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Fight the corruption

Fight the corruption

By THOMAS JOHNSON   “Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinatown.” Remember that quote from “Chinatown”? The line signifies lingering defeat after the villain manages a clean getaway, due to his power and the systemic corruption that prevents anyone from stopping him. I think our nation has collectively adopted that position as political fact during the last […]

Behind the scenes at ‘Nightfall’

Behind the scenes at ‘Nightfall’

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON The dark magic of Old Tucson Studios’ Nightfall begins with actors in a dressing room applying garish clown makeup as they prepare for the park to open. Most notable among them is Rob Jensen, who played a serial-killing, junkyard-owning clown named Pappy in last year’s special effects show. Though he appeared […]

WEIRD VISIONS ‘Tokyo Gore Police’ is bloody hilarious

WEIRD VISIONS ‘Tokyo Gore Police’ is bloody hilarious

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON Many people see Japanese genre films as moody, atmospheric pieces about stringy-haired ghost girls that are inevitably, terribly remade for American audiences. That is true for some. But for others, “restraint” is a four-letter-word. They dive head-first into crazy town with maniacal, cackling glee that would even make “Evil Dead” director […]

Visit Bogleech.com for Halloween

Visit Bogleech.com for Halloween

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON If you’re feeling not-so-spooky this October, get in the Halloween spirit by visiting Bogleech.com for a cavalcade of creatures and creativity. Run by Jonathan Wojcic, a self-professed agnostic monster nut with a few articles for Cracked.com under his belt, Bogleech offers a variety of eccentric attractions. One is a strange biology […]

Support quality movies

Support quality movies

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON   “ParaNorman,” “Dredd 3D” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” are three examples of excellent, critically acclaimed films that bombed at the box office. Why? It’s because of you. Specifically, it’s due to those of you who decide against seeing unique films in favor of predictable, formulaic schlock. This is slightly understandable. […]