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March 19, 2020

In these tipsy-turvy times when our vast nation is being called upon to stay at home, we need a Great Unifier--a compelling force that brings us all together in front of the same screen at the same time. Cometh the hour, cometh the man. His name is Harry Langdon. This...

March 9, 2020

Yeah. This is happening:

Coming soon to Blu Ray from Arrow Video--

For the first time ever worldwide, all twelve tales of the adventures of everyone’s favourite titanic terrapin are collected together in one deluxe Blu-ray boxset. This limited edition collectors’ set tra...

March 29, 2019

American silent film comedies were dominated by sight gags, stunts and comic violence. With the advent of sound, comedies in the 1930s were a riot of runaway heiresses and fast-talking screwballs. It was more than a technological pivot—the first feature-length sound fi...

March 29, 2019

I'm posting this late but Arrow Video has put out a superb Region B box set of the Japanese Ring series, and as one of the bonus features I yammer my way through Hideo Nakata's 1998 classic. For those of you with Region B compatible Blu Ray players, this is available a...

June 20, 2018

 Wanna see Bill Gunn's Ganja & Hess on the big screen with an audience? Of course you do, that's why you're here. So follow this link to the Gene Siskel Film Center for showtimes and tickets!

January 21, 2018

No, this isn't one of my DVDs, but speaking as someone who cares about promoting the legacy of the great Charley Chase, this new DVD set is just as exciting to me as if I did have a hand in it.  Paul Gierucki and Richard Roberts have put together an essential archive o...

January 1, 2018

Easy Prey is the debut, and posthumous, novel by my mother Ann P. Kalat, based on her own experiences as an undergraduate student in anthropology at Duke University Women’s College in 1968.  I am proud to have played a small role in resurrecting this book and finally m...

November 23, 2017

It was over 40 years ago that I first discovered Buster Keaton--my parents took me to Village Inn Pizza in Durham, NC (sometime in 1975 or 1976) where they projected Super 8mm movies on the wall to entertain patrons while they waited.  It was there that I saw "One Week...

November 3, 2017

That's right--my book A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series is now available in every form you could wish--hard cover, paperback, *and* now on Kindle as well!  

In case you haven't heard of my book before, here's what Library Journal has to s...

August 7, 2017

Patrick Galvan of Toho Kingdom interviewed me about all things Godzilla--a subject I am always happy to bloviate on.  And yeah, this is all bloviating all the time.

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