You Can’t Go Back, But You Can Rewatch

by Marina M. I’m swinging for the nostalgia fences in my posts this year. I’ve already mentioned one iconic 1989 movie so I thought I’d go the distance and highlight a couple other favorite movies celebrating their 30th year. I was spurred to this current path by a podcast from The Rewatchables about a certain […]

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The Coen Brothers

by Craig B. Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen got their first shot in movies by helping their friend Sam Raimi edit his first film The Evil Dead in 1981. Three years later, Raimi, now a cult darling, convinced the Coen Brothers to shoot a pitch trailer for a script they’d written but hadn’t filmed yet. […]

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To Be Continued

By Isaac H. There is a saying about the key to masterful storytelling: “Always leave the audience wanting more.” How often have you enjoyed the full run of a television show, anime series or movie and wanted to know, “what happens next?” It’s even more frustrating reaching the end of a story and wondering, “is […]

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Under the Sea

by Marina M. I don’t like to date myself but, in this case, it’s necessary. I was in 8th grade and taking an oceanography class when The Little Mermaid came out. That was almost thirty years ago. The combination of those two events led me to a life-long interest of marine life and marine biology. […]

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Your Heroes Might Be Villains

By Isaac H. Have you ever watched or re-watched a movie and thought to yourself “I see why the hero(es) needed to win, but was the villain(s) sort of right”? Alternatively, have you ever noticed that the goals of the hero could be seen as questionable or even villainous?  I’ve had these epiphanies after watching […]

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The Thin Gray Line

by Craig B. “Creation is messy. You want genius, you get madness; two sides of the same coin.” – Steve Jobs “At the edge of madness you howl diamonds and pearls.” – Aberjhani The Ninth Symphony. The Sistine Chapel. Classical Cynicism. The human mind is a marvelous thing. We’ve gone from stone tools to quantum […]

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Winter Romances

by Michelle C. As the nights get longer and colder, the prospect of staying at home with a loved one becomes more desirable. It’s cuffing season, the time of year when single people start looking for that special someone they can cuddle with by the fire on a long winter’s eve. Add in a movie […]

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In Pursuit of Happiness

by Kimberly P.  It was recently brought to my attention that I obsess over death and destruction. I enjoy horror and dark fantasy (including grimdark fantasy which, for the record, sometimes gets a little too gruesome for my tastes), and spent the previous October reading all things serial killer. To be fair, my coworker was […]

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The Feasting Season

by Michelle C. It’s November and you know what that means. We are in the season of feasting. My daydreams center around long, banquet-style tables filled with food. I scrounge through cookbooks and online recipes and visualize how much food I will need to make so that I can properly hibernate this winter like the […]

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What’ll You Have?

by Marie B. My first job, not counting babysitting, was waiting tables in a truck stop in Philippi, a rural West Virginia town.   Philippi was (and is) a small town with a big heart.  One can still ask, “Does anyone know what happened at the stoplight in Philippi” without causing undue consternation as to which […]

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