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Retro Review: ‘Rolling Thunder’

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For all the years I have watched movies I have never understood why bad guys mess with a war hero and are surprised when said war hero uses their battle experience to get… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: ‘Night and the City’

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It has been said that after a war there is opportunity for the nefarious and unscrupulous. Famed Blacklisted filmmaker Jules Dassin, took viewers into such an environment in the shadows of Post World… Continue reading

Creepy Mysteries: Ape Canyon Attack

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It seems like every region of the United States has a cryptozoological creature that calls it home taunting witnesses who are not quick or skilled enough with a camera. In the Northwest the… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: ‘This Gun For Hire’

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In 1936, Paramount purchased the movie rights to the latest work from acclaimed British writer Graham Greene, This Gun for Sale, which they retitled This Gun for Hire. Pre-production started new and abruptly… Continue reading

Geek Travels: Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

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Recently I had the chance to travel to Charleston, South Carolina and as a massive history buff the fact that this city proudly wore its centuries of heritage proudly meant there was plenty… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Sledgehammer’

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As the rise of the VHS and video store revolution in the 80’s a number of aspiring filmmakers realized that they could purchase a standard video camera and write/direct/produce their own film. Not… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Subspecies’

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In the 1990’s the most popular vampires in pop culture were cool and sexy ala’ Interview with a Vampire and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But the idea of the monstrous Nosferatu-esque bloodsuckers still… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: The Narrow Margin

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While the era of train travel may be over, it made for a truly great set piece in a variety of movies. The idea of a confined space moving at a fast speed… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: ‘Act of Violence’

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One of the themes explored during the era of film noir was the very topical idea of how the Second World War had affected those who fought on the battlefield. Sure the men… Continue reading

Best Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Episodes

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Ever since the second season of their approximately 78,903 seasons The Simpsons has treated viewers to the annual tradition of the Treehouse of Horror. Each episode sees the cast of Springfield characters satirizing… Continue reading