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Jigsaw (2017) Review

Thad Timothy

Jigsaw (2017) Review

You know him, you love him, you won’t live without him. Tobin Bell returns as mental moral mastermind John Kramer in 2017’s “Jigsaw.” 

Review by Thad Timothy

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The Animated Inanimate

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The Animated Inanimate

Dolls have always scared me. Even now, at thirty, being in a room alone with one can be extremely unsettling. Science refers to this irrational fear as pediophobia which is a more specific type of automatonophobia, or the fear of humanoid figures. Just because it has a name that does not make it any less disturbing, and hollywood knows this. Throughout the history of cinema toys have been brought to life in an effort to entertain audiences. While it can be a whimsical and light-hearted plot device, when you place malevolent intentions behind those lifeless eyes you yield a recipe...

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The Shining Showdown: For Once, the Movie is Better

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The Shining Showdown: For Once, the Movie is Better

I want to start this off with a caveat here: I love Stephen King.  It is probably one of my favorite books of all time, I wholeheartedly believe that even Bram Stoker doesn’t have shit on Salem’s Lot, and perhaps most tellingly, I thought The Tommyknockers was somewhat readable.  It’s a genuine shame to me that almost nothing that people have attempted to adapt to a visual medium has really worked.  Except for that one time that Stanley Kubrick actually managed to one-up the guy who created the damn story in the first place.   We’re gonna start broad, and hone in here:  Why...

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The Shining Showdown: In Defense of the Source Material

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The Shining Showdown: In Defense of the Source Material

When the “Shining Showdown” was announced on the podcast, I instantly saw through the surface argument to the root of the issue. I don’t imagine that The Rob Oneal truly believes the mini-series was a better product, although maybe he does, I surmise that the real disagreement we have here is: source material vs Kubrick’s interpretation. For audience members who have not read the novel, the knee jerk reaction is to say that the film is superior to the television version. While cinematically it is gorgeous, The Shining (1980) is a far cry from Stephen King’s original book. Rudimentary aspects like the...

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The Women of Horror February - Tamara Glynn

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The Women of Horror February - Tamara Glynn

To put it frankly, Tamara Glynn is a blonde bombshell, the veritable definition of what we look for in female horror characters. Fans fondly remember her feature film debut as the sexually naïve Samantha Thomas in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers. In this sequel, Tamara had audience members drooling over her red lingerie and “come and get me” eye makeup. However her history with horror didn’t begin or end there, and her striking beauty is merely one aspect of her arsenal. From humble beginnings and early aspirations, to a career behind the camera, Ms. Glynn proved to be a...

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