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Death of Hollywood: the re-installment plan

Hollywood continues down the road of cannibalizing its own archive, this time with a brand new Friday the 13th and My Bloody Valentine —both due out in early 2009. I won’t lie, I desperately want to see both films. Knowing … Continue reading

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Formative 10: Escape from New York

Well, I guess I gotta get going on my formative 10 because what has taken me almost eight months, has taken D’Arcy Norman all of three days. I find it interesting how much a formative 10 can tell you about … Continue reading

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Filmfax, my connection to another world

As much as I love the internet, I have to be frank, it has never really come close to the magic that is reading the b-movie rag that is Filmfax. I may be wrong here (but I’m not), there is … Continue reading

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Formative 10: Clash of the Titans & the Cinema of Attractions

When talking about films I saw as a pre-pubescent adolescent, I think one of the most important would have to be Ray Harryhausen’s Clash of the Titans (1981). Now technically, keeping inline with the logic of discussing film, I should … Continue reading

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Bishop of Battle (1983)

I have been thinking about certain movies from the 80s that kind of represent this moment in time, regardless of whether they are good or bad. And while movies are, for the most part, dependent on narrative, they also have … Continue reading

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Formative 10: The Warriors

I had the great pleasure of re-watching one of my favorite films of all time recently with Shannon during our lunch hour. We saw the The Ultimate Director’s Cut version of The Warriors (1979) released in 2005, which I had … Continue reading

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Classic Video Game Emulation

I recently came to the realization that my best friend in Fredericksburg is my 12 year-old neighbor. I just can’t avoid the fact that I have never really progressed beyond the sixth grade; I am still so dearly enthralled by … Continue reading

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The Mist (2007)

I can’t resist a Stepehen King film adaptation, it is one of my great weaknesses and has accounted for many wasted hours in my life. I had already voiced my excitement about Frank Darabont’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s novella … Continue reading

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When We Were Kings (1996)

I just saw a clip from the documentary When We Were Kings on the Open Culture blog featuring the late Norman Mailer talking about the epic George Foreman vs. Muhammad Ali fight in Zaire. After partaking, I couldn’t resist re-blogging … Continue reading

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Harry Dean Stanton’s Repo Code

Harry Dean Stanton is without question one of my favorite character actors, if not my favorite. He has been in a number of great movies with some amazing roles—I’m thinking Cool Hand Luke, Alien, Escape from New York, Pretty in … Continue reading

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