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Running The Numbers: 2009 in Movies

What I watched in 2009. Only counting things I saw for the first time. 300 (2006) 633 Squadron (1964) 88 Minutes (2007) A Dangerous Profession (1949) The Ambushers (1967) Angels And Demons (2009) Avatar (2009) Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008) … Continue reading

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The Perfect Billboard

The Perfect Billboard. Eggshell white with romalian type. Nice. Raised lettering, a subtle 7 inch bone border, and just look at the tasteful thickness of the headline. All perched on four evenly spaced 3.2 metre powder coated stanchions. My god, … Continue reading

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Lion Power From MGM

TCM has been running this 1967 MGM promo as a bumper in between movies. I just spent the last half-hour transfixed by it and now you can be too: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

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Spaghetti Eastern

Неуловимые мстители (a.k.a. The Elusive Revengers) 1966. Amazing poster. The roll of film-as-gun cylinder is straight out of Tarantino territory, but I suspect he’s already seen it, has an original print of the film, and knows enough of the subgenre … Continue reading

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Separated At Birth, Part XI

The “sea bishop” – a version of the Umibōzu monster (as detailed in this Cryptomundo post) Guiron. Knife-headed foe of Gamera in Gamera vs. Guiron.

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No Signal

Traditionally, horror occurs when someone goes looking for the ship’s cat or when teenagers go off to make out. Now it’s this… Aside: There was a movie called The Gingerdead Man? That’s fantastic! [via Bruce Sterling]

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You just want some DISASTER!!!

I laughed…

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Metatext shoutout – you heard it here first!

Before we go any further here let’s just agree that complaining about Michael Bay is like trying to punch out the wind. Even if he’s the noisier little brother of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, his movies almost always … Continue reading

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Right in front of you and not at all

I’ve seen Double Indemnity probably a dozen or more times over the years and until now I had no idea that was Raymond Chandler sitting there in the hallway while Fred MacMurray walks intently past him. I wonder what he’s … Continue reading

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Please Do Not Walk On The Walls

Although I follow a couple of Tumblr image blogs (X Planes and This Isn’t Happiness are highly recommended), I haven’t really been motivated to start one of my own. However if I did, I would start with this: (photo from … Continue reading

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