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Brew Views: Star Trek TV at Holocene

Wyatt Warp and the Yellow-Bellied Spandex.


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In the JJ-fied Star Trek of today, it’s easy to look upon the pitifully low-budgeted original series and giggle. The episode “Spectre of the Gun,” Gene Roddenberry’s 1968 nod to the cowboy W   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Brew Views: The Silent Partner

Canadian caper.


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Just how über ’70s is Daryl Duke’s The Silent Partner? Elliot Gould (check) stars as Miles, a milquetoast bank teller and budding lothario (check) who inadvertently provokes the murderous rag   More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 MARSHALL WALKER LEE

Brew Views: Warm Bodies

Brains with heart.


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“Don’t be creepy, don’t be creepy, don’t be creepy,” the lovesick zombie in Warm Bodies begs himself as he stares, slack-jawed, at the very blond, very alive object of his affection. He�   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 KELLY CLARKE

Brew Views: Beer and Movie Fest

Beer me.


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Some things are just better with a beer or six. Take, for example, the sight of a shirtless Patrick Swayze ripping out a dude’s throat. Or a gigantic bug sucking out a man’s brain with what ap   More
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: Batman

A brighter bat.


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In a post-Dark Knight world, it seems laughable that Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman—with its Prince soundtrack, delightfully hammy Jack Nicholson performance and lack of horribly disfiguring facial    More
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 RUTH BROWN

Brew Views: The Dead Zone

When missiles fly.


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Like The Shining, The Dead Zone is proof that films are much better off using Stephen King’s ideas as a template rather than treating them as gospel. Make no mistake, 1983’s The Dead Zone is    More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: They Live

Bum fights and Rowdy Roddy.


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Sure, some movies are brilliantly subversive and ahead of their time. But how many Orwellian fantasies about a world subjugated by alien advertising feature the longest bum fight ever committed    More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: Darkman

Skin flick.


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Before Sam Raimi got his hands on Spider-Man, he had to make up his own comics to adapt for film. He tried and failed to secure rights to Batman and The Shadow at the end of the ’80s, and from the l   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 EMILY JENSEN

Brew Views: The Master

Paging Tom Cruise.


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Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master is the film Scientology maybe doesn’t want you to see. But while it makes deliberate allusions to L. Ron Hubbard’s sci-fi pseudo-religion, that’s not wh   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Brew Views: Tremors

Can of worms.


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In an alternate universe, or in other hands, the 1990 cult creature feature Tremors would be damned to infamy as a Syfy original movie. This is, after all, a film about a bunch of gun-loving redne   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 AP KRYZA
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