TUMP [EP#198 - Below]

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This week we stop talking about good movies and talk about other things… like stuff you’d watch on cable because the internet stopped working, and there was a Zombie apolocalypse outside stopping your from going to the cinema, or staring at the sun for 2 hours. By that I mean we talk about the 2002 film, BELOW. Continue reading

Movies You Love Podcast [Episode #28 - Psycho (1960) w/ Kristen Sales]

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This time around on the podcast I get to talk with Kristen Sales of Movie Mezzanine about the 1960 classic Psycho. When you’re behind the wheel with your boss’ cash on the seat next to you, do you jet out of town or are you gonna head back to the bank and make that deposit? Continue reading

Announcing The Other Studio Ghibli Films Marathon

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When we say Studio Ghibli we immediately think of Hayao Miyazaki, and for good reason. I even wrote a post earlier this month about him and his work — which if you haven’t read take a look see. However, while I have seen some non-Miyazaki Ghibli films (i.e. The Grave of the FirefliesWhisper of the Heart) there are still a few of the films that they’ve produced that I’ve yet to check out, and I’m almost certain that they’re more than worth my time.  Continue reading

Movies You Love Podcast [Episode#27 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit w/ Josh Spiegel]

Roger Rabbit This time around on the podcast we take a child like journey with low cut dresses and gorilla style bouncers when toon and man collided in filmmaking with Who Framed Roger Rabbit with my guest Josh Spiegel, of Mousterpiece Cinema. So strap in for some falling anvils and any other silly cartoon reference I can think of that this film does a lot better than I can do writing and enjoy… Continue reading

Michael Mann: My Story of How I Fell in Love With a Filmmaker on my Second Try

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Note: This is a post that’s crossed over from The Matinee. Ryan, my friend, messaged me and asked me to write a column for him about a film or something specific about how I revisited something for it gain value for me. After mulling it over and thinking about it all I came up with this little gem. So while Ryan’s off watching baseball and enjoying his vacation take a seat with me here (and over at The Matinee) and soak in my voice instead of his as I talk a little about my feelings on the dirty world of Michael Mann.

Michael Mann and I, after many years of troubled discussions, are friends. I don’t mean real friends. I’ve never met the man – if you’re reading this Michael, we can meet up for drinks and talk it out — but I’m talking about cinema friends. You know the kind of relationship where he makes movies and I go to my local theatre and enjoy. However, it wasn’t always this way.

Way back in the 2000s, when we were still awaiting sequels to The Matrix and was asking ourselves why we ever wore Hammer pants, I started delving into the world of cinema. Like most of the people – you reading this included I guess — I started with what I knew. That being movies of Tom Cruise, which led me to a little known film for me; Collateral. This eventually led to Miami Vice and further down the line to Heat.
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