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Movies Till Dawn: Not Quite 007 Double Feature

12 a.m. “Secret Agent” – “The Affair at Castelevara” – Suspense/Drama  (1965, Timeless Media Group) British spy John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is dispatched to the titular Latin American country, where he must contend with an array of agents – UK, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Shock All Night Marathon

12 am – “The Black Scorpion” – Science Fiction (1957, Warner Archives Collection) Volcanic eruptions south of the Border unleash a horde of gigantic, man-eating scorpions with designs upon Mexico City. This bantam-weight retread of Warner Bros’ previous big bug … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Till Dawn: Your Sunday Morning Shock-a-Thon Schedule

12 a.m. – “Tales from the Crypt”/”Vault of Horror” – Horror (1972/1973, Shout! Factory) Note: some spoilers may follow.  The British film company Amicus Productions released a number of horror-themed anthology films in the 1960s and 1970s (“Asylum,” “The House … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Till Dawn: Your Friday Morning Scheduled Programming

12 a.m. “Why Don’t You Play in Hell” – Action/Drama (2013, Drafthouse Films) Director Sion Sono’s frantic, brutal pigpile of trigger-happy movie conventions and tropes also manages to be an affectionate tribute to the joys and thrills of amateur filmmaking … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Till Dawn: Saturday Morning Matinee Theater – “Stingray”

9 a.m. “Stingray” – “Titan Goes Pop” – Children’s Programming/Science Fiction (1964, Shout! Factory/Timeless Media Group) Intentionally funny episode of the popular Gerry Anderson “Supermarionation” series “Stingray” (1964-1965) which pokes fun at both mainstream culture’s bafflement over rock and roll … Continue reading

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DVD Review: James Brown Live At Boston Garden April 5, 1968 – Extended Edition (Shout Factory)

  The story of James Brown’s performance on the night following Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination has been told many times. With this Extended Release DVD, Shout Factory have given us the complete two-hour broadcast that is said to have … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Till Dawn Christmas Creepshow: “At the Devil’s Door”

(2014, IFC) Full disclosure: I’ve known writer-director Nicholas McCarthy for more than a decade, and for some of you, reviewing his latest movie, “At the Devil’s Door,” may smack of cronyism. If that’s the case, there are plenty of other … Continue reading

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20 Gifts for Under $20

There is no reason to break the bank during the holidays. It’s more important to choose something thoughtful and fun instead of something expensive and predictable. These gifts are perfect for that work friend or the new date you don’t … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Every Day is Halloween Friday Night Shock-a-thon

6 p.m. – “Shock Waves” – Horror (1977, Blue Underground) With its underwater undead, forgotten Nazis and swampy location, this low-budget, Florida-lensed zombie thriller plays like a particularly lurid, live-action version of an E.C. Comics story. Brooke Adams leads a … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Halloween Dusk-to-Dawn Marathon

6 p.m. – “F for Fake” – Documentary/Experimental (1974/76, Criterion Film Collection) What better way to start a Halloween movie marathon than a picture about the power of tricks? Orson Welles’ last completed feature is presented as a documentary on … Continue reading

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