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Twin Peaks Has Raised the Bar for Scripted Television Once More.

In 1990-1991, David Lynch and Mark Frost changed the landscape for scripted television forever with their drama, Twin Peaks. Even at its weakest, the show raised the bar far beyond its peers by introducing narrative, sound, and visual elements which … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman – The Triumphant Lifeline DC Movies Desperately Needed

Let me get straight to the point. Wonder Woman is a great film in any genre, not only superhero fare. It trades overproduced action sequences for a coherent, evenly paced story-line. It relies less on expository and quick quip dialogue … Continue reading

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What I am Watching: The Witch, Don’t Breathe, Event Horizon and The Void

I went around asking some folks to recommend some horror or suspense movies that focused more on atmosphere and character than shock and gore. I got a few good hits. Here is what I thought of four that I watched. … Continue reading

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Culture vs Bad Behavior: An Expat in Brazil Wonders Where The Line is Drawn

CULTURE (Dictionary.com) noun 1. the total of the inherited ideas, beliefs, values, and knowledge, which constitute the shared bases of social action 2. the total range of activities and ideas of a group of people with shared traditions, which are transmitted and … Continue reading

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Ranking all of the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” Movies

I am by no means a horror movie super-fan, but I do enjoy a good horror film now and again. The horror films that marked my childhood – and scared me enough to never want to revisit the series again – … Continue reading

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What I am Watching: Alien Covenant 100% Spoiler Free Review

I just came back from the pre-premiere screening of Alien: Covenant. This movie had a lot riding on it. It had the unenviable job of pleasing those of us who thought Ridley Scott’s Prometheus was a mini sci-fi masterpiece, by … Continue reading

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What I am Watching: Stephen King’s IT (1990) and The Stand

There seems to be a Stephen King revival of late – with many of his works getting a first time film or television adaptation and others getting a reboot or remake. Although I have seen a few of his book … Continue reading

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