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Sherlock Holmes: Rating 10 Actors – Part Two

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It’s More Than a Pipe, Deerstalker, and a Hypodermic Needle Welcome to the second part of Sherlock Holmes: Rating 10 Actors. In part one, I gave my assessment of Basil Rathbone, Christopher Plummer, Nicole Williamson, Ian McKellen, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Today, I’m going to do the remaining five. I’m sure many of you are wondering […]

Sherlock Holmes: Rating 10 Actors – Part One

Christopher Peruzzi
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The Game is Afoot Of all the literary figures I’ve read throughout my lifetime, hands down, my favorite has been the great detective, Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I was lucky enough to get into Holmes early in life when my eighth-grade literature teacher decided he was going to spend a few weeks […]

The Actor’s Actor: Sir John Hurt, 1940-2017

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Sir John Hurt, one of the greatest actors of his generation, has passed on following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 77. In a career that spanned nearly six decades, Hurt assayed every type of role across every type of genre and was brilliant in all of them. It staggers me to consider the […]

Count Olaf – A Challenge to Act Badly

Christopher Peruzzi
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Good Actors Play a Bad One Lemony Snicket introduces Count Olaf with the following quote: “The dreadful villainy of this vile fiend has haunted me since I first met him as a young man. And every night, as I continue to work on the Baudelaire case, I find myself weeping, thinking of his utter wickedness […]

Well *I* Liked It! A Defiant Defense of ‘Resident Evil’

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The (allegedly) Final Installment in the absurdly long running ‘Resident Evil’ movie series comes to theaters this week. ModCon takes this as his cue to argue the merits of another in an increasingly long list of Lost Causes… First off, I’m talking about the FIRST of the 33 or so ‘Resident Evil’ movies made so […]

SPLIT: I Had High Hopes And It Delivered

Brando Calrissian
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To say I was excited to see SPLIT would be an understatement. I remember last year when the trailer came out and I watched it twice, in a row, and then showed a few friends. I remember hearing the line, “Kevin has 23 distinct personalities inside his body” reverberate in my head and thinking about how […]

Should We Be Boycotting “A Dog’s Purpose”?

Militant Ginger
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Amblin’s new movie, A Dog’s Purpose, has been rocked by scandals and allegations of animal abuse. But do those charges hold water? Being British, the only thing guaranteed to make me cry (apart from catching my twig and berries in my zipper) are films about animals. Real life people die? Meh. Movies about cancer and […]

A Study of the Star Wars Prequels

Christopher Peruzzi
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Prequels Are Fascinating In almost every one, we find the hidden history brings a new light and dimension to old established characters. Writers and actors call this “backstory” when they look at an individual character. They are the story before the story. Most of the time, prequels exist to answer questions. Why did he do that? […]

Monster Trucks

Militant Ginger
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As part of my new year’s resolution not to be a cynical jackass, I took my kids to the new Nickelodeon movie, Monster Trucks, with an open-mind. And I had a much better time as a result. It would be super-easy to be cynical about Monster Trucks, the $125 million blockbuster made by Paramount Pictures […]

Miguel Ferrer: An Appreciation

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As Constantin Stanislavski famously remarked: “There are no small parts, only small actors.” He could have been referring to Miguel Ferrer, one of the finest character actors of his generation. Ferrer died January 19th following a battle with esophageal cancer.   (Left to Right) Miguel Ferrer, Kyle MacLachlan, David Lynch & David Bowie on the set […]