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!

Podcasts

This is the season to cook more food than is necessary, overeat, and then regret it the next day. Dave and Jim talk about their favorite and least favorite foods, Thanksgiving traditions, and a few funny stories related to food. That’s right. I am referring to the Hashbrown Lasanga and

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Queens Gambit Hero
Podcasts

In this week’s episode, we talk about Jim’s obsession with The Queens Gambit, take a trip to South Bend Indiana with the help of Dave Conrado who is a new resident of the town. Then we share our thoughts on the serious issue known as early holiday decorating. Listen to

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This episode deals with elements that should not be considered taboo in our society but are. If you are easily offended by discussions about sex and pornography, then this is not the episode for you. I have had the pleasure of connecting with our guest, Una Solitaire on Instagram before

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Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story Movie Review still
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Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story is an extremely important and timely documentary that follows Mark Baumer, an activist, and poet on his journey walking across the country barefoot to bring awareness to climate change. Listen in as I share my thoughts about this amazing documentary from director Julie Sokolow. Synopsis:

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The Atlantic City Story Movie Review
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The Atlantic City Story is a touching tale of two people who have run away to Atlantic City. One to escape her unhappy marriage and the other running away from his life in Philadelphia in hopes of hitting it big at the casino. Listen in as I review this touching

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Podcasts

This week Dave and Jim take a trip down memory lane and talk about Jim’s infamous “Pizza Hut incident”, what it is like to be a social media manager for a big corporation (Dave’s old job), and more. The episode includes: What it is like to get a piping hot

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Movie ReviewMovies

Diane Lane is PHENOMENAL in this. She delivers such a powerful portrayal of a mother who is dealing with the loss of her son. I am not sure where she was able to channel the raw emotion for many of her scenes. Kevin Costner is Kevin Costner. He is able

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Antebellum Movie Still
Movies

ANTEBELLUM stars Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures, Moonlight, Harriet), Eric Lange (TV’s “Escape at Dannemora,” “Narcos,” “Lost”), Jena Malone (Contact, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Neon Demon), Jack Huston (Kill Your Darlings, American Hustle, Ben-Hur), Kiersey Clemons (Dope, Sweetheart, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising), and Gabourey Sidibe (Precious: Based on the

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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
Movies

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
Music

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
Podcasts

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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Podcasts

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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