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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

Worst Episode of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Ever

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In 2005 CBS with creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, released a show that targeted a completely different audience than the network typically went after. Of all the television networks, CBS has found… Continue reading

Power Ranger Knock Offs of the 90s

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It goes without saying that there is little original in entertainment, and when something new does hit it big it is quick to get imitators. They took the concepts the Mighty Morphing ones… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Coffy’

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Any movie fan worth their weight in celluloid knows that Pam Grier is quite possibly the most badass actress in cinematic history. For much of her early career her looks had her typecast… Continue reading

Captain America: Wielders of the Shield

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Ever since the creation of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby burst onto the scene, decked in a star-spangled costume and socking Hitler in the jaw he has been an icon of Marvel Comics.… Continue reading