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January's roundup of podcasts, shows and more
Hello, lovelies. How are we coming with those New Year's resolutions?

The Hunt For B-Movie Perfection

''Shadow in the Cloud'' is a ridiculous delight
I miss the communal experience of bad movies...maybe more than the communal experience of good ones. So, because I'm me, I went on a hunt for a brand new, January 2021 release on VOD that looked so bad that I might hopefully be able to recapture that lost feeling.

They Still Release Movies, Don’t They?

Pop culture excitement In 2021
In the first column I write for the Source Weekly every year, I always look ahead to the upcoming months and write about the movies I’m really looking forward to seeing. The problem with this concept right now is two-fold: One, half the movies I wrote about in this space last year still haven’t been released, and two, there’s no real guarantee that film releases in 2021 will be any less insane or unpredictable as they were last year.

Werewolves and Biscuits and Dancing, Oh My!

Your friendly Central Oregon film reviewer picks his Top 10 things to watch from 2020
This wasn't a very good year, for humans or for life on Earth in general. There are still a lot of unknowns heading into 2021, and not just when it comes to cinema and movie-going.

Rest in Paradise

Celebrating Chadwick Boseman in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
It's amazing to me that right now we're living in a time where a movie like "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" can unceremoniously get dropped on Netflix, stay in the top 10 for a week or two and then get shuffled into a back catalogue where only the most industrious of surfers will discover it. In a different year, "Ma Rainey" would probably become #1 at the box office and etch itself into the zeitgeist in a way that Netflix's movies really haven't.

A Cronenbergian Christmas

I went to the Last Blockbuster to choose something weird. This is what I found.
In celebration of the worldwide DVD/Blu/VOD release of "The Last Blockbuster" this week (written, directed and produced by Bendites Taylor Morden and Zeke Kamm, and with an appearance by yours truly), I decided to make it a Blockbuster night. Nothing streaming was tickling my fancy and I'm literally two blocks away from the last Blockbuster in the known universe, so I put on my mask and headed to the store to try to find something weird.

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December Edition: Five Tree Christmas, Happiest Season, Jingle Jangle and more
Hello, lovelies. I'm partially writing this from the emergency room, as I just recently slipped on some ice and ripped open my elbow, so pardon me if I ramble because blood loss and hunger are combining to make me something of a blubbering mess.

Poverty Porn

Hillbilly Elegy is an embarrassment
I'm not naturally inclined to hate a movie. I think cynicism when it comes to sequels, remakes, adaptations and all that kind of stuff is pretty short sighted and meaningless.

Misery Loves Company

Sarah Paulson portrays a sublime new monster
I'm not sure we as a nation, let alone the entire planet, truly appreciate the utter magnificence of Sarah Paulson. We don't deserve her, but that's OK because we've never deserved her.

It's Wayne's World

We're all just living in it
I think maybe I'm selfish when it comes to what I choose to write about every week. I know more people would read my stuff if I wrote about whatever the most popular thing in the moment is, but, like Spider-Man said, with moderate power comes a modicum of responsibility.

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November Edition
Hello, all. Anything interesting happen since last we talked?


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