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I Drink Your Blood (1970) *1/2

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Focus On Film: Episode 17 - August 2014 Criterion Titles

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Focus On FilmEpisode 17 is up!
This month Ryan and I were joined by our new regular co-hostAlex!!!
Download the MP3 HERE.

In this episode: August 2014 Criterion Collection Titles AnnouncementBest/Worst Of The Month JOHN Q (2002), DRACULA 3D (2012), THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN (1976), THE ACT OF KILLING(2012), GODZILLA (2014), A FIELD IN ENGLAND (2013)"Criterion Most Wanted"
"Focus On Film Theme" & other music: Daniel Sardella

Also, enjoy our new logo:

The Ghost Ship (1943) *** [Val Lewton Double Feature 3: Pt. 2]

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The Leopard Man (1943) *** [Val Lewton Double Feature 3: Pt. 1]

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Futureworld (1976) ***

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Forbidden Zone - Color Version (1980) ****

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I guess it's kind of a shame that my first experience with this film was the colorized version, but I didn't find out it was shot and released in B&W until after I started watching it and I only had that version available to watch, as it was a rip from a friend. I must say though, I wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't looked it up and I think the color version has a pretty neat look to it. I had been meaning to see this one for a long time and I loved it. So much so that I bought it right after I finished watching it.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) - Special Edition ****

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Mirah "Changing Light" (2014) ***1/2

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My least favorite Mirahsolo album so far, but still full of great songs. "Turned The Heat Off" is my jam.

Chromeo "White Women" (2014) ****

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The Terminator (1984) ****1/2

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The Black Keys "Turn Blue" (2014) **1/2

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I've said it before - I certainly don't mind that The Black Keys don't have their raw edge anymore. I liked their last 2 albums a lot (I gave El Camino 4 stars). Looking back at my thoughts on that album, I wish I could say that all the same applied to Turn Blue, but sadly it doesn't come close. This isn't an outright bad album, it's just not very interesting or exciting. It reminds me of Modest Mouse's Good News For People Who Like Bad Newsat times (barf). I've listened twice through so far and it's probably going to be the Black Keys album that I visit the least (if ever).

Escape From Tomorrow (2013) **1/2

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An interesting experiment with some nicely shot sequences, but unfortunately hampered by poor acting, editing and pace. A great concept that could have gone so much deeper in its themes, but ultimately remains pointless.

Compliance (2012) ***

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The Seventh Victim (1943) ***

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Sexy Beast (2000) ****1/2

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A Field In England (2013) ****

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I wasn't sure what to expect, as I wasn't overly impressed withBen Wheatley's Kill List(2011), but I really enjoyed A Field In England (2013). I look forward to a second viewing, which I think will revel more details and clear some bits up.


Terror In The Aisles (1984) ***1/2

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Excellent compilation of clips from 60s - early 80s horror films, nicely edited together.

Bedlam (1946) *** [Val Lewton Double Feature 2: Pt. 2]

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Isle Of The Dead (1945) ***1/2 [Val Lewton Double Feature 2: Pt. 1]

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Fujiya & Miyagi "Artificial Sweeteners" (2014) ****

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A little less organic than Fujiya & Miyagi's usual sound, with a bit more Aphex Twin and a bit less Can influence, but still a winner. If you dig songs that contain only 3-4 lines of lyrics (a la Kraftwerk & Can) and/or you're already familiar with these guys, you shouldn't be let down.

A Band Called Death (2012) ****

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Shadow Of The Thin Man (1941) *** [Nick & Norathon Pt. 4]

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The Body Snatcher (1945) ***1/2 [Val Lewton Double Feature Pt. 2]

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I Walked With A Zombie (1943) ***1/2 [Val Lewton Double Feature Pt. 1]

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Cheap Thrills (2013) ***1/2

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The Sacrament (2013) ***

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The 10th Victim (1965) ****

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