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When dealing with Halloween, you’re also pitting yourself against one of the fab 4 of last century’s late movie monsters: Michael Meyers. How can the holiday of Halloween ever be touched again? Frank Sabatella, director of Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet, took on this challenge, and is in the process of finalizing his latest short film, Night of the Pumpkin.

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Never has a movie played off of recent global fears since Night of the Living Dead as has the upcoming movie Contagion, starring, well, everybody. 12 Monkeys just missed the cultural fear of epidemics. The Flash game Pandemic 2 came out, or got popular, after avian bird flu, swine flu, and the common cold ran rampant, so we could happily kill off the human race…except for Madagascar. So here is an easy, pictorial representation of what to expect from Contagion and its possible sequels.

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It had to happen. After such an insane response to my HBO’s Game of Thrones Explained…with Beer article, I decided to push the envelope and see what I could get away with in a sequel article. I know, it’s shameful. Then again, this could the makings of an intelligent trilogy, or even series, much like Star Wars, Harry Potter, and the first two Back to the Future movies. I’m not regurgitating. These are a new group of characters, a new group of alcohol(even if it does have a cameo in line with KISS showing up in a Scooby-Doo episode), and a new group of jokes. But you don’t have to take my word for it…

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Living in Iowa, there are few forms of entertainment that are sufficient for an ex-art school student. Food is a major activity in the area as we have some of the best beef and pork in the world. Unfortunately, this also leads to unwanted and unsightly weight-gain. Movies are one of my passions, but I have been cursed with odd taste. I can’t just wander into a Best Buy and expect to find any DVD that would blow my skirt up. No – I need to venture into murkier waters such as Barnes & Noble, or if that fails, Amazon.com to locate the few shining examples that I deem “movies that don’t suck”.

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The New York City Horror Film Festival is another breed of festival, because instead of being stuck in a room of producers and maybe a stunt-man from the movie you’ve watched, you are in a room of artists, with maybe one suit flying around to make sure people are using coasters for their drinks. I went one night, for the screening of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street. Here is the play by play of that night.

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With a star-studded cast backing up the sequel to a movie that reclaimed comic-book movies, you’d think it would be hard for Iron Man 2 to fail.

Unfortunately, no-one figured that lazy storylines would play into the equation.

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Earth, post-apocalypse; radiation poisoning; Denzel Washington; Gary Oldman; cannibals. How can a movie go wrong with these elements? The Book of Eli shows us how.

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With the release of Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet, we are given the best of both worlds; a movie made by fans(in horror afficionado/director Frank Sabatella), for fans, and with a dynamic production value to capture the guts, glory, and breasts, of the film for a stellar visual effect.

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-A backstage look at stand-up comedians: CHECK

-References to Delaware: CHECK

-Jokes about mainstream teen sitcoms: CHECK

-A heart-wrenching look into the lonely life of a celebrity comedian: …huh?

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After 15 long years of teenaged-level angst, the adolescents of the 90’s have finally been heard: the comedic stylings of The State finally arrive in a DVD package so good, it makes $240.00 worth of pudding seem frigid.