Category: entertainment

Amos Poe and Underground Cinema’s Latest Death Rattles

by Bob Freville Trying to get a film off the ground can be a particularly Sisyphean task and, as French philosopher Albert Camus once famously said, “You think I could bum a dollar or a smoke? C’mon, man, I’m good for it.” Making movies isn’t for the weak of resolve, but it may be for

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Vanity At Its Best or Worst: The Con is On – Film Review

The Con is On (2018, Lionsgate) Review by Bob Freville The term “vanity project” gets thrown around a lot, but it’s something that is normally applied to an art form attempted by a novice who is foreign to the field in question. When you hear that a sitcom actor like Charlie Sheen has put out

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The Unreprinted: Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Dealers by Jeffrey Thomas

Welcome back to Ben Arzate’s The Unreprinted, a column exploring rare and/or out-of-print books that have left a lasting impression on readers. Today, author Zakary McGaha takes a look at Jeffrey Thomas’s entry in the Black Flame series of Nightmare on Elm Street tie-ins. by Zakary McGaha The Black Flame line of books holds its

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The Grim and the Grit: An Interview with Genre Veteran Chad Ferrin, Part II

  Read Part I here. A figure in a giant bunny mask murders the wicked with whatever implement is at hand, sending them to the Lord at the wrong end of a broomstick or the working end of a power drill. When the masked avenger’s not slaughtering the damned, it’s defending a damaged young man

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The Grim & the Grit: An Interview with Genre Veteran Chad Ferrin, Part I

By Bob Freville A stoner med student receives a knock on his dorm room door. When he opens it a lanky woman, butt naked, stands before him, her pert nipples staring at him. This temptress wants to fuck and who’s this pipsqueak to say no? The med student invites her in and they get right

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A Million Ways to Die Hard is the Sequel That Fans Deserve

By Bob Freville There’s an inherent problem with the Die Hard series—it hasn’t been good since 1995. Sure, 2007’s Live Free or Die Hard had its dim charms, such as Maggie Q in black leather and the scenery-chewing fan boy Kevin Smith’s cameo as a basement-dwelling hacker. But there was an insufficient amount of awesome

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Terminal Brain Parasite Spreads to the Left

The insidious organism that has long preyed upon those of White Anglo Saxon stock has somehow become more pervasive in recent months. The elusive ethnocentrada broca’s aphasia worm or hate-leech, for short, has taken charge of its new hosts at an alarming rate. In the span of less than five years, it has begun to

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Four Ridiculous Christmas Albums that Should Exist, Plus One that Already Does

Tyler, the Creator has released a Christmas EP. Nevermind that his connection to 2018’s movie, The Grinch (yet another Grinch revamp… what, did Jim Carrey’s age that fast?), sort of leaves him with an excuse of “well, while I’m here…”–however the hell we got here, we’re here, and we’re just going to have to learn

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4 Hilarious Moments from Law & Order: SVU Season 20

Unless you’re like us or John Mulaney, the word hilarious may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of violent crime. But we don’t give a hot fuck! Why? Because Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and the Special Victims unit have been causing us to heave with laughter for years now.

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How to Be an Extraordinarily Horrible Parent This Thanksgiving

By J.L. Mayne In my family, thanksgiving means going and eating a bunch of food around family members you see once or twice a year. The food is pretty good, as is the family. The turkey may be a little dry and some of my relatives might start shouting at a kid or two for

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