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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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The Beat’s Donna Lethal Speaks at “Advanced Style” Screening

One thing that has always been abundantly clear about Donna Lethal is that along with her love of fashion, beauty and hair, she has a strange attraction for the geriatric set. Turn your back for a moment and you will find her coddling and … Continue reading

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2015 Academy Awards – Our Predictions!

It’s that time of year again in Los Angeles.  Oscar season is upon us and it’s time to get our prognostications out just in the nick of time. This is shaping up to be one of the most difficult Oscars … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Rewrite”

The Rewrite, written and directed by Marc Lawrence feels like a throwback to the romantic comedies of the early 2000s and late ’90s, the kind in which Hugh Grant has always excelled. He revives his signature charming cad persona here among an impressive cast … 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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‘Come Together’ Documents Nicely the Beatles Tribute Bands and Their Fans

The Beatles hold a unique place not in just our musical history but our cultural history as well. A new documentary from Devolver Digital Films, Come Together, covers the role that tribute bands play in keeping the Beatles music alive … Continue reading

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Crappy Classics: The Eternal Evil of Asia

Another ape shit gonzo horror comedy from Hong Kong as only they can make it. A group of friends head out for a weekend of drinking and whoring in Thailand. After being chased out of the bars and into a … Continue reading

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Crappy Classics: The Murder Clinic (1966)

Acceptable Euro-shock. I include it here because it hasn’t been on DVD and it got a limited release on tape. A hooded killer with a straight razor attacks the residents of a turn of the century sanitarium.

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Tarot for Solstice 2014: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

The solstice is an exciting time. Endings, new beginnings, holidays, the shift of seasons and length of days. I thought this would be a perfect time to launch this new column, different from my regular beauty one (although I find … Continue reading

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