Category Archives: Movies

Movies Till Dawn: Almost Weirder Than Now

“VFW” (2019, Image Entertainment) A gaggle of soused, AARP-age vets hold the line at the titular watering hole when a druglord and his zombified army lay siege to the joint in an attempt to retrieve stolen stash. Joe Begos‘ ultra-violent … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange Stays Home

“RoboCop” (1987, Arrow Video) In a future that bears alarming similarities to our present (though pandemic-free, it should be noted), a mega-corporation enlists a criminal gang to take over Detroit for re-development while also manufacturing a robotic super-cop – created … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Quarantine Queens

“The Bad and the Beautiful” (1952, Warner Archives Collection) When producer Kirk Douglas calls on star Lana Turner, Pulitzer-winning screenwriter Dick Powell and director Barry Sullivan to join his comeback picture, each recalls to studio chief Walter Pidgeon how his … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Spookshows for Shut-Ins

“Come to Daddy” (2019, Lionsgate Home Entertainment) Neurotic LA hipster Elijah Wood travels to Oregon at the behest of his long-absent father (the great Canadian character actor Stephen McHattie), but the visit quickly turns from awkward to terrifying when various … Continue reading

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Streaming Now for the Future! Generic Cinema High and Low Then and Now

Written by Joe Carducci You can’t watch everything.  Back when everyone was talking about all the great cable television shows they loved, I was finishing up research for my book on stuntmen and acting, and watching nothing but silent films, … Continue reading

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Last Fast Ride: The Life, Love, and Death of a Punk Goddess

Before the quarantines and cancellations, The Punk Archives at UCLA presented “Last Fast Ride: The Life, Love, and Death of a Punk Goddess,” as part of its ongoing series, DocTalks. The film chronicles the adventures of 90s Bay area punk … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What’s New for 2020? (Social Distancing Edition)

“Queen and Slim” (2019, Universal Home Entertainment) As lawyer Jodie Turner-Smith and godfearing Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”) discover, all that’s required to turn a forgettable Tinder date into the flashpoint for a life on the run is one minor traffic … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Sunday Morning Screenings

“A Little Romance” (1979, Warner Film Archives) Smart American pre-teen Diane Lane falls for savvy French street kid and movie buff Thelonious Bernard in Paris, and plan to enshrine their love with a kiss under the Bridge of Sighs in … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Case of the Creeps

“Let’s Scare Jessica to Death” (1974, Shout! Factory) It’s true that Jessica (Zohra Lampert) has just left an asylum, but surely, her fragile mental state can’t account for all the strange things that have happened after she, her husband (Barton … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Power Couples

“Ford v Ferrari” (2019, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) Racer turned automotive designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) is pressed by Ford to create a car powerful enough to defeat the Ferrari racing team at the 1966 Le Mans race, but … Continue reading

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