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Who Ya Gonna Call Out?

Critical Thinking Cynema is not a film review series.  Ghostbusters 2016 got a lot of shit before it was released. This article is a companion piece to my previous “Critical Thinking” essay. Ghostbusters 2016 is not funny and as a result I will argue that it’s really not a movie. The trailer holds a record […]

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Alien Movie Memorabilia: Ten Of Our Favorite Items

Article By: JustCollecting.com  JustCollecting is a community and rewards club for collectors where members can buy, sell, share and manage their collections, earning exclusive loyalty points to spend on amazing products, special discounts and entry to fantastic competitions. To celebrate Alien, here are ten of our favourite props, costumes and pieces of monstrous memorabilia from […]

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The Oddience Of Genre Sinema

By: Richard Stringham the founder & CEO of S & Drive Cinema, an independent production company out of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Stringham is also the producer, writer, and director of ‘Close Calls‘, his horror feature debut.   “To avoid fainting, keep repeating: It’s only a movie… only a movie… only a movie… only a […]

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Road to Death House Part 4: Open Letter

  Friday. November 11th. Death House is officially done.  Like the 2016 election, it will soon be in the hands of the people to make their decision. Hear my personal views on this film at 22:30 here on Postmortem Radio just published Nov. 8, 2016: HERE Postmortem Radio Episode 016 – Inside the Death House […]

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The Road to Death House Part 1

Let’s build on Eli Roth’s prescient observation. I have written quite a bit on cynicism in filmmaking. If you are just coming to my series, stop here. Go back and read my other pieces. Then you can read this in context. However, he is talking about a SMALL percentage of fans. This is not a […]

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Making a Killing

…with “other things being equal, simpler explanations are generally better than more complex ones.” — Occam’s Razor Read the above statement on Occam’s Razor. This post is about the “docuseries” Making a Murderer, the Netflix “docuseries” that has a second season coming. This post is not about whether Steven Avery is guilty or innocent. It […]

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Amityville Horrible

Reality vs. Bullshit The only fact about any of the Amityville Horror films is that the DeFeo family was murdered in their sleep inside the house on 112 Ocean Avenue. The real horror is what the surviving relatives of the murdered Defeo’s must endure every time one of these lousy films is made. Hollywood cynicism […]

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Just Say No To George Lucas (Episode II)

Prequels It’s tempting to leave the brilliant Mr. Plinkett Star Wars prequel reviews to suffice for this post. I think they should be used in film classes everywhere. Red Letter Media’s brilliant look at what went wrong with the franchise is without equal and perfectly nails everything wrong with three installments that scarred memories and […]

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A Whole New Thing: When a Remake Isn’t a Remake

It’s Not A Remake The Thing, 2011, is NOT a remake. It is a prequel. I just did more than the entire Universal Studios marketing department with that clarification. John Carpenter got royally screwed on his 1982 masterpiece. Some call The Thing his greatest film. Others, like me, call it one of the greatest films […]

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Cynema in Comedy & Film Finance

Show me The Money I read an article on Markus Persson, the billionaire developer of Minecraft and why the media says he hates being a billionaire: http://recode.net/2015/08/29/minecraft-billionaire-markus-persson-hates-being-a-billionaire/ Now I don’t know how much of this was taken out of context. I would think with that kind of expendable income, I could find a few things […]

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