Author Archive: Steve Sullivan

Steve graduated from Southwestern Michigan College with an Associate's Degree in communications. He currently resides in Niles, MI

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A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda

| October 2, 2017

For decades, the comedy genre has been unfairly ostracized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. In the early years of the Academy Awards, slapstick comedies were routinely recognized with nominations, as well as wins. The best example would be 1934’s It Happened One Night, which pulled off a rare feat not seen […]

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Children of the Corn

Children of the Corn

| October 2, 2017

2017 has been quite the year for legendary horror author Stephen King. Over the summer, King’s very popular Dark Tower series finally got a big screen release. Critical and fan reviews were mixed, at best. In early September, King’s novel IT arrived in theaters to critical acclaim and boffo box office. As of this writing, […]

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The Stranger

The Stranger

| September 4, 2017

What is the greatest movie of all time? That question has been hotly debated by film scholars and fans alike. One such film that continuously tops best of lists is Citizen Kane, directed by and starring Orson Welles. With its groundbreaking technical achievements, Kane has been an inspiration to countless filmmakers over the past 70+ […]

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The Slayer

The Slayer

| August 29, 2017

“Where have you been all my life?” Most of us have heard this phrase used as either a cheap pick-up line or as a question asked after having tried a new and particularly delicious food stuff. The above phrase can also have a literal meaning as well. The Slayer was released when I was 4, […]

Re-Animator: Limited Edition

Re-Animator: Limited Edition

| August 10, 2017

1985 was a banner year for the horror genre, especially for first time directors. Dan O’Bannon (co-writer of 1979’s Alien) made a big splash with the zombie/black comedy Return of the Living Dead. Tom Holland (writer of 1982’s Psycho II) took a stab at directing with the vampire/black comedy hit Fright Night. And, to keep […]

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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

| June 18, 2017

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage is a murder-mystery. But let me assure, dear readers, this film is very different from anything you’ve seen from Agatha Christie, Charlie Chan, or Jessica Fletcher from the hit 1980’s TV series Murder, She Wrote. Crystal Plumage was an original, violent, expertly shot whodunit, from first time director Dario […]

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Brain Damage

Brain Damage

| June 4, 2017

Most of us have fond memories of the name Elmer. Whether it be the glue that you can use to make fake skin, or the cartoon hunter (Fudd) who’s always on the lookout for the waskily wabbitt, Bugs Bunny. But there’s a third, underappreciated Elmer out there. This Elmer is not as fun or funny […]

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Evil Ed

Evil Ed

| May 30, 2017

Disgusting, bloody, over-the-top, cheesy one liners, entertaining, hilarious, homage. Is it possible for all of the above words and phrases accurately describing one movie? Absolutely! The Swedish team of Anders Jacobsson, Goran Lundstrom, Kaj Steveman, Anders Jacobsson, and Doc brought their love of ‘70’s and ‘80’s horror to life in 1995 in the form of […]

Donnie Darko: Limited Edition

Donnie Darko: Limited Edition

| April 18, 2017

Hollywood has a tendency to end their movies on a high, happy note. No matter how sad or bleak the movie had been, apparently a walk into the sunset cures all ills. But what about real life? Does every situation in reality end positively? The answer, of course, is no. Getting to see dark, depressing […]

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RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop

RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop

| April 14, 2017

Spring is in full bloom. Flowers are growing, birds are singing, and Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, & Kevin Murphy are making fun of a legendary bad movie on a Nashville stage! That’s right: the RiffTrax gang is at it again, live from the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee. And they have quite the doosy of […]

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