Tagged: jim rohner

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I Do Movies Badly: The Prophecy

The Prophecy has a really cool premise–angels seeking an edge over other angels to win the second war in Heaven!–and some enjoyable campy performances but is a badly disjointed film (whether that’s because of its first-time director or meddling from the...

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I Do Movies Badly: Frailty

Unlike some films (here’s looking at you, The Usual Suspects), Frailty holds up very well on a second viewing, probably because there’s more to it than just the twist, like the honest depiction of emotional abuse and the culmination of the film’s cynical...

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I Do Movies Badly: The Exorcist

Almost 50 years after its release, why is The Exorcist such an enduring, powerful horror film? I am obviously the first to ever ask this question about this cinematic classic, so allow me to answer: the time it takes to lay out...

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I Do Movies Badly: Introduction to Religious Horror Films (featuring Spooky Doings)

Chelsea Bennington and Rick Guzman, who started the Spooky Doings improv group that in turn inspired the titular podcast, join I Do Movies Badly to talk about the advent of their horror-themed improv comedy, how their religious upbringings have influenced their moviegoing, and share...

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I Do Movies Badly: Near Dark

The journey for the perfect metaphor ends with Near Dark, a wonderfully directed film that subverts the expectations of the Western genre, but that also signals that the “Others” are vile, bloodthirsty creatures whose influence can only be overcome by blood transfusion....

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I Do Movies Badly: The Lost Boys

When Joel Schumacher took over directing The Lost Boys, he made some big changes to the initial idea including making the vampires older, making them sexier, and, by extension, making our heteronormative, boring suburban family protagonists the “others.” Read Alcy Leyva’s “30 Years...

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I Do Movies Badly: Fright Night

Happy 200th episode to and from I Do Movies Badly! But enough mushy stuff. Let’s talk about the original Fright Night, a film that seems to be find its queer coded vampire character infinitely more fascinating than the other characters but one that also...