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A Rose Grows in the GRINDHOUSE

Okay, I’ll admit that I’ve been ignoring all the hooplah surrounding the upcoming release of the Tarantino/Rodriguez double-team GRINDHOUSE flick. I gave up on post-modern super-cool macho-posturing cinema just around the time my permanent teeth started growing in. And then…

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Scent of a Woman: Method Acting

Stories of Pacino becoming lost in his roles abound. According to legend, when Pacino was playing a lawyer, a friend told him he was having conveyance problems, and Pacino asked to see his friend’s contract. He did shifts in a…

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Back to the Future

It’s the film that launched the career of fledgling actor Michael J. Fox, transforming him from small screen staple into certified m ovie star. This sci-fi classic also launched another show-stopper; the film made "DeLorean" a household name. The…

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Vote for the Best Stephen King Movie

Carrie, Brian De Palma’s acclaimed adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel, is the next feature on AMC’s “Fear Friday” (see showtimes).  Of course, novel and movie have a few differences. Carrie was the first in a long line of…

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Captain America Unlives!

The mainstream press is, strangely, covering the "death" of beloved (???) super-hero Captain America.  It’s hard to not to look at it as essentially meaningless or as a preview for an upcoming Captain America Lives! comic or maybe even just…

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About DVD_TV

DVD_TV dishes out plenty of trivia, stories, and little known facts about your all-time favorite movies. It’s just like the "extras" feature on a DVD, but without that pesky remote. The blog is updated throughout the month. Tune in to…

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Monster Pack

So, it’s generally agreed that the best 80’s horrody not to star a Corey was The Monster Squad.  I defy you to name another film where Dracula throws dynamite at a tree house or someone is called "Band-Aid Breath."  It’s…

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Zombies I Have Known

Did you ever wonder where Zombies come from?  If the movie is by George Romero, then some of them may have just been innocent bystanders on set grabbed by Romero and pressed into Zombie service. One such insta-zombie happened…

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Edward Scissorfeet

Why run with scissors, when you can dance!?   There’s billboards and local paper coverage all over the city for Edward Scissorhands – The Musical Dance Interpretation Stage Event, but if you’ve escaped New York, it may have escaped your…

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New on DVD: The Manitou, Dracula…

There’s no question that this week’s highlight is The Manitou, director William Girdler’s magnum opus and cinematic swan song (he died in a helicopter accident before the film opened) starring Tony Curtis, Michael Ansara, Susan Strasberg and an ancient…

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