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The ‘Virtual Reality’ Look of 90s Computer Animation

March 2, 2015

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Full disclosure: This article is in no way meant to be a comprehensive cover of the virtual reality boom of the early-90s, nor is it even meant to describe the mechanics of virtual reality. In fact, this blurb has very little to do with virtual reality itself; it mainly just discusses a few specific animation techniques – ones that, […]

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Jason Voorhees and the Case of the Confusing Mask

February 13, 2015

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Any horror fan worth their salt will recognize the perplexing American poster/box cover art from the 1985 bomb Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning: What makes this such a head-scratcher — and should be obvious from the above image — is that the mask used on the cover is not the mask Jason […]

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13 Times Pop Culture Referenced Jason Voorhees

February 13, 2015

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Something that excited me growing up a movie-obsessed kid was seeing film characters and pop culture things referenced in scenarios they weren’t intended for. I can’t explain it, but the discovery of parody and satire had a sublime effect on my developing brain – it showed me that everything kind of exists in the same […]

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Dr. Jose’s Vile Valentine’s Day Cards

February 10, 2015

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Aloha you lovestruck lunatics! I whipped up some Valentine’s Day cards that are guaranteed to get you smooched (or slapped) on the impending holiday. Print ‘em, trade ‘em, burn ‘em. Collect all 8! (Void where prohibited. Some assembly required. Batteries not included. Contents may settle during shipment.)

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No Sleeves, No Problem

February 2, 2015

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With winter in full MF-in’ swing, and with the East Coast and Midwest getting buried under a foot of snow, I figured now was probably a good time to post a summer-related piece in hopes that it might give you something to look forward to and help melt away those February blues (or ‘whites’, seems […]

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Schwarz Watch: Revisiting the Totally Awesome “The Running Man”

January 28, 2015

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  I’ve seen The Running Man (not to be confused with Marathon Man, which itself is not to be confused with The Marrying Man) several times over last couple decades, almost invariably on some basic TV station, edited for noontime viewing; always in scattered, unorganized chunks. And I’ve never not liked it; if someone asked for […]

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Dr. Jose on “The Canal”.

January 13, 2015

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Let’s just get this out of the way: the box art is terrible, basic, and derivative, and does not do the actual movie justice. This, I promise. That said, I would argue this is the best un-hyped horror film from 2014 that I just watched, truly. Meaning: until I saw a glowing recommendation for it […]

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Dr. Jose’s Favorite 80s T-shirts.

January 9, 2015

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I’m a t-shirt kinda guy. Always have been, probably always will be. Sure, I clean up nice on special occasions, but nothing beats a comfy tee – preferably with some sort of antiquated, obscure, or flat-out offensive message emblazoned upon it. Yep, I’m one of those types who likes a good ol’ vintage t-shirt. They look cool, and […]

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“Francis”, the name that defined the 80′s.

January 7, 2015

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There are a handful of names that come to mind when pressed for unforgettable 80′s film characters. Marty from Back to the Future. Daniel from Karate Kid. Perhaps Lewis and Gilbert from Revenge of the Nerds. Maybe Brand, Chunk, Data, or Mouth – all from The Goonies. And of course: Jason, Freddy, and Michael. But […]

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