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Spotlight On: Karyn Kusama

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Karyn Kusama’s career started out with two films that mostly flew under the radar. While neither Aeon Flux (2005) nor Girl Fight (2000) is lauded with much praise, they’re both solid entertaining pieces.… Continue reading

Book Review: ‘The Essex Serpent’

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I remember once hearing an interview with a literary agent on NPR, where he discussed regularly receiving manuscripts where the writer made no attempt at hiding the influence Victorian-era authors had on them.… Continue reading

Who Are the New Mutants? A Handy Guide

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We’ve got a cast, the production is greenlit…the official New Mutants movie is under way and the cinematic ‘X-Men’ universe is about to get bigger. But who are they? The New Mutants, whilst popular… Continue reading

Top 10 TV Show Intros (Part V)

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  There’s something pure about how a TV show introduction is constructed, and yes, saying that does make me feel like an arty wanker. But there’s few other places that creative types can… Continue reading

Top 10 Humphrey Bogart Movies

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Hollywood icon Humphrey Bogart is an actor who has risen past being a great entertainer and has become a certified cultural icon. Even those who have never seen one of his movies recognize… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Big Sick’

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Director: Michael Showalter Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Adeel Akhtar, Anupam Kher Plot: Stand up comedian Kumail meets Emily following on of his performances. The two hit it off… Continue reading

TV Review: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Episode 3: ‘The Queen’s Justice’

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WARNING!  BELOW THERE BE: Synopsis:  Jon and Davos arrive at Dragonstone.  Euron presents his “gift” to Cersei.  Cersei enacts revenge for her daughter’s death.  Melisandre decides to leave for Volantis.  The Iron Bank… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘White Heat’

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Moviegoers in the early days of gangster movies became familiar with seeing actors who were staples of the genre. Movie legends like; Humphrey Bogart, George Raft, Pat O’Brien, and Edward G. Robinson became… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Trip to Spain’

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Director: Michal Winterbottom Cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon Plot: Steve and Rob continue their restaurant tours, this time visiting Spain to enjoy gourmet food, share banter and swap witticisms. Review: This is an… Continue reading

The Top 10 Worst Movies I’ve Ever Seen

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Sometimes I liken movies to meat at a butcher shop.  First you have your upper echelon movies like The Shawshank Redemption and Jaws.  They’re like the prime cuts of beef, filet Mignon, Porterhouse,… Continue reading