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More podcasts! Here's the round-up! Yee haw! Alright, it's Friday, I have a headache, and this is all I got in me. But I still love you. Have a great weekend! Oh! If you're free on Sunday at 12:30 PM PST, I'll be joining a watch party starring Kelli Maroney... Continue reading
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I was lucky enough to get press accreditation for my very first Fantasia Festival this year⁠—the first one that had to be held online, natch. Of course, nothing can compete with the actual elbow-rubbing movies-all-the-time vibe of a traditional film festival, but they did about as great a job as... Continue reading
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My first Blu-ray was from Scream Factory, and I didn't even have a Blu-ray player yet. However, I heard about the director's cut finally becoming available, and as a DVD was included with the release, I made my first pre-order for a film on disc in years. For how much... Continue reading
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I've now paired the absolutely intriguing, weird ride This Is Not A Movie with Pecker into the corner of my heart labeled "Proof that Ed Furlong didn't get a full, fair shake." ‘Tubi Or Not To Be’ Day 8: Stephanie Crawford On ‘This Is Not A Movie’ Continue reading
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I was recently on the hilarious Ken Reid's super fun TV Guidance Counselor podcast, and he was cool enough to pick a Halloween week for me! If you're not familiar, Ken goes over an issue of TV Guide with different guests. They pick their ideal timeslot schedule and the conversation... Continue reading
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A few months ago, Rotten Tomatoes had an open application period, and even though their guidelines mentioned needing to write far more reviews than I have, I figured I'd apply just in case. Shockingly, I was accepted, and I'm now an official Rotten Tomatoes approved critic! You can check out... Continue reading
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I return to Just the Discs with Brian Saur to talk about a small stack of Criterion Collection discs we both recommend listeners check out during their current (and future!) sale, going on at Barnes & Noble right now! I've noticed a lot of people seem to really enjoy label-specific... Continue reading
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I hate not updating with writing, but that well's been a bit dry lately, and most of my non-work time and energy has been going into my own podcast! That I'm starting myself! Where I have all the responsibilities! Did you know that learning audio software has a steep learning... Continue reading
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Some (hopefully) fun stuff to listen to while the world's on fire. Corpse Club: Celebrating Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, and Christopher Lee - I've been on Corpse Club (Daily Dead's fantastic podcast) a few times before, but it's always been an all ladies affair! This time I jawed with some... Continue reading
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(How about that ridiculous title, eh? I tend to use fake titles while I'm writing something, and I figure I'd share this one since you should know what kind of maniac you're dealing with.) A few months ago, I randomly wondered how George A. Romero's later Dead movies held up.... Continue reading
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I reviewed Lynn Chen's I Will Make You Mine, which while it stands completely on its own as a wonderful film, is also the conclusion of the terrific "Surrogate Valentine" trilogy. I had this one locked and loaded on my SXSW app, so seeing a digital screener was kind of... Continue reading
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Spearheaded by editor Rob Dean, Stream Warriors is a fun new weekly column over at Daily Grindhouse. Each week, a different writer picks a small handful of movie recommendations (less obvious choices that are hopefully still crowd pleasers on some level) that are streaming from (US-based) services. I was up... Continue reading
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I'm not huge on celebrating every milestone for every movie, but I do love Daily Grindhouse and I really love John Waters, so the excuse to write about both CRY-BABY (30 years!) and MULTIPLE MANIACS (50 years!!) to sing their praises on these insane anniversaries was an easy and enthusiastic... Continue reading
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I just received the latest issue of Fangoria (they're already on issue #7 in this new Volume 2 wave, which is both very impressive and doesn't seem quite possible) and I'm lucky enough to have a piece in there titled "Horror is Sick." This is one I'm extra proud of.... Continue reading
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Look up there! The right corner! That's me! That is to say, it's a very silly (but hopefully fun) piece I was lucky enough to write for Fangoria+, the online home for Fangoria magazine. Right now they're offering two free months of digital access to the site (normally it's 4... Continue reading
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The world is going through a special kind of hell now, but the first taste of it I personally experienced was SXSW being canceled. Last year was my first year attending, and it was an incredible experience. The mix of Austin, my life being about movies and only movies for... Continue reading
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To celebrate the theatrical release of Leigh Whannell's THE INVISIBLE MAN, Daily Grindhouse devoted a week to various invisibility-centric movies. I covered 1942's propaganda bonanza INVISIBLE AGENT. (Yes, the one with nazis.) The United States had no doubts that the SS was a major, serious evil at this point, but... Continue reading
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I joined the lovely Heather Wixson and Emily von Seele again to talk about Kathryn Bigelow's wonderful NEAR DARK. This is the second time we recorded and I hope we make a habit of it as they're an absolute blast to talk with. Happy Women in Horror Month! Corpse Club:... Continue reading
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Over at Daily Grindhouse I did a write-up of 1970's SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN for its 50th anniversary. It's a fun movie but nigh on incomprehensible, and I want to give a shout-out to the great commentary on the Twilight Time Blu-ray for helping me out. ‘SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN’…AGAIN:... Continue reading
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Poster by Matt Ryan Tobin I did another piece for Jedidiah Ayres' blog, this time for his neat "My Felonious Valentine" series showcasing romance in crime movies: AKA Valencrimes! I chose TRUE ROMANCE and had a lot of fun writing about it as I have a personal romantic connection to... Continue reading
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Richard Stanley's Color Out of Space was one of my most-anticipated films to see at my first Fantastic Fest last year, and luckily, it also turned out to be one of my favorites. I was overwhelmed by it, though: It really transfers Lovecraft's cosmic horrors wonderfully, but it filters that... Continue reading
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Happy New Year! I'm back on Brian Saur's blog with a (very) small list of some of my favorite new-to-me-but-not-new-to-the-world movies. You know, I watched over 900 movies in 2019, and SUNSET GRILL still made this list. Forget it, Jake: This is Grilltown. Rupert Pupkin Speaks: Film Discoveries of 2019 Continue reading
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I'm proud to have my first piece (and hopefully not only, if I play my cards right! Which I rarely do!) on Bloody Disgusting detailing my favorite horror Blu-rays to be released in 2019. I did my best to try and cast a wide net when it came to labels... Continue reading
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The second annual "Best of" episode for Just the Discs that I'm a part of came out, and it also marks the 16th(!!) episode I've recorded of the show. Host Brian Saur has had a banner year: Pure Cinema (with the wonderful Elric Kane, who, of course, also kills it... Continue reading
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This will be long and kinda corny because this is a big deal for me personally, but I really needed to put this all down somewhere. I've always been curious about the "behind the scenes" when it comes to an article being published, so maybe someone out there would be... Continue reading