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Therapy TV

(Author’s Note: I originally wrote a version of this article for a website called “Sucker Punch Cinema” that is now very much deceased. But it was a lovely place, I assure you, run by movie nuts whose cinematic obsessions would probably make junkies blanch. Because I spent the last article…

Netflix Killed the Movie Star

Netflix recently announced a major deal with Adam Sandler to release four movies on its streaming platforms the same day as its big-screen premiere. In light of the announcement, of which I am particularly enamored (read with sarcasm), I wanted to analyze the implications of the deal, but not before…

Bangin’ Those Video Machines

Does anybody here remember VHS? Better yet, remember Power Video? Or maybe Mega Video, or any number of those old, colorful movie libraries — the now extinct (and achingly nostalgic) Video Store? The kind that roamed the Earth before Blockbuster came along and ate ’em all up? (Before Blockbuster itself…