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Famous Monsters of Filmland 290

I have two feature articles in this year’s edition of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine! It’s a huge honor to contribute to this legendary magazine. I covered John Carpenter’s incendiary THEY LIVE for its 30th anniversary (spoiler alert- it’s as … Continue reading

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Blade Runner 2049 Reflections

Interesting. That’s the word stuck in my mind after taking in Blade Runner 2049. Not good. Not bad. Interesting. 2049 is not Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, and quickly shirks off any notion that it could be. It takes its own … Continue reading

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The Last Jedi, and a new hope for weird Star Wars

The Force Awakens isn’t a bad movie. It does what it sets out to do. The issue I had with it is it didn’t seem to aspire to do very much. It played it so safe, over-pivoted so hard from … Continue reading

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Logan: Here comes tomorrow

I still remember my first introduction to the X-Men. It was a Super Bowl sometime in the mid 80s, one of the Montana years. I was dragged along in tow with my family to a neighbor’s party. They had a … Continue reading

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Trainspotting and the Ghost of ‘Sally’

I’ll call her ‘Sally’ out of respect for the dead. We worked together at McDonald’s, the last refuge of scoundrels and lower-middle class ambitions. Fitchburg, Mass. long had strong undercurrents of vice coursing through it. Heroin was no different. In … Continue reading

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