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March 2013

Drugs, Demons, and Parallel Dimensions: ‘John Dies at the End’

(A) fright fan's fever dream laced with a healthy dose of '80s high concept camp creeps.


Don’t Open That Door! #36: ‘The Deadly Mantis’ (1957)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: it's time to start prayin' fer mercy from The Deadly Mantis.


Why Are So Many of Today’s Movies So Bad?

All indicators are that the movies will not be getting, collectively, any better any time soon.


The Top 10 Matinee Mob Men in Movie History

They're supposed to be suave, or sexy, or silly. Instead, they wanted to be married to the mob. Here's ten examples of actors going against type, and for the most part, succeeding.


The Laughable Love/Hate for ‘Spring Breakers’

As with any entertainment, opinions will vary and are always uniquely individual. Love it or hate it, Spring Breakers is not what you think. It's also not what the naysayers are struggling to suggest.


‘Love on a Bet’ (1936)

Cracking wise in his underwear.


‘Stoker’: Flaws in the Family

Stoker is a mystery where the means justify the ends, where even the most cynical viewer will stand up and take notice of where this particular filmmaker is taking us.


Don’t Open That Door! #35: ‘Teenagers From Outer Space’ (1959)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: those crazy kids are at it again in Teenagers From Outer Space.


‘Spring Breakers’ and the Fine Art of Cinematic Free Association

A clever combination of MTV, sordid social commentary, and couture crime spree, this masterpiece of a film...does one of the greatest jobs of dissecting post-postmodern youth culture ever.


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