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‘Inside Psycho’ – It’s Not What You Think
3 years ago

‘Inside Psycho’ – It’s Not What You Think

Did you know that Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “Psycho” barely got made?

The “star” dies after only 47 minutes. The studio hated it. The New York Times called the film “a …
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How Talk Radio Saved One Rocker’s Soul
3 years ago

How Talk Radio Saved One Rocker’s Soul

The Scott Helmer Show is not primarily about politics, though it’ll probably come up.

I’m a singer-songwriter, but it’s not primarily about music, either. My concerts have helped raise more …
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Green Day Live: Fun, Interactive and Hypocritical
3 years ago

Green Day Live: Fun, Interactive and Hypocritical

I have always loathed Green Day.

I was already an adult when they first came on the scene. Even though they were touted as being Punk, they never seemed authentic. …
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How ‘Arrival’ Got Parenting, and Grief, Right
3 years ago

How ‘Arrival’ Got Parenting, and Grief, Right

It wasn’t “Arrival’s” impressive cinematography or audio that captured my attention. As a parent – and a bereaved mom – I was captivated for a different reason.

I have three …
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Hollywood Goes Zapruder with Best Picture Snafu
3 years ago

Hollywood Goes Zapruder with Best Picture Snafu

A disaster of epic proportions happened at the 89th Academy Awards.

The production team behind “La La Land” took the stage, collected trophies and starting thanking people for “winning” the …
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Why The Razzies Are Past Their Expiration Date
3 years ago

Why The Razzies Are Past Their Expiration Date

The Golden Raspberry Awards were once the high water mark for those who love truly terrible films.

For decades, The Razzies ran counter to the elitist Oscars. Skewering stars and …
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18 Essential Film Scores for True Movie Fans
3 years ago

18 Essential Film Scores for True Movie Fans

Film scores are simply taken for granted these days.

They’ve become so much a source of background noise for movies. They rarely take center stage.

It isn’t always the case, …
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Melodramatic Fools: Green Day Should Call It a Day
3 years ago

Melodramatic Fools: Green Day Should Call It a Day

Green Day is making noise again with “Revolution Radio,” but it’s the kind of punk that comes in bubble wrap.

The Bay Area rockers just hit No. 1 on the …
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Why Idris Elba’s ‘Take’ Isn’t His Breakout Role
3 years ago

Why Idris Elba’s ‘Take’ Isn’t His Breakout Role

Idris Elba is a bit of an acting curiosity.

He earns laudatory remarks from reviewers in any film he appears in. Yet he hasn’t found his true breakout role. He …
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Why Stanley Kubrick’s Vision Is So Viddy 2017
3 years ago

Why Stanley Kubrick’s Vision Is So Viddy 2017

It’s impossible to forget director Stanley Kubrick’s film canon.

I’m watching David Wain’s “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” for the dozenth time. There’s a scene in the …
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