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31 Nights of Halloween!: 28th – 30th Nights

An OBSESSIVE MOVIEWATCHER'S HOME THEATRE Special

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Intro. So close to Halloween I can almost taste those funsized candybars! (Well, if I still ate funsized candybars, that is…) Up today we have an art film as terrifying as any horror movie, a horror movie as deep as any art film, and (to my mind) the single greatest comedy ever made. Enjoy! 31 […]

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Reel Theology: Demon Possession and the Nature of Evil

Do movies based on these themes resonate for a reason?

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The question of whether demon possession is real might yield you different answers depending on who you are asking.  Many believe that it is nothing but superstition.  Some believe that is made up by those foolish enough to believe in God because it provides the “bad guy” for the religious story so that God can […]

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31 Nights of Halloween!: 25th – 27th Nights

An OBSESSIVE MOVIEWATCHER'S HOME THEATRE Special

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Intro. So! Late 60′s/Early 70′s cinematic hallucinations dominate today’s selections, with appropriate sections from big-time auteurs such as Roman Polanski! Federico Fellini! and, because he not only deserves an exclamation point, but also all-caps, Herr WERNER HERZOG! Enjoy, horror fans, as Halloween quickly closes-in upon its 31st Night! 31 Nights of Halloween! 25th Night: THE […]

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Tag-Team Review: DEAR WHITE PEOPLE

Race Relation Drama and Humor Mix Well in Directorial Debut

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Sylwinn: Tightly written and directed by first time filmmaker, Justin Simien, Dear White People follows the stories of four black students as they navigate their identities within the context of the predominately white, affluent culture of their Ivy League school. Ultimately, Simien brings the conflicts, both internal and external, to a head in the provocatively […]

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Film Review: OUIJA

Board Game Adaptation Fails To Go Bump In The Dark

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I’m sure I speak along with the rest of the world when I proclaim, “Oh good, another movie based on a board game.” But then again, has an Ouija board ever really been considered merely a board game? For years, particularly during the “satanic panic” era of the 1980s, Parker Brothers, the then-manufacturer of Ouija […]

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Film Review: BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)

Or (GOLD DIGGERS OF 2014)

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“Birdman, Batman, it’s all the same…” In the same shorthand method of subtle audience intelligence-congratulating utilized for decades by The Simpsons each time they offer a pop culture reference and you feel good about getting it, is the tempting meta-angle of Michael Keaton starring as a long-ago superhero movie actor now out to prove himself […]

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Film Review: JOHN WICK

Once his wick is lit, no one is safe...

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John Wick is a modern day action film that performs like the classic Mustang he drives: lots of throwback sensibility and power, and it is great to look at.  Wick, played by Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, Point Break, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure), is a man of very few words.  Rivaling Clint Eastwood’s “man with […]

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31 Nights of Halloween!: 21st – 24th Nights

An OBSESSIVE MOVIEWATCHER'S HOME THEATRE Special

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Intro. It’s three — count ‘em, three! — for the price of one today as we kick-off the transition to the anxious 50′s with a trio of appropriately threatening selections of monster-making mayhem. Moving right along to the 60′s, controversy, arthouse confusion, and glorious schlock hold sway over our fast approach upon the 31st Night of […]

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Zekefilm Halloween Countdown

Top Horror Sequels of All Time

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It’s Halloween time again, and time to start horror movie countdowns. Horror is a genre that lends itself well to being ranked, listed and categorized. It’s just as fun for the writer as it is for the reader, so keep coming back for more lists that lead us to October 31st.   Now let’s begin […]

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Interview: Kaitlyn Denver

Actress of "The Spectacular Now", "Short Term 12" and This Years "Men, Women & Children" Talks About Her New Character in Jason Reitman's Latest.

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Kaitlyn Dever, one of Hollywood’s upcoming actresses to look out for, is no stranger to social media. In fact, she’s devoted herself to accurately portraying the typical sheltered and overprotected teenager in Jason Reitman’s newest star-studded film “Men, Women & Children.” In the film Dever plays daughter to hyper-vigilant, internet-watchdog mom, Jennifer Garner. “I’ve gotten […]