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What an Excellent Day for an Exorcism

For as long as I can remember, I have always gravitated towards things with a supernatural, spooky bent. So perhaps it is no great surprise that one of my all-time favorite movies is The Exorcist. The Exorcist is an Oscar-winning, psychological horror film directed by William Friedkin and written and produced by William Peter Blatty, […]

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Halloween Movie Favorites: The Shining

It all began with a married couple with a small son, his imaginary friend “Tony” and a resort hotel high in the Colorado Mountains.  Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s famous horror novel, The Shining is filled with intellectual horror and beautiful cinematography. Whether it’d be the famous line, “Here’s Johnny!” or the twins […]

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Halloween Movie Favorites: PSYCHO

In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock made us all afraid to shower.  Over half a century later, movies and movie audiences have changed.  CGI (computer-generated imagery) monopolizes most blockbuster films of today (even comedies).  No matter what type of movie you pay an excessive price to see, you usually end up watching more of what the “computer” […]

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Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Yes, that’s right.  Music IS literature.  Usually, the Nobel organizers bestow this award to authors known for novels, short stories or poetry.  But, this time, it went to the singer/songwriter “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”  Dylan is the first American to get the honor since novelist Toni Morrison […]

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