Dirty Jobs

In a recent review, the Steve Jobs film was called the “biggest Apple flop since the Newton.” The movie was received with critical praise and fawning adoration for Aaron Sorkin and his screenplay, but at the box office the film is a straight-up bomb. I liked the film — the structure of the screenplay really [...]

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Back to 2001

In the midst of all the recent Back To The Future hoopla I had an opportunity to publish a review about the franchise, and to have my old friend Ron “The Chron” point out one of the most fascinating conspiracy theories I’ve discovered in some time. First, here’s a review that originally appeared in The [...]

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Light Years

Keeping with yesterday’s Gen-X cult film post, here’s a French cartoon from 1988. Gandahar is an adult sci-fi adventure that finds the peaceful people of planet Gandahar teaming-up with a deformed race of mutants in order to defeat the mechanized menace of the Men of Metal This gem is a must-watch for fans of Heavy [...]

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Liquid Sky

The great hero of the 1982 cult film Liquid Sky is Anne Carlisle: Carlisle co-wrote the screenplay, plays both the male and female fashion model leads in the film, and even authored the movie’s novelization. The flick actually did well on the festival circuit after debuting in Montreal, and according to Wikipedia it was the [...]

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Devil’s Night

I don’t remember how old I was when I learned that Detroit was the only place with a Devil’s Night. I’m posting this on Thursday evening, but I won’t share it with anyone until Friday morning, just in time for the night before Halloween — Devil’s Night. The film Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages was [...]

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Don’t Stop Believing

Continuing the spooky Halloween posts, here’s the 1987 Martin Sheen thriller, The Believers. This freaky little gem finds a widower surrounded by a threatening secret society after he and his son move to New York City. I think of this film as a charming occult thriller with the automatic kitsch of all things 1980′s. Add [...]

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Boo Queue

Now that we’re beginning the last week before Halloween I want to get back to the spooky postings. Here’s a piece that first appeared in my Moving Pictures column in The Contributor. This is my breakdown on the must-see horror movies that are currently streaming on Netflix… Now that we’re into the month of October, [...]

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Creepy Kubrick

Earlier this year, Indiewire posted a five-part, three hour documentary covering the career of the late, great Stanley Kubrick. Here’s their introduction to this fantastic project… For the past little while, the folks at The Directors Series have been putting together an extensive, detailed look Kubrick’s career in a series of video essays, which is [...]

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Look Now

Trying to stick to all spooky posts this month, here’s a look at one of my favorite scary films. For me, Halloween means watching chilling movies and this one is a must-see classic of visionary, supernatural horror. Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now explores the otherworldly experiences of a mother and a father grieving the loss [...]

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Finding Spyder

After James Dean died in his tragic autumn car wreck six decades ago, the wreckage of his Porsche Spyder toured the country as a traffic safety promotion. Then, it disappeared. Here’s a Northwest Herald story about a new leads on the Porsche’s final resting place… VOLO – Sixty years after the Sept. 30, 1955, crash [...]

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