Jim Napier
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Jim Napier

Jim has been a self-proclaimed super geek ever since he got his first computer all the way back in 1992– and he has been ‘plugged in’ ever since. Fed by a steady diet of movies as a kid, he has expanded to new platforms to fuel his inner geek! Movies continue to feed Jim’s creative side, while technology is constantly changing and creating new toys that woo and draw him in!

Director Josh Hasty Talks Candy Corn
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Candy Corn Director Josh Hasty joined The Dude Abides Podcast this week. Listen in as we talk about his cult classic in the making film. Josh and I talk about the following: Horror Genre Influences The Filmmaking Process of Candy Corn Casting the Film The Importance of the Horror Community

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Borat Sequel Movie Review
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I know you are reading that title and thinking how the HELL does Borat or his extremely politically incorrect behavior have any possibility of having a heart? Well, it may not be the crux of the film, but it is definitely present between Borat and his daughter, played by Irina

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Fantasia 2020 Minor Premise Review
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Check out the new teaser trailer for Minor Premise. I had the chance to watch this and review it for Fantasia Film Fest. The movie was pretty solid, so check out the trailer above and keep reading for more about the sci-fi thriller. The film is written by Justin Moretto,

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Beastie Boys Album
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I am a huge fan of the Beastie Boys. I remember seeing their concert in Kansas City, MO on their Quadraphonic Tour. The show is one that I will remember for the rest of my life. There are a lot of musicians and songs that bring back memories of a

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Liam Neeson Honest Thief Movie Review
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Listen in as I review Honest Thief, the latest film from Liam Neeson. Directed by Mark Williams and also stars Kate Walsh, Jeffrey Donovan, Jai Courtney, Anthony Ramos, Robert Patrick, and Jasmine Cephas Jones.  Synopsis: They call him the In and Out Bandit because meticulous thief Tom Carter (Liam Neeson) has

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The Big Lebowski Dude Abides Podcast
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You might think that is a trick question, well yes it kind of is. Even though you never actually see Jeff Bridges bowl as The Dudea (just saying). Listen in as Jim and Dave talk about epic games of Goldeneye on the N64, the “Mini Golf Incident” and bowling. What

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Listen in as I review A Ghost Waits from director Adam Stoall and starring Macleod Andrews and Natalie Walker. The supernatural romantic comedy had its North American Premiere at Screamfest. Made on an indie (small as shit) budget, but pushed to the max of what could be done with that

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Halloween Costumes, Horror Movies, and what type of Candy The Dude would give out on Halloween night are all topics of discussion on this week’s episode of The Dude Abides Podcast. In case you are wondering what or who an El Duderino is, check out this scene from The Big

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Film FestivalsMovie ReviewMoviesNightstream

On the closing night of Nightstream Fest, An Unquiet Grave is set to premiere in a matter of minutes from now. The indie thriller is from Terrence Krey and Christine Nyland. Keep scrolling to check out my audio review of the film.  An Unquiet Grave Synopsis: A year after

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The Tax Collector Blu Review
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I have been spending a lot of my free time watching movies lately. Most of them have been in the genre/horror realm. I decided to mix it up with the recent release The Tax Collector from director David Ayer (Training Day). I liked the movie. The only reasons, Shia Labeouf

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Film FestivalsSalem Horror Fest

The Strings had its world premiere at Salem Horror Fest. I had the chance to watch it and have given it the good old audio review treatment below. It is so great to see so many films pushing the envelope by featuring queer and people of all races in front

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The following review is a guest review written by Christopher Bram The best stand-up comedy is all about truth-telling. Difficult, complicated truths are often easier to accept when delivered by a gifted comic. Julia Scotti is not your typical comedian. She is an older woman with white hair and a

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Podcasts

Hey gang, I have been doing a little side project called The Dude Abides Podcast. It is a podcast where my good friend Dave and I discuss a bit of everything inspired by our love of one of the best films ever made, The Big Lebowski. Take a listen to

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12 Hour Shift Movie Review Angela Bettis
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12 HOUR SHIFT is a powerhouse of a film from Brea Grant. The film stars Angela Bettis, Chloe Farnworth, Nikea Gamby-Turner, Kit Williamson, and David Arquette. I’ve spent more time in hospitals and doctors’ offices in my life so I can say with confidence that nurses are truly the lifeblood

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Spiral is currently available on Shudder and if you are not a subscriber, this is THE film that will make you sign up. Plus let’s face it, there are some amazing classics and other curated collections thanks to the team at Shudder. I know I have seen a good movie

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Saban Films will release the horror / thriller Death of Me in theaters and On Demand and Digital on October 2, 2020. What happens in Thailand does not stay in Thailand, or does it. This creepy horror film in the same vain as The Wicker Man, will keep you guessing until

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