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TV and the Rural Purge

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It was the 1970’s and it was clear in this new decade America was changing forever. Inevitably this meant that the entertainment they sought was also changing with the national mood and providers… Continue reading

Characters who Unmasked Batman

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Bruce Wayne has spent a lot of time money and effort hiding the fact that at night he dons a costume and preys on cowardly and superstitious criminals. Despite all of his skills… Continue reading

Three Stooges: 100 Years of Slapstick

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In 1922, vaudeville comedian Moe Howard crossed paths with one of the superstars from their shared line of work Ted Healy. The two discovered they a great chemistry and decided to build an… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched’

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One of the beautiful things about horror as a film genre is that there are so many different subgenres that filmmakers can take their stories into. One distinctly British style of horror is… Continue reading

Comic Book Characters Who Stayed Dead

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As comic book readers we have collectively reached the point where the deaths of major characters do not really pack a punch. As soon as we see a costumed figure meet the Reaper… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Perfect Blue’

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When one normally thinks of the hallmarks of Japanese anime they inevitably think of the standard: robots, super-powered beings, giant monsters etc. But the medium is quite capable of telling very grounded stories.… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Sidney Poitier

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Last week we lost three towering figures in entertainment over the course of three days. TV icon Betty White, legendary filmmaker and historian Peter Bogdanovich, and trailblazing actor Sidney Poitier. Born to a… Continue reading

How Disney Ruined ‘Doug’

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In 1991, when the TV network Nickelodeon debuted it’s trio of cartoons they dubbed Nicktoons to further their powerful grasp on programming for kids. Among this original three were Rugrats, which would become… Continue reading

My Favorite Songs of 2021

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Of all the years we have experienced on this planet 2021 has been one of them, which means we have the obligatory Best of lists. But I personally am not one for those… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Duck Soup’

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When it comes to the comedy genre, few can even be mentioned in the sentence as the Marx Brothers. Their filmography is pretty much a list of classics of the genre from Monkey… Continue reading