Film

The Initiation

The Initiation

| November 10, 2016

Slasher films dominated the horror genre in the late ‘70’s and early ‘80’s. John Carpenter’s 1978 masterpiece Halloween set the wheels in motion. Anyone with a small bit of money could make a slasher flick, for better or for worse. Some of these movies, like 1980’s Friday The 13th are still held in high reverence […]

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Keep In Touch

Keep In Touch

| November 10, 2016

From Wilmette, Illinois, native writer-director Sam Kretchmar, Keep in Touch stars Ryan Patrick Bachand  as Colin and singer-songwriter Gabbi McPhee as Jessie in an intimate portrait of a relationship based on deceit.   Kretchmar’s debut film premiered at the Chicago International Movies and Music Fest, where he took home the award for Best Narrative Feature.  Keep in […]

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The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man

| November 1, 2016

Being pigeonholed can be the death knell of a promising Hollywood career. Whether an actor gets the label of comedian, horror B movie star, or what have you, it’s nearly impossible to break free of that imprisonment. Take Hollywood legend John Wayne, for example. Through the silent era, Wayne made countless B-level westerns. Throughout his […]

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Bad Moms

Bad Moms

| November 1, 2016

In Bad Moms Mila Kunis is Amy Mitchell, a married woman with a lot on her plate. Amy works as a sales representative for a hip Chicago coffee company. She also is a stellar full-time mom to two children, Dylan and Jane. She loves many things about her life, but she is also harassed, underappreciated […]

Off The Rails

Off The Rails

| November 1, 2016

I just wish the public transportation authority in New York City would just give Darius McCollum a job already–if only it were that easy. He knows the system inside and out, because as a child someone took him under his wings and showed him all there was to know about the city’s bus and rail […]

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Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders

| November 1, 2016

Holy nostalgia overload! Adam West and Burt Ward return as “Dynamic Duo,” Batman and Robin, in Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016), an animated throwback to the 1966-1968 Batman television series. Joined by original Catwoman Julie Newmar, West and Ward reprise their roles as Batman and Robin to take on band of thieves Catwoman, […]

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The Night of The Grizzly

The Night of The Grizzly

| November 1, 2016

Recently, during a horror movie marathon, I watched 1976’s Grizzly, which is a Jaws homage about a massive killer bear terrorizing camping tourists on a mountain.  I really enjoyed the film as a monster movie, with its great moments of blood, gore, and explosions, but wasn’t sure what to expect when popping in The Night […]

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Last Girl Standing

Last Girl Standing

| November 1, 2016

With Halloween coming and going this week, it was the season to dive into a bunch of horror movies, and while I tend to not seek them out, I do enjoy watching horror movies with friends.  Some can be effective and scary, while most are hilariously entertaining.  I also tend not to request horror movies […]

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Dark Water (2002)

Dark Water (2002)

| October 27, 2016

Modern American horror audiences have no patience. If there isn’t something jumping out from nowhere every 5 minutes, the movie is deemed boring. That’s a rather unfortunate way of thinking. Some of the most effective horror movies of all time had slow builds with amazing payoffs. For example, 1963’s The Haunting is eerie and atmospheric, […]

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Men & Chicken

Men & Chicken

| October 26, 2016

Two brothers, Gabriel (David Dencik) and Elias (Mads Mikkelsen; Hannibal TV Series), find themselves a bit lost when their father suddenly dies from a prolonged illness.  In his will, he reveals to the brothers that he is not their father; that their real father lives in a small island community.  When Gabriel and Elias decide […]

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