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Archive - December 2014

The Lost Boys’ Edward Herrmann Has Died at 71

I think The Lost Boys was the first film that got me interested in film making. I mean, Star Wars gave me a love of cinema and sci-fi, but for some reason, the moment Edward Herrmann’s character gave a kid a green lollipop (meaning he could leave) and gave Dianne Weist’s character a red one (meaning he was claiming her) did something...

Nerd Alert: Empire Strikes Back Original Dinner Scene Recreation — Han is So Drunk!

I’ve been lucky enough to be a guest on Nerd Alert a number of times, but this is my all-time, hands down favorite clip. To celebrate the end of 2014, I present to you, the recreation of the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back dinner scene from the recently rediscovered original script from Leigh Brackett (The Big Sleep), who sadly...

Ring in the New Year with Epic Movie Explosions

Some people out there wish that time could just speed up so they can be done with 2014. Then there are others who bide their time and hope to finish strong with this year, and this latest video montage fills that requirement. The creative folks over at Screen Junkies must have heard the phrase “Going out with a bang” with what...

The Best Feminist Film Icons of 2014

Yes, the sad fact remains: Men still make the vast bulk of American feature films. And while more and more women are indeed finding their voices in the cinematic firmament all the time, we still frequently have to pick carefully through a small sliver of major releases to find the female directors. This is all common knowledge, sadly, and a lament...