Tag Archive: geek

Charles Gemora Going Ape in Hollywood

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Stowing away on a ship from his native Philippines, Charles Gemora ended up in Hollywood without any direction or a penny to his name. But it was at the dawn of cinema and… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Jim Jarmusch

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The career path of a filmmaker tends to be one strikes it big with an indie hit and moves on to studio work. But for many the creative freedom independent cinema offers appeals… Continue reading

Retro Review: Satanis: ‘The Devil’s Mass’

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In 1966, occult fanatic and counterculturalist Anton LaVey founded the Church of Satan in San Francisco. Naturally founding a church devoted to the entity believed to be the father of all evil is… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Solomon King’

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One constant threat to the art of cinema that has been recognized is that of films being lost. Thankfully preservationists both at the studios and in nonprofit organizations have been hard at work… Continue reading

Book Review: ‘How to Sell a Haunted House’ by Grady Hendrix

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Horror author Grady Hendrix has proven over the past few years that he is easily one of the top writers of the genre. While all of his books are great, the works set… Continue reading

Cary Grant Screwball Comedies

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One of the greatest leading men in Hollywood history. Cary Grant was charming, classically handsome, endlessly charismatic, and able to turn in a stunning dramatic performance. He also had no qualms about making… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Skinamarink’

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There is a primal fear we all had as children of being abandoned by our parental figures. While their may be the fantasies of initially living it up, the absence of loving caretakers… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Pam Grier

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The daughter of an Air Force soldier and a nurse, Pam Grier did not just shatter the proverbial glass ceiling she took a hammer to it and pounded it into sand. Initially moving… Continue reading

The Greatest Western TV Shows

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When it comes to westerns in entertainment, most people think of the cinema and big screen icons like: John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Tom Mix, Lee Van Cleef, Ward Bond and others. But the… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Beware! Children at Play’

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Like some of you reading this, part of my Black Friday was spent going through the Blu Rays available from the good people at Vinegar Syndrome. Amid their vast collection of grindhouse, cult,… Continue reading