Brotherhood of The Black Heart

One of the most unbelievable nights of my life…One I will always cherish.
Read all about it….NOW!!!

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noun 1. the relationship between brothers
2. an association, society, or community of people linked by a common interest, religion, or trade

I never actually had a brother. Three older sisters fascinated by the concept of dressing me in their frocks as an infant and ensnaring my face in my grandmother’s stockings until I resembled a bank robber, only to drag my bony ass up her stairwell using the gusset for leverage…but no brothers. When my father passed I was left the sole man of the house and I could have done with a brother then let me tell you. Recently I acquired four in one fell swoop and in the unlikeliest of locales. A squalid little establishment in Camden Town, North London. It goes by the name of The Black Heart and, in truth, turned out to be bathed in glorious…

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Excision (2012)

This film had such an utterly profound effect on both Keeper and I….absolute perfection….See it, NOW if you haven’t….if you have…watch it, AGAIN!

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Crimson Quill’s Appraisal #315

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Number of Views: One
Release Date: January 21, 2012 (Sundance)
Sub-Genre: Cult Film
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 81 minutes
Director: Richard Bates, Jr.
Producer: Dylan Hale Lewis
Screenplay: Richard Bates, Jr.
Special Effects: Cris Alex, Stephen Imhoff
Cinematography: Itay Gross
Score: Steve Damstra II, Mads Heldtberg
Editing: Yvonne Valdez, Steve Ansell
Studio: BXR Productions
Distributor: Anchor Bay Films
Stars: AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords, Ariel Winter, Roger Bart, Jeremy Sumpter, Malcolm McDowell, Matthew Gray Gubler, Marlee Matlin, Ray Wise, John Waters, Matthew Fahey, Sidney Franklin, Molly McCook, Natalie Dreyfuss, Cole Bernstein, Emily Bicks, Brennan Bailey

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I’ve been a student of film for well over thirty years and it takes a lot to leave me flabbergasted. During that time I have watched a great deal of movies, been underwhelmed by my fair share of so-called classics and pleasantly…

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Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

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Crimson Quill’s Appraisal #278

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Number of Views: Three
Release Date: September 29, 1995
Sub-Genre: Slasher
Country of Origin: United States
Budget: $5,000,000
Box Office: $15,116,634
Running time: 88 minutes, 96 minutes (Producer’s Cut)
Director: Joe Chappelle
Screenplay: Daniel Farrands
Characters: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Producers: Moustapha Akkad, Malek Akkad, Paul Freeman
Special Effects: David Barrett, John Carl Buechler, Brad Hardin
Score: Alan Howarth
Cinematography: Billy Dickson
Editing: Randolph K. Bricker
Studios: Dimension Films, Nightfall Productions
Distributor: Miramax Films
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Paul Rudd, Marianne Hagan, Mitchell Ryan, Kim Darby, Bradford English, Keith Bogart, Mariah O’Brien, Leo Geter, J.C. Brandy, Devin Gardner, Susan Swift, George P. Wilbur, Janice Knickrehm, Alan Echeverria, Hildur Ruriks

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I’ve always rooted for the underdog. Maybe I’m a sucker for a hard luck story or, more likely, a sucker for punishment. I was the one guy applauding come the end…

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Better Off Dead (1985)

Keeper’s Brilliantly Scribed, Insightful Appraisal of a True Classic!

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Crimson Quill’s Appraisal #277

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Number of Views: Infinite
Release Date: August 23, 1985
Genre: Comedy
Country of Origin: United States
Box office: $10,297,601
Running time: 97 minutes
Director: Savage Steve Holland
Screenplay: Savage Steve Holland
Producers: Gil Friesen, Michael Jaffe, Andrew Meyer
Cinematography: Isidore Mankofsky
Score: Rupert Hine
Studios: A&M Films, CBS Theatrical Films
Distributors: Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures
Stars: John Cusack, Diane Franklin, Curtis Armstrong, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby, Amanda Wyss, Aaron Dozier, Demian Slade, Scooter Stevens, Yuji Okumoto, Brian Imada, Laura Waterbury, Daniel Schneider, Chuck Mitchell, Vincent Schiavelli, Taylor Negron, Rick Rosenthal, Elizabeth Daily

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We’ve all been there. I’m speaking of the pang of rejection; one minute we’re dating the perfect girl or guy, adorning our sleeping quarters with paraphernalia of our significant others, and spending hours upon hours daydreaming of the time when we settle…

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L.A. Story (1991)

Keeper on a CLASSIC Lovestory/Comedy

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Crimson Quill’s Appraisal #268

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Number of Views: Infinite
Release Date: February 8, 1991
Genre: Comedy
Country of Origin: United States
Box Office: $28,862,081
Running Time: 95 minutes
Director: Mick Jackson
Screenplay: Steve Martin
Producer: Daniel Melnick
Cinematography: Andrew Dunn
Score: Peter Melnick
Editing: Richard A. Harris, Greg Le Duc
Studios: Carolco Pictures, IndieProd Company Productions, L.A. Films
Distributors: TriStar Pictures, Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment
Stars: Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant, Richard E. Grant, Marilu Henner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Forristal, Kevin Pollak, Sam McMurray, Patrick Stewart, Andrew Amador, Gail Grate, Eddie De Harp, M.C. Shan, Frances Fisher, Iman, Tommy Hinkley, Larry Miller, Woody Harrelson, Chevy Chase, Rick Moranis, Terry Jones

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This one has been a long time coming. I’m not sure what it is about your all-time favorite movie that makes it…

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House of 1000 Corpses (2000)

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Crimson Quill’s Appraisal #146

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Number of Views: Two
Release Date:April 11, 2003
Sub Genre: Exploitation
Country of Origin: United States
Budget: $7,000,000
Box Office: $16,829,545

Running Time: 89 minutes
Director: Rob Zombie
Producer: Andy Gould
Screenplay:Alex Rodrego
Special Make-Up Effects:Wayne Toth
Special Effects: David Blitstein, Kam Cooney
Cinematography: Alex Poppas, Tom Richmond
Score: Rob Zombie, Scott Humphrey
Editing:Kathryn Himoff, Robert K. Lambert, Sean K. Lambert
Studio:Spectacle Entertainment Group, Universal Studios
Distributor:Lion’s Gate Films
Stars: Sid Haig, Billy Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, Karen Black,Chris Hardwick, Rainn Wilson, Erin Daniels, Jennifer Jostyn, Dennis Fimple, Matthew McGrory, Steve Naish, Michael J Pollard, Tom Towles, Harrison Young, Walton Goggins and Irwin Keyes

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Sometimes one view of a piece of work simply doesn’t suffice. A typical example of this kind of feature would be a maiden voyage anticipated with such blind delirium…

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Silent Rage (1982)

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Crimson Quill’s Appraisal #261

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Number of Views: Two
Release Date: April 2, 1982
Genre: Suspense Thriller
Country of Origin: United States
Budget: $4,500,000
Running Time: 103 minutes
Director: Michael Miller
Producer: Anthony B Unger
Screenplay: Joseph Fraley
Special Effects: Jack Bennett
Cinematography: Robert Jessup, Neil Roach
Score: Peter Bernstein, Mark Goldenberg
Editing: Richard C Meyer
Studios: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Topkick Productions
Distributors: GoodTimes Home Video, Columbia TriStar Home Video
Stars: Chuck Norris, Ron Silver, Steven Keats, Toni Kalem, William Finley, Brian Libby, Stephen Furst, Stephanie Dunnam, Joyce Ingle, Jay De Plano, Lillette Zoe Raley, Mike Johnson, Linda Tatum, Kathleen Lee, Desmond Dhooge

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I may be about to ruffle a few feathers so apologies in advance for desecrating on your childhood hero. You see, I really don’t get what all the…

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