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PODCAST: Sharks in Popular Culture – Taped LIVE at Phoenix Fan Fusion on 5/26/19!

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Filmed on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at North 225B at Phoenix Fan Fusion – sit down for a fun discussion Cult Following Xtra presentation about sharks in popular culture! For centuries, sharks have always had a role in pop culture

FILM REVIEW: ‘Shazam!’ is a Standalone Family Comedy Superhero Film. And That’s Weirdly Refreshing.

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As we see comic book blockbuster tentpoles break records, it’s easy to forget that Hollywood was afraid of superheroes for long time. We would get one occasionally, and they were often great (Donner’s ‘Superman’ films, Burton’s ‘Batmans’) which made it

PODCAST: Our Favorite Films of 1988: The Year in Film – Cult Following Xtra #2

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The Cult Following Crew is back with another bonus episode of Cult Following Xtra before we tape Cult Following Episode #96. In this episode of Xtra, we discuss our favorite films from 1988 as we close off 2018 and many

FILM REVIEW: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ is a Cyberpunk Techno-Marvel with Real Heart

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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ does something remarkable. It is an eye-popping showcase for cutting-edge special effects without falling into the trap of dodgy writing and sub-par acting. Its biggest success however is finally showing the powerful potential of Anime and Manga being

Favorite Films of 2018 Countdown – Cult Following #95

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In this episode of Cult Following, we have Victor, Kirby, Joshua and Adam join us for an epic 3-hour mega-episode where each of us breakdown our Top 5 favorite films of the year. Listen as we agonize breaking down the

REVIEW: ‘Bumblebee’ is a Nostalgia-Fueled Delight

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‘Bumblebee’ has succeeded in delivering such a well-realized and satisfying Transformers film that it’s mind-boggling it took six movies to get here. This is not only the best film in the franchise, it’s one of the most joyous film experiences

2018 Holiday & Awards Season Film Reviews and Recap – Cult Following #94

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It’s the thick of the Holiday film season spotlighting several new tentpole franchises and the streaming services are throwing out their big winter picks. Join us this episode as the gang spotlights several awards-season and holiday season must-sees. We have

Fall Movie Season & Black Friday Blu/4K Gift Guide Recap – Cult Following #93

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In this episode of Cult Following, the gang does a deep dive on the current fall season, with reviews of Netflix’s Cam. Ralph Breaks The Internet, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Roma, Suspiria,

Deep Dive: Suspiria: 1977 vs. 2018 – Cult Following Podcast Xtra #1

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In this special bonus episode of Cult Following, join Victor Moreno and Adam Rutkowski as they chat about Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Suspiria in a deep dive and compare it to the Dario Argento 1977 original. Plus, the 2 discuss

Halloween Horror Movie Binge, Dismember the Alamo & Halloween (2018) – Cult Following #91

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In this episode of Cult Following, the gang discusses the remake of Halloween (2018), plus Victor discusses programming the Dismember the Alamo horror marathons for the Alamo Drafthouse Phoenix locations. The gang also discusses more underseen Halloween horror such as

Venom, Bad Times at the El Royale & Underrated Halloween Horror – Cult Following #90

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In this episode, the gang picks some underrated and underseen horror movies you should watch this holiday season. Plus, reviews of Bad Times at the El Royale, Venom, a breakdown of what to expect at the Alamo Drafthouse’s Dismember the

Mandy & The Rebirth of Nicholas Cage – Sisters Brothers, Predator – Cult Following #89

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In this episode of Cult Following, the gang does a deep dive on Panos Cosmatos’ latest film Mandy and what does it mean for Nicholas Cage’s career as an actor? Is this a rebirth or a Wicker Man like derail?

2018 Fall Movie Preview + The Nun, Summer of 84 & Peppermint Review – Cult Following #88

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In this episode of Cult Following, the crew looks at the Fall’s upcoming films and what we’re excited about — from Halloween to The Crimes of Grindewold, we chat about what we’re looking forward to. Plus, we review The Nun,

REVIEW: ‘The Sisters Brothers’ is a Western Unlike Any You Have Ever Seen

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The first English-language film from French director Jacques Audiard, ‘The Sisters Brothers’ is a unique deconstructionist western that satisfyingly defies category. While its varying tone may be jarring to some viewers, the compelling story, fleshed-out characters and attention to detail

REVIEW: ‘White Boy Rick’ is Stirring and Heartfelt but lacks Authenticity and edge

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‘White Boy Rick’ is a coming of age story that aims high but falls short of a being full-fledged gangster epic. It is ultimately unsatisfying but for everything it lacks in cohesive morality, it mostly makes up for in the

The Most Underrated Films of the ’00’s – Cult Following Episode #87

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In this episode of Cult Following, the crew breaks down what they consider to be the hidden gems of the first decade of the 21st century. Kirby, Victor, and Joshua break down their Top 5 Underrated, Underseen Favorite Films of

SDCC 2018 Recap, Mad Monster AZ 2018, Mission Impossible: Fallout & More – Cult Following Episode #86

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Cult Following is back with an all-new episode! In this one, Victor recaps San Diego Comic-Con 2018, including theBold Voices of Horror panel featuring clips and behind the scenes info from Mandy, Tales from the Hood 2, Suspiria, Summer of

REVIEW: ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ is a Breathtaking Monument to Practical Stunts

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‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ marks a departure for the franchise. Previous to this installment, every ‘Mission’ has had a different director and feel. The films often felt like they were not in the same genre. From De Palma’s 70s conspiracy-thriller meets 90s blockbuster,