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Movies On Movies: Hooper (1978)

For some people, watching a movie set in or around Hollywood is just too much inside baseball. But for the diehards, exploring the world of filmmaking has birthed some of the medium’s greatest triumphs. Over the next few months, our very own Dominic Griffin is going to revisit the gems of Movies on Movies… While…

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Angry Turtle! Gamera vs. Gyaos

Welcome to Angry Turtle!, a series featuring Deadshirt.net’s own Patrick Stinson and guest writer Andrew Tucker looking at the Gamera series, the films made by a rival studio to compete directly with Toho’s famous Godzilla series. The name comes from this charming video. Patrick: Before we started in on this one, I told you Gamera…

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Deadshirt is Reading: Snotgirl, Faith, Contest of Champions, and Casanova!

Deadshirt Is Reading… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt’s staff, contributing writers, and friends-of-the-site offer their thoughts on Big Two cape titles, creator-owned books, webcomics and more. Sarah Register is reading… Snotgirl #1 Written by Bryan Lee O’Malley Art by Leslie Hung Color by Mickey Quinn Letters by Maré Odomo Image “People can change! This…

Real Songs, Fake Bands: The Final Four

With the June release of The Lonely Island and Judd Apatow film Popstar: Never Stop Stopping, the Deadshirt crew decided to take some of our favorite fictional bands and artists and pit them head-to-head, college basketball style. There’s a wealth of great music that’s come out of characters from film and television, but there can…

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Ghostbusters Annotated (Part Three)

In honor of the July 15 release of the new film, Deadshirt movie editor and known Ghostbusters obsessive Max Robinson attempts to pseudo-scientifically analyze the original 1984 film in a three-part commentary. Read Part One & Part Two before proceeding.  48:38 – 49:20 We’re back at Central Park West for the third and final round of annotations. Things were looking pretty grim…

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IDW’s Ghostbusters, Adaptation, and the Specter of 1984

Beginning in 2011 and spread out over five different series under the vision of writer Erik Burnham and artist Dan Schoening (with the occasional guest-penciler and backup story writer), IDW’s Ghostbusters ongoing “title” is—perhaps appropriately—a strange book. I’ve written before about the uneasy relationship between film and comics. And while there are a handful of film…