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Anniversaries are hit and miss in the Godzilla universe, but this overlooked entry (obscured by remakes and awkward chronological positioning) is one of the best.

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Dan Lybarger sez:
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A Plea for Consideration: TV’s ‘Freaks and Geeks’

by Dan Lybarger on February 10, 2013

in Columns,Overlooked Movie Monday

As someone who felt sentenced to high school, the series reminds me of why I hated it and how my decision making wasn’t that great back then. I won’t say that you’ll see yourself in Freaks and Geeks because everyone’s high school experience is different. Instead, I’ll say the world in the series is consistently dynamic and believable as 1980 Detroit.

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A movie this complicated, this layered, and this far-out absolutely deserves a full-on DVD/Blu-ray package chock full of informative extras that illuminate the themes from the film.

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When it came out ‘Raging Bull’ barely made its money back and almost ended Martin Scorsese’s career. By the end of the 1980s it had won almost universal critical praise.

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Seeing The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew, one of the most criminally underrated and overlooked comedies of all time, with a sold-out crowd of true hoseheads and beer lovers is like heaven, eh!

Thanks to the Alamo Drafthouse and Boulevard Brewing Co. for having me co-host the ‘Strange Brew’ Boulevard Beer Dinner last night at the Mainstreet Theater! It was so much fun. Here’s why:

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Near Dark’s director, Kathryn Bigelow, would go on to become the first female recipient of the Academy Award for Best Director in motion picture history for The Hurt Locker.

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The Chicken and the Egg #33: Our movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back!

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The Chicken and the Egg #32: Our bi-weekly movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back!

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Our bi-weekly movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back. Each week his characters recreate a famous scene from a familiar film, but this week the chicken and the egg parody some iconic movie posters. It’s the second movie poster tribute of the series.

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¡Alambrista! was broadcast by PBS in 1977, and in 1978, ¡Alambrista! won the inaugural Camera d’Or Award (for Best First Feature Film) at the Cannes Film Festival, but it never received a theatrical release in the U.S.

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The Chicken and the Egg #30: Our bi-weekly movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back!

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The Chicken and the Egg #29: Our bi-weekly movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back!

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‘Goon’ is the best sports movie no one’s seen

by Trevan McGee on April 30, 2012

in Columns,Overlooked Movie Monday

Maybe it’s a little early to call ‘Goon’ overlooked, but considering the movie came out in January and has been available on-demand for even longer grants it early access to this column.

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The Chicken and the Egg #28: Our bi-weekly movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back!

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Kicking and Screaming wasn’t really a big hit when it came out in 2005. Maybe its because its number-one goal was to showcase its star verbally and physically abusing kids. Kicking and Screaming may be overlooked, but it deserves a fair shake — at least partially because it’s the kind of movie aimed at kids that adults [...]

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