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Platoon, Black Widow & Bon Jovi: This Week in 1987

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I’d intended to start this series from the beginning of the year. I wanted to highlight the films that ranked #1 at the Box Office in 1987 and then a lesser seen movie that maybe you’d missed. But here we are. It’s almost March and I’m staring at my first blinking cursor. 1987 was a hugely formative year for me. I… Read more »

So Zatoichi is kinda like James Bond, except blind – Vol. 1

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This post about the Zatoichi films was originally posted at Cinema Shame. I’ve had this Zatoichi Criterion box set on my shelf. It’s a very pretty box set, filled with lots of movies, 25 to be exact. After procuring the set for Christmas some years ago, I watched the first Zatoichi film, The Tale of Zatoichi. What a superb film!… Read more »

2nd Annual 30/007Hz 2016 First Watch Hertzie Awards

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. The 2nd Annual 30/007Hz First Watch Hertzie Nominations According to my Letterboxd.com stats sheet, I watched 245 movies last year, give or a take a bunch of live tweets I forgot to log. 74.7% of those viewings were new to me. My first new watch of 2016 was Melvin and Howard, my final — Gods of Egypt. Last year,… Read more »

Mourning Carrie Fisher (and Celebrity)

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Mourning Carrie Fisher (and Celebrity)   Whenever we lose another celebrity the Interwebs assemble into two primary factions. 1. Those that mourn. 2. Those that begrudge the need to mourn. The latter faction shames the former for feeling sorrow in the wake of the celebrity death. “Celebrity” assumes that we had no real life connections to the deceased — that they were merely a face… Read more »

31 Days of Horror: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

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31+ Days of Horror. 33 Horror Movies. 33 Reviews. Hooptober Challenges and Bonus Tasks. View my 2016 Cinema Shame/Hoop-Tober Watch Pile Shame-a-thon Statement here. Nature of Ghost and Mr. Chicken Shame: Unseen Comedy Classic Hoop-tober Challenge Checklist: Decade: 1960’s Before 1970’s   #31. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken       The Horrific days of October have bled into the Thanksgiving holiday…. Read more »