Category: Movies

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John Hughes Teen Angst Film Quiz

John Hughes Teen Angst is the anger you feel against the world. You start to rebel against people in your life. You may start to realize that things aren’t always what you hoped they would be. You feel cheated and lied to by the world. Between 1984-1987 the director\producer John Hughes...

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Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko Has a demonic looking 6-foot tall bunny-rabbit name Frank ever told you that the world will end—in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds? Me neither, and that may be a good thing because it happens to Donnie Darko. Donnie is a cynical, highly intelligent, disturbed teenage...

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Warriors, come out to play-ay-ay!

The Warriors Hearing a clicking sound like a Vegas slot machine, I look over and see my wife’s eyes spinning back in her head. I know it has something to do with me watching The Warriors…well, watching it again for the uncountable time. The clicking leads us to our next...

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Harold and Maude, A Love Story

It is daddy-daughter time, so I pick today’s cult classic. I selected it especially for her. She is cool enough to get it, plus, little does she know, she will shed a few tears (she hates that). Maybe I should warn her, but anyway, I push play, and Harold and...

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The Freaks Come Out at Night

Tod Browning, Dracula, and Freaks Tod Browning was a young director specializing in horror and the macabre. His most famous work is the 1931 horror classic Dracula. The film led to other Universal Studio monsters like Frankenstein and the Wolfman. It also inspired the vampire phenomenon still popular today. The...

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Basket Case: Say Hello to My Little Friend

Flipping through the less than exciting options on my television, a movie catches my eye: Chasing Banksy. I watch the last half of the film. As luck would have it, it is disappointing. The credits begin to roll and I see a familiar name. It is director Frank Henenlotter, known for directing...

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The Monkees Take One to the Head

We all have guilty pleasures. Seldom do we risk the embarrassment or loss of cool points by sharing with our friends. With this said, I’ll take a deep breath and admit one of mine. I am a fan of the Monkees. (There is, however, a caveat: I only like songs...

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David Lynch and the Surreal Eraserhead.

It is hard to believe that I have waited so long to watch David Lynch’s student film, Eraserhead. I am a fan of his later work like the eerie, macabre Twin Peaks or the psychological film noir of Blue Velvet. I sit in front of the television in anticipation of...

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Dali and Disney create Destino.

In 1945, at a party held by Jack Warner, an unlikely pair met for the first time. The two, Salvadore Dali and Walt Disney, soon began to discuss collaboration of talents. The project is the animated short film, Destino. Inspired by Disney’s Fantasia, Dali saw the use of animation as...

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Scott Pilgrim, Free Read

The Birth of Scott Pilgrim In 1997 the Canadian band Plumtree releases the album “Predicts the Future.” The collection of songs include their biggest single, the track “Scott Pilgrim.” The song went on to inspire the pen of Bryan Lee O’Malley, who creates the 6 part manga-influenced comic series of...