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Tomorrow we celebrate the 74th birthday of the great Terry Gilliam. One of the most unique filmmakers in the history of cinema, Gilliam’s work through the years has been nothing short of astonishing, a wild ride down the rabbit hole of the imagination of a singular genius that fuses science fiction, fantasy, and fairy tale, exploring realms that are beyond the experience of the every day.

Of course, Gilliam was also a member of that most famous comedy troupe of all, Monty Python, and his experiences therein no doubt colored his comedic worldview, for his films are filled, for the most part, with a lighthearted and madcap comic joy, even when they become the stuff of nightmares.

His most recent film, The Zero Theorem, is due out for release on DVD on January 20, 2015. While you’re waiting, here’s my Top 5 List of the best of Terry Gilliam:

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Let’s Start A New Dance Craze, Shall We? (25 step by step instructions)

by Tony Shea November 21, 2014

  Now that this election is finally behind us, I can again focus on what I truly love, namely dance. At 6’ 1” and 215 pounds, I guess you could say that I was born to dance, the same way that a fish is born to swim or that a bird is meant to fly. […]

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30 Seconds at Grand Central – Ghost Train

by Tony Shea November 21, 2014

Opened in 1871, Grand Central Terminal (Grand Central Station as it more familiarly known) is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms. There are 67 tracks and 21.6 million visitors pass through it every year. It is the kind of place that immediately serves as a metaphor for the afterlife, or […]

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The City Trip (Progression of 14 Panels)

by Tony Shea November 20, 2014
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Fiction: Afterlife (Chapter 29)

by Mike Monroe November 17, 2014

If you’ve never read Afterlife before, click here to go to the first chapter. Photo via. Afterlife is a sci fi/western action serial published every other week. Join us in a post-apocalyptic journey through a future where life has become little more than a struggle for survival. However, where there’s life, there’s always hope.

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Monogold at Glasslands – This Bloom – Album Release – REVIEW – A+

by Tony Shea November 17, 2014

On a Saturday night that saw freezing temperatures on the East Coast, Monogold brought the heat to Glasslands in Williamsburg, firing up a sold out crowd who had come for the release of the band’s newest album, This Bloom. Hailing from Brooklyn, Monogold is a three-pice unit consisting of Keith Kelly on lead vox, guitar […]

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Robyn Hitchcock – Live at Arts at The Armory – Somerville, MA – REVIEW

by Sean Koepenick November 16, 2014

photo via Brad Searles So this week it was an artist I hadn’t seen in a few years-Robyn Hitchcock. It was an early show, so my concert comrade Brad and I stopped into Highland Kitchen first to grab some grub, along with some adult beverages. Then it was off to the venue, one that I […]

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In Contempt of … Bad Drivers

by Jay Hood November 5, 2014

Friday. 5:15 pm. Rush hour in Baltimore. Three blocks from the Inner Harbor and traffic is at a complete standstill. This is the very definition of gridlock. Bad drivers abound. Most have even given up honking. What is the point? Lights turn from green to red and back to green with no movement whatsoever. To […]

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How Do You Spend Your Sundays? LSD and Leisure

by Jeremiah Johnson November 4, 2014

For years I would buy a vial of liquid LSD each spring.  It was only in the warmer weather that I wanted it as I always needed the option of walking off into the mountains should the mood strike me.  A day tripper, I didn’t like being stuck inside while high, so it was always […]

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Fiction: Afterlife (Chapter 28)

by Mike Monroe November 3, 2014

If you’ve never read Afterlife before, click here to go to the first chapter. Photo via. Afterlife is a sci fi/western action serial published every other week. Join us in a post-apocalyptic journey through a future where life has become little more than a struggle for survival. However, where there’s life, there’s always hope.

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Dead Man’s Party – Halloween – NY

by Tony Shea November 2, 2014

It seems there have been a proliferation of hardcore haunted houses like Blackout and the super extreme McKamey Manor in San Diego in the past couple years, as folks seek out more intense thrills. And while I have flirted with the idea of attending one of these gruesome events, I realize that these days, I’m […]

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Raw Force (Kung Fu Cannibals): In 7 Scenes

by Jay Hood October 31, 2014

I recently attended a 48 hour horror movie marathon. While I did not attend the full time, I made sure I was there for two fantastic movies from the eighties. The pièce de résistance was Raw Force, a “virtual smorgasbord of over the top sleaze” and a “quintessential piece of early 80′s sleaze”.

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The Human BEEing Will Bleed You White with Terror!

by Tony Shea October 31, 2014

This gem from 2002 has been called one of the best short films ever produced. A hilarious retro-horror film cooked up by Pie Fights Films, The Human BEEing is the story of a greedy boss and a mad scientist who try to turn their office of typists, in 1959 Los Angeles, into worker bees. The […]

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Ding Dong – Who’s There? – The Alien That Eats Your Face

by Tony Shea October 31, 2014

Billy and Ray are both con-men. One of them is an alien with a big appetite. From writer/director Darren Coyle and cinematographer Ted Tuel, here’s a funny Halloween short that will leave you hungry for more.

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The Door Knob

by Alfred Guy October 31, 2014

If you’ve read my previous personal ghost story, you may remember my cousin, Johnny. This story also involves him. The events in this story were frightening. This is best read alone and at night.

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