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Retro Review: ‘New York Ninja’

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In 1984 writer, director, actor and martial artist John Liu shot a low budget film on the streets of New York about a ninja on a quest for revenge. But with little to… Continue reading

The Twilight Zone: Banned for 52 Years

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Submitted for your approval series that broke new ground in the television medium and stands to this day as one of the greatest TV shows ever made. This brainchild of famed writer Rod… Continue reading

Move Review: ‘The Sadness’

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Among horror fans lately a Taiwanese film imported by Shudder has had everyone buzzing. The feature length directorial debut from Rob Jabbaz, The Sadness is nothing less than a terrifying assault on the… Continue reading

In Memoriam: George Perez

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It was at Dragon Con 2006 in Atlanta, my first ever con, perhaps this was the formation of a Core Memory al a’ Inside Out but I will leave that to the little… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Wild Bunch’

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In 1969 famed controversial filmmaker Sam Peckinpah was tapped to produce a Western based on a story Warner Bros. had purchased the rights to a few years prior. Nothing much was expected of… Continue reading

Great Brief Movie Performances

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There is a saying in shown business that there are no small parts only small actors. While we can sit here and debate the accuracy of this, there have been a number of… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Reflecting Skin’

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One of my favorite storytelling devices is how something grounded can become fantastical through the eyes of a child narrator. While it is normally charming, but Renaissance man Philip Ridley turned it into… Continue reading

Star Trek TNG Greatest Episodes

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While the five year mission of the USS Enterprise ended up originally lasting only three years, a rabid fanbase carried the franchise in popularity through a series of motion pictures long after Star… Continue reading

Creepy Mystery: Hexham Heads

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Digging around in the yard in the hopes of finding treasure is a things kids do. But in 1971 two boys in Hexham in Northumberland would would find something rare buried deep in… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Kane for Governor

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Kane for Governor Citizen Kane (1941) directed by Orson Welles The Scene: Having conquered the media landscape Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) has finally taken his increasingly hollow crusade for the everyman into… Continue reading