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The Movie Weekend That Was


Part of the movie weekend was lost- in the best way possible- to Mother’s Day, when I took my mother to a baseball game. She got a floppy red St. Louis Cardinals sun hat out of the deal. But the rest of the weekend featured at least a few films, including a few strangely (and inadvertently) Mother’s Day-themed titles, a Woody Allen film, more Satyajit Ray, and a trippy little counterculture relic starring Ringo Starr. This is the movie weekend that was. Continue reading


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Fun with Netflix Viewer Reviews: Volume 3

Since the “Fun with Netflix Viewer Reviews” concept seems to be a popular one, I’ve decided to turn it into a semi-regular feature. As I said in the intro to the initial article, it’s fun for you and it’s easy for me because there’s no shortage of internet people willing to say wacky things. Here’s volume three of people writing really bad, or funny, Netflix viewer reviews. These are presented completely unedited. Continue reading


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Abbott and Costello “Meet” The Mummy

An actual still shot from Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy, presented without comment. Sorry for the mediocre image quality.

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The Wolf Man: Universal Pictures’ Alpha Dog

Each studio had their niche in the early days of Hollywood. For Universal Pictures, it was horror. Over a span of two decades, they banged out one horror icon after another- Frankenstein, Dracula, Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Wolf Man, and finally The Creature from the Black Lagoon. These creature features were smart, they were well written, they were horrific to 1930’s and 40’s movie-goers, they used excellent source material, and they had a heavy influence on later films (more on this later). They were all fantastic. But in an earlier entry, I referenced The Wolf Man as my favorite classic monster flick from Universal. Here’s why: Continue reading


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