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The Countdown: Top Ten Kurt Russell Movies

The Countdown: Top Ten Kurt Russell Movies

| August 8, 2016

I’m excited to start this new weekly segment. A few months ago, I started a podcast called Quote Unquote Guilty all about guilty pleasures.  Upon getting some of my friends addicted to podcasting, they too started shows of their own and I compiled us all under a shared network: Word Salad Productions.  Recently, I reached […]

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

| August 3, 2016

“It’s a big conspiracy.” “What’s a big conspiracy?” “Everything!” This exchange from 1978’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers between Jack (Jeff Goldblum) and Matthew (Donald Sutherland) isn’t just an amusing way of enriching the audience’s understanding of the patently pessimistic Jack; it’s the film’s guiding principle. Invasion wants nothing more than to make you uncomfortable […]

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The Infiltrator

The Infiltrator

| July 25, 2016

Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad and Malcolm in the Middle fame plays Robert Mazur in a film that highlights the inner workings of undercover government agents as they track the activity of drug kingpins, but more specifically the money laundering end of the drug dealings. The Infiltrator is based on a book written by Mazur, […]

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Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

| July 15, 2016

Ghostbusters has probably generated more think pieces than any other blockbuster in recent history, which is especially impressive since it wasn’t actually released until now. As frustrating as it has been to be constantly inundated with what everybody thinks about a movie that wasn’t even out yet, it makes sense. This new Ghostbusters exists at […]

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iZombie: The Complete Second Season

iZombie: The Complete Second Season

| July 13, 2016

iZombie is back, and I’m sorry, but I couldn’t help it, with bite. Seattle’s favorite med student turned zombie, turned morgue attendant/fake psychic for the police (yeah, I hear how that sounds) returns with a strong second season that does its best to recover from its simply okay season one and even adds a few […]

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Don’t Blink: An Interview With Laura Israel

Don’t Blink: An Interview With Laura Israel

| July 11, 2016

In Jack Kerouac’s classic 1957 novel On The Road, the author says, “What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? It’s the too huge world vaulting us, and it’s goodbye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the […]

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The Swinging Cheerleaders

The Swinging Cheerleaders

| July 5, 2016

Director Jack Hill is one of the all-time greats—and I’m not just saying that because he was kind enough to let me pick his brain about filmmaking the Philippines during the early 1970s for nearly an hour one time (the fanboy inside me still squeals at the thought of having done that!). Hill got his […]

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Presenting Princess Shaw

Presenting Princess Shaw

| June 1, 2016

For some time now, the internet has been challenging our perceptions of what art can be, and in Ido Haar’s documentary Presenting Princess Shaw, the idea of online applications as the next evolution in artistic instrumentation is explored quite thoughtfully. The story follows Samantha Montgomery, a care-giver working and living in one of the toughest neighborhoods […]

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An Interview with D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus

An Interview with D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus

| May 26, 2016

Can a river be a person? Should a 180 mile waterway, traversing the slopes of an active volcano, lined by scenic flour mills and home to 18 species of fish be granted the same legal rights as a human being? The New Zealand government thought so when it granted the Whanganui River personhood status in 2012. […]

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Hired to Kill

Hired to Kill

| May 17, 2016

“They’re models. They’re mercenaries. They’re Hired to Kill!” If that had been the tagline to this 1990 actioner from prolific director Nico Mastorakis, it would have suited the tone of the picture all too well. Hired to Kill, now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Arrow video, is sleazy, cheesy, and exactly what I look […]

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