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My 75 Favorite Songs of the 80's - Part 1: 75-61
Foreward. I had planned on writing a "favorites" list again and decided to start here. I will release this in parts of 15 over time. I apologize in advance if the embedded videos do not play in the article for you, but some of these videos (most of these ...

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2016 Update
I have a tendency to stop posting on and off.  There really is no particular reason outside of laziness and other things going on that make it difficult.  I will try to get back into regular updates here starting with some reviews.  I will keep people updat...

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron Review (2015) - SPOILERS!!!
WARNING! AS STATED IN THE TITLE THERE WILL BE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW!!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!! The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015; Marvel Studios) Going into the Avengers: Age of Ultron I had high hopes.  I think everyone did.  I made a point to not check...

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Animation Therapy - Turbo Teen (1984)
Turbo Teen (1984; ABC Network) Sometimes there’s a show that is both very easy to describe yet impossible to explain to someone who hasn’t seen it.  That said, I cannot fathom a scenario where the people behind Turbo Teen weren’t met with either uproarious ...

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Generation Wars: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) vs. TMNT (2007)
Now, I know I’m not the first person to do this, but I would like to see how many of these classic series have evolved over the years and I decided to start this series with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.   Originally based on Mirage Comic’s violent cult ser...

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"Know" More Culture - The Way ‘The Day the Clown Cried’ Died
Jerry Lewis in 'The Day the Clown Cried' (1972; src: notrecinema.com) It was the 1970’s.  One-time A-lister Jerry Lewis was working in various capacities in Hollywood but really wanted to leave his mark, and the tone and style of film was changing rapidly, ...

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Faces Behind the Camera - Bryan Fuller
Bryan Fuller (source: IMDB) You know “that guy”?  Yeah!  Him!  Everybody has that one actor in film and TV that just pops up everywhere but you never know his name or remember what you saw him in.  Now, what if “that guy” was not an actor but a television c...

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"Know" More Pop-Culture- The Grindhouse
Just before the market crash of 1929 known now as Black Tuesday, movie theatres were opening like mad to accommodate the massive demand for a growing pop culture phenomenon dubbed the motion picture.  Films were being churned out in numbers that are inconce...
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