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Pattinson’s Doppelganger

I think I’ve got it figured out. Being a huge TWIN PEAKS mark helped. For those of you culturally deprived who never watched the show, let me explain. The hero, FBI agent Dale Cooper, was trapped in another dimension, the “Black Lodge,” for 25 years between the show’s second and third seasons. During this time…

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Fanged Miniature Mouse Deer Returns From The Dead

It wasn’t really dead. It, using the collective “it” here to mean an entire species, was believed to be extinct. But turns out it wasn’t extinct, since it has been rediscovered still alive in Vietnam. It isn’t a mouse, either. Nor is it a deer. In actuality it is an ungulate, the world’s smallest example…

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Zombie Jason and Zombie Jason’s Zombie Mom

Inspired by the upcoming release of a new NECA figure of Mrs. Voorhees, mother to Jason, from FRIDAY THE 13TH PART THREE 3D—which is a damn gorgeous figure, inasmuch as a plastic reproduction of a rotting yet animated cadaver can be beautiful, or should I say in the way that *only* a plastic reproduction of…

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Comparisons between THE LIGHTHOUSE and COLD SKIN

The former is the newest offering, the sophomore big-screen effort from writer and director Robert Eggers (who last brought us THE WITCH), starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe. The latter is a 2017 French/Spanish film. (Read my review of COLD SKIN here.) Both movies involve two men experiencing the isolation of living on a rocky…

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Why did DOCTOR SLEEP fizzle?

This one I would not have expected. Projected to open to a relatively paltry 25 million, it instead only raked in 14 million. With a budget of 50 million, that’s quite an underperformance. Why? Stephen King remakes are all the rage right now. Both of the IT movies were huge hits. PET SEMATARY was a…

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The Blessing

I debated whether or not to post this. While it’s true that I do work in a haunted house–The Historic Lowry House in Huntsville, Alabama, out of which I base my theatrical company, Evil Cheez Productions–and I have had several personal experiences that I cannot rationally explain except to attribute them to the actions of…

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A Second Look at THE INVISIBLE MAN

I spoke too soon about that trailer, about hoping it wouldn’t be released online prior to its release to theaters. It has been. It’s out now. And I’m gonna have to bite the bullet and watch it, so I can report on it, because I am a professional and that’s what a professional would do….

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A First Look At The Invisible Man

I’m that guy who doesn’t like to watch trailers online. I prefer to wait and catch them at the theater, the way it was done in the olden days. It can be more frustrating that way, sitting through trailer after trailer for silly movies that you have no interest in seeing, waiting and hoping to…

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Movie Review: THE LIGHTHOUSE

I had made up my mind that this movie would be the proving ground for Robert Pattinson, would nudge me off the fence in one direction or the other. Does he possess the acting abilities necessary to meet his forthcoming challenge, portraying Batman for a new series of movies? After viewing THE LIGHTHOUSE, I can…

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Kidney by Drone

I’ve thought about buying a drone. The smaller ones aren’t that expensive. But I’d be afraid that something would happen to it. It’s like with kites. I won’t buy any but a cheap kite nowadays. I had some elaborate ones as a kid that more often than not ended up lost to kite-eating trees. With…

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Movie Review: ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP

I’m all excited about the new TERMINATOR movie, which opened this past weekend, but I had to take care of first things first. I hadn’t seen ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP yet. Also, the latter film made for more appropriate viewing for the third day of Halloween (y’all know it’s a season, right, just like Christmas?), which…

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A Black Dracula and a Bisexual Dracula

There are rumors going round. The upcoming BBC miniseries DRACULA starring Claes Bang in the title role will feature a bisexual vampire Count. This one seems to be true. And the online reactions have been about what one would expect. From the overwoke dilettantes hooting “It’s about time!” to the purists and those tired of…

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