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The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Complete Collection

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Complete Collection

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Where do you turn when you want to watch Orson Welles make fun of Jimmy Stewart, or to see the two take turns teasing Dean Martin? Where else could you expect to hear a Rich Little impression of Truman Capote performing as General George S. Patton? Or find the likes of Bob Hope and Don […]

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Blue Is The Warmest Color

Blue Is The Warmest Color

| October 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The struggles between the physical and mental aspects of romantic desire are intensely deconstructed in director Abdellatif Kechiche’s latest film, Blue Is The Warmest Color. Loosely based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel Le bleu est une couleur chaude, the story centers on a 15-year old girl named Adele (played by Adele Exarchopoulos) who is climbing into […]

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The Internship

The Internship

| October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

As an exercise in cinematic product placement, The Internship (2013) is an unmitigated failure. It’s a $58 million commercial that succeeds not in endearing viewers to the product it’s advertising, but instead promotes resentment toward said product through the movie’s transparently-motivated, interminable praise of it. That product: Google. According to The Internship, Google is not […]

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The Heat

The Heat

| October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’re like me, October means horror movies. Any money I have put aside for Blu-rays goes exclusively to horror films, as does any free time I may have. Already this month, I’ve watched something like twenty-five horror movies and almost as many episodes of Tales from the Crypt. This is my favorite time of […]

RiffTrax Live: From Garbage to Glory

RiffTrax Live: From Garbage to Glory

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Some movies are made with serious intentions. By that, I mean they were meant to be dramatic and thought-provoking. Unfortunately, a great number of these low budget flicks end up being unintentionally hilarious. And if anyone can take a train wreck and turn it into gold, it would be the creative genius’ behind RiffTrax. Michael […]

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Curly: An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge

Curly: An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Curly, the long-standing icon of the legendary comedy troupe The Three Stooges, is still a mystery to many—even those who knew him personally.  Joan Howard Maurer, Curly’s niece, went about trying to figure out this complicated clown, one whose complexities were buried under a childlike sheen of simplicity and an ability to send people into […]

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Don Jon

Don Jon

| October 6, 2013 | 1 Comments

I’m a big fan of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  Beyond his appearing in some of my favorite movies over the past several years (Brick, Looper) it’s a real joy to watch him interviewed because you know how sincerely he loves being an actor and entertaining people, and how aware he is of the life he’s been blessed […]

Fright Night 2: New Blood

Fright Night 2: New Blood

| October 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fright Night 2 (2013) is a fairly unremarkable film save for one thing: it’s the only sequel to a remake I’ve ever seen that is itself a remake of the same film of which the movie to which it is a sequel is a remake. Since that’s probably a bit difficult to follow, let me […]

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Devil in My Ride

Devil in My Ride

| October 1, 2013 | 1 Comments

While a popular route for first-time feature filmmakers, the horror comedy is an extremely difficult balancing act. Many filmmakers lean too far in one direction or the other– too much comedy and not enough scares and you risk looking goofy. Too much gore and not enough laughs can easily look mean-spirited. Many independent filmmakers try […]

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The Movieside Massacre 2013

The Movieside Massacre 2013

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

his year, Movieside Film Festival returns with yet another unbelievable 24-hour horror movie marathon in Chicago, to be held from noon to noon, October 12-13. The Massacre 2013 will be held at the gorgeous Patio Theater (6008 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago) and trust me, this is one event you definitely don’t want to miss! Just […]

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