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The Hateful Eight (2015)

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“If he’s a goddamn sheriff, then I’m a monkey’s uncle!” exclaims John “The Hangman” Ruth in reference to Chris Mannix.  Daisy Domergue replies, “Good, then you can go share bananas with your nigger friend in the stable!” Quentin Tarantino has … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 12/29/15 Recommendations

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Furious 7 (2015)

“I’m here for the team that crippled my brother,” says Deckard Shaw to Luke Hobbs.  Hobbs responds, “There was only one man, and he’s standing right here.” If you had told me nine years ago (after the release of the … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 4/8/14 Recommendations

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John Carpenter: An Appreciation Part Two

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(continued from John Carpenter: An Appreciation Part One) A remake of the 1951 Christian Nyby film (and a more faithful adaptation of the short story that inspired it), 1982’s The Thing was Carpenter’s first studio film (Universal Pictures).  An American … Continue reading

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John Carpenter: An Appreciation Part One

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Tomorrow (January 16, 2013) marks the 65th birthday of director John Carpenter.  I’ve always found his work interesting.  He writes, directs, produces, acts, and often composes the music to his films.  His directorial output is largely hit-and-miss; eight of his … Continue reading

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Quentin Tarantino: An Appreciation Part Two

(continued from Quentin Tarantino: An Appreciation Part One) Largely inspired by the 1973 Japanese film Lady Snowblood, Tarantino’s follow-up to Jackie Brown was originally intended as one epic film, but the running time clocked in at over four hours and … 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