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After Watching 'Going Clear' on HBO, I`m Glad I`ve Managed to Always Dodge Scientology!

No wonder L. Ron Hubbard avoided psychologists, he was stark raving mad! As for myself, as of late, I`ve been studying up on Adolf Hitler and the Nazis once again; as I watched Going Clear, I began to make parallels.

Garrett GodwinHoly Superhero Anniversary! Batman: The Movie turns 50 - This weekend was dynamic and purr-fect with the 50th anniversary of Batman: The Movie starring Adam West and Burt Ward as the derring-do of Dynamic Duo known as Batman & Robin, who`d first "POW" their way into the hearts of viewers on January 12, 1966.
John G. KaysAfter Watching 'Going Clear' on HBO, I`m Glad I`ve Managed to Always Dodge Scientology! - No wonder L. Ron Hubbard avoided psychologists, he was stark raving mad! As for myself, as of late, I`ve been studying up on Adolf Hitler and the Nazis once again; as I watched Going Clear, I began to make parallels.
John G. KaysFor Halloween Season This Year, I Return to Universal Classic Horror, Like Dracula! - One has Dracula, Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, and Creature From the Black Lagoon, while the other has The Mummy, The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, and Phantom of the Opera.
John G. KaysHBO`s 'The Normal Heart' Conjures Up a Blind Spot from our Not So Distant Past! - The Normal Heart was so well done and so realistic, I almost thought it was a documentary! It was very painful (count how many times I`ll use this word) to watch it, but I did so anyway three times, until I got to a place where I felt comfortable with the plot (some internet research was helpful in that regard also).
John G. KaysAnn Richards` Unimaginable Career Highlighted in HBO Documentary 'All About Ann!' - All About Ann (Keith Patterson and Phillip Schopper are the filmmakers) premiered on HBO last night; I recorded it and watched it several times this morning, feeling and remembering a great deal about the era. Some of the information was positive, but some of it brought back hurtful memories, long ago buried.
John G. KaysDoes the Flimsy Flick 'Transcendence' Hint At How We`ll Ultimately Lose Our Precious Internet? - Transcendence, really a B flick disguised in a Big Money Hollywood production sheepskin (it`s old timey film cinematography), is mostly an entertaining Half-Star Bomb! With that qualification (pacification) in mind...
John G. KaysIn Errol Morris`s 'Unknown Known,' Donald Rumsfeld Uses Clever Wordplay Like the Nowhere Man! - n Errol Morris`s the Unknown Known, Donald Rumsfeld secures his legacy as he`ll have it, he`s good with words, he writes lots of memos stringing countless words together in clever combinations; I first thought of the Nowhere Man...
John G. KaysMatthew McConaughey Should Get An Oscar for 'Dallas Buyers Club,' So that Ron Woodroof`s Story Gets Heard! - I was searching for my ticket stub for Dallas Buyers Club, which I saw last November at the Arbor 8 (Austin, Texas), but couldn`t find it; I collect movie ticket stubs, but don`t know why exactly. Well, I`ll find it fairly soon, it`s buried amongst other types of ephemera right here on my computer desk.
John G. KaysBruce Dern`s Woody Grant in Alexander Payne`s 'Nebraska' Discovers A 'Million Dollar Bash!' - I`m gripped with a fallacious fallacy, my review of Nebraska (directed by Alexander Payne) is going to stimulate its box office drawer; in this sense, I`m just like Woody Grant (that`s a disheveled, dementia-laden Bruce Dern), who believes he`s hit the jackpot on a yet another bogus Publishers` Clearing House scam of a mail-out.
John G. KaysKaren Black`s Portrayal of a Vulnerable Waitress, Rayette Dipesto, Changed My Way of Thinking of Women! - Of all the notables who passed in 2013, the death of charismatic screen actress, Karen Black, affected me most; I couldn`t (convincingly) explain the reason for this to myself, so I had to do some probing in my brain. That is, I had to do some taxing searches of my memory bank, going all the way back to the late 1960s, then taking it up to the mid-1970s.
John G. KaysDavid O. Russell`s 'American Hustle' Is A Frolicking `70s Romp; Forget About the Real ABSCAM Scandal! - American Hustle was just what I needed, catching a matinee on Christmas Eve, when afflicted with a minor case of the Holiday Blues; I like to see films at the Galleria Cinemark in Bee Caves, Texas, and while my expectations were low-balled, to my amazement, I got to take a riveting ride in a time machine, back to the late 1970s, my favorite period!
John G. Kays'Philomena' Is a Deep Film On So Many Levels - You get Spirituality, Not Just Entertainment! - Oh, my preference would be one with a fantastic soundtrack! Well, I didn`t see much that fit my model, except maybe Nebraska or Philomena, so I went with the latter, since I was struck by it`s trailer a little more than Nebraska.
John G. KaysDon Coscarelli`s 'Phantasm' Is My Favorite Halloween Season Flick, But I Don`t Know Quite Why! - A horror film *(or fantasy film) sculpted by Don Coscarelli with Tender-Loving-Care, Phantasm (release date of March 28, 1979) is easily my favorite flick for the Halloween Season (which runs roughly from 10/01-11/01 each year like clockwork). In those days, that is 1979...
John G. KaysIs 'The Exorcist' a Horror Film or Is it a Spiritual Film About the Power of Faith? - Sticky, Gooey, Slime Green/yellow is the primary texture and color that blankets the canvass screen in the Horror or Spiritually Deprived 1973 classic, The Exorcist, which I just viewed twice (on AMC for Halloween), having cannily hit the DVR record button a few days hence.
John G. KaysJohn Carpenter`s 1978 Masterpiece 'Halloween' Released Yet Again on Blu-Ray (This Time)! - I see that John Carpenter`s 1978 slasher masterpiece, Halloween is getting reissued on Blu-ray (Anchor Bay for $34.99); it`s the 35th anniversary of what`s now considered a solid classic (it took it a long time to gain this level of respect), and I suspect this newest edition will sell like hotcakes, just as it always has in the past (it`s made more than $47 million to date)!
John G. Kays'Gravity' Is MICROCOSMIC, Where As '2001: A Space Odyssey' is MACROCOSMIC! - When entering the Cinemark Hill Country lobby, in the beautiful, brand-spanking new Bee Caves Galleria shopping Center (I was ten minutes late, yet Gravity was just starting), it dawned on me that the film was a 3D one (since I saw $11.25 on my ticket stub and `cuz of the cool 3D glasses the box office girl had handed me) and a charming sensation got a grip over me!
John G. KaysHBO Documentary 'Which Way Is the Front Line From Here?' Opens Your Eyes! - A new HBO documentary, 'Which Way is the Front Line from Here?,` directed by Sebastian Junger, is mainly about the life and career of war photojournalist Tim Hetherinton, but on another level is about so much more. It`s hard to say, exactly what that other level is, but for me it`s the Art of Photography or the raw power of images (in a war setting), as Tim Hetherington conceived it.
John G. KaysDavid Mamet`s 'Phil Spector' Is a Not a Documentary or a DocuDrama, It`s a Simulation! - David Mamet`s Phil Spector, which just premiered on HBO Sunday evening, is not a documentary of the iconic pop producer`s life, nor is it a docudrama, but rather it`s a creative, interpretive simulation of Phil`s mindset, associated with pre-trial events.
John G. KaysMy Ten Favorite Films of 2012! For God`s Sakes, Did Anyone See Sinister? - This was actually my favorite movie of the year, but it`s politically incorrect to make a horror flick number one. Ethan Hawke is a true-crime writer who finds some old 8 mm home movies in his attic. It takes off from there; what a great storyboard it has without relying on cheap special effects.
SOP newswire2Alex Moore, Editor in Chief, of "Death and Taxes" Warns Against John Lennon Movie - Alex Moore, Editor in Chief, of "Death and Taxes" has written a scathing review of "Genius," the new movie about John Lennon, saying "I don`t recommend you watch the video."
John G. KaysAn Arty Mob Flick? Yes, with Andrew Dominick`s Riveting 'Killing Them Softly!' - An arty Mob flick? Yes, with Andrew Dominik`s Killing Them Softly, where you get to experience a heroin buzz from the perspective of the junkie who shot the
Tony GraffDark Shadows and the Use of Color - I'm not a Tim Burton fan. I'm usually the first to bring out the fact that his storytelling is lacking, and his obsession with the macabre has reached its most success in keeping Hot Topic shelves filled.
John G. Kays'The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter' Creepy-Crawls Haunts of Tate-LaBianca! - Yesterday and Today are the Helter Skelter days; 43 years ago Charlie`s Chosen Ones went to 10050 Cielo Drive (demolished on 12/30/1993), in the sequestered Benedict Canyon district of Los Angeles, and wreaked havoc on five of Hollywood`s elite.
Sean StubblefieldMOVIE REVIEW: ANOTHER EARTH - Sean Stubblefield reviews movie: Another Earth
Sean StubblefieldMOVIE REVIEW: IN TIME - Sean Stubblefield reviews movie: IN TIME
SOP newswireIndie Film 'Transatlantic Coffee' Wins Worldwide Applause - Indie film 'Transatlantic Coffee' directed by Erik Peter Carlson has opened to worldwide applause
Tony GraffThe Hunger Games Shakes Theaters - Last night the world was introduced to Katniss Everdeen and the world of the Hunger Games in theaters everywhere.
Tony GraffTwilight, No Place in the Hunger Games - With Twilight, the fanged franchise, " on its last leg, crowds are already swarming movie theaters for the release of the first Hunger Games movie.
John G. KaysOur Blood Curdles Once Again When Watching Lifetime's 'Drew Peterson: Untouchable'! - What makes Drew Peterson so interesting, is his casual composure (29 years as a police officer probably made a contribution to this),
John G. KaysThe Beatles Era Is 'All Together Now' Over With - 'LOVE' Can`t Resurrect It! - The Beatles` Era is over with, and for some reason, these Circue de Soleil people (Guy Laliberte and Dominic Champagne) don`t get it. No amount of special effects or sound manipulation (using computers) can quite make this work.
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