Halloween Horror Fest: Honoring Director George A. Romero

The concept of zombies existed long before 1968. The first known film related to zombies was actually released in 1932, which was “White Zombie.” However, the zombies at that time were more related to magic and voodoo and it wasn’t until the late 60s that the modern zombie movie was created. It was all thanks…
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2017 ATMR Summer Movie Awards

While every year produces an awards season, there are summer movies that happen to go overlooked during that time period. So, I’ve taken it upon myself over the last few years to give credit to what the summer cinema has to offer. Best Movie War for the Planet of the Apes The recent “Planet for the…
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Oscar Docs: A Look At The Front-Runners “13th” And “Made In America”

The Academy Award for Best Documentary has five nominees, but the competition has more or less narrowed to two. The pair of candidates includes “13th” and “O.J.: Made in America.” In both films, race is a central matter that’s deeply explored and well connected to their respective core subjects. “Made in America,” for example, follows…
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Halloween Horror Fest: Celebrating Bruce Campbell’s Performances

Bruce Campbell as Ash, I don’t think there’s a better performance to end Halloween Horror Fest on. While he’s had quite a storied career, this piece will mainly focus on his most well known character, featured in “The Evil Dead,” “Evil Dead II” and the third picture in the trilogy, “Army of Darkness.” His performance…
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Halloween Horror Fest: Celebrating The Performances Of Piper Laurie And Sissy Spacek

Just a warning to start, this post will have spoilers. Like “The Exorcist,” “Carrie” was a 1970s horror flick that managed to snag some attention from the Oscars, something that’s become rare in today’s award season. In this case, both lead actresses Piper Laurie and Sissy Spacek were nominated for their performances in the 1976…
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