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Book Review: The Siren and the Specter

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On the banks of the Rappahannock River stands the infamous Alexander House. For centuries it has built a reputation as one of the most haunted houses in America. As the tale goes, a… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Late Night’

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Director: Nisha Ganatra Cast: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, Amy Ryan Plot: Katherine Newbury as attained great success and celebrity as a late night talk show host who… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Lady Street Fighter’

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In 1975, B-movie director James Bryan made the movie, Deadly Games. It was promptly locked in a vault so that nobody would have to suffer it. That is until 1981, wanting to ride… Continue reading

Cryptozoology and the Law

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When discussing cryptozoological animals in a group, the idea inevitably comes up of shooting such a creature and claiming a reward. To some this may sound like a doable idea, however many regions… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Charlie Chaplin

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Born to a family of unsuccessful entertainers in London, Charles Spencer Chaplin would find the urge to perform early on in his life. As soon as he was old enough, Chaplin travelled the… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw’

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Director: David Leitch Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Eiza González, Helen Mirren Plot: Federal Agent Luke Hobbs and spy/assassin/mercenary Deckard Shaw are forced to join forces to track down… Continue reading

Classic Scene: The Grapefruit Scene

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The Grapefruit Scene The Public Enemy (1931) Directed by William A. Wellman The Scene: Despite the objections of his war hero brother, Tom Powers (James Cagney) is growing quite accustomed to the gangster… Continue reading

6 Comic Adaptations Better than the Source Material

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Marvel movies have spoiled us. There was a time – the 90s to be exact – when comic adaptations were considered to be trash until proven otherwise. Even the best of the meagre… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Born Losers’

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In the 1950’s husband-wife duo of actor Tom Laughlin and screenwriter/producer Delores Taylor created their very own movie hero. A grizzled veteran who lived by a moral code and used his abilities to… Continue reading

Zero Context: Game of Thrones – Episode 4

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A podcast where a Game of Thrones expert and a total newbie meet to watch and discuss the final season of Game of Thrones.