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26 Nov 15

It's Thanksgiving, people. Be sure to watch what you eat. Root and the gang would probably be thankful if they weren't going up to the frozen North, but they are and we get ready to head out in Chapter 3 of Junker Jorg. I may put together that surprise I hinted at on the blog as a Black Friday gift for readers who opt to stay in rather than dive into the mercantile chaos. Also have some under the sea reviews (or, rather, reviews of films where things above the sea go under). Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 08:19:56

24 Nov 15

Coincidentally, I watched POTC2 before hopping on this update. I mention it because this week we're on the high seas for Ophis Python's Chapter 3 of TTWC2. You can celebrate your thankfulness later this week with more JJ and some reviews of the perils of the sea. I may even have an extra surprise which may not be as much of a surprise if you follow the blog. Stay tuned.

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UTC 07:21:12

23 Nov 15

There are plenty of onscreen couples that seem like a good idea on paper but when you put them together, the magic's just not there. That definitely wasn't the case for William Powell and Myrna Loy and we've got four of their films for you this week: The Thin Man, its sequel After the Thin Man, Manhattan Melodrama and Evelyn Prentice. And as a change of pace, the silent film The Toll of the Sea. Coming up is more TTWC2 and JJ and reviews of movies about maritime disaster. Stay tuned.

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UTC 03:49:25

20 Nov 15

Say hi to my friend Sara. You can find her in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture in front of the Nakanohashi 106 Building, just across the Nakatsu River. She's sort of a muse of mine. You see, there are a lot of statues like her all over the place in Japan and it helped inspire Everyday Magic. I thought about what would happen if Sara suddenly came to life. See where this idea goes in Chapter 3. Look for a new batch of reviews featuring the cinematic pairing of William Powell and Myrna Loy. Stay tuned.

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UTC 23:56:33

17 Nov 15

It's time to bid farewell to the snake. No, not the final farewell. He's just going on a trip. It's going to turn out very well for him. Ophis Python's Chapter 2 of TTWC2 is now up. We've got more EM and movie reviews coming up later in the week. Stay tuned.

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UTC 08:00:55

16 Nov 15

It's time for a reprieve from all the spooky scary and creepy crawly with some light-hearted fare. We've got four pictures from the Marx Brothers: The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Horse Feathers and Duck Soup. We've also got the hilarious murder mystery parody Murder by Death and if you like Peter Sellers, you get him in triplicate in The Mouse That Roared. I haven't decided what the theme for next week'll be, but it'll probably be more of the softer fare. There'll also be more TTWC2 and EM. so look forward to that. Stay tuned.

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UTC 04:59:14

13 Nov 15

The mascot is always up for a drink, so she'll fit right in for Chapter 2 of Junker Jorg. This is a pretty big one, so you may want to have a beverage of your own to enjoy while you peruse it. We've still got some comedic movie reviews in the offing. Stay tuned.

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UTC 09:56:11

10 Nov 15

Life doesn't improve any for our current lead in Ophis Python's Chapter 1 of TTWC2. Look for the next chapter of JJ in a couple days and some comedic reviews after that. Stay tuned.

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UTC 06:53:54

09 Nov 15

October may be over, but we've got another batch of reviews you may find a bit on the scary side. First is the original Omen trilogy: The Omen, Damien: Omen II, and The Final Conflict. And if you want a bizarro blender version of similar themes starring several major film directors, here's 1979's The Visitor. To round out our demonic selection, we've got Sir Anthony Hopkins playing Hannibal-lite in The Rite. And now I'm thinking we need a change of pace, so the next batch of reviews is going to center around comedy. Look for more TTWC2 and JJ as well. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 22:33:41

06 Nov 15

The mascot can always be trusted with your package, unlike a certain magical feline loosely based off her. We've got Chapter 2 of EM for your reading pleasure. In the next day or two we'll be opening the gates of Hell for the latest batch of reviews. Stay tuned.

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UTC 03:25:14

03 Nov 15

It's time once again to pick up the story of a new character. We begin this latest section of TTWC2 with Ophis Python's prologue. Coming up later in the week, we have more EM and batch of reviews about possessions and Antichrists and such. Stay tuned.

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UTC 10:42:54

31 Oct 15

Happy Halloween, one and all. We close out our month of scary movie reviews with zombies by the truckload. Now, I realize the Romero films would be a natural choice, but that'll have to wait until next year. I do at least have the remakes of Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, for whatever that's worth. (They're actually among the better remakes made.) If you want something a little sillier, I've got Return of the Living Dead and Return of the Living Dead: Part II. For a change of setting, we have the Africa-based The Dead. We've also got both 28 Days Later and its sequel 28 Weeks Later. Lastly, it's not technically a zombie movie, but it makes you think it is: Mimesis. Even though the theme of scary films is officially over, I'm thinking about playing with movies featuring possessions and such next week. We'll also be starting up Ophis Python's section in TTWC2 and continuing EM. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 11:10:22

30 Oct 15

We've got the mascot and the junior mascot apprentice checking out the sights as we get into Chapter 1 of Junker Jorg. I have also included an introduction to cover a few details about the world the story is set in. We've got reviews of zombie films coming up to cap of our month of horror, so look forward to that. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 19:50:05

27 Oct 15

We bid farewell to the Dark Eternal with Dox's epilogue of TTWC2. Next week we'll be picking things up with a far more relatable giant snake. (You think I'm joking, but it's actually true.) In the meantime, though, we've got more JJ and we'll bring October's scariness to a close with some zombie reviews. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 08:19:44

24 Oct 15

Do you like haunted houses and otherwise menacing domiciles? If so, then have I got some reviews for you. We kick things off with the corny classic The House on Haunted Hill, then follow with the crappy direct-to-video sequel of its remake Return to House on Haunted Hill, a heavy hitter of Japanese horror Ju-On: The Grudge, the earlier, more obscure horror-comedy from the same country House, Rob Zombie's feature debut House of 1000 Corpses, and if that's too many corpses for you, try The House of Seven Corpses. And because I want to bump up the overall score for this week's reviews, we call on Jack Nicholson in The Shining. Yes, it's a hotel and not a house, but I'm bending the rules. Looking out to next week, we wrap up Dox's section in TTWC2, continue on in JJ and close out our Halloween reviews with everyone's favorite horror menace: zombies. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 21:52:10

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