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“What’s Up, Doc?” Warner Brothers, 1972 Starring: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Austin Pendleton, John Hillerman, Liam Dunn Director: Peter Bogdanovich The...

Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Consider the Hulkbuster. This latest version of Iron Man-Brand Power Armor is huge and heavy and metal, but not without some surprising degree of agility....

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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“Gauntlet” (Atari, 1985) “Metroid”(Nintendo, 1986) Video games have never been known for their realistic portrayals of women. This isn’t up for debate. Their portrayals of...

True Story

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In movies, the phrase “based on actual events” is always slippery. There’s a lot of distance between those actual events and the film that ultimately...

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“Swept Away” Medusa Distribuzione, 1974 Starring: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato Director: Lina Wertmuller The plot: Raffaella (Melato), an immensely wealthy woman, is yachting with friends...

Marvel’s Daredevil

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Netflix continues to keep its ever-growing number of subscribers excited and engaged with its eclectic, ready-to-binge offerings. High-caliber talent, short seasons, and genre unpredictability are...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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“Kid Niki: Radical Ninja” (Data East, 1987) The summer between third and fourth grade, I made two presumably simple follicular requests of my mother. The...

It Follows

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The new horror film “It Follows” was inspired partly by one of writer/director David Robert Mitchell’s recurring dreams. In the dreams, Mitchell has said in...

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“Salome’s Last Dance” Vestron Pictures, 1988 Starring: Stratford Johns, Imogen Millais-Scott, Nickolas Grace, Douglas Hodge, Glenda Jackson Director: Ken Russell The plot: Oscar Wilde (Grace),...

Maps to the Stars

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It may not be exactly breaking news that Hollywood is caught in its own circle, damned to perennial repetition and doomed forever to walk in...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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“Blaster Master” (Sunsoft, 1988) What do you think of when you hear “Blaster Master?” Many classic video game fans heap praise upon it. They say...

Roots and views

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Jerry Monkman has spent countless nights on the tops of New Hampshire’s tallest mountains, pointing his camera at the sky and capturing lingering sunsets, sparkling...

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The best (and worst) classic flicks and cult favorites “Klute Warner Brothers, 1971 Starring: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, and Roy Scheider Director: Alan...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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“Tapper” (Bally Midway, 1983) Hello, my name is Zach. And I’m a “Tapper”-holic. I’ve been awash in a sea of digital suds for 32 years....

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is the latest Netflix-exclusive show to premiere on the streaming service, and its first original comedy. “Schmidt,” co-created by Tina Fey and...

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“Lovesick” The Ladd Company/Warner Brothers, 1983 Starring: Dudley Moore, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Guinness, John Huston, and Ron Silver Director: Marshall Brickman The plot: Middle-aged married...

What We Do in the Shadows

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You know what’s awesome? Surprises. You know what’s surprising? “What We Do in the Shadows.” If there’s one thing that’s more played-out than vampires, it’s...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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“A Boy and His Blob” (Absolute, 1989) For the bulk of 1982 and into the beginning of 1983, Activision’s “Pitfall!” was the bestselling game in...

Finding her voice

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Greenland’s Skylar Burke stands up to bullies with her new short film, “Frenemy” By Larry Clow, photos by Alyssa Grenning It’s a Friday morning at...

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“Way Out West” Hal Roach Studios/MGM, 1937 Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Rosina Lawrence, Sharon Lynne Director: James W. Horne The plot: Stan...

Selma

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It’s been 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. led some 8,000 people on a march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. At the end of...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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Winter Game Roundup The wind threatens your breath and sanity as your bitter tears harden on your face. Your skin is cracked and brittle. In...

The Theory of Everything

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The image of Stephen Hawking slouched in his motorized wheelchair has become so iconic that few people realize he once walked, spoke, laughed, and fell...

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The best (and worst) classic flicks and cult favorites “Blood Feast” Box Office Spectaculars, 1963 Starring: Mal Arnold, William Kerwin, and Connie Mason Director: Herschell...

Jupiter Ascending

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2015, Rated PG, 127 minutes Jupiter Ascending” poses one unique challenge: nearly any description of this flick invariably makes it sound way better than it...