Book Review: Pulp Fiction – The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece

It will soon be twenty years since Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction was released and the film has reached almost mythical status. Like Lou Reed’s The Velvet Underground did for young musicians, Tarantino inspired an entirely new generation of potential filmmakers to take the risk and try to break into the industry. There’s no doubt,...

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Book Review: The Man Who Seduced Hollywood

Title: The Man Who Seduced Hollywood: The Life and Loves of Greg Bautzer, Tinseltown’s Most Powerful Lawyer Written by: B. James Gladstone Publisher: Chicago Review Press (May 1, 2013) Page Count: 352 (hardcover) Google his name and there are nearly 200,000 results. That’s a significant amount of modern interest for a Hollywood lawyer who died...

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Book Review: “The Hammer Vault”

Let’s state this right up front: Marcus Hearn’s book The Hammer Vault is a gem. Whether you’re a novice to the horror and thriller film output of Hammer studios from the late 50s through the early 70s or you’ve seen every last one of them countless times, this film by film survey of archival items (lobby cards, posters, on set photos...

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MorePop: A Canticle for Leibowitz

I picked up this book after chatting with Kurt about sci-fi/cyberpunk novels and mentioning how much I’d enjoyed Neal Stephenson’s Anathem – a novel essentially about a world where monastic orders are built around science rather than religion, but with much of the trappings of medieval Christian monasticism. He told me I had to read A Canticle...

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Book Review: Zombies! An Illustrated History of the Undead

Are you one of those folks who complains that zombies do not speak when the increasing legions of zombie fanatics yell ‘Braaaaaiiiins!’ during festival screenings? Or perhaps you are one of those higher-on-the-geek-scale types that cites Return of the Living Dead as the origin of that particular trend? (Editors Note: Guilty!) Do you debate with your...

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Cover Stories: Available Now

If you don’t listen to the RowThree Cinecast, you might not know that our good buddy (sometimes nemesis) and Cinecast co-host, Matt Gamble, is actually now a published writer. Banding together with nine other souls of the written word, Gamble and crew have put together 100 short stories that “cut deep into the tracks of their favorite albums to...

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Kurosawa Centenary: Akira Kurosawa: Master of Cinema by Peter Cowie

In the spirit of the ongoing celebration of Akira Kurosawa’s 100th birthday here at Row Three, I thought I would pass along a relevant book review previously posted at the Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow. It is for renowned scholar Peter Cowie’s brand-new book Akira Kurosawa: Master of Cinema, which takes a look at the filmmaker’s illustrious career...

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Book Review – Leonard Maltin’s 151 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen

When I started to think about writing my review for Leonard Maltin’s 151 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen the first thing that came to my mind was whether to actually discuss Maltin’s choices of movies. After a long deliberation I’ve decided that I don’t want to say which movies he picked. Maltin in the Preface states: “… I love movies and I’ve seen a great many...

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