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Podcast 152: Remembering Your First Scary Movie

Oct. 12
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie asks people about the first film they remember scaring them. Listen to memories from horror fans and some famous horror celebrities.

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Podcast Episode 151: Teaching Zombies

Sept. 14
By Beth Accomando

The Doctor of the Dead, Arnold T. Blumberg, uses zombies to teach media literacy and critical thinking. He has also just written a geeky, well-researched history of the zombie, "Journey of the Living Dead."

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Podcast Episode 150: Adapting Shakespeare

Aug. 31
By Beth Accomando

William Shakespeare's plays are more than four centuries old yet they can still captivate an audience and deliver themes that resonate. On today's podcast, I speak with theater and film artists about how to bring the Bard to life for modern audiences. Plus a review at the top of "Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich."

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Podcast 149: Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft

Aug. 17
By Beth Accomando

Aug. 20 will mark the 128th anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft’s birth. But how did this man who was born in Providence Rhode Island come to create a body of horror fiction that continues to influence the public consciousness and other artists? Explore that question with the latest podcast.

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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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