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Jim Napier

Movies. Pizza. Lebowski.

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Threshold is one of best examples guerrilla filming that I’ve seen in a long time. Case and point the sticker bombing of the Saturn sedan. The only reason I knew it was a Saturn is the body style and front end. I could talk about my love of cars, but

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Silo is a great example of a film that takes audiences on a rollercoaster of emotions. Watching the film pulled at my heartstrings. Having grown up in the Midwest, I can relate to the farm life portrayed in the film. I went to school with many farmers and silos were

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Kung Fu, redemption, honor, and a nice bit of comedy and humanity is what gives The Paper Tigers the heart of a great film. I watched Kung Fu Theater every weekend on Sunday. Sometimes my dad would join me which made it even more special. I’ve been a fan of

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Amazon Prime has released the first look teaser trailer for The Tomorrow War. The film stars Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson, Edwin Hodge, Jasmine Mathews, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, and Keith Powers. Synopsis: In The Tomorrow War, the world is stunned when a group of time

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Check out the teaser trailer and poster for Werewolves Within. The film is based on the virtual reality video game by Ubisoft. Written by Mishna Wolff and directed by Josh Ruben, Werewolves Within stars Sam Richardson, Milana Vayntrub, George Basil, Sarah Burns, Michael Chernus, Catherine Curtain, Wayne Duvall, Harvey Guillén,

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I laughed out loud and cringed from the gore equally throughout the film. Travis Stevens continues to captivate and supply massive amounts of blood. Written and Directed by Travis Stevens, the film stars Barbara Crampton, Larry Fessenden, Bonnie Aarons, Sarah Lind, Phillip Jack Brooks, Robert Rusler, Mark Kelly, and Jay

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PodcastsThe Dude Abides Podcast

In this episode, we talk about The Last Blockbuster and the closing of movie theaters like the Arclight and other independent movie theaters. As movie lovers, it is like our sacred homes are being crushed right before our eyes. Listen in as we talk about the importance of video rental

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Honeydew is one of the most unnerving film I’ve watched lately. Not necessarily because of reasons you might expect. The film is written and directed by Devereux Milburn (shorts “Stayed For” and “Wade”) and stars Sawyer Spielberg in his feature acting debut, Malin Barr (Skyscraper, First Love, CBS’s “Bull”), and

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WellGo USA has released the first trailer for The Paper Tigers, a martial arts comedy. The film is written and directed by Tran Quoc Bao and stars Alain Uy (True Detective), Ron Yuan (Mulan), Mykel Shannon Jenkins (Undisputed III), Matthew Page (“Enter the Dojo” – Master Ken), Andy Le (Shang-Chi

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Check out the first trailer for Silo from Oscilloscope Laboratories. Synopsis: Disaster strikes when teenage Cody becomes the victim of a grain entrapment accident. Family, neighbors, and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue him from drowning in the 50-foot tall silo where corn quickly turns to quicksand.

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MoviesPodcastsThe Dude Abides Podcast

Movies are an important part of my life. Through therapy, I realize that mental health is something I’m going to have to work on for the rest of my life. I had to take a break from the podcast to deal with some mental health issues and have had a

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Witness Infection arrives on VOD today. I had the chance to watch this zombie comedy from filmmaking team Carlos Alazraqui and Jill-Michele Melean and director Andy Palmer. Witness Infection cast includes co-writer Jill-Michele Melean (“MadTV”, White/Latina), Robert Belushi (“How I Met Your Mother”, Sorority Row), Bret Ernst (“Cobra Kai”), Erinn Hayes

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Shoplifters of the World is a fun slice of life in the ’80s, and how one group united people because of their music.

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The End Of Us is a must-watch comedy that is so relatable that it will hit you right in the gut. Written and directed by Henry Loevner and Steven Kanter. The End Of Us stars Ben Coleman, Ali Vingiano, Derrick DeBlasis, Gadiel Del Orbe, Kate Peterman, Colin Weatherby, Caroline Kwan,

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Benedict Cumberbatch The Courier Movie
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The Courier is a tense thriller that has all of the elements of what I look for in a film. Directed by Dominic Cooper, The Courier stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, and Jessie Buckley. My father and I enjoyed watching spy thrillers and war movies when I was

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Film FestivalsMovie ReviewMoviesSXSW

My first film of the festival is Gaia. Directed by Jaco Brouwer, the film stars Monique Rockman, Carel Nel, Anthony Oseyemi, and Alex Van Dyk. Visual effects for science fiction/horror films are extremely important. Without the visual effects, Gaia would not be possible. The practical effects are equally awesome. From

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