Whiplash

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In Whiplash, J.K., Simmons, well-known as the most recognizable guy who was in that thing to ever escape your memory, is simply unforgettable. As Terence...

Video Vault

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Man is Not a Bird Avala Film, 1965 Starring: Janez Vrhovec, Milena Dravic, and Boris Dvornik Director: Dusan Makavejev The plot: In Cold War Yugoslavia,...

Inherent Vice

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As “Inherent Vice,” the latest film from Paul Thomas Anderson, opens, it’s 1970 in California. The Summer of Love is long over and everyone’s paranoid....

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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“CRYSTAL CASTLES” (Atari, 1983) The neighborhood arcade, once as ubiquitous in Anytown, U.S.A. as Burger Chef and Montgomery Ward, has all but vanished from the...

Big Eyes

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2014, rated PG-13, 106 minutes The string of brilliantly imaginative and visually mesmerizing films Tim Burton put out in the late 1980s and early 1990s...

Video Vault

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by Kenneth Butler The Bird with the Crystal Plumage Central Cinema Company Film, 1970 Starring: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, and Enrico Maria Salerno Director: Dario...

Send lawyers, robots, and vigilantes

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Sticking to your diet? Spending time with family? Traveling with friends? Boring. Why not make your 2015 resolution something more attainable and fun? Like spending...

8-Bit Junkyard

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MEGA MAN 6 (Capcom/Nintendo, 1994) The sixth entry in any series is a tough sell. Anything popular enough to make it to a sixth iteration...

Video Vault

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Smiles of a Summer Night Svensk Filmindustri, 1956 Starring: Gunnar Bjornstrand, Eva Dahlbeck, Ulla Jacobsson, and Jarl Kulle Director: Ingmar Bergman The plot: In turn-of-the-century...

Nightcrawler

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2014, rated R, 117 minutes When you hear that Hollywood has produced a budding new director, with a debut feature that just knocks it out...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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Battletoads (Rare, 1991) Dear Santa: With Christmas right around the corner, I need to get something off my chest. I cheated. Plain and simple. Twenty-three...

It’s a dysfunctional life

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There’s no lack of holiday movies whose log lines are stuffed with words like “heartwarming” and “family-friendly.” But where among the chestnuts and mistletoe are...

Video Vault

Film

“Twins of Evil” (Hammer Films, 1971) Starring: Madeleine and Mary Collinson, Peter Cushing, David Warbeck, and Damien Thomas Director: John Hough The plot: Recently orphaned teenage...

The Babadook

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2014, Not Rated, 94 minutes The Babadook” is a very silly name for a very serious movie. This debut feature from Australian director Jennifer Kent...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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Rediscovering video games of the past…today! by Zach Foote “Clash at Demonhead” (Vic Tokai, 1990) Released almost a quarter-century ago, “Clash at Demonhead” is one...