Blindspot: The Great Dictator (1940)

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Two years ago I watched City Lights, my very first Charlie Chaplin film. There’s something about firsts that stay with us. No matter what we’re always seeking to replicate that feeling while at the same time always remembering the joy it brought us. It’s an impossible feat for anything to accomplish on it’s second or third attempts at hitting that very same experience again. So why is it I feel so bitter sweet about this one? Continue reading

Spoilers: A Modern Evolution That We Need To Ignore

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This past weekend I released the latest episode of the Movies You Love Podcast — if you’ve never listened to it I recommend you check it out. In the process of editing it I couldn’t help but think something.

I did what I normally did. I listened through, then started working on my intro, which I did a few times before I got it the way I wanted it, then I began adding all the extra noises that I feel makes it feel all pseudo-professional. At this point in time I started hunting down the trailer for Psycho — the film in question — and found myself entranced. I knew that Hitchcock did these elongated trailers where he would talk about the movie as opposed to showing a sizzle reel to entice the viewers. I believe I’d even seen a couple many years back. However, something about this one struck me. It told the whole story. Hitchcock even jokes about it in the trailer. He gives away almost every beat of that film in how he describes the horrors you’re being teased to see. This in itself made me start to think about the idea of spoilers. Continue reading

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