Monthly Archives: October 2012

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Mondo Horror

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In celebration of Halloween today, I would like to share my favorite horror movie posters from Mondo.  If you’re unfamiliar with Mondo, here is a description from the Mondo website: “Mondo creates limited edition screen printed posters for our favorite … Continue reading

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‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’: A Personal Retrospective Part Two

(continued from The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Personal Retrospective Part One) Audience participation varies from show to show.  The cast and crew sell prop bags before the show.  There’s different items available (usually rice, toast, toilet paper, confetti, playing … Continue reading

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A Pinewood Dialogue with George A. Romero: A Look Back

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About ten years ago, I first visited the Museum of the Moving Image, located in Astoria in Queens, NY.  I attended a screening of Martin Scorsese’s 1990 masterpiece Goodfellas (playing as part of a then-complete Martin Scorsese retrospective in honor … Continue reading

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Robert Zemeckis: An Appreciation Part One

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One of my favorite contemporary filmmakers is Robert Zemeckis, a writer, producer, and director whose works often include state-of-the-art special effects.  Although Steven Spielberg helped give him his start, Zemeckis’ career didn’t really take off until 1984’s Romancing the Stone … Continue reading

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‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’: A Personal Retrospective Part One

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is quite an interesting phenomenon.  It began life as a stage musical called The Rocky Horror Show in 1973.  Within two years, a film adaptation was made and released by 20th Century Fox (featuring Tim … Continue reading

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Video Essay: Listening to ‘La Jetée’

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I recently (more like finally) got a chance to see Rian Johnson’s excellent new film Looper, which featured Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Joe, a hired killer who kills men sent from the future by the mob.  Bruce Willis plays the older … Continue reading

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Constructive Editing: A New David Bordwell Video Essay

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David Bordwell has posted a terrific new video essay on constructive editing on his blog (which can be accessed in my blogroll to the right).  The video contains examples from silent films such as Harold Lloyd’s 1920 film Number, Please? … Continue reading

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Schwarzenegger Set To Reprise Conan!

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As soon as I heard that Arnold Schwarzenegger was going to reprise one of his most famous movie roles, I thought to myself, “Do we really need Eddie Murphy to join him and Danny DeVito in the Twins sequel?”  Kidding … Continue reading

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Seven Psychopaths (2012)

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For those who’ve read my past reviews, you know I have my usual format for them.  But for Martin McDonagh’s terrific Seven Psychopaths, I thought I’d try something a little different.  To briefly sum up the story, a gangster’s dog … Continue reading

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Dredd (2012)

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“Ma-Ma’s not the law.  I am the law,” says Judge Dredd over the PA system. I will start off immediately by pleading guilty to not having actually read any of the Judge Dredd comics (I know, it’s a serious crime).  … Continue reading