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Book Log 2015 (May-September)

It appears my summer reading list for 2015 was lackluster. Last year, I discovered one of my favorite novels – What A Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe. 599 more words

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Danny Trejo Doesn't Mind Being Typecast as 'Mean Chicano Dude With Tattoos'

Danny Trejo, who won two boxing titles while serving time in prison in his youth, is best known playing the ethnic heavy in hyper-macho mid-’90s genre films like “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Desperado” and “Blood In, Blood Out.” These days, he’s in such demand that this year alone he’s attached to more than 20 projects, including Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn” TV series. 333 more words


Baby It's You (1983) John Sayles

Baby It’s You (1983)
Directed by John Sayles
Produced by Robert F. Colesberry, Griffin Dunne, Amy Robinson
Written by Amy Robinson
Screenplay by John Sayles… 658 more words


Here's one you might not have seen: Brother from Another Planet

The mute protagonist of John Sayles’ revisionist sci-fi has a parallel in Mr. Singer of Carson McCuller’s The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. The characters surrounding these non-speaking figures are drawn to them partly because they provide the perfect listener in a world where everyone is battling to get their opinion across, but also because their identities can be bent to the other characters’ preconceptions and wishes; as Biff says of the way others obsess over Mr. 378 more words

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Piranha (1978)
★★★ / ★★★★

Maggie (Heather Menzies) finds missing people for a living and her most recent task is to locate two young people who are believed to have gone up a mountain but never did get back down. 605 more words

Well, I'm Certainly Not Going Through Life With One Hand Tied Behind My Back. -- James Dean

The Howling (1981) Patrick Macnee Tribute/Joe Dante Festival

Werewolf films are plentiful but not as scary as they once were. “Twilight” seems to have turned shape shifting human/wolves into domesticated pets.  1981 however, was a landmark year for werewolf based movies. 1,401 more words

The Psychology of the Film Grain Structure in 'Lone Star'

“Maybe they can’t articulate it but I think  film there’s a psychology to the grain structure and an emotional component to it that maybe you aren’t aware of as you are watching. 810 more words