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Full Blown Meta

There have been a variety of attempts in film over the decades to step beyond the self-referential and go full blown meta.  This has been done for just as many reasons as there are approaches. Mel Brooks comes to mind, and Spaceballs in particular; the scene in which Dark Helmet tries to get to the bottom of how the heroes have slipped out of his grasp.  

Studio 35 Online
29Apr
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Horror on Video

As any seekers of the strange and obscure in film know, there are few things quite as exciting as discovering one that just might take you anywhere.  Some of the great cinema landmarks that I would...

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28Apr
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A Toast to Warwick Davis

“I sure hope there are no shipping problems with my pre-order DVD of Leprechaun Returns”, said no one.  Yes, that’s a real movie. In fact, this obscure, tiresome franchise has plodded through...

Studio 35 Online
28Apr
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Top Ten Films to Watch in 2019

2018 has come to a close with quite a number of great films still to watch.  I suppose if we start characterizing it now, the thing that most stands out to me is that it was the year streaming...

Studio 35 Online
27Apr
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Auteurs and Unhappy Accidents

I don’t hold any particular interest in “auteur theory”.  If you don’t know, this is the ongoing debate about who is the true author of a film.  If you get sucked into it, you go...

Studio 35 Online
27Apr
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Top Ten Unconventional Christmas Movies

Each day Santa strolls into the workshop, grabs a couple of his famous porcelain dolls, and props them up so they are facing each other.  The cameras roll as the elves give the dolls funny voices and...

Studio 35 Online
26Apr
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The Problem with Rock Bios

Is there any right way to do the rock biopic?  I wondered this watching the new Freddy Mercury bio Bohemian Rhapsody.  While the film has some decent performances and works pretty good as a...

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25Apr
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The Hard to Kill Oscar party

Stop me if you’ve heard this one.  Man walks into a liquor store. He asks the clerk behind the counter why he’s not watching the Oscars.  In his rough around the edges manner of speaking,...

25Apr
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Aquaman

The final superhero entry for 2018 has arrived with Aquaman, a two and a half hour epic dedicated to the Jason Momoa character most recently spotted in 2017’s Justice League, and Batman Vs. Superman...

Studio 35 Online
24Apr
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Top Ten Resurrected Horror Titles

Every movie lover likely has a handful of go-to films so obscure that they almost feel personal.  This was true in the age of VHS bargain bins, and is not less true today. Finding a stash of obscure...