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Spotlight On: Pam Grier

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The daughter of an Air Force soldier and a nurse, Pam Grier did not just shatter the proverbial glass ceiling she took a hammer to it and pounded it into sand. Initially moving… Continue reading

The Greatest Western TV Shows

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When it comes to westerns in entertainment, most people think of the cinema and big screen icons like: John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Tom Mix, Lee Van Cleef, Ward Bond and others. But the… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Beware! Children at Play’

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Like some of you reading this, part of my Black Friday was spent going through the Blu Rays available from the good people at Vinegar Syndrome. Amid their vast collection of grindhouse, cult,… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Smokey and the Bandit’

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A few months ago I was fortunate enough to see horror movie host/film critic Joe Bob Briggs present his famed lecture “How Rednecks Saved Hollywood”. Naturally, he discussed a number of the “hixploitation”… Continue reading

Abbott & Costello Meet the Monster Movies

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Throughout the 1940’s Universal Studios had two main box office draws. First, was their Universal Monsters film series featuring the likes of Dracula, Frankenstein’s creation, the Mummy etc. Even though the new studio… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Kong atop Empire State Building

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“Kong atop the Empire State Building” King Kong (1933) Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack The Scene: While this urban jungle may be new to him, it is still a… Continue reading

Creepy Mysteries: The San Pedro Haunting

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In the late 80’s single mother Jackie Hernandez was more than excited to start the next chapter in her life with both of her children. With her rocky marriage behind Jackie, the three… Continue reading

My Favorite TV Shows of 2022

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It is time once again for me to go through all of the shows I have watched and decide which ones were the best of the best…..of what I have watched anyways. Before… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Apology’

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I am a fan of live theater and one method of stage storytelling I have always been fascinated by is the simplistic one. Onstage you are limited to 2-4 characters and maybe a… Continue reading

Holiday Review: ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’

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As I have mentioned before in a number of Retro Reviews, I am a frequent customer of the Black Lodge. As an institution here in Memphis, Black Lodge has a number of hallowed… Continue reading