Mike McPadden

HEAVY METAL MOVIES author, cult, doom, horror, psych, pop, trash, fun. Bearded, monstrous, utterly mind-roasting.

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Ferris Bueller is a fucking asshole

30 years of proving privilege rules.
In Entertainment by Mike McPadden / June 9, 2016

‘Purple Rain’ — the last great rock movie

Prince’s 1984 masterwork closed the book on an entire genre.
In Entertainment by Mike McPadden / April 21, 2016

‘V for Vendetta’: 10 years behind the mask

There’s more here than meets the Guy Fawkes face.
In Entertainment by Mike McPadden / March 16, 2016

How ‘Army of Darkness’ ruined horror movies

Every scare flick now seems like a send-up.
In Entertainment by Mike McPadden / February 18, 2016

RIP George Gaynes, who blended dignity and incompetence to glorious comic effect

Gaynes, of "Police Academy" and "Punky Brewster" fame, is dead at 98.
In Entertainment by Mike McPadden / February 17, 2016

R-rated superhero movies suck

… because superhero movies suck.
In Entertainment by Mike McPadden / February 8, 2016

Glenn Frey: Farewell to one of rock’s great a-holes

And that is a compliment!
In Music by Mike McPadden / January 19, 2016

David Bowie’s defining movie role

In The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bowie's an interstellar traveler who learns what it truly is to be an "alien."
In Entertainment by Mike McPadden / January 11, 2016

The politics of Mayor McCheese from McDonaldland

McCheese has successfully ruled McDonaldland uncontested since 1971.
In Features by Mike McPadden / January 8, 2016

The top 10 Christmas TV specials of the 1970s

Jingle bell bottoms.
In Music by Mike McPadden / December 23, 2015

13 ungodly weird 1970s Jesus movies

With more Christ-based films coming soon, let’s traverse afar back to cinema’s wild-and-wooliest decade, the 1970s, for a devil’s dozen sampler of Jesus movies that reflected the revolutionary—and, okay, sometimes just revolting—time period from whence they arose.
In Entertainment by Mike McPadden / February 17, 2015

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