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I Dissect The Rocket Man

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The Rocket Man (1954) Warning Note: Viewing This Film May Be Detrimental To Your Health (details follow) Disambiguity Note: Not to be confused with Disney’s Rocketman (1997), which was probably pretty bad. But not as bad as this. Don’t let the DVD cover or the cast list fool you. The DVD cover shows some guy in a space suit, holding …

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Streaming cheese: Anthropophagus

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One of my favorite things about low budget horror movies is they’re often the purest distillation of the auteur theory. With little to no oversight from producers or studio executives, the low budget director was free to run wild. Anything was fair game as long as it delivered the goods in terms of violence and/or nudity. At their best, these …

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Remembering Roger Moore, and 007’s kitchen

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They say that your first James Bond is always your favorite and I think there’s some truth to that. My first Bond movie was Live And Let Die, as seen on the ABC Sunday Night Movie sometime in the mid-70s. I was utterly unprepared for a movie like this, and blown away by how bonkers it all seemed. Here’s this …

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In Search Of…

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As we discussed in the Thunderbird photo piece, the 1970’s were a time filled with paranormal speculation. UFOs, bigfoot, poltergeists, ancient astronauts and more were common subjects of discussion on middle school playgrounds across the country. As was Star Trek, then in syndication and on the air every day after school in most markets. There couldn’t have been a more …

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Canadian Punk

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Most music fans are at least a little aware that punk started with the Ramones in NYC, followed shortly thereafter by the punk explosion in England. What you may not know (I certainly didn’t) was that Canada had their own punk scene in the late 70s/early 80s. Here’s a look at some of the bands that rocked the provinces. The …

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Prime Cheese: Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41

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There’s a surprising amount of cheese to be found in the Amazon Prime Video library. Eurocrime, Giallo, Spaghetti Westerns, sexploitation and even some Japanese exploitation movies. Prime Cheese is our look at some of the cheesey goodness you get for free with your Prime membership. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 is the second film in a four film series based …

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Revisiting the Lost Thunderbird Photo

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Scott has written about the Lost Thunderbird Photo before, way back in 2010. It’s something I’ve been thinking about recently for some reason, so here’s a bit more on the story. As a kid in the 70’s I, like a lot of other nerdy kids, was really into the paranormal. UFOs, cryptozoology, poltergeists, it was all fair game. The era was …

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Cheese Magnet is back (again)!

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Yes, like Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and Gregor Clegane, we just won’t stay dead. Cheese Magnet was laid low by hackers and spammers but we’ve wiped the slate clean and re-launched with all our content intact. We’ve added stronger security and anti-spam measures and look forward to bringing you more cheese than ever before. The only change you should notice is …

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What Evil Drives…

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I should probably preface this article by stating that I am a big fan of The Car (1977). I’ve probably watched it a dozen times and I own a 1:18 scale diecast of the titular vehicle. This is not to say that it is a fantastic movie. The plot is simplistic and some of the dialogue is painful. It was …

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One Question at a Time: An Interview with Alyssa Lobit

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Last summer I attended, as I do every year, Toronto’s FanExpo. While there, I had the opportunity to attend a screening of Scream Queen Danielle Harris’ directorial debut, the horror-comedy Among Friends. I was also fortunate enough to meet the film’s writer and star, Alyssa Lobit. Alyssa is very friendly, charming, and articulate; it seemed to me she would make …