Queued Up: Holiday Gift Guide Part II

BLOCKBUSTER BONANZA

Terminator: Genisys, the fifth installment in the Terminator franchise, seems like overkill, but at least the densely plotted story allows us to contemplate the complexities of time travel, the nature of free will, having memories from a future you’ve never known, and how a T800 unit can …

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Queued Up: Holiday Gift Guide – Part I

CREEPY KINO CLASSICS

Over the last year and a half, Kino Lorber has been unleashing an impressive collection of well-known and lesser-known studio fare from the Forties through the Eighties. Among this deluge of titles are some nice creepshows that many horror aficionados have been awaiting in HD for quite …

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Queued Up: ‘Insidious Chapter 3,’ ‘Kwaidan,’ Scream Factory and More

INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3 (2015)

The set up: In this jittery prequel, the backstory of powerful medium Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) is brought to light. Grieving the death of her husband and frightened of a demonic entity that attached itself to her from the other side, she has retired from doing …

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An Interview with Claudio Sanchez of Coheed And Cambria: The Path Forward

Claudio Sanchez is relaxing with his 15-month-old son Atlas in their Park Slope apartment. The Coheed and Cambria frontman/songwriter and his wife have settled back into Brooklyn life after spending some time upstate at the house that they have been trying to sell for almost a year and which had …

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Queued Up: ‘Cherry 2000,’ ‘Miracle Mile,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and More

DE JARNATT GEMS

Veteran TV director Steve De Jarnatt wrote and directed two ‘80s cult gems, the sci-fi adventure Cherry 2000 and the apocalyptic thriller Miracle Mile, which is one of my favorite movies of all time. Kino Lorber Studio Classics has finally reissued them on Blu-ray loaded with …

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Queued Up: It Follows, Unfriended, X-Men and More

IT FOLLOWS (2015)

The set up: After contracting a sexually transmitted curse from a new lover, college student Jay Height (Maika Monroe) is told she must pass it on to someone else unless an unnamed entity, which takes on ever-changing human guises, catches and kills her. The twist is that …

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Queued Up: The Bad Old Days Of NYC, The Spongebob Movie, The Saint and More

THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER (2015)

The set up: After the greedy Plankton (Mr. Lawrence) tries to steal Mr. Krab’s secret (and lucrative) formula for the ever-addictive Krabby Patty, it disappears into thin air as he and SpongeBob SquarePants (Tom Kenny) tussle over it. With the town of …

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Queued Up: ‘Contamination,’ ‘Mr. Turner,’ ‘The Confession’ and More!

CONTAMINATION (1980)

The buildup: After deadly alien eggs are discovered in a shipment of Colombian coffee crates in a New York City warehouse, federal agents track their source and try to stop them from spreading across the country and the world. The eggs, once warmed up to the right temperature, …

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An Interview with Twisted Sister: The Fire Still Burns

Twisted Sister are true rock ‘n’ roll survivors. They have played thousands of concerts, and in the early pre-Dee Snider club days in the ’70s they would perform five sets a night. They endured shunning by major labels and critical barbs from detractors. They took over a decade to become …

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Queued Up: ‘Cries And Whispers,’ ‘The Drownsman,’ ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and More

CRIES AND WHISPERS (1972)

The buildup: In Ingmar Bergman’s intense character drama, two distraught, distant sisters (Liv Ullman and Ingrid Thulin) and their empathetic maid (Kari Swylan) watch over their sibling (Harriet Andersson) who is painfully dying of uteran cancer. Shuttered in a large house, the sisters cope with repressed …

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