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Alien(s)

After the lovable droids and creatures of Star Wars, the Alien franchise decided to take sci-fi someplace a little darker. Ridley Scott’s Alien launched the franchise followed by James Cameron’s Aliens. These films are my ...

Worth every minute

I feel Blazing Saddles is a timeless, purely American comedy, the likes of which will never be repeated. Successfully, at least. I feel it does the best job of ripping open the guts of a ...

House of McCartha

You won’t be able to stop watching Under The Skin with Scarlett Johansson. You’ll think it’s a hidden camera film and they told her to improv her lines. However, this story unfolds into a wicked ...

Must-binge television

— Kristin Naomi Garcia, Actor/movie and TV fan From the man who voiced the most famous animated robot of the 21st century (Bender in Futurama), John DiMaggio brings us the little known world of voice ...

Movies to make you think

In the sci-fi movie Contact, Matthew McConaughey’s character (the religious leader) and Jodie Foster’s character (the scientist) debate the search for universal truth using religion and science. After watching this movie, I realized the extent ...

Laugh, cry, hate yourself

I’m a sucker for character studies of unlikeable people, and Listen Up Philip (USA, 2014, Tribeca Films) pulls no punches. Jason Schwartzman is repellant and yet strangely relatable as a pompous author who alienates everyone ...

Funniest blooper reel ever

On a cold, wet night (on the rare occasion we get one in San Diego), my first suggestion is John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness (USA, 1994, New Line Cinema). I recommend the Blu-ray ...

Stuck in the ’70s

Warren Oates, the great character actor of many Sam Peckinpah films, got to be a star in Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (USA, 1974, United Artists). It was made after the commercial failure ...

I ain't 'fraid of no ghost

Just because Halloween’s over certainly doesn’t mean horror films are just put away and never to be seen again. That’s why my first pick is Nightbreed (USA, 1990).Scream Factory has just released a Blu-ray of ...

Alternate universes

Life on our planet is beautiful, and Planet Earth captures it in all its glory. Stunning cinematography keeps me daydreaming about the lengths these videographers had to go to for shots. A forest blooms and ...

The cartoon! NOT the James Cameron film

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the movie! It’s a really great movie adaptation of the famous Douglas Adams book. It does a great job of keeping true to the type of humor you find in ...

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