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Movies Till Dawn: Persons of Interest, Part 2

“Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll” (1987, Shout! Select) Keith Richards attempts to corral a mercurial Chuck Berry into celebrating his own 60th birthday at an all-star concert featuring Eric Clapton, Robert Cray and Etta James, backed by Chuck’s … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Persons of Interest

“Rock ‘N’ Roll High School: 40th Anniversary Edition” (1979, Shout! Factory) There’s a nominal plot at the center of “Rock ‘N’ Roll High School” – diehard Ramones fan Riff Randall (P.J. Soles) wants to get her song to the band, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Dr. Evil and His Terrors of the Unknown (Halloween 2019, Part 4)

“Two Evil Eyes” (1990, Blue Underground) Dario Argento and George Romero offer broad and bloody interpretations of stories by Edgar Allan Poe: Romero’s “The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar” adds a “Creepshow“/E.C. Comics spin, with Adrienne Barbeau as … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Dr. Caligari’s Cabinet of Horrors (Halloween 2019, Part 2)

“Anna and the Apocalypse” (2018, Cinedigm) High schooler Ella Hunt discovers that the only thing worse than unrequited romance or stubborn parents is a zombie outbreak. Director John McPhail‘s mix of living dead horror and teen musical never quite gels … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Midnight Spook Party (Halloween 2019, Part 1)

“The Dead Don’t Die” (2019, Lionsgate Home Entertainment) Polar fracking, or something equally ominous in tone, causes the dead to rise from their graves, which, if judged by the muted responses of police officers Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Chloe … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Kids’ Movies for Grown-Ups

“Missing Link” (2019, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) Pompous 19th century adventurer Sir Lionel Frost (voiced by Hugh Jackman) finds his entry ticket into a League of Gentlemen-styled club in a timid male Bigfoot named Susan (Zach Galifiniakis). Audiences passed … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Slew of Saturday Morning Strange

“Boom!” (1968, Shout! Select) Wealthy, pill-popping Sissy Goforth (Elizabeth Taylor) is interrupted in her task of writing her memoirs at her sprawling Italian villa by Christopher Flanders (Richard Burton), a struggling poet/artist who may or may not also be the … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Tough Ones, Part II

“The Harder They Come” (1973, Shout! Select) Jimmy Cliff turns outlaw and self-styled folk hero when his dreams of becoming a reggae singer are met with corruption from the Kingston music industry and brutality at the hands of the police. … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Under the Radar 3 (Even More Rarely Seen, Forgotten or Hard to Find)

“High Life” (2018, Lionsgate Home Entertainment) A spaceship heads for a black hole, while on board, its crew of convicted criminals – including Robert Pattinson – are subjected to reproduction experiments by glam mad scientist Juliette Binoche. That’s a linear … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: More Thrills and Chills in Black and White

Note: films marked with an asterisk are included in Shout! Factory’s “Universal Horror Collection: Volume 1.” * The Black Cat” (1934) An accident on a desolate stretch of road in Hungary brings three travelers to the cavernous home of architect … Continue reading

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