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Podcast Episode 148: Remembering Tab Hunter

Aug. 3
By Beth Accomando

Last month actor and golden boy Tab Hunter died of cardiac arrest at the age of 86. I got to interview him in 2015. Here's a podcast dedicated to him.

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Podcast Episode 147: Comic-Con Fans And Creators

July 20
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con, my home away from home, is this week and I wanted to provide a little insight into why it gives me such joy.

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Podcast Episode 146: One Man Bond And Boots Riley

July 6
By Beth Accomando

Time to geek out about two very different things: James Bond and the directorial debut of rapper Boots Riley.

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Podcast Episode 145: Celebrating Master Showman William Castle

June 22
By Beth Accomando

If you do not know the name William Castle then it's time for you to discover the master showman who invented Illusion-O, Fright Break, Coward's Corner, Percepto, Emergo and much more. And if you already know this cinematic genius then come share some love with his daughter.

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Podcast Episode 60: Celebrating Blaxploitation Cinema

Feb. 12, 2016
By Beth Accomando

Film Struck is showcasing eight classics of Blaxploitation Cinema so it's time to revisit the Cinema Junkie Podcast featuring David Walker, writer of the "Shaft" comic books. Walker loves the Blaxploitation films of the 1970s and says we're due for Blaxploitation 2.0.

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Podcast Episode 144: TCM Mad About Musicals

June 8
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie Podcast goes Mad About Musicals as Turner Classic Movies launches new online film class.

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Podcast Episode 143: LGBTQ Cinema And FilmOut At 20

May 25
By Beth Accomando

Since San Diego’s LGBTQ film festival FilmOut celebrates its 20th anniversary this year I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the state of LGBTQ cinema and what a festival focusing on that community might need to look like moving forward.

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Podcast Episode 142: TCM 50 Must-See Sci-Fi Films

May 11
By Beth Accomando

Author Sloan De Forest talks about the challenges and agonies of compiling a list of films for her new book, "TCM Must-See Sci-Fi: 50 Movies That Are Out Of This World."

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Podcast Episode 141: TCMFF And Reel Science 2.0

May 4
By Beth Accomando

My apologies for getting this podcast out a week late, but I had the TCM Classic Film Festival and Reel Science 2.0 to cover!

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Podcast Episode 140: Hemlock Society And Right To Die Films

April 13
By Beth Accomando

Death. No one likes to talk about it and no one likes to think about how he or she might actually exit this world. But the Hemlock Society of San Diego has some film suggestions that might change your mind.

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Podcast Episode 139: Comic-Con Museum And More

March 30
By Beth Accomando

If you are a geek like I am, then the news that Comic-Con is going to open a museum was something to be excited about. Cinema Junkie sits down with executive director Adam Smith to discuss what the museum might be like and if the term is even appropriate to describe what's coming.

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Podcast Episode 138: Armando Iannucci, Political Comedy In The Age Of Trump

March 16
By Beth Accomando

Writer-director Armando Iannucci tackled British politics in "Thick of It," American politics in "Veep," and now he aims his satiric sites on Russian politics of the 1950s with "The Death of Stalin."

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Podcast 137: ACE Editors Talk About Their Oscar-Nominated Films

March 1
By Beth Accomando

The 90th Academy Awards are Sunday and one of the most misunderstood and least appreciated of the craft categories is film editing. So here is a trio of brilliant film editors to talk about their work on this year's Oscar-nominated films and to provide insights into just what film editors do.

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Podcast Episode 136: A Valentine To The Rapturous Romanticism Of Wong Kar-Wai

Feb. 14
By Beth Accomando

My idea of a good date movie is "Shaun of the Dead." So maybe I'm not the best person to be making Valentine's Day recommendations. But there's one contemporary filmmaker who consistently tackles love with such lush romanticism that even I swoon at his movies. That filmmaker is Wong Kar-Wai. So as much as I hate Cupid's silly holiday, here's a Valentine to Wong Kar-Wai.

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Podcast Episode 135: Batman '66 Exhibit

Feb. 2
By Beth Accomando

Fifty-two years ago ABC launched the TV show "Batman" and forever changed the pop culture landscape.

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