Classic Review – Mrs. Doubtfire

by T Akery August 25th, 2016
Mrs. Doubtfire is a reminder of how funny Robin Williams could be. This is true even when portraying a character that has a lot of obstacles to overcome. It is definitely one of Robin Williams better movies and it still remains one of the benchmarks of how to do
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The Classic Movie Blue Velvet

by Elizabeth Gunto August 18th, 2016
David Lynch's 1986 classic film Blue Velvet is hard to categorize. It's too creepy to be a simple drama, but there's much more going on for it to just be a simple mystery. It has the strange sexuality and dark lighting neo-noir, but with more sincerity and a lot more straight-forward ickiness. At its most basic, Blue Velvet follows an awkward student (Kyle MacLachlan, a Lynch favorite) home from college as he finds a severed ear in an empty lot
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One From the Vault: Puppet Master

by Ronald A. Rowe August 11th, 2016
Back in the year 1989, Full Moon Features released a low budget horror film called Puppet Master.  The brain child of screenwriter Charles Band, the basic premise of the film was that these little evil puppets, created many years before by a magician named Andre Toulon, ran around the Bodega Bay Inn killing a group of psychics who have assembled there.  It turns out that the only thing these evil little puppets like more than terrorizing hapless psychics is
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  • When War Was Fun

    by Ronald A. Rowe August 4th, 2016
    The Dirty Dozen is one of the all-time great war movies.  It clocks in at a whopping 2 ½ hours, which is long by today’s standards but downright epic for 1967.  The Dirty Dozen stands out in movie history for its ensemble cast, which includes Lee Marvin (Major Reisman), Ernest Borgnine (General Worden), Charles Bronson (Wladslaw), football legend Jim Brown (Jefferson), John Cassavettes (Franko), Richard Jaekel (Bowen), George Kennedy
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  • The Foul-Mouthed Brilliance of Clerks

    by Ronald A. Rowe July 28th, 2016
    Clerks is a classic 1990’s film that broke the mold of Hollywood film making.  The film was Kevin Smith’s debut to the cinema world that introduced his brand of foul-mouthed brilliance to the American movie-going public.  Clerks was shot in black and white on a budget of reportedly just $27,000, making it among the most profitable films of all time (on a percentage basis, that is).

    The story of Clerks,
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  • Blade Set the Stage for Modern Superhero Films

    by Ronald A. Rowe July 21st, 2016
    It may seem hard to believe in a world where X-Men, Iron Man, Batman, Superman, Marvel’s Avengers, and Spider-Man are all massively successful box office franchises, but there was a time when comic book movies were dead as a door-nail.  DC Comics had seen some success with the Superman and Batman franchises but each subsequent sequel pushed the genre farther toward oblivion.  The other big comic book publisher, Marvel
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