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Take that Look off your Face! (aka The Worst “O” Faces in Cinema)

Tweet by Maggie Kruger Bethany: What’s he like? Metatron: God? Lonely. But funny. He’s got a great sense of humour. Take sex for example. There’s nothing funnier than the ridiculous faces you people make mid-coitus. – Dogma, 1999, dir. Kevin Smith I should give you a bit of background – a few years back I was quasi-editor of the movie…

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When Casting Goes Wrong… Or Does It?

Tweet by Maggie Kruger Poor Ben Affleck. There he is, snagging the most coveted role in Hollywood, and there’s 99.9% of the interwebs being mean to him. Personally I think the most worrying thing about him playing Batman is less to do with his acting, more to do with Zach Snyder’s explode-by-numbers school of directing. Anyway, these past few days…

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5 Movies To Watch On A Forgotten Flix(less) Wednesday

Tweet By Maggie Kruger Ah Wednesday. You used to be the best day of the week: Humpday! You were almost the weekend and, more importantly, the Forgotten Flix Podcast day! But now… there’s no podcast. And we have to wait till fracking Thursday? Where’s the fun in that?! Truly, what a difference a day makes. Some people (naming no names, but…

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5 Lessons Learned from Making a Zombie Movie

Tweet by Joel G. Robertson “How would one be able to view the film work you’ve done? I’m very interested in seeing it.” — Hammond Whether he knows it or not, Hammond, long-time listener, contributor (he generously provided us with our current Movie Picks music, sans toilet flushing), and friend (for cripes sake, the dude gave me this!), gave me the little push…

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When I Grow Up I’m Going to be a Vampire

Tweet by Kimster With Halloween coming up, I guess it only makes sense that I have vampires on my zombie-free brain. As I was eating my lunch today, I realized that vampires and chips are very much alike in that you can’t have just one. For decades the lore of vampires in film has varied and changed so dramatically from…

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How To Get Yourself in the Cinematic Mood (for a Royal Wedding)

Tweet by Maggie Kruger On April 29th,=, the world and its gerbil is going to turn its attention to Ye Olde London Towne, to witness our Future King marrying Kate Middleton.  What with the success of The King’s Speech at the Oscars in February and now all of the UK getting an extra day off work so we can watch…

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It Came From the 80s: Stripes and the Art of Popcorn Throwing!

Tweet by Sheri White The Summer of 1981 was the best summer of my teen years. My on-off relationship with Kevin the Lifeguard was on again, I didn’t need to get a job yet, MTV debuted, and most of my time was spent at the pool (although Kevin was no longer a lifeguard) or watching videos. Howard Stern was on…

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It Came From the 80s: What Do You Get When You Mix Pizza, Beer, and… The Fly?

Tweet By Sheri White In the summer of 1987, I flew to Texas to visit with my dad.  I was married to the Marine at the time, but he had been to deployed to Okinawa (I did get to go visit him there; it was very cool).  I was lonely a lot, though, and needed a change of scenery, so…

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It Came From the ’80s: How ‘The Exorcist’ Corrupted Two Catholic School Girls!

Tweet by Sheri White If you’ve been reading my essays, you’d think that I only saw movies with boys when I was a teenager.  Not so!  One of my best friends, Marybeth, and I saw The Exorcist together at a midnight movie. We worked together, with some of our other friends, at an amusement park called Wild World (which is…

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It Came From the ’80s: Midnight Movie Memories, Or Why Caligula Makes For an Awkward First Date!

Tweet by Sheri White I have a first-date story that can top many others’ first-date stories.  I saw what was essentially a porn film with a guy named Mark.  I did not do this on purpose; however, I don’t know if Mark knew what the film was about. Really, for all my partying and semi-wild ways as a teen, I…

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