tap. Marty is discussing… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Alone in the Dark’

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The early 1980’s proved to be an interesting time for horror, the gritty exploitation films of the 70’s still had a powerful legacy while the slasher genre was only growing in popularity. It… Continue reading