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Saturday Matinee: Harold and Maude

Review by Brian Eggert Source: Deep Focus Review Harold and Maude is the most positive expression of counter-culturalism to come out of Hal Ashby’s career. Unlike Ashby’s other pictures released during his zenith in the 1970s, it does not concentrate its … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Joe Versus the Volcano

My Year Of Flops Case File # 40 Joe Versus The Volcano By Nathan Rabin Source: AV Club As my colleague Scott Tobias wrote in “Ten Notorious Flops Worth Seeing” John Patrick Shanley’s romantic fantasy Joe Versus The Volcano is … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie

Review by Jim Tudor Source: Screen Anarchy Having never seen the comedic TV work of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (“Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”), I went into their feature-length variation, “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie”, braced … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Dark Star

“Dark Star” (1974) is a science fiction comedy directed and produced by John Carpenter and co-written with Dan O’Bannon. The film originated as a USC film project from 1970 to 1972 and expanded to a feature length project in 1974. … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Get Crazy

Review by Donald Guarisco Source: AllMovie.com Though it rarely gets mentioned in round ups of rock and roll movies, Get Crazy is one of that genre’s best outings. The script offers a savvy satire of the rock business, put forth … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Mike Upchurch short triple feature

Mike Upchurch is a comedy writer who got his start working on Mr. Show and The Chris Rock Show in the late nineties. In recent years he has written, directed and edited a series of short films, the best of … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: That Mitchell and Webb Look (The collected Quiz Broadcasts)

From Wikipedia: The Quiz Broadcast: a post-apocalyptic television quiz show hosted by Mitchell (who constantly reminds viewers to “remain indoors”) and transmitted by the British Emergency Broadcasting System. The show is being aired in the immediate years after “The Event”, … Continue reading

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Charlie Chaplin and Truly Modern Times

By Daniel Warner Source: CounterPunch Acrobat, musician, composer, clown, mime, movie star, director and producer, Academy Award winner for lifetime achievement, but still driven from the United States for his backing of the Soviet Union, Charlie Chaplin should need little … Continue reading

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