“We had to destroy the town in order to save it.” That quote, supposedly by a U.S. Army officer (and slightly distorted in popular retelling) encapsulated how many Americans came to feel about the Vietnam War. 1,394 more words

Academy Awards

Lisa Reviews An Oscar-Nominated Horror Film: Jaws (dir by Steven Spielberg)

There’s little that is more intimidating than trying to write a review of the 1975 best picture nominee, Jaws.

I mean, seriously, what’s left to be said about this film?   671 more words



by Matt J. Popham

A box-office flop, thoroughly reviled as a sacrilegious and superfluous remake, as well as a bloated, bombastic object lesson in auteurist excess at the time of its 1977 release, William Friedkin’s Sorcerer has enjoyed a renaissance in the last decade or so, as scores of critics and cinephiles (myself, included) have called for the film to be given a second look and a proper DVD/Blu-Ray release, which it finally received last year. 985 more words


Marathon Man or: The Less Desirables Movie of the Week


The Less Desirables Movie of the Week, brought to you by a/perture Cinema, the Official Movie Sponsor of The Less Desirables is Marathon Man… 737 more words

Movie Review

I Wanna Go Swimming.

I’m bored can someone fly me out to L.A so I can go swimming?


Collecting the Lobby Card Part 1

O.k. I admit it. I love to show off the collectibles associated with movies I have amassed since I was given a weekly allowance. One of the great ways of doing this and one that is very affordable is collecting lobby cards. 266 more words

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