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Posts By David Minkus

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‘Humor Me’ Is Warm, Witty Response to Dark Times
4 months ago

‘Humor Me’ Is Warm, Witty Response to Dark Times

Light family comedies seem to have completely faded from the mainstream cineplex.

On the rare occasions they are released, they’re made by a committee to offend the fewest people. The …
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Why ‘Gnaw’ Is a Cut Above Most Modern Horror Films
4 months ago

Why ‘Gnaw’ Is a Cut Above Most Modern Horror Films

What draws me to the horror genre isn’t the combination of blood, guts and nudity that attracts other fans. 

I’m interested in horror’s ability to serve as a raw allegory …
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‘California Typewriter’ The Perfect Doc for Our Digital Age
6 months ago

‘California Typewriter’ The Perfect Doc for Our Digital Age

Documentaries can be a window into the human soul when they’re done right. 

Truth can be far more powerful and insightful than anything a screenwriter could imagine.

For most of …
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Why ‘The Journey’ Offers Hope for Our Troubled Times
8 months ago

Why ‘The Journey’ Offers Hope for Our Troubled Times

The Troubles. It’s an unassuming, and almost romantic, term for the Irish civil war generally thought to be between Catholics and Protestants.

To be truthful, it has its roots far …
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‘Wolf Creek’ Stumbles in Switch to Small Screen
11 months ago

‘Wolf Creek’ Stumbles in Switch to Small Screen

By  •  Reviews, TV

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the “Wolf Creek” franchise inspired a TV series.

Consider the success of horror shows like “Stan Against Evil,” Eli Roth’s “Hemlock Grove” and the …
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Why ‘Beyond’ Is Perfect Sci-Fi for Today’s Teens
1 year ago

Why ‘Beyond’ Is Perfect Sci-Fi for Today’s Teens

By  •  Reviews, TV

The Freeform Network is still finding its programming identity since it changed from being ABC Family a year ago. 

Disney seems to have made the shift to make it part …
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’14 Minutes from Earth’ Doc Is Stunning, Inspirational
1 year ago

’14 Minutes from Earth’ Doc Is Stunning, Inspirational

The man set a record for the highest skydive in history. Plus, it was all broadcast on the Internet with Red Bull logos as far as the eye could see.


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Pop Confessions: Superman v Film Critics
2 years ago

Pop Confessions: Superman v Film Critics

They use the word “critic” the same way people would use “fanboy” … as an insult.

I’m mostly out of the critic’s game these days, but I’ll always come …
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Does Sling TV Offer Cord Cutters Cable Salvation?
3 years ago

Does Sling TV Offer Cord Cutters Cable Salvation?

Between the rise of online content distributors like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Instant and the small yet historic decline in cable television subscriptions and usage, traditional content providers like …
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