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ARROW: The El Duce Tapes

You may recall that in my most recent post about the ARROW streaming service I mentioned The El Duce Tapes. As a massive music fan and lover of documentaries, I want to take a closer look at this movie because it’s an interesting one with a subject matter that I was previously unfamiliar with. Read on for more details.

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Movie Review: Edge of the Axe

Edge of the Axe is a 1988 cult classic horror movie I never heard of, but I was intrigued by the artwork and the trailer so I figured I’d give it a go. To my surprise, it was a much more nuanced story than I expected. This, along with solid acting and character development, made for a highly enjoyable movie.

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Remembering Sean Connery

It was reported today that Sir Sean Connery died at the age of 90. He will forever be remembered as the original James Bond, playing a pivotal role in launching the pop culture phenomenon that is still going strong today. As a lifelong Bond fan, I’m thankful for his immeasurable contributions to the series. Moreover, I appreciate Sean Connery for the countless roles he played outside of 007. He wasn’t a one-trick pony. Rather, this skilled Scottish actor was a chameleon who could embody a wide range of characters that swept us away with wonderful stories for nearly 60 years.

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Movie Review: Unhinged

Over the summer I was reading Fangoria, and I came across information about a new movie starring Russell Crowe called Unhinged. I looked it up and learned that not only was it about engaging in road rage with the wrong guy, but it was coming to movie theaters. With COVID running rampant across the world, I definitely didn’t put myself at risk by going to a theater to watch this movie. However, I couldn’t wait to see it when the film made its debut on streaming platforms. I’m glad I did because it’s one of Russell Crowe’s finest performances and a rollercoaster of emotions.

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Shudderfest: Free Day-Long Virtual Halloween Event

This is a Halloween unlike any other. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Shudder has come to the rescue with an all-day virtual Halloween event, taking place this Saturday, October 31. Think of it as an online horror convention, featuring panels comprised of horror legends and luminaries, as well as a movie double-feature at night. The best part is, other than the movie double feature, this event is completely free. Register now at Shudderfest.com, and read the full press release below for all of the details.

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Shudder & AMC Encourage Fans to Adopt a Watch Buddy

I have two cats and I often prefer animals to human beings, so I was delighted to see that Shudder and AMC are encouraging fans to adopt a watch buddy this October. With many of us staying at home more than ever, now is the purfect time to adopt a furry friend. You can be couch potatoes together and binge watch a ton of horror movies on Shudder — what’s not to love?! Below is the full press release with all of the details of this campaign. Do your part: adopt, don’t shop!

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Hulu: Books of Blood

Clive Barker’s Books of Blood is now available on Hulu. Released on October 7, this nearly two-hour movie weaves together three tales of terror from Barker’s seminal work.

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You May Be Pretty, But I Am Beautiful: The Adrian Street Story

Debuting on August 8, 1957, “Exotic” Adrian Street is, perhaps, the most influential professional wrestler you’ve never heard of. I only learned about this Welsh legend last year — and I know a great deal about wrestling — because I watched a documentary that aired on the WWE Network called Adrian Street: Imagine What I Could Do to You. One year later, this androgynous gender-bending brawler is back with his own documentary — You May Be Pretty, But I Am Beautiful: The Adrian Street Story — and it’s one every fan should see.

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Movie Review: Vanilla Sky

Last night my wife and I were looking for a movie to watch. I went on to Amazon Prime Video and searched through the popular movies that are currently included with a Prime membership, and I came across Vanilla Sky. Released in 2001, this is a movie I’ve always been aware of but knew nothing about. After watching part of the trailer, we both agreed that it was worth giving a go. Read on for my thoughts on Vanilla Sky.

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The Resurrection of Jake The Snake

The Resurrection of Jake The Snake is one of the best documentaries I’ve ever seen, and it’s easily my favorite. I’ve watched it several times and it still makes me cry. That’s how powerful it is — I know what’s coming, yet the tears always flow. This riveting cinematic experience chronicles professional wrestling legend and founder of DDP Yoga Diamond Dallas Page helping his mentor, friend, and fellow wrestling luminary, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, topple addiction over the course of 18 months. It’s a perilous journey with disheartening lows and unimaginable highs. What I love most about The Resurrection of Jake The Snake is how it perfectly captures the triumph of the human spirit. Not only does DDP inspire Jake to turn his life around, he also gets Scott Hall — another one of pro wrestling’s ticking time bombs — to move in with them at the Accountability Crib so he can also transform his life for the better. Keep in mind that these are the two pro wrestlers that people thought were going to wind up dead at any given moment. Both of these men are friends who helped Dallas get his big break, and he never forgot what they did for him. Rather than have their lives cut short by self-destructive behavior, DDP stuck out a hand and helped Jake and Scott rise above the maelstrom of sadness and pain their lives had become so they could achieve their full potential and find true happiness.

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