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  • Horror Top 10 | #1 Halloween

    Horror Top 10 | #1 Halloween

    Horror Top 10 | #1 Halloween (1978) – “The night HE came home!” John Carpenter’s Halloween started as a low budget indie film, shot in twenty-one days and became the most iconic horror film of all time, and popularized the slasher genre that would tear through cinemas year after year throughout the 80′s. The film’s […]

  • Horror Top 10 | #2 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Horror Top 10 | #2 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Horror Top 10 | #2 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) – “Who will survive and what will be left of them?” This indie film came before Halloween and shocked audiences far and wide with violent and disturbing content. The film follows a group of friends who fall victim to a family of cannibals while on […]

  • Horror Top 10 | #3 Rosemary's Baby

    Horror Top 10 | #3 Rosemary’s Baby

    Horror Top 10 | #3 Rosemary’s Baby (1968) – “Pray for Rosemary’s baby.” Roman Polanski’s psychological thriller Rosemary’s Baby stars Mia Farrow as Rosemary Woodhouse whose husband Guy Woodhouse is a moderately successful actor who is disappointed in his career. The young couple moves into an old apartment building in New York City with a […]

  • Horror Top 10 | #4 Scream

    Horror Top 10 | #4 Scream

    Horror Top 10 | #4 Scream (1996) – “Don’t answer the door, don’t leave the house, don’t answer the phone, but most of all, don’t SCREAM.” Scream was credited with revitalizing the horror genre in the late 90’s. After the horror tropes of the slasher films of the 80’s had exhausted and sufficiently bored audiences, […]

  • Horror Top 10 | #5 The Conjuring

    Horror Top 10 | #5 The Conjuring

    Horror Top 10 | #5 The Conjuring (2013) – “Based on the true case files of the Warrens.” Creating a new horror film that is truly terrifying to modern audiences is nearly impossible. That’s why James Wan, the creator of Saw and Insidious has earned his stripes as the king of modern horror. The Conjuring […]

  • Horror Top 10 | #6 The Exorcist

    Horror Top 10 | #6 The Exorcist

    Horror Top 10 | #6 The Exorcist (1973) – “Somewhere between science and superstition, there is another world. The world of darkness.” One of the most controversial and terrifying films of all time, The Exorcist is a classic for a reason. While the film may be most famous for its obscene shock value, particularly a […]

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  • #MonologueWars: Round 1 – Vote!

    #MonologueWars: Round 1 – Vote!

    What happens when you pit 3 talented and experienced actors, plus a non-actor, against each other in a battle for Likes over their interpretation of a monologue? Why, heaps of fun, of course! Presenting, for your entertainment and ours, the

    September 22, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2013 Year of the Indie Film Surge

    2013 Year of the Indie Film Surge

    2013 Year of the Indie Film Surge -  by Jade Waddy from Mutinee – The Independent Film Network For Filmmakers 2013 saw quite a few amazing sites in the film industry, but nothing compared to the surge in independent film.

    April 15, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2014: Indie Films on Musicians

    Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2014: Indie Films on Musicians

    Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2014: Indie Films on Musicians – The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2014 will show four indie films on musicians this coming weekend (February 21st- 23rd) in Missoula, Montana. The films feature stories about musicians:

    February 21, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Jimmy Dempster in Case 0912

    Jimmy Dempster in Case 0912

    Jimmy Dempster in Case 0912, an indie short film noir.  Previously cast as The Punisher in a concept show, (based on fan fiction from the Marvel comic book) Jimmy Dempster takes on a new role as Detective Watson in Case

    January 30, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Nebraska the movie: A trip with Dad

    Nebraska the movie: A trip with Dad

    “Nebraska” the movie could be subtitled: Taking a trip with Dad to a place he’s determined to go, even if you know he’s confused. He wants to go and you cave in, figure you owe him this last wish, think

    January 20, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Best 10 Indie Films of 2013

    Best 10 Indie Films of 2013

    After attending film festivals, and perusing Netflix during family TV time over this past year, we decided to write our own “Best 10 Indie Films of 2013.”  Other critics input, equations or “rules” was not a factor in how we

    December 20, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

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  • The Things They Carried

    The Things They Carried

        The Things They Carried, the Viet Nam War related book by Tim O’Brien, is once again the focus of community reflection. Chosen as Missoula’s Big Read of 2014, he will appear on October 28th, 2014 as part of

    September 25, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Migrant Sun-- Ramon Mesa Ledesma

    Migrant Sun– Ramon Mesa Ledesma

      Ramon Mesa Ledesma, author of Migrant Sun,  is an Indie author with stories to share of the Latino Migrant Experience in the United States from his personal experience. I met him recently and we talked about his work. He

    July 28, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Top 6 Summer Reads for 2014

    Top 6 Summer Reads for 2014

    Top 6 Summer Reads for 2014 – The summer has officially started with warm sunshine, patio lounging, park sitting, beach bumming and glorious down-time.  Summertime books are stowed in bike baskets book marked in anticipation of the next page turn.

    July 25, 2014 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Secrets of Bob Wire | Author Spotlight

    Secrets of Bob Wire | Author Spotlight

    Secrets of Bob Wire: Author Spotlight - Shut Up and Drink Your Mashed Potatoes: Reports From the Front Lines of Fatherhood (Bob Wire Chronicles Book 1) – The man that is Bob Wire recently took some time to share a few bits of

    June 15, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • World's Most Glamorous Book dr.a.g Returns

    World’s Most Glamorous Book dr.a.g Returns

    The world’s most glamorous book ‘dr.a.g.’, for dressed as girl, returns. After losing its publisher to bankruptcy halfway through its initial release, the book has been fortified with 20 added pages and is now the first in a series from

    May 24, 2014 | 3 comments | View Post

  • Powell's Books—the Greatest Browse On Earth

    Powell’s Books—the Greatest Browse On Earth

      Portland Revisited: Powell’s Books—the Greatest Browse On Earth A few months ago an esteemed former writing teacher of mine wrote an op-ed piece about the Bolinas, California Library’s decision to empty their shelves of some older printed books and make

    May 14, 2014 | 2 comments | View Post

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  • Indie Band | Brother Townsend

    Indie Band | Brother Townsend

    I first met Brother Townsend at Open Mic night in Sean Kelly’s Pub downtown Missoula.  Many have asked me after writing that first story on him, “What’s happened to Brother Townsend?”  After some time in the Nevada oil fields, he

    September 5, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Curtis Salgado, the original Blues Brother

    Curtis Salgado, the original Blues Brother

    Curtis Salgado, vocals, harmonica– Curtis Salgado is the original Blues Brother, his essence captured, integrated and performed by deceased actor John Belushi many years ago, in the film The Blues Brothers, according to press accounts. Salgado on the other hand

    July 25, 2014 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Solo Artist Christopher John "Surrender"

    Solo Artist Christopher John “Surrender”

    Solo Artist – Christopher John is one-man pop-punk machine, earnest and talented in equal parts. Christopher John has proudly released his first 2014 single Surrender. First, because Chris is planning to released an array of singles in place of any upcoming

    April 1, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Danny Blu Tour: Silencing LGBTQ Hate and Battling Teenage Bullying

    Danny Blu Tour: Silencing LGBTQ Hate and Battling Teenage Bullying

      Danny Blu Tour: Silencing LGBTQ Hate and Battling Teenage Bullying – On the heels of marriage-equality and anti-bullying efforts in the United States, and the ongoing fight for freedom of expression, Danny Blu and his band will set out

    March 28, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Como Brothers Band Taking on the Indie Music World

    The Como Brothers Band Taking on the Indie Music World

    The Como Brothers Band Taking on the Indie Music World During the 2014 Artists In Music Awards, The Como Brother Band gained nominations in five different categories. On February 7th, The band won in two of the five: Composer/Songwriter of

    February 9, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

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  • The Good Life

    The Good Life

    The Good Life   Martha had not thought about him in years. It wasn’t that he had not played a pivotal role in her development, because he had. Her first boyfriend, first kisses, first prom, first dates in a car,

    July 3, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Plain Sight by Angie Hulme

    In Plain Sight by Angie Hulme

    In Plain Sight by Angie Hulme Robin closed the door to the flat, dropped zir purse to the floor and sighed with relief as ze sank onto the sofa, kicking off a pair of black heels. Eyes closed, ze dropped

    June 7, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • LOVE - Oregon Says I Do, and So Do My Boys

    LOVE – Oregon Says I Do, and So Do My Boys

    LOVE–Oregon says I do, and so can my boys Dustin and Mark, legally!  I cried when I heard this news. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane struck down Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage Monday, May 19th. The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) requested

    May 19, 2014 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Arizona: Serving up a New Era of Jim Crow

    Arizona: Serving up a New Era of Jim Crow

    Arizona: Serving up a New Era of Jim Crow – Arizona Discrimination Law  -  I’ve lived most of my life in fear, however, I made the choice to remain silent, for the most part. I was on a weekend news

    February 24, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Film is the Cure

    Film is the Cure

    Film is the Cure Guest Writer: Amy Wells It was nearly 25 years ago he first asked me, over a burger and fries in a local tavern on my lunch break, whether I had ever thought about having a thing

    January 27, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post