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Queued Up: Holiday Gift Guide - Part 2


This has been a crazy year for the folks at Scream Factory. They have unearthed and reissued a treasure trove of classic and cult horror movies that is hard to top in terms of restoration, packaging, and extra features. They take their fear fare seriously, and they…

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An Interview with HIM: Archival Revival

Most rock bands today are experiencing downsized sales, which has transformed touring into an essential revenue generator. Dark rockers HIM are no strangers to globetrotting, although their recent tour for last year's hard rocking Tears On Tape album has been pretty epic, spanning a year and a half across…

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Queued Up: Holiday Gift Guide Part I


This zany sitcom about the misadventures of an easy listening station that turned rock 'n' roll overnight previously received only a first season release that included practically none of the original music due to rights issue, and this enraged fans. Luckily the…

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Sir Ivan: Visiting The Land Of The Midnight Sun

Whenever you attend a party at the castle mansion of Sir Ivan Wilzig in the Hamptons, you know you're in for a wild ride. Past themes for his summer soirees have included sailors and sinners, '60s Woodstock grooviness, and a wild animal-themed night invoking a sexy Playboy vibe. The…

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Queued Up: 'Live Die Repeat,' 'The Purge: Anarchy,' 'Toy Story Of Terror' and More New Releases


The buildup: A charismatic solder (Tom Cruise) used for recruiting purposes is unwillingly sent to Europe to fight against an alien invasion. When he starts re-experiencing the same day again every time he dies, he must team up with a fierce hero (Emily Blunt) to…

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An Interview with Stephanie Beatriz: The Funny On The Force

Stephanie Beatriz's alter ego Rosa Diaz enlivens the Golden Globe-winning sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine every week. She's a tough, get-to-the-point detective with sharp one-liners that unnerves her co-workers while endearing her to detective Charles Boyle (played by Joe Lo Truglio), an awkwardly smitten co-worker. When one speaks to Beatriz, however,…

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Queued Up: 'Godzilla,' 'Godzilla 2000,' 'Rebirth Of Mothra I, II & III' and More


The buildup: After a giant MUTO (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism) emerges from a long slumber in Japan, it escapes to wreak havoc towards our West Coast on its way to a rendezvous with another MUTO. While the deadly duo bring human forces to their knees, it awakens…

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Queued Up: 'Divergent,' 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' 'Secret State' and More!


The buildup: In a post-apocalyptic, fenced-in Chicago, society has broken down into five factions to maintain order and balance: Candor, Amity, Erudite, Abnegation, and Dauntless. When young Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley) leaves her family's selfless (and ruling) Abnegation faction to train with the brave, militant Dauntless, she…

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Queued Up: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' 'Jodorowsky's Dune,' 'Southern Comfort' and More


The buildup: The aging owner of the lackluster Grand Budapest Hotel (F. Murray Abraham) recounts to a writer (Jude Law) stories of its grand past and the youthful adventures and association with its late concierge (Ralph Fiennes) that got him caught up in a…

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An Interview with Judas Priest: Never Surrender, Never Forget

My first rock concert experience was Judas Priest on 1984's Defenders Of The Faith tour. They generated a loud, blinding, over-the-top stage assault, complete with a crazy set inspired by the Metallion on the album's cover, that left me in a euphoric daze for days. 30 years later, it's…

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