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Retro Review: ‘Smithereens’

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During the 1980’s New York City was one of the global hubs for punk rock. The Big Apple was producing acts like: the New York Dolls, Patti Smith, Blondie and the Ramones. All… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Tron’

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In the early 80’s technology was changing and advancing rapidly. Filmmaker Steven Lisberger saw this and knew he wanted to get it on this but on a cinematic front. Hoping for a science… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Beach Blanket Bingo’

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In the 1960’s teenagers solidified their power at the movie box office, and one of the trends which emerged courtesy of this new market demographic was the teen beach movie. One would guess… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Puttin’ on the Ritz

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Puttin’ on the Ritz Young Frankenstein (1974) Directed by Mel Brooks The Scene: Doctor Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) has finally embraced his family business and created a being from the body parts of… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Heavyweights’

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Beginning with 2005’s 40 Year Old Virgin, writer/director/producer Judd Apatow has been one of the top makers of comedy in Hollywood. Modern moviegoers know him from his many hit films, but early in… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘White Lightning’

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The 1970’s proved to be a great era for films set and immersed in the culture of the American South. One man who truly had a fondness for these kinds of films was… Continue reading

Classic Scene: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

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“Singin’ in the Rain” Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen The Scene: Feeling particularly elated, Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) strolls down the street after a good evening… Continue reading

Running in the Movies

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Two of my greatest passions in life are running and movies. There have been times these have conflicted, like when I want to stay up late to catch a movie on TV when… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Freeway’

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For the past couple of years one of the trends in Hollywood has been the grim and gritty rebooting of old stories. In this regard it would seem writer/director Matthew Bright was ahead… Continue reading

Classic Scene: “Oh, hi Mark”

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“Oh, hi Mark” The Room (2003) Directed by Tommy Wiseau The Scene: Storming onto the rooftop of his building a tormented Johnny (Tommy Wiseau) proclaims loudly “I did not hit her, it’s not… Continue reading