Author: Paxton

The Hidden Characters in Return to Oz!

This month the Cult Film Club is covering the 1985 cult classic, Return to Oz. Being the Ozphile of the hosts, I’ve read all 14 of the original L Frank Baum Oz books as well as some of the non-Baum Oz books. You can read my reviews of all of those books here. As I mentioned in the show, the movie does a good job of taking it’s visual cues from the books and specifically the John Neill drawings. The final coronation/parade sequence has a lot of character cameo Easter Eggs for fans of the books. I thought I’d step...

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List vs List vs List: Cult Film Club’s Top 15 Movie Hackers

Since the Cult Film Club just covered 1995’s Hackers, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to explore some of our favorite silver screen computer geniuses.  We each narrowed our favorites down to a list of five and we’re pitting them against each other like that time when Acid Burn and Crash Override clashed to form Crash & Burn!   First up, let’s take a look at Pax’s top five hackers… #5 – Lazlo Hollyfeld (Real Genius – 1985) How do you know you are pretty smart? An entire school of geniuses call you a genius, that’s how....

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The Movie Section: What movies were out with Young Guns?

So, we’ve just covered the Young Guns movies. Let’s take a look at the movie theater landscape the years that these movies came out. Here’s a newspaper ad for the original Young Guns. It was cut out of my hometown paper, The Birmingham News, back in 1988, right after I saw it. I used to collect movie newspaper ads like this for every movie I saw. By 1988, I had mostly stopped, but I wound up loving this movie so much that after I saw it I went back home, dug the paper out of the trash and cut...

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List vs List, Cult Film Club’s Top 10 Gunfighters

Hello everyone, this is Pax, one-third of your co-hosts for Cult Film Club. With the appearance of our Young Guns double feature this month, Shawn and I have further outed ourselves as big Western fans (originally discussed in our first western, Django, back in episode 3).  And for both of us, Young Guns is where our love of Westerns mostly began. Now, there’s lots of things to like about westerns, but for me, my favorite is the larger than life character of the bad ass gunslinger. Very little gets my culty juices flowing like some good gun-slinging action. So,...

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6 of my favorite pop culture Grim Reapers

I love the idea of the Grim Reaper. It’s just such a cool visual and the idea of personifying death with this skeletal figure in a tattered black robe and scythe is a cool one. I recently re-watched a few movies and TV shows with Grim Reapers that I loved so I thought I’d run down a list of six of my favorite Grim Reapers from movies and TV. Bengt Ekerot from the 1957 Ingmar Bergman movie The Seventh Seal.  This movie has been a very influential film and even influenced two other entries on this list.  The Seventh Seal...

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