Category Archives: Movies

“Diggstown” (1992)

The film “Diggstown” begins in a prison in Georgia. Two prisoners are involved in a fight. The person who put the fight together as a distraction to divert the attention of the guards is Gabriel Caine. The character is portrayed … Continue reading

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“Nobody” (2021)

In the film “Nobody” Hutch Mansell, portrayed by two time Emmy winner Bob Oddnkirk (Better Call Saul), is seemingly going through the motions of life. The film begins by showing the viewer a typical week in Hutch’s life. He jogs, … Continue reading

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“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”

On February 16, 1981, teenager Arne Johnson killed his forty year old landlord Alan Bono. Johnson stabbed Bono more than twenty times with a pocketknife. The killing took place in Brookline, Connecticut, it was the first such murder, in the … Continue reading

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“Cherry Falls”

Due to its fourteen million dollar budget, the film “Cherry Falls” has the distinction of being the most expensive television movie in history. Although made for the cinema, it never received a theatrical release. Instead, the film aired on the … Continue reading

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“Smooth Talk” (1985)

The realistic coming of age film, “Smooth Talk” was based in part, on the short story “Where Are You Going, “Where Have You Been” written by Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Fiction and National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates (Them). … Continue reading

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“The Amusement Park” (1973)

On October 1, 1968, the seminal zombie film, “Night of the Living Dead,” premiered at the Fulton Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The film was directed by George Romero. Furthermore, Romero co-wrote the screenplay with writer, director and actor John A. … Continue reading

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“Willy’s Wonderland”

Toward the start of the film “Willy’s Wonderland” a no-name, mysterious loner’s car breaks down in an isolated town. The mystery man is portrayed by Oscar winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas). The damage to his car will cost $1,000. … Continue reading

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“Sidekicks” (1992)

Barry Gabrewski, played by Jonathan Brandis (SeaQuest 2032), is an asthmatic teenager. He is, for the most part, friendless, with the exception of Lauren, a role acted by Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years). She’s nice to him, but she draws … Continue reading

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“The Legend of Billie Jean”

“The “Legend of Billie Jean” takes place in Texas. When the film opens it is a sweltering summer day in Corpus Christi. Siblings, Billie Jean, portrayed by Helen Slater (Supergirl), and Binx, played by three time Golden Globe nominee Christian … Continue reading

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Are You in the House Alone? (1978)

The tense and suspenseful “Are You in the House Alone?” begins with a trauma having taken place. Gail Osborne, portrayed by Golden Globe nominee Kathleen Beller (Promises in the Dark), has been attacked. The story of what happened to her … Continue reading

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