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Humbug: The Best Alternative Christmas Movies

I don’t hate Christmas. I enjoy the time I get to spend with my family and the time I get to take off from work. I also enjoy seeing...

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My Body Is Ready, But I Am Not: The Demise of FilmStruck and the Future of Streaming

WarnerMedia announced its streaming service FilmStruck announced last month that it was shutting down on November 29. The reasons...

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No Gothic Towers: TV Horror Movies That Influenced a Generation

Most horror films, while capable of offering a great thrill ride for their run time and make people confront the dark ideas they present,...

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How About That?: Trying to Understand the Cult of “Rocky Horror”

The fandom behind The Rocky Horror Picture Show is something I have never really understood. I’ve tried to, because for more than forty...

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“Toga! Toga!”: Evaluating Popular School Comedies

September is here, which means there is still a “back to school” feeling in the air, even for people who work year-round. I still have...

(Not So) Famous Firsts, Film

(Not So) Famous Firsts: Sergio Leone’s “The Colossus of Rhodes”

Legendary spaghetti western director Sergio Leone was obsessed with genre pictures but was ignorant of the constraints traditional...

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Either Dead Right or Crazy: Fathom Events and Rereleasing Classic Films

I’m becoming a big fan of Fathom Events. They’ve reinvigorated what going to the movie theater means for me. For a while, revivals and...

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There’s Only One Outcome Where We Win: “Avengers: Infinity War” and the Problem With the Marvel Cinematic Universe

I remember when Iron Man was released in 2008. At the time, Everyone considered it a mad experiment. Tony Stark was not someone known to a...

DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: “Still on the Run: The Jeff Beck Story”

I’ve never liked the concept of the “guitar gods” – Page is alright, but I look at Zeppelin as a whole; I never...

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We Knew This Could Happen: Six Films That Depict Nuclear War

I was two years old when the Berlin Wall came down and four when the Soviet Union dissolved. For most of my life, the idea of a nuclear war...

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Film Review: “New Wave: Dare to Be Different”

It’s a little difficult to be completely objective after watching New Wave:  Dare To Be Different, the story of WLIR radio, from...

(Not So) Famous Firsts, Film

(Not So) Famous Firsts: Sam Peckinpah’s “The Deadly Companions”

These days, it seems like Sam Peckinpah will be remembered more for his outrageous behavior than for his films – if he’s remembered at...

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Bushido Truth of “The Last Jedi”

Rian Johnson gave fans more than another seething fighter with a war boner and a snazzy costume....

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Could Be Fantastic: Five Documentaries About Lost Films

I’ve long been fascinated by movies that, for one reason or another, were never filmed or released. What would it have been like if...

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The Forgotten Genres: Spoofs

Film genres can be susceptible to changing tastes. Hollywood has abandoned many ideas that were once standard. But that doesn’t mean the...

No Concessions, Television

No Concessions: “The Alienist”

The doctor will see you now....

Film, Film Reviews, Music

The Ted Zone: “David Bowie: The Last Five Years”

"David Bowie: The Last Five Years" -- with many detours back to the '60s, '70s, and early 2000s....

DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: “Sting: Live at the Olympia Paris”

There are two very clear sides to viewing Gordon Sumner, a.k.a. Sting, the former singer/songwriter/bass player for The Police and solo...

CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, Music

DVD/CD Review: Jeff Beck, “Live at the Hollywood Bowl”

I’ve been a fan and was influenced very early on by The Yardbirds.  I was never keen on Eric Clapton (and still am not) or Jimmy...

(Not So) Famous Firsts, Film

(Not So) Famous Firsts: Terry Gilliam’s “Jabberwocky”

I have long been a fan of Terry Gilliam. His Brazil is my favorite film of all time. But to say he’s been an inconsistent filmmaker is an...

(Not So) Famous Firsts, Film

(Not So) Famous Firsts: Ridley Scott’s “The Duellists”

Ridley Scott is unusual amongst A-list directors. He has several classics to his name, but is still not mentioned in the same breath as...

DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: “Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story”

You don’t really get to hear a great deal about Mick Ronson, the legendary guitarist who worked with David Bowie in those critical...

Film, Popdose Flashback

Popdose Flashback: Five ’80s Cult Films and Their Imagined Sequels

Daniel Suddes imagines what the sequels to five '80s cult classics would look like....

Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “Blade Runner 2049”

A long day's journey into the dark soul of "Blade Runner 2049"...

Film, Popdose Flashback

Popdose Flashback: When Tobe Hooper Met Cannon Films …

In memory of Tobe Hooper, we look at the three movies he directed for Cannon Films in the '80s....

Box Office Flashback, Film

Box Office Flashback: August 27, 1987

Let us return to a time when la vida seemed a little less loca....