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Runstedler’s Pick of the Month: T2: Trainspotting

Not to be confused with the also excellent T2: Judgement Day (one of the best sci-fi films of all time and James Cameron’s finest hour), T2: Trainspotting 2 is well worth the wait and delivers the goods. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: Bad Boys (1983)

Not to be confused with the Will Smith/Martin Lawrence buddy cop Bad Boys series (‘Point Break or Bad Boys II?’), Rick Rosenthal’s 1983 Bad Boys tells a much darker tale. Sean Penn stars as Mick O’Brien, a troubled kid who means well, but keeps getting into … Continue reading

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The Reviewinator: Patriots Day (2016)

The Boston Marathon bombing was a tragic act of terrorism that shook the world. The harrowing five-day nightmare was watched by millions, either by seeing it on the news or by following it on social media. Updates were frequent and … Continue reading

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: Hard Boiled

Yippee ki yay! ‘Tis the season for Die Hard, folks. But what’s ‘better than a dozen Die Hards’? Well, it’s John Woo’s 1992 film Hard Boiled (not a film about eggs), and this is saying a lot because the original Die Hard is one of the … Continue reading

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The Reviewinator: Rogue One – A Star Wars Story (2016)

8 movies in, not including Episode VIII (or is it 10 movies in, if you include the Ewok movies?), and we get the first non-episodic Star Wars movie, taking place between Episodes III & IV. While some may think of it as Episode 3.5, it’s more … Continue reading

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The Reviewinator: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Season 2)

After a very groovy first season, we’re back with Ash and his ‘Ghostbeaters’ for Season 2. Evil Dead fans got what they wanted last year, with Ash back to his chainsaw-wielding habits, slicing up hilariously over-the-top new deadites spun from … Continue reading

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Castor’s Underrated Gems: Raising Cain (1992)

This review is based on the newly assembled director’s cut of Brian DePalma’s black sheep Raising Cain. In full disclosure, I haven’t completely seen the studio-tampered theatrical cut so my only opinion is predicated on this version. In symmetry with … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Jerry Seinfeld talks about sex with Dr. Ruth (1986)

I wish I had more context for this clip, but here it is! In 1986, back when he was just a stand-up comic, Jerry Seinfeld appeared on Dr. Ruth’s show to discuss sex and relationships. I find it pretty funny … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Russell Crowe in a Workplace Rehabilitation Video

What better way to learn about workplace rehabilitation programs in Australia than with an Oscar-winning actor? Of course, this video from 1989, titled “Manager on the Case,” was made long before Russell Crowe was any kind of celebrity. In fact, … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Mads Mikkelsen Does The Can Can

Before he became an internationally acclaimed actor, a Bond villain and a Marvel villain, Mads Mikkelsen was a professional dancer for nearly a decade. In this clip, we get to see him perform the Can Can, and not only is … Continue reading

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