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The Eternal Jew (1940) – A Nazi Propaganda Film (Subtitled)

  By Melissa Antoinette Garza   Other than seeing clips of TRIUMPH OF THE WILL (1934) in documentaries, I never watched a Nazi propaganda film.  I knew Nazis were horrible, I knew Hitler was the devil incarnate and I knew about the horrors of the Holocaust.  So, I never saw a reason to watch a […]

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Beauty and the Beast (2017) – A Conservative’s Film Review

By Melissa Antoinette Garza  I haven’t seen the Disney cartoon adaptation in quite a while, but since some of my favorite people in the world were going to see the new film, I decided to go with.  I knew there was some hubbub about the inclusion of a gay character, so I was curious about […]

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The Addams Family (1964-1966) – A Look At The Lighter Side Of Horror – HORROR TV REVIEW

By Melissa Antoinette Garza Evolved from a popular New Yorker cartoon by Charles Addams, The Addams Family began its run in September of 1964. It followed the adventures of an eccentric clan of characters who found appreciation in things that most others were frightened of or disgusted by. Whether it be their pet lion, their […]

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A Woman’s View on the Women’s March

  By Melissa Antoinette Garza   I knew from the start I wasn’t going to vote for Hillary Clinton. It was her track record of getting child molesters off and silencing rape victims that disgusted me enough to say “NEVER.”  I live in MA. I knew she’d win the state, but there was no way […]

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Leah Remini: Scientology and The Aftermath – AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

  By Melissa Antoinette Garza   There’s not much Americans agree on right now.  The one thing that isn’t up for debate is SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH.  Everyone loves it and everyone talks about it.  Whether on Facebook, Twitter or in person (imagine that) everyone I know is cheering on Leah Remini and her partner […]

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FAKE NEWS: IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS

By Melissa Antoinette Garza   When I was a child and I walked through the grocery store line with my mother, tabloids like THE NATIONAL INQUIRER and WEEKLY WORLD NEWS would catch my eye.  With covers regarding BIGFOOT encounters and evidence of ELVIS PRESLEY faking his death, I’d always want to read it. I knew […]

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Sinbad: Shazam Genie Movie – Film Review — The Movie That Never Existed but I Can’t Forget

  By Melissa Antoinette Garza   After talking with a few of my movie-buff friends who are tearing their hair out and feeling insane while remembering the controversial film SHAZAM, I decided I’d put myself 100% out there.  Somehow this film disappeared off the face of the earth so knowing I’ll be called a nut, I’ve […]

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I Voted for Trump: The Confession of a White Woman

By Melissa Antoinette Garza I confess, I voted for President-Elect, Donald Trump.  It’s not really a confession.  I haven’t kept it quiet, but I’ve never discussed it here.  That said, the reactions from some of my so-called friends and complete strangers shocked me.  People who have known me for years were suddenly calling me racist […]

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The Shawna Shea Film Festival moves out to Central Massachusetts – MOVIE NEWS

By Richard Morchoe Three days of short films and features of the best horror and science fiction in New England and elsewhere at the Shawna Shea Film Festival. The Shawna Shea Film Festival spent a few years at the Somerville Theater. The venue is known for interesting screenings. It is also the home of the […]

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The Scariest Obscure Halloween Suggestions by Decade

By Melissa Antoinette Garza   During the next few weeks, you may be looking for some horror movies you’ve never seen.  Without video rental stores being an option, you may never find the nightmare you’re looking for. I’ve compiled a list from the 1920s – 2010s, of some of the greatest classics that most audiences […]

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BRING IT ON (2000) – Writer Jessica Bendinger on Allegations She Promotes Rape Culture

  By Melissa Antoinette Garza   Often when discussing 1980s comedies like REVENGE OF THE NERDS, ANIMAL HOUSE, PORKY’S and POLICE ACADEMY, one can’t help but mention uncomfortable sequences involving sexual assault, misconduct and straight-up rape that were used for comedic purposes. For the most part, movies are warier of situations like this and don’t […]

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Short Term Disability Angst – Trying to Heal in the Face of a Broken System

By Melissa Antoinette Garza   I’ve been out of work since about June 1, 2016.  When I went out on short-term disability, I didn’t expect it to be out of work this long, but alas PTSD doesn’t play by my schedule.  I wrote about the whole thing back when I wrote about my father, the […]