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Retro Review: ‘Horror of Dracula’

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By the end of the 1940’s the gothic horror trend in the United States was pretty much over, replaced by more science fiction terrors. But a studio in England would pick up the… Continue reading

Grading the Phantom of the Opera Movies

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In 1909, French novelist Gaston Leroux penned a story about a deformed musician who haunted the Paris Opera House. As he lurked in the shadows, the man known as “the Phantom” becomes obsessed… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Magnificent Obsession’

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How should one react in the occasion their life is saved but it comes at the cost of another life? In fact, many would say the life of a person who was more… Continue reading

Greatest Superman Villains

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For over 80 years Superman has been the gold standard of superheroes as every other cape and spandex-wearer since owes him a debt. But you do not achieve this status without making enemies… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: ‘Woman on the Run’

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Every November fans of cinema celebrate one of the mediums most influential periods, the era of the film noir. This movement from the 1940’s through the 1950’s, presented audiences with edgy pulp crime… Continue reading

Great Circus Movies

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As I am sure you have realized, COVID has robbed us of so much live entertainment. From concerts to sports events to concerts and even one of the oldest forms of entertainment, the… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Slumber Party Massacre’

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By 1982 audiences were already becoming familiar with the tropes of a slasher movie where the deranged killer pursues poor young coeds. Feminist activist and screenwriter Rita Mae Brown decided to have some… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: ‘The Killing’

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Every November fans of cinema celebrate one of the mediums most influential periods, the era of the film noir. This movement from the 1940’s through the 1950’s, presented audiences with edgy pulp crime… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Ice Cream Man’

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While he was born to a respected show business family, Clint Howard has often found himself playing characters who were odd or deranged. In a strange way this has endeared him to movie… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Black Hole’

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In the 1970’s a little movie called Star Wars forever changed the game in science fiction. In the wake of the movie’s success studios everywhere tried to get their own piece of the… Continue reading