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Classic Scene: Unmasking the Phantom

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Unmasking the Phantom Phantom of the Opera (1925) Dir. Rupert Julian (uncredited Lon Chaney) The Scene: Rising opera star Christine (Mary Philbin) finds herself in the lair of the fabled Phantom (Lon Chaney)… Continue reading

Grading Robin Hood Movies

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A heroic figure who has been remembered and talked about for centuries, Robin Hood has provided countless storytellers with material to work with. Over the decades this has also applied to cinema and… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘His Kind of Woman’

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By 1951, film noir was set in stone as a solid genre of filmdom and famed eccentric millionaire Howard Hughes wanted in on the act. As the owner of RKO, he turned to… Continue reading

Best Sci-fi Movies of the 90s

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The 1990’s saw huge steps forward in the field of special effects which were put to great use by the science fiction genre. Filmmakers had brand new tools at their disposal to tell… Continue reading

Retro Review: Return of the Living Dead

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When writer John Russo ended his collaboration with George Romero for their classic Night of the Living Dead, part of the arrangement was that he would retain the rights to utilize “Living Dead”… Continue reading

Five Strange Tourist Attractions

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Summer is officially here and it is time for us to load up our cars and hit the road. While you may have a destination in mind you might also want to stop… Continue reading

Vertigo: The Defining Comics

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In 1993 editor Karen Berger shook the comic world forever.  Wanting to publish comics that did not fit the mainstream model, she was given the green light from DC Comics to start her… Continue reading

Defunct Marvel Publishing Lines

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Over there long and storied history Marvel Comics has made interesting attempts to branch out and try something different. In doing so they have launched different publishing lines to shake things up, many… Continue reading

Book Review: Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach

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Five years ago, Ben experienced the horror of losing his three-year-old brother in the local grocery store. One second the child was there and an instant later he is gone, leaving Ben with… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Myrna Loy

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Having moved to Los Angeles in her early teens, Myrna Loy quickly caught the acting bug and as she got older, Loy tried to move into the burgeoning movie industry. For a long… Continue reading