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The Inmates are Running the Asylum

In New Column by John Tebbutt

Aficionados of bad movies know about The Asylum — the film distribution company responsible for cheap monster fare like Sharknado and Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, as well as “mockbusters” that sound suspiciously like other, higher-profile movies (Transmorphers, The Terminators, Paranormal Entity, Titanic II). This week, Video Vulture takes a look at some of its films — and by “takes …

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The Return of the 60-minute Rule

In New Column by John Tebbutt

This week, I’m going to pick a bunch of random films that I haven’t seen yet, advance them to the 60-minute mark, and describe that scene to you. Why would I do this? Hmmm, good question. Y’see, there’s a sort of Hollywood formula where you’re supposed to put a big action scene exactly 60 minutes into a movie. The police …