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The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

When I was a kid, it was a big deal for us when we reached the age when our parents would allow us to ride our bikes six blocks down to the local corner drug store. Now, six blocks doesn’t seem like much, but this meant crossing “the busy street.” At the drug store, we…

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Warner Archive New Releases – April 16, 2013

This week, the Warner Archive brings us two triple features of classic films. First up is a 3-film set of films featuring Walter Pidgeon as Nick Carter. Nick Carter Mysteries Triple Feature Includes: – Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939) – Phantom Raiders (1940) – Sky Murder (1940) Next up is a triple bill of films,…

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The Landlord

Last week, completely by coincidence I ended up watching both the first and final films from director Hal Ashby. I didn’t even realize I was doing it. His last film was 1988’s “8 Million Ways to Die” featuring Jeff Bridges…review to come soon. His first film, interestingly enough, features brother to Jeff, Beau Bridges in…

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The Pirate Movie

In 1980, theater producer Joseph Papp famously brought the Gilbert & Sullivan musical The Pirates of Penzance back to the stage with huge success. A film version featuring many of the original Broadway cast members would follow in 1983, but a year earlier, another film that mixed the original songs with new pop songs and…

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Wonderwall

The Beatles weren’t just the greatest band in the history of rock music, all four of them also did a fair share of work in the movies. Beyond the films they made as a band like “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Help!,” they each had their own solo film efforts. John Lennon appeared in “How…