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by / on October 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: PREPARING FOR THE WORST

“We didn’t realize you’d be so good at killing people.” – You’re Next Every October, I judge. I watch un-smart people move into creepy houses, line their shelves with nightmare-inducing dolls, and open closet doors that absolutely have a killer […]

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by / on October 18, 2014 at 9:00 am / in Everything Else, Features

PETE & JUSTIN GET SCARED: WEEK 3

Another week… more scares! Let’s get down to it! Critters (1986) Critters, a forgotten relic of the 80s that spawned a four film franchise, is one of those late-night cable movies that inevitably gains a cult following and is probably […]

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by / on October 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: RIDING IN CARS WITH VILLAINS

So far, our creepy approach to Halloween at Eternal Characters has centered on female protagonists and their battles against evil. However, the label “protagonist” implies that our stories are always divided between a good hero and a wicked villain. But […]

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by / on October 11, 2014 at 9:00 am / in Everything Else, Features

PETE & JUSTIN GET SCARED: WEEK 2

As October rolls on, we’re back to fill you in on another week’s worthy of horror movies. If you missed week 1, you can catch up here. Now let’s get to week 2: God Told Me To (1976) Billed as […]

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by / on October 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: SMALL SPACES

We’re eight days into October! Last week we broke down the fearful power present in the imagination by kicking off with a kid’s horror film: Coraline. This week, we’re quickly descending down the fearful ladder of scary movies. For some, […]

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by / on October 4, 2014 at 9:37 am / in Everything Else, Features

PETE & JUSTIN GET SCARED: WEEK 1

  Chances are you already know what’s going to be in this space, but if not this will clue you in. There’s no need for a lengthy intro (or one at all), so let’s just get right to the scary: […]

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by / on October 1, 2014 at 3:38 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: THE TERROR INSIDE

Happy October! Time for Jack O’Lantern weather, when adults make questionable decisions about candy and alcohol consumption, spend an unjustifiable amount of time crafting elaborate costumes, and of course, binge on horror films. Between Horror Thursdays, Pete and Justin Get […]

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by / on September 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: SERIOUS CHARACTERS

A recent viewing of the new release, The Guest, raised the question of what it means to create characters versus caricatures. In this context, I’m thinking of caricature as “a picture, description, or imitation of a person or thing in […]

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by / on September 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: A WOMAN’S INTUITION

Regardless of the characters they play, there are certain actors that always manage to wrangle the audience onto their side. Whether playing villain or hero, these actors retain the trust and support of the viewer for a combination of reasons. […]

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by / on September 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: TOP FIVE ALL TIME

There are countless ways to convey character. In the age old book vs. movie battle, movies often lose for me when it comes to developing their characters. However, one of the ways film can create and ripen characters that books cannot, […]

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