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How ‘They Live’ Speaks to Trump-Hillary Slugfest
3 years ago

How ‘They Live’ Speaks to Trump-Hillary Slugfest

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The decade-old cult favorite, Mike Judge’s “Idiocracy,” has become a reference point for cinephiles. The box office flop was once deemed an unworthy follow-up to Judge’s “Office Space,” the timely …
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Why Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ Hasn’t Aged a Minute
3 years ago

Why Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ Hasn’t Aged a Minute

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Following the instant cult item “Escape From New York,” “The Thing [Collector’s Edition] [Blu-ray]” provided Carpenter and former Disney child star Kurt Russell another unlikely, gritty project. It would mark …
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‘Saw’ Scribe Saw Blue Collar Comic’s Dark Side
3 years ago

‘Saw’ Scribe Saw Blue Collar Comic’s Dark Side

Films like “The Purge: Election Year” and “The Shallows” have dominated box office charts, outpacing many summer blockbusters. “Don’t Breathe” and “The Conjuring 2” have added critical acclaim from to their treasure …
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How Blu-ray ‘Village’ Saves Hokey Remake
4 years ago

How Blu-ray ‘Village’ Saves Hokey Remake

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The 1995 film features extra terrestrial children, their glowing eyes telepathically ordering adults to do terrible things.

I’m getting ahead of myself.

I own a tattered copy of John Wyndham’s …
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5 Takeaways from ‘The Conjuring 2’ Trailer
4 years ago

5 Takeaways from ‘The Conjuring 2’ Trailer

Now, there aren’t many people vying for that title these days. Director Ti West could stake a claim to it, but unfortunately indie fare like “The Sacrament” hasn’t found mainstream …
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