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The Screening Room: Ghostbusters 2

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Any discussion of Ghostbusters 2 has to address its status as a sequel to one of the best movies ever made. Even if the original Ghostbusters weren’t as good as it is, 2 would have had the deck stacked against it. Most movie sequels just …

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Killtoberfest 3 – #9: Boxing Helena

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“If you were a real woman, you’d lie to me about our sex.” As it turns out, I’ve been wrong all these years about today’s Killtoberfest 3 movie and the final film in my “extreme” sounder, Boxing Helena. Apparently it’s pronounced “hell-AY-na”, not “Hel-enn-a”. It’s also pretty resoundingly …

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Killtoberfest 3 – #8: Taxidermia

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“There is something I must say. because it’s a part of–part of the creation. Something I had nothing to do with. Nonetheless, if not for me, no one would know about it, because it wouldn’t even exist. No one would know who Lajoska Balatony really was, …

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Killtoberfest 3 – #7: High Tension

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‘Je suis vivant et vous etes mort’ (‘I am alive and you are dead’) – grafitti scratched in a convenience store bathroom The next sounder of three horror movies for Killtoberfest 3: Third Time’s The Harm are less tightly aligned than the movies-by-decade I’ve covered already and …

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Killtoberfest 3 – #6: The Lost Boys

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“My own brother, a goddamn, shit-sucking vampire. You wait ’till mom finds out, buddy!” These three 80s films for Killtoberfest 3 did a pretty good job of covering some of the major themes of the era. Altered States looked at an 80s style search for …