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The Cinema Sentries 2022 Gift Guide

Holiday shopping gets a big push this time of year. In response, the Sentries offer gift-idea suggestions as you shop ...
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From the Couch Hole: Why Worry When It’s Warm Over Here

Previously on FTCH, Michael was back for Halloween, Ben returned, and Jet Screamer made an appearance. The Hocus Pocus were fruity, ...
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From the Couch Hole: Got My Good Side On

Previously on FTCH, we had pebbles that were fruity and pretzels that were beer cheese. We had a skeleton crew, four ...
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From the Couch Hole: And Talking Is the Only Way, Then Rap On

Previously on FTCH, we pumped it up with cinnafuego and a fruit mix-up. There was a prince, a pauper, and uncut ...
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From the Couch Hole: Until You Can Feel It

Previously on FTCH, we were cheeto cheese and peach cobbler. We were pulp and mash in dream world and the dark ...
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Comic-Con International: San Diego 2022 Friday Program Highlights

Friday's programming schedule has been released. I have less conflicts than yesterday, but looks like the day is going to ...
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Comic-Con International: San Diego 2022 Thursday Program Highlights

Previously when going over convention schedules to create articles like this, my intention is to attend most, if not all, ...
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From the Couch Hole Special Edition: Best of 2006 Redux (You’re Gonna Walk with Me and Talk with Me)

I'm taking a break on the First Anniversary of FTCH. I love my usual format because it allows me to ...
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From the Couch Hole: And Nobody Knows Like Me

Previously on FTCH, it was a COVID-delayed episode that featured purple thunder and a machine that can create rainstorms. There were ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Have a Picture Pinned to My Wall

Previously on FTCH, it was a flamin' hot episode with old bay seasoning. There was lawn mowing and fire starting and ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’ll Be the Ticket If You’re My Collector

Previously on FTCH, there was a striptease with a divorce at a funeral. We mixed cinnamon toast with charms and for ...
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From The Couch Hole: Under Blue Moon, I Saw You

Previously on FTCH, Tom Sawyer was abroad and everything was everywhere. At the same time, the city was on fire, ...
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From the Couch Hole: Inside You the Time Moves

Previously on FTCH, we had a week dedicated to the Nineties. There were Langoliers and Violent Femmes. There was Armageddon ...
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My (Tentative) 2022 TCM Classic Film Festival Schedule

The COVID pandemic resulted in the cancellation of many activities. One that I have missed the most is the TCM ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Can’t Wait To See You

Previously on FTCH, there were thin Kit Kats and Twinkies in your creamer. We visited Berlin, French Connection, and Batwoman ...
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From the Couch Hole: Just Afloat On The Sea

Previously on FTCH, there was a Stargirl and a Sugar Free Space cola. I included an hombre, a prophet, and ...
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From the Couch Hole: The Sky Above Won’t Fall Down

Previously on FTCH, there was Coke from Space and no one Leggo'd our Pop-Tarts. There was soft skin, ghosts, and ...
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From the Couch Hole: Gold and Silver Shine

Previously on FTCH, there was cheese in the crackers, rabbits on the run, and a death on the Nile. We ...
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From the Couch Hole: Seven Horses Seem to Be on the Mark

Previously on FTCH, there was a Fantastic Planet, fantastic birthday cookies, and two fantastic detectives. We asked you to hold ...
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From the Couch Hole: Turn All the Lights up to Ten

Previously on FTCH, we had a flamin' hot time with Yellowstone, chocolate Oreos and we adored Prince at his best. ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’m Just Trying to Say

Previously on FTCH, we welcomed some clusters of the Reese's and Oreo Toffee variety. There was a ride along with ...
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From the Couch Hole: When the Little Things You’re Doing Don’t Turn Out Right

Previously on FTCH, we started the new season with King, Mountain Dew (your constant writer's weaknesses) and we spiced up ...
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From the Couch Hole: It’s Only a Heartbeat Away

Previously on FTCH, your last regular episode featured a doggy named Bobby and cookies with a doggy named Snoopy on ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of the Rest 2021 – No Need to Worry, No Need to Cry

From 2005 through 2013, my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best Of List. ...
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From The Couch Hole: Best of TV/Streaming 2021 – Like a Rainbow Crafted by a Drunken Leprechaun

From 2005 through 2013, my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best Of List. ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of Film 2021: Don’t Cry in My Office

From 2005 through 2013, my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best Of List. ...
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From the Couch Hole: Keep On Keeping On

Previously on FTCH, we walked with Hendrix, Who, and Woo. There were hot almonds, sour corns, and gingerbread candy bars. ...
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From the Couch Hole: So Now You’ve Caught On

Previously on FTCH, we dove into sad ads with Apple and cheesy wings at Applebee's. With King, we went through ...
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From the Couch Hole: Put a Smile on Your Face

Previously on FTCH, we pursued amusement parks, big drivers, and presidential assassinations with Stephen King, and along the way sampled ...
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From The Couch Hole: Try and Think of the Right Words to Say

Previously on FTCH, we we waltzed to the pumpkin patch with Linus, thought about life with Ray Bradbury, and looked ...
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From the Couch Hole: When the Stars Start Falling

Previously on FTCH, we went under the dome, shrieked about Skittles, and mused on murders in the building. This week, ...
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From the Couch Hole: Feel Sunshine Sparkle Pink and Blue

Previously on FTCH, we talked twins, made a bargain, and wondered how Wendy's fit a spicy chicken into a Pringle. ...
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From the Couch Hole: We’ve Seen the Rain and the Sunshine Together

Previously on FTCW, we solved mysteries with the Drew Crew but we couldn't solve the Case of the Grey Skittles. ...
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From the Couch Hole: Life Is Filled with Confusion

Previously on FTCH we mused upon summer jobs, we caught some blues with the Allman Brothers and the signature potato chip ...
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From the Couch Hole: Fell in Love by the Soda Machine

Season One, Episode One was well received. We're moving on to Episode Two and I'm starting to get more into ...
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From the Couch Hole: Maybe We Can Stay in Touch

There was once a blog named "Sunday Morning Tuneage".  From 2006 - 2013 on MySpace, I wrote a weekly dispatch ...
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Best of 2020 (Pandemic Edition): Best of the Rest

2020 BY THE NUMBERS 4,872,686 steps taken this year (2361 miles, 64 less than 2019)365 Days walking over 5 miles ...
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Best of 2020 (Pandemic Edition): The TV/Streaming Lists

From 2005 through 2012 I pretty consistently wrote my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog. It continued inconsistently through 2013 before being ...
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Best of 2020 (Pandemic Edition): The Film Lists

From 2005 through 2012 I pretty consistently wrote my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog. It continued inconsistently through 2013 before being ...
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Five Cool Things and Possessor

For nearly four months now, my family and I have gotten up on Saturday mornings, piddled around, watched TV, and ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: A Good Opinion Is Hard to Find

It's been a minute since we put forth some of our Grade A, doctor-recommended, mother-approved opinions on pop culture and ...
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Five Cool Things and Hunters

I hope everyone had a great holiday season.  I had a great time with mine and my wife’s family.  I ...
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Best of 2019 Assorted Lists

From 2005 through 2012, I pretty consistently wrote my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog. It continued inconsistently through 2013 before being ...
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Best of 2019 TV / Streaming Lists

From 2005 through 2012, I pretty consistently wrote my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog. It continued inconsistently through 2013 before being ...
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Best of 2019 Film Lists

From 2005 through 2012, I pretty consistently wrote my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog. It continued inconsistently through 2013 before being ...
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Five Cool Things and Friday the 13th

This getting older thing is kind of a bummer.  The other day I was bemoaning how old I'm getting and ...
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Five Cool Things and The ABC Murders

A great big pile of appreciation to my fellow Sentries who helped me out while I was on vacation. I'm ...
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Five Cool Things and Tom Petty

I am taking over the reigns this week, the start of which was pretty brutal with the tragic loss of ...
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Five Cool Things and Foo Fighters

I try to go into movies cold, knowing as little as possible about them.  I might watch a trailer and ...
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Artists Overlooked by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2016 Edition)

Last week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their nominees for their 2017 induction ceremony, which will be ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: DC TV

In which Shawn and Kim discuss the weekly DC Comics-based shows and shirtless heroes. Shawn: I've caught up on most ...
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My Top Picks for the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival

Each year when the schedule for the TCM Classic Film Festival is posted, I feel equal levels of excitement and ...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2013

Although summer officially ends on September 21, for movie fans, summer ends Labor Day. Hollywood blockbusters fade from the multiplex ...
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The Sentries Select Their Favorite Film of 2012

Joining in the award-season festivities, we here at the site wanted to mention a few of our favorites from 2012.  ...
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Our Favorite Christmas Movies

As a gift to our faithful readers, Cinema Sentries offers up a few of our favorite Christmas movies. Christmas in ...
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Pulp Fiction: The Five Things I Love About It

Written by Kristen Lopez What can be said about Pulp Fiction that hasn't been written since the film's release in ...
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Reflections on Paul McCartney’s ‘Live and Let Die’

James Bond films are known for many things, especially the gadgets, the girls, and the music.  John Barry's "James Bond ...
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Don’t Go See A Movie This Weekend

I know that seems an odd statement coming from a website that revels in movies, but that was my immediate ...
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Cinema Summary: My Summer Movies of 2012

The season opened solidly on May 4th with the debut of the much anticipated Avengers.  Directed by Joss Whedon, The ...
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Iconic Movie Scenes from the ’80s

You never know where inspiration is going to come from. Earlier in the month before he began contributing to the ...
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Classic Films Made After 1991

Written by Staff Sentry Greg Barbrick reviewed the book Reel Culture where author Mimi O’Connor chose “50 films you should ...
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Cinema Sentries Select the Best of 2011

With the Oscars just hours away from honoring the best of 2011, a few Sentries have gathered to name their ...
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So This Guy and a Girl Went to Sundance

Written by Amanda Salazar Max Naylor: Hi everybody.  I’d like you to meet Amanda.  She’s a programmer from an independent ...
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Most Anticipated Films of 2012

With a new year upon us, it's the perfect time to start marking the calendar with release dates. What follows ...
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My Last Movie Before the Rapture

While I don’t understand it myself, a number of people in the media have apparently decided to stop paying attention ...
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Best Movies and Trailers of 2010

Each year I predict what my favorite movies for the upcoming year will be.  I'm usually so far off that ...
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