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Castor’s Underrated Gems – Loose Cannons (1990)

The dreaded, infamous 0% on Rotten Tomatoes is a label to be both reviled for and applauded for. It’s as rare as white peacocks or purple carrots. However, the quantity of the viewers should also be titrated when evaluating whether … Continue reading

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Castor’s Underrated Gems – Schlock (1973)

It’s common wisdom that comedy writer-directors should never moonlight as the main performer in their movies. Mel Brooks could be inconsistent and Seth MacFarlane is mostly inept. However, with the application of Rick Baker’s hirsute makeup, John Landis transmogrifies himself … Continue reading

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Castor’s Underrated Gems – Fierce Creatures (1997)

For years after A Fish Called Wanda (and the Oscar-garnering exhibition for Kevin Kline), the team behind the 1988 masterstroke dawdled to craft a reunion. While Fierce Creatures isn’t roborean with a heist plotline and the flatulence sound effects are … Continue reading

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Shouts From the Back Row – Episode 272 – The Life and Times of Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas is a living legend of cinema, and since he turned 100 years old this week, Gill, Robin, and TK have dedicated this week’s episode of Shouts From the Back Row to discussing their favourite Kirk Douglas films. How … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: 18-Year Old Ted Cruz Talks About World Domination

In this home video from 1988, 18-year old high school student Ted Cruz claims that he has two aspirations in life: appearing in a sex comedy like The Malibu Bikini Beach Shop and world domination. Well, now that Cruz’s Presidential … Continue reading

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The X-Files Miniseries Review (Episode 4 – Home Again)

With a title card like Home Again, fans can be forgiven for believing that this episode is a direct descendant of the iconic Season 4. Alas, there are no inbred brethren around for Mulder and Scully to play around with. … Continue reading

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SkiFree IRL

This is hilarious, but make no mistake: with all the nostalgic properties that Hollywood is dredging up these days, it’s only a matter of time before this real-life SkiFree movie becomes a reality. Hmm…now I need to go play SkiFree.

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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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Review: Ash Vs. Evil Dead (Season 1, Episode 5)

Gagging Bruce Campbell neuters his most powerful weapon: his silver tongue. But his muttering of obscenities is quite funny before it loses its luster. With Ash strung up against a post for an exorcism and possible castration, this episode is … Continue reading

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Talk About a Disaster

As we all know, nothing is equally matched against Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Not swashbuckling wisecrackers. Not a British hoodlum. Not an island of carnivorous creatures. And especially not a seismic earthquake. In this week’s jingoistic (an American flag exploitatively … Continue reading

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