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Sean McClannahan

Sean McClannahan is a freelance film journalist and is the founder of Movie Time And Beyond. His passion for movies and pop culture knows no limits.

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I’ve always been a sucker for the “ It all takes place in one night” sub-genre of movies. One of the greatest examples of course is Richard Linklater’s coming of age masterpiece Dazed and Confused. The set up for Jeff Roda’s 18 To Party was off to a promising start

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When it was revealed that Alex Winter was granted unconditional support from Zappa’s family and access to all of the content in their infamous vault I knew in my gut that something special had to be in the works and I’m happy to reveal that I was not disappointed. With

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I can imagine the satisfied look gleaming from David Cronenberg’s face as his son’s unearthly sophomore feature unfolds before his eyes. The similarities between father and son might be undeniable in many ways, but the boundaries that Brandon (Antiviral) pushes obviously come from a personal place that only he would

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Filmmaker Gary Sherman has made some adequate and interesting films throughout his career, but for my money, none are as thrilling and entertaining as Vice Squad from 1982. The opening theme song “Neon Slime” is as fiery and sleazy as the picture that follows. Wings Hauser’s raspy Tom Waits like vocals

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Ash vs Evil Dead is at it’s worst a victim of giving into relentless fan service and a fun adventure building it’s own mythos within that tight construct at best. Season one goes narratively down familiar tropes with Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) and his two trusty sidekicks Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) and Pablo (Ray

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There are two John Carpenter films being released on July 24th by Scream Factory, with more shortly to follow (Starman was just announced at Comic Con and Someone’s Watching Me! will be released on August 7th.) I am very happy to report that I wasn’t let down viewing either one, in fact one

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There were some films that came out in the eighties’ that would place a somewhat average character into a chain of bizarre events that become more and more surreal that all take place in the course of one night, a most notable case being Martin Scorsese’s brilliant After Hours.  Technically

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In 1987 it was beyond easy for an inventive film like Three O’Clock High to unfortunately get lost in the shuffle. In the wake of popularity following John Hughes’  successful coming of age comedies and the enormous reception to The Karate Kid, it would have seemed near impossible to market

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This past week Universal’s 2017 introduction to their proposed Dark Universe made it’s way to Blu-ray and as much as I love the idea of bringing the Universal Monsters I love and adore to a new audience, I can’t wholeheartedly bring myself to revisiting Alex Kurtzman‘s movie any time soon. When

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In the first fifteen minutes of A Dark Song I wasn’t entirely sure that this slow burn indie horror movie from Ireland was going to work for me as the narrative takes it’s time introducing me to the two main characters and setting up the framework for the intriguing horrific

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It would be near impossible to discuss this new adaptation of Stephen King’s phenomenally creepy novel without mentioning the 1990 television mini-series that many hold dear to their hearts. After revisiting the mini-series a couple of years ago I still feel strongly that Tim Curry gives an effective performance as

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Long gone are the colored spandex uniforms and the goofy antics of Bulk and Skull from Saban’s early nineties’ phenomenon that was adapted for a young American audience by taking Japanese elements and stock footage from Toei’s Super Sentai franchise, that’s not to say that the campy spirit of the

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Let me get one thing out of the way before getting into Kong: Skull Island that might be a deal breaker for some of you. If you’re expecting anything resembling the 1933 classic go back and revisit Peter Jackson’s flawed but admirable cinematic love letter from 2005. However if you’re

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Much like Freddy Krueger, Chucky became more of a homicidal comedian with every sequel as the threatening and horrifying presence in the original film began to fade from his persona, until Don Mancini brought some of those creepy elements back in Curse Of Chucky. Perhaps one of the main reasons

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Much like Blade Runner released on the same day back in 1982, John Carpenter’s The Thing suffered the cruel fate of opening shortly after Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Met with disappointing box office results and negative reviews, Carpenter’s remake of The Thing from Another World began gaining a cult

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It’s been forty years since the horror masterpiece that brought mainstream success to Brian De Palma and legendary reputation of author Stephen King with this brilliant adaptation of his first novel that holds up now better than ever. There’s been countless things written and said about this film that earned

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