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dvd review – THE REVENANT

The seemingly unlikely mix of monster movies and comedy that seeks to bring laughs to the horror genre is not as uncommon or new as most people think. Go back and watch all of those early classic creature features from … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Western Archive – DEATH RIDES A HORSE

This grim tale of vengeance starts when young Bill Mecita witnesses the brutal murder of his family by a group of marauding bandits. An unseen stranger saves Bill from from the family’s burning house, and fifteen years later the boy … Continue reading

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dvd review – SING YOUR SONG

There was a time when Harry Belafonte was one of the biggest, most revered, and important entertainers in America, and the world. There was no realm of entertainment he had not conquered, and from there he moved into the realm … Continue reading

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dvd review – BREAKOUT KINGS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

Let me get this straight…the premise of this series is that there is a special task force of the U.S. Marshalls that uses a team of convicts—each with their own special skills—to catch escaped convicts? And one of the Marshalls … Continue reading

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dvd review – PRINCESS OF MARS

From the Asylum, those prolific purveyors of such schlocky cinematic ineptitude as Transmorphers, Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, 30,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Snakes on a Train and many, many more steaming piles of crap, comes yet another rip-off of … Continue reading

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Blaxploitation Archive – GANJA & HESS

As of this moment, I’ve seen Ganja & Hess—or some facsimile of Ganja & Hess —at least six times. To be honest, it’s difficult to place an exact number on how many times I’ve seen the movie, because there are … Continue reading

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dvd review – FILMS OF FURY: THE KUNG FU MOVIE MOVIE

The daughter of a good friend recently discovered Jackie Chan, and has since fallen in love with the master of comedic kung fu and his death-defying stunt work. She’s watched most of Jackie’s movies, and we’ve had some great conversations … Continue reading

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dvd review – THE MAN ON THE TRAIN

Some people get ridiculously bent out of shapes when American versions of foreign films get made. Sure, it seems silly that some people won’t watch a movie because it has subtitles. I’ve always laughed at anyone who says, “I watch … Continue reading

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The BEST OF BAMF – dvd review – SPECIAL

George Romero’s 1977 film Martin remains one of the greatest vampire movies of all time. A brooding deconstruction of the genre and mythology of vampires, Martin raised the burning question of whether or not the title character was really a … Continue reading

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dvd review – THE ROCK: THE EVOLUTION OF DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON

My appreciation for professional wrestling has waxed and waned over the years. There have been times when I sat in front of the television watching as many matches as I could find (and there was a time when you were … Continue reading

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