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TUES 12: What I learned from watching “Dr Mabuse: The Gambler” (1922)

1.  If you’re a master hypnotist, you might as well get your fingers into highly organized crime. 2.  A hypnotist worth his salt can hypnotize someone from another room. And right through the back of your head. 3.  The best … Continue reading

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Kids Who Kill, part 2: The Second One

Some time ago I wrote a lengthy entry about Kids Who Kill in the movies.  I have a love-hate relationship with children.  I don’t have any of my own besides the Hubster and the furchildren. I like other people’s kids … Continue reading

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TUES 12: What I Learned From Watching “American Psycho” (2000)

1. Apparently, not only were the 1980’s all about excess, no one ever listened to anything anyone said. 2. For the boys of Wall Street, it’s all about the business cards. Is it bone? Off-white?  Linen? Watermarked? And if you … Continue reading

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Flawed Film Friday: Starship Troopers (1997)

So the Hubster and I went to RiffTrax’s broadcast of Starship Troopers last night – if you’re not familiar with RiffTrax, these are some of the same guys from Mystery Science Theatre 3000.  If you’re not familiar with MST3K then … Continue reading

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How Did You People Find Me, Anyway?

Dear Friends, So normally you see me yip in the space about movies, and sometimes you get to have some insight into the kind of communication that keeps a marriage between a former (mildly insane) scenic artist and a current … Continue reading

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Kids Who Kill: Bad to the Bone or Misunderstood? (part 1 of a new series)

So I recently watched the movie Sinister (2012), a horror film starring Ethan Hawke as a failed true-crime writer who moves his family into a house where an entire family was murdered – a small fact that he keeps as … Continue reading

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WDLS WED: While you’re at it, get off your horse and drink your milk!

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