The History of the Mummy Movie Monster

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During recent Stanley Cup Final broadcasts, NBC broadcaster Doc Emrick plugged The Mummy (2017) with the assertion that the Mummy has (and I’m paraphrasing here because I wasn’t taking movie notes about this Mummy article during a hockey game) “terrified and fascinated humanity throughout the millennia.” He’s of course making a glib, studio-prescribed sales pitch that highlights the fact that… Read more »

2017 TCM Film Festival Recap

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2017 TCM Film Festival Recap: The Year the Popcorn Went on Strike at the Egyptian Past recaps: 2015 TCM Film Festival / 2016 TCM Film Festival Each night in Los Angeles, I fell asleep listening to Julie Byrne’s excellent new record Not Even Happiness. The number of songs I’d hear each night decreased until, upon the third and final night,… Read more »

3rd Time’s a Charm – My 2017 TCM Film Festival Preview

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On my 2016 Turner Classic Movie Film Festival preview post, I showcased a picture of my tentative schedule. It featured more irregular and irrational lines than the roadmap to China I drew up when I was six years old. This year I’m older. It’s my third festival and therefore I must be wiser. That’s the logic. I’m not sure logic… Read more »

Another Argument for Physical Media / Kino Lorber Sale

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  Another Argument for Physical Media Every so often I highlight a DVD/Blu-ray distributor because they’re putting in overtime to preserve movies on physical media. You’ll be happy to know that time has come again. Kino Lorber has been churning out films under their Studio Classics label for a few years now. These are films that the major studios have pushed… Read more »

30Hz New Music Radar 3/3/17: Methyl Ethel – Everything Is Forgotten

  Woke up today. To everything gray. And all that I saw just kept going on and on. -Guster   What a weird day. Thwarted attempt to be productive followed by another thwarted attempt. Had a tremendous banter going with the guy at Goodwill that almost fell over when I handed him my old boat anchor receiver. Road closed. Road… Read more »