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The American Genre Film Archive On Why Exploitation Movies Are Worth Preserving

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The late Mike Vraney, a former projectionist with a penchant for the unusual, founded Something Weird Video in 1990, showcasing the best in exploitation cinema from the 1930s to the 1970s. Featuring sleazy sexploitation flicks, drive-in classics, gory horror tales, and weird obscurities, Something Weird became a right of passage for B-movie fans around the world. The company introduced audiences to the icons of exploitation, including Joe Sarno, Herschell Gordon Lewis, and Doris Wishman.
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So Bad It’s Good: ’80s Rock and Killer Ninjas Meet in ‘Miami Connection’

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Bad movies are not a simple matter. There are nearly as many categories of terrible movies are there are for great ones: there are films that are insultingly stupid (Batman & Robin), unintentionally funny (The Room), unintentionally, painfully unfunny (White Chicks), so bad they’re depressing (Transformers), and so on. But the most rewarding terrible movies are those we know as So Bad They’re Good—entertaining in their sheer incompetence, best braved in numbers, where the ham-fisted dramatics and tin-eared dialogue become fodder for years of random quotes and inside jokes. And in this spirit, Flavorwire brings you a new feature, So Bad It’s Good.
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Incredible Mondo Posters Celebrating the 2013 Academy Award-Nominated Films

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We’re big fans of Mondo, the art division of the Alamo Drafthouse that creates limited edition posters honoring classic and contemporary films. They’ve also got a few vinyl movie soundtracks and VHS re-releases up their sleeves (and they sell tees). Mondo’s latest offering is a collection of posters tied to nominated movies in select Oscar categories. The Austin-based gallery was kind enough to give us a preview of some of the artworks, which we’ve featured in our gallery. Several regular Mondo contributors like Olly Moss, Tyler Stout, and Jay Ryan wooed us with their versions of Django Unchained, Moonrise Kingdom, Best Picture winner Argo, and more. Check out these beautiful posters, and then head to Mondo’s Twitter feed for purchase details.
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