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2009 Stories by MARK MILLER

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  • Ducks vs. Red Wings

    published December 31, 2009

    In 1992, a film about an underdog hockey team was released, and the sporting world was never the same. It was such a hit that the Walt Disney Co.... More >>

  • Ducks vs. Minnesota Wild

    published December 24, 2009

    In 1992, a film about an underdog hockey team was released, and the sporting world was never the same. It was such a hit that the Walt Disney Co.... More >>

  • A Christmas Story

    published December 17, 2009

    No one really knows the recipe for a film that will speak to people for years to come. Hard-working directors and screenwriters can only hope that... More >>

  • Xanadu

    published December 10, 2009

    When the musical fantasy Xanadu was released in theaters in 1980, it failed on pretty much every level. The movie tanked, critics hated it, and... More >>

  • Phantom of the Opera with Live Score

    published December 3, 2009

    Lon Chaney is known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. For every role he played, Chaney did his own makeup and transformed himself into one iconic... More >>

  • Animal House Screening with Chris Miller

    published November 26, 2009

    What can be said about National Lampoon’s Animal House that hasn’t been said already? How about the fact that it’s the rare kind of... More >>

  • The Room

    published November 19, 2009

    Tommy Wiseau directed, wrote, produced, and starred in The Room , a travesty that calls itself a movie. It’s the timeless tale of a tender... More >>

  • Jim Breuer

    published November 19, 2009

    Jim Breuer made a name for himself in the late 90s when he became a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live. His character, Goat Boy, a... More >>

  • Grapes of Wrath

    published November 12, 2009

    With big blockbusters continually capturing the hearts of young audiences, it has to mean something that a quiet, black-and-white period film... More >>

  • Bram Stoker's Dracula

    published October 29, 2009

    Horror films are typically looked down upon as the cinematic equivalent of junk food. So, when the respected director Francis Ford Coppola decided... More >>

  • Frankenstein in Love

    published October 22, 2009

    Clive Barker is a name synonymous with horror. What you already know is that he’s directed a handful of films and authored more than twenty... More >>

  • Broken Lizard Live

    published September 17, 2009

    The hilarious quintet of madmen behind Super Troopers, Club Dread, and Beerfest, Broken Lizard turned frat boy humor and beer drinking into... More >>

  • Speed Dating

    published September 10, 2009

    Speed dating can be potentially terrifying or hilarious, depending on your tolerance for oddballs of the opposite sex (see: speed dating scene... More >>

  • Miss Coco Peru

    published August 20, 2009

    Arguably one of the most well known drag queens working today, Miss Coco Peru is a storyteller/monologist who’s appeared in numerous... More >>

  • Little Shop of Horrors

    published July 9, 2009

    When one thinks of The Little Shop of Horrors—the story of the giant, talking carnivorous plant bred in a tiny, skid row... More >>

  • Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut

    published June 25, 2009

    In 2001, Donnie Darko was released in theaters. However, nobody had heard of it and the film promptly withered and died. A few months... More >>

  • Margaret Hyde Signing

    published June 4, 2009

    Get ready for the next generation of children’s literature. Mo’s Nose, an upcoming series of high-tech (well, high-tech for... More >>

  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    published May 14, 2009

    Terry Gilliam can’t seem to catch a break. He, perhaps more than any other living filmmaker, has had to fight tooth and nail to capture his... More >>

  • Harland Williams

    published May 7, 2009

    A Canadian-born actor and stand-up comedian, Harland Williams’ three most popular movie roles are that of the pee-drinking cop in Dumb and... More >>

  • David Alan Grier

    published April 30, 2009

    Making a living with his comedic expertise, David Alan Grier is one funny guy. Perhaps you remember him as one of the standout cast members from... More >>

  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    published April 23, 2009

    One con man is smooth and sophisticated; the other is crude and petty. Each man has his eye on the same prize: a young woman who recently... More >>

  • Dr. No

    published April 9, 2009

    Remember when action films were good? With all the modern techno-babble and razor-thin plotlines designed to keep ADD-addled audience members... More >>

  • Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwrtten

    published March 19, 2009

    Come on down to the Art Theater for a cavalcade of punk rock as local punk band Fifth Story Tenants will be tossing aside their usual playlist for... More >>

  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space

    published March 5, 2009

    There are two kinds of cult movies. The first kind becomes a cult classic by accident; through some unpredictable twist of fate, a film that... More >>

  • You're Using Coconuts!

    published February 19, 2009

    In 1969, the world was introduced to Monty Python’s Flying Circus—and it was never the same again. The British television series... More >>

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