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Bad Movie – Bad Review: Feature Films For Families (Rigoletto/Horse Crazy)

Feature Films For Families (FFFF) make movies with an agenda. Well, more than one agenda, if we are to address the elephant in the room here (hint: the elephant is money). Their work takes the shape of movies that are … Continue reading

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Commedia Dell’Arte Deuce

Bad Santa 2 recently invaded the cineplex recently and rightfully so, it tanked and perhaps sullied the coal-black memories of its funnier 2003 ancestor. Many rationales can be attributed to its downfall: the widening gap between films, the behind-the-scenes change of … Continue reading

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Wildly Obscure (Part 2)

This article is the second part of castordurden’s tribute to Gene Wilder. Click here for part one! The Frisco Kid (1979)- A pattern has started to emerge from this litany of under-the-radar Gene Wilder films. Almost consistently each one begins … Continue reading

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Wildly Obscure

At the ripe age of 83, our intrepid chocolatier and curly-haired jester Gene Wilder passed through the factory gates. In his wake, he left us a trove of classics to cherish for years to come. From his Mel Brooks collaborations … Continue reading

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Great Cinematic Comic Book Adaptations (Part 1)

Comic books are a wonderful medium where dreams, fears, fantasies and desires are brought to life through illustrations and words. From superhero adventures and nightmarish tales, to hardboiled crime stories and existential slices of life, comics have enjoyed a large … Continue reading

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A Case of X-Phobia (Part 1)

There is usually an ebb and flow to television. Maintaining a level of consistency is almost impossible. In spite of my addiction to the X-Files, not every episode is first-rate. Some episodes resemble the notorious Fly filler from Breaking Bad: … Continue reading

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A Case of X-Philia (Part 1)

In the Season 1 episode Fallen Angel, Mulder succinctly summarizes that “no government agency has jurisdiction over the truth” and the appeal of The X-Files has been peeling back the enveloping layers of conspiracy. Theorists have bandied speculation around JFK, … Continue reading

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Cory’s Most (and Least) Anticipated Films of 2016

10. Hail, Caesar! The Coen Brothers have only produced one clunker in my mind (i.e. O Brother, Where Art Thou?). Even the farces that are derided like Intolerable Cruelty, The Hudsucker Proxy and The Ladykillershave an amiable rhythm that I … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Shake, Not Stir, Bond

I might be in the minority when I say I was severely underwhelmed by Spectre. I thought it was sluggish, tonally inconsistent and poorly written; a capper which squanders the continuity and goodwill of Daniel Craig’s previous James Bond films. … Continue reading

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Here’s Tonight’s Top 5 List

This past week marked the end of an era when late night’s elder statesman David Letterman filmed his final show. To me, it will be a sad state of affairs to be amongst a wave of rookies without a chieftain … Continue reading

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