Queued Up: Holiday Gift Guide 2016, Part 1

ALL THINGS MUST PASS (2016)

Colin Hanks chronicles the history of Tower Records, once the behemoth of music retail, from their inception in 1960 to their Stateside shuttering in late 2006. Founder Russ Solomon, his key employees, and music icons like Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl weigh in on Tower’s …

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Queued Up: Halloween Edition

THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR (2016)

The set up: In the third Purge movie, the fascistic ruling party the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) have lifted safety measures so that any government official may also be a potential target in the annual 12-hour cathartic Purge where lawlessness is legal. But …

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Queued Up: ‘The Conjuring 2,’ ‘The Bloodstained Butterfly,’ ‘The Nice Guys,’ and more

THE CONJURING 2 (2016)

The set up: Ghost busters Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) are back on the case. After retiring following Lorraine’s horrific encounter and vision at the Amityville house in 1976, they are called back into action by the church a year later when …

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Queued Up: ‘Supergirl: The Complete First Season,’ ‘Midnight Special,’ ‘Boy & The World,’ and more!

SUPERGIRL: The Complete First Season (2016)

The set up: Before Krypton is destroyed, Superman’s cousin is sent to protect him on Earth, but by the time her pod arrives following an unintended detour, Kal-El has already become an established icon called Superman in the city of Metropolis. Laying low in …

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Queued Up: ‘Allegiant,’ ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Ultimate Edition,’ ‘Fantastic Planet,’ and More!

ALLEGIANT (2016)

The set up: In the third part of the Divergent trilogy, Tris, her brother Caleb, Four, Christina, and the ever scheming Peter escape walled in Chicago to discover a hidden high tech city outside that reveals a broader world than they knew existed. But the questionable machinations of …

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Queued Up: ‘Deadpool,’ Killer Dames Box Set, ‘Stranger On The Third Floor’ and More!

DEADPOOL (2016)

The set up: After cancer-stricken mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) seeks a cure through genetic mutation and becomes horribly disfigured in the process, he hides from the love of his life (Morena Baccarin) and seeks out Ajax (Ed Skrein), the mad scientist who botched the job, to set …

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Queued Up: ‘Boy Vs. Boy,’ ‘The Terror,’ ‘Krampus’ and More

THE TERROR (1963)

The setup: A weary, wandering soldier (Jack Nicholson) in 18th century France is lured to a castle by a ghostly woman (Sandra Knight) who shares a connection with its secretive old baron (Boris Karloff). Beguiled, the soldier imposes himself on the baron to learn the identity of …

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An Interview with Al Jaffee: Keep On Folding In

(Photo by Matt Carr)

Cartoonist Al Jaffee is a living legend of laughter. The longtime MAD Magazine contributor (61 years and counting) has become famous for his often sarcastic ruminations on life in columns like “Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions” and his iconic MAD Fold-Ins, which require readers to fold-in …

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Queued Up: ‘The Manchurian Candidate,’ ‘The Stuff,’ ‘Speedy’ and More

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)

The setup: After an American platoon returns from service in Korea in 1952, Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey), the stepson of a prominent U.S. Senator, is awarded the Congressional Medal Of Honor for his valorous deeds. But the recurring nightmares of Captain Bennett Marco (Frank …

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Queued Up: ‘Crimson Peak,’ ‘Creed,’ ‘We Are Twisted F**king Sister!’ and More

CRIMSON PEAK (2015)

The setup: In turn of twentieth century England, Edith, the literary young daughter (Mia Wasikowska) of a wealthy banker, is seduced by an ambitious inventor (Tom Hiddleston), who sweeps her back to his isolated, decaying mountain estate where he lives with his ill-tempered sister (Jessica Chastain). The …

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