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July 2013

The Perfect Schlock Storm: ‘Sharknado’

A film where a massive tornado sends sharks raining down on Los Angeles? What's not to love? A lot, actually.

Don’t Open That Door! #49: ‘Return of the Fly’ (1959)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: a scary guy with a bug's head is replaced by a less scary guy with a bug's head in Return of the Fly.

Monsters Inc-redible: ‘Pacific Rim’

A big budget spectacle where every dollar is up on the screen, a boy's adventure tale told by a man who never ever wants to grow up (and hopefully, he never will). Pacific Rim may well be the Star Wars for a new millennium.

10 Films That Completely Defy Expectations

Think you've got a film figured out before you enter the theater? Here's 10 examples of how, on occasion, you can be completely wrong. Completely wrong.

The Lone-ly ‘Ranger’

Films fail for a number of reasons. Trying to repeat the unrepeatable is one of them.

Philo Vance Murder Case Collection

Mixed set for Philo-philes.

Don’t Call Them Proto-Punk: ‘A Band Called Death’

How did three black brothers from Detroit form potentially the world’s first punk band in 1973 and nobody ever knew about it?

‘A Royal Scandal’ (1945)

Bending, not breaking the Code

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