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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.

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. Advertisements

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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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Unnecessary Movie Review: Earth vs The Flying Saucers (1956)

In which I watch a movie I’ve owned for years, long after doing so could have any meaning. Why’d I Buy It? When I was six, we did not have cable. Don’t cry for me; network TV was a benevolent … Continue reading

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Unnecessary Movie Assignment #20

Back by popular demand! Which is to say that one person last week said something mildly encouraging about Unnecessary Movie Reviews. I know so little about popularity that as far as I know, this is what it feels like! What … Continue reading

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