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THE INNKEEPERS

USA

2011

 

The Innkeepers has its fans. Most of them, though, are American. The movie was not a British hit. The film is low-key horror and different. 1,620 more words

FLIX PIX (144): "Douglas Fairbanks Leaves THE MARK OF ZORRO!"

THE MARK OF ZORRO

(directed by Fred Niblo and Theodore Reed, 1920)

**** (out of 5)

*

>I’m having lots of fun catching up with the few great silent films I’ve yet to see, that have not been lost to posterity through neglect and the extreme volatility of nitrite film stock.  235 more words

Kevin Keelan

Ep. 10: Interview with the Vampire

In our 10th episode, we take you back in time to the opulent, Victorian gothic stage of Interview with the Vampire. Jason and Judy (and first-time viewer Josh) revel in the film that birthed their vampire lore obsession. 54 more words

The Once-over

FLIX PIX (143) "The Sweet Pleasures of ...IN A WORLD"

IN A WORLD

(directed by Lake Bell, 2013)

*** (out of 5)

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Ah, this one is gentle fun.

. It’s the tale of a young female voiceover artist, attempting, against the odds in a male-dominated field, to fill the shoes of a recently passed man who was considered the titan of his industry.  354 more words

Kevin Keelan

Unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality

When 1979’s initial entry in the Alien franchise hit theaters, there was no doubt what the title of the film referred to: the horrifically beautiful Xenomorph is the centerpiece of the film, its presence and visage hinted at in the film’s original poster: 1,316 more words

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FLIX PIX (142) "A EUROPA REPORT That is Not For the Faint of Heart""

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EUROPA REPORT

(directed by Sebastián Cordero, 2013)

**** (out of 5)

>Yeah baby! Check it out: smart, savvy sci-fi that goes heavy on the sci(ence) and consciously avoids the fantastical elements that so often muddy good science fiction- and I do love that rare animal: really good science fiction. 275 more words

Kevin Keelan

Netflix Pick: Chicken Little

In 2005, then Pixar chairman Steve Jobs and Disney CEO Robert Iger were in the middle of negotiating over the extension of the deal in which Disney marketed and distributed Pixar’s films, an already impressive roster including… 936 more words

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