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About hotspur

hotspur is the videogum name of Luke Rooney, who usually makes the Kessel Run in 17 or 18 parsecs because, like, what is the rush? We will get to Kessel when we get to Kessel, just sit down and enjoy the run for chrissakes.

UFOs Are Definitely Real: Open Chat

You guys, I saw a UFO once. In New Jersey, in the ’90s. I was hanging out on the roof of the house I lived in, as you do when you are 21, because at 21 a roof seems as … Continue reading

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Haunted House of the Week: The Pillars Estate

Built in 1878 and dubbed The Pillars Estate, this antique gem sits in the middle of bucolic/polar-vortexed Upstate New York farm country, where it is currently for sale at a massively reduced rate and is home to a highly active … Continue reading

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Unnecessary Movie Assignment #23

You guys, I’ve done some very serious thinking about how we operate here. And as a result, we’re about to go off the rails.

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Unnecessary Movie Review: Minnesota Clay (1964)

In which I finally watch a DVD I’ve owned for years, long after doing so could have any meaning. Why’d I buy this? Remember that DVD omnibus of 20 Spaghetti Westerns that I grabbed from a bargain bin? Tell me … Continue reading

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Unnecessary Movie Assignment #22

Let’s get old-fashioned, you guys. Let’s get back to our bedrock, hardworking, internet family values, values such as we lived by biweekly in parts of 2014. Let’s do this by making me watch one of my questionable DVDs. They’re not … Continue reading

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Unnecessary Movie Review: The Changeling (1980)

In which I finally watch a DVD I’ve owned for years, long after doing so could have any meaning.  Why Did I Buy It? Years ago, I saw it on a list of “scariest movies ever” in a book or … Continue reading

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Unnecessary Movie Assignment #21

Yikes, we’re already halfway through the official Month of Scares®. How did that happen? Quick—we have to watch a scary movie. And we might as well review it for this blog. But which horror movie to watch?  It will be … Continue reading

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