Jim Napier
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Jim Napier

Movie watcher. Physical media collector. Pizza lover. Bipolar/Anxiety. Animal advocate. Co-founder of ScreenInvasion.com.

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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Movie ReviewMovies

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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Movie ReviewMovies

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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Movie ReviewMoviesSXSW

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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Movie ReviewMovies

I have not stopped thinking about Come True since I stopped watching it last night. Little flickers of the characters and the story have been flowing through my mind. The music by Electric Youth is a major factor. That combined with the visuals and the groundbreaking concept makes Come True

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Son shows how far a mother will go for her son. Written and directed by Ivan Kavanagh (Never Grow Old, The Canal), SON stars Andi Matichak (Halloween franchise, Assimilate), Emile Hirsch (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Into the Wild, Milk), and Luke David Blumm (The King of Staten Island). I am consistently amazed at the creativity in storytelling in the horror

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Movie ReviewMoviesSundance Film Festival

When I received the email offering a chance to review a documentary about stray dogs in Turkey, I was both excited and concerned that I may be too depressed to finish the film. Luckily, I watched the documentary in its entirety, and I hope you get the chance to do

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Before I go into the review, I want to state that I have never seen the original films. I actually think this is a good thing. Wrong Turn is going to remain one of the best horror films for 2021. Wrong Turn is directed by Mike P. Nelson and stars

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Keep An Eye Out Movie Review
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Keep An Eye Out is the most fun I have had watching a movie in a long time. Sadly, this will be my first film by French director Quentin Dupieux. I was concerned that I would not like the film because it might be too wacky for my tastes. For

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Movie ReviewMovies

I recently had the chance to watch Silk Road, a new film that was released in theaters and will arrive on Blu-ray and VOD this Tuesday. The film, written and directed by Tiller Russell, stars Jason Clarke, Nick Robinson, Katie Aselton, Jimmi Simpson, Daniel David Stewart, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Lexi Rabe,

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