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ROGUE ONE STAR WARS • DON'T BREATHE • STAR TREK BEYOND • FEMALE GHOSTBUSTERS • INDEPENDENCE DAY RESURGENCETHE BFG • LEGEND OF TARZAN • X-MEN APOCALYPSEME BEFORE YOU • NICE GUYSMONEY MONSTER • CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WARKEANU • MOTHER'S DAY • ELVIS AND NIXON • JUNGLE BOOKCRIMINAL • THE BOSS • BATMAN VS SUPERMANMY NAME IS DORISLONDON HAS FALLEN • DIVERGENT SERIES • MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN • BROTHERS GRIMSBY • 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE • WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT • PEE WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY • EDDIE THE EAGLE • DEADPOOLTHE WITCH • ZOOLANDER 2 • HAIL CAESARPRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES • DIRTY GRANDPATHE BOY • REVENANT • THE FOREST
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NEW RELEASE MOVIE REVIEWS 2014
THE INTERVIEWWHIPLASHSTILL ALICE PADDINGTON • INTO THE WOODSSELMAIMITATION GAMEBIG EYESWILD • NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3 • ANNIEHOBBIT BATTLE FIVE ARMIES NEW STAR WARS TEASER REVIEWEXODUS GODS KINGSHOMESMANHORRIBLE BOSSES 2HUNGER GAMES MOCKINGJAY ONETHEORY OF EVERYTHING PENGUINS • FOXCATCHERDUMB DUMBER TOBIG HERO 6BEYOND THE LIGHTSROSEWATERINTERSTELLARBEFORE I GO TO SLEEPDEAR WHITE PEOPLENIGHTCRAWLERBIRDMANJOHN WICKOUIJAFURYBEST OF MEST VINCENTBOOK OF LIFETHE JUDGEKILL THE MESSENGERDRACULA UNTOLDGONE GIRLANNABELLEGOOD LIEMEN WOMEN CHILDRENLEFT BEHINDEQUALIZERBOXTROLLSSKELETON TWINSTHIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOUTUSKWALK IN TOMBSTONESTHE DROPSOMETHING WICKEDNOVEMBER MANAS ABOVE SO BELOWINNOCENCEGAME STANDS TALLCANTINFLASSIN CITY DAMEIF I STAYEXPENDABLES 3HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEYTHE GIVERLET'S BE COPSTEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES • MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHTINTO THE STORMGUARDIANS OF THE GALAXYHERCULESMOST WANTED MAN LUCYSEX TAPEPURGE ANARCHYDAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES •  TAMMYDELIVER US FROM EVILEARTH TO ECHOBEGIN AGAINTRANSFORMERS 4FAULT IN OUR STARS22 JUMP STREETEDGE OF TOMORROWTHE ROVER MALEFICENTMILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WESTXMEN FUTURE PASTBLENDEDGODZILLACHEFNEIGHBORSAMAZING SPIDERMAN 2BRICK MANSIONSQUIET ONESOTHER WOMANFADING GIGOLOOCULUSDRAFT DAYIMMIGRANTCAPTAIN AMERICA WINTER SOLDIERNOAH • DIVERGENTMUPPETS MOST WANTED • GRAND BUDAPEST HOTELGOD'S NOT DEADNEED FOR SPEED • 300 RISE OF AN EMPIREPEABODY • NON STOP • POMPEIITHREE DAYS TO KILL ROBOCOPENDLESS LOVEMONUMENTS MENLEGO MOVIELABOR DAYI FRANKENSTEIN •  JACK RYAN SHADOW RECRUIT • LONE SURVIVORPARANORMAL ACTIVITY MARKED ONESAUGUST OSAGE COUNTYELECTRIC BUGALOO CANNON FILMS STORYGIMME SHELTER
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FAV FILMS
1)THE MAN
FROM
LARAMIE
2)DOCTOR
ZHIVAGO
3)JAWS
4)LAURA
5)VIOLENT
SATURDAY
6)CANYON
PASSAGE
7)ANATOMY
OF A
MURDER
8)THE BEST
YEARS OF
OUR LIVES
9)THE
FEARMAKERS
10)LAWRENCE
OF ARABIA

FAV FILM NOIR
FOLLOWING
THOSE ON THE
LIST UP ABOVE
1)FALLEN ANGEL
2)THE BIG HEAT
3)WHERE THE
SIDEWALK ENDS
4)JOURNEY
INTO FEAR
5)THE
KILLING

GUMSHOE NOIR
1)MURDER MY
SWEET
2)KISS ME
DEADLY
3)CHINATOWN
4)THE LONG
GOODBYE
5)MALTESE
FALCON
MAFIA GANGSTER
1)GODFATHER II
2)GOODFELLAS
3)GODFATHER
4)ROARING
TWENTIES
5)AL CAPONE
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FAV ACTORS
1)DANA ANDREWS
2)JAMES CAGNEY
3)MARLON BRANDO
4)JACK NICHOLSON
5)ORSON WELLES
CULT ACTORS
1)CHARLES
BRONSON
2)VICTOR
MATURE
3)ROD
TAYLOR
4)MALCOLM
McDOWELL
5)LAWRENCE
TIERNEY

FAVORITE DIRECTORS
1)RICHARD FLEISCHER
2)JACQUES TOURNEUR
3)STANLEY KUBRICK
4)OTTO PREMINGER
5)ORSON WELLES
6)DAVID LEAN
7)ALFRED
HITCHCOCK
8)JOHN LANDIS
9)SAM PECKINPAH
10)MICHAEL WINNER
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CULT/B-FLICKS

1)CURSE OF
THE DEMON
2)THE
CROWDED
SKY
3)THE
DRIVER
4)KING
OF THE
MOUNTAIN
5)HOT CARS
6)THE ONLY
GAME IN
TOWN
7)AIR
PATROL
8)ASH
WEDNESDAY
9)CORVETTE
SUMMER
10)SOYLENT
GREEN

FAV ALBUMS
TO WRITE TO
1)BAGS GROOVE
BY MILES DAVIS
2)STATEMENTS
BY MILT JACKSON
3)BLUES ON THE
OTHER SIDE
BY MIKE MAINIERI
4)BLUES CARAVAN
BY BUDDY RICH
5)UNPENDO NI
PARMOJA BY
RAMSEY LEWIS
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For James M. Tate, founder of Cult Film Freak, music listened to while writing is no longer of the Straight Rock Nature, and All Vocals are Gone: Artists and their Instruments include: Vibes by Milt Jackson, Mike Mainieri, Red Norvo, Victor Feldman; Drums by Buddy Rich, Charlie Watts; Piano by Duke Ellington, Ramsey Lewis; Guitars by Wes Montgomery, Charlie Christian, Jerry Garcia, Mick Taylor, Frank Zappa; Horns by Miles Davis; Winds by Sam Most, Benny Goodman; Sax by John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley... And so many more...