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Fact or Fiction: You Decide

As far back as I can remember I've always been known as "the film guy." It's what I'd like to be known most for honestly. Sure, it's lovely if I'm known for being something else (lovely son, devoted friend, fun brother, etc.) It's nice to be nice to the nice. But in a kind of Scorsese, Tarantino, Rain Man, Abed and Radar O'Reilley kind of way I'd love to be thought of first and foremost as "the movie guy." And for pretty much all my life I have. I could typically list off any film (or show) that anyone was stumped on, and usually, I'd seen it. As I "matured" and befriended more interesting people during my last year's in high school it got a little more difficult, but I was still fairly knowledgable in this field (and would like to still think that I am.)
I was at my best friend's place. It was either 2012 or 13. Other friends were there too. One of them happened to have brought up seeing something as a kid tha…
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Trick or Treat: Week One and a Half

From September 1st to October 31st with some exceptions, I'll be mainly doing my Halloween viewing. Here are all the scary flicks that I've watched already.

Psycho (1960)
My Halloween viewing officially begins here. Technically it already began two nights before rewatching this with John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness and a Bette Davis double-bill in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? and Hush...Hush Sweet Charlotte. But I'm officially stating that I began it by seeing my favorite scary movie on the big screen (again, and the day before my own mother's Birthday.) And what more can I say about this that hasn't already been said? It still amazingly mostly holds up 59 years later, due in large part to Hitchcock and how he ingeniously takes us for a ride with some of the best twists and turns that have ever been thought up. The performances, for the most part, are still fun, but it's really only Anthony Perkins who still holds up today (though Martin Balsam has al…

Breaking Bad, Halloween and Dan Hedaya

It's spring, sir! New season, and a new start, where the cold bitterness of winter begins to dry up and we can all begin to see clearly now.

And what better time to both continue my Breaking Bad binge (in anticipation for El Camino, naturally) as well as begin my Halloween viewing for the next two months, and to also delve deep into the filmography of one Dan Hedaya.

There will be thoughts and opinions, bits and bobs, whatever can relate to these (and also what can't) will be put right here for your possible reading pleasure. You can join me in my endeavors if you so please (or don't, it's your life) or you can just read about it if you want (up to you.) But either way, I'll be documenting it all whether anyone's interested or not. So let's break out the crystal blue, go a little mad and let the festivities begin!