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BLEEDIN’ WICKED GOOGLY… Films about 35 of those “Other” Sports (Part 3 of 7) by JAY

Posted on April 25th, 2009
BLEEDIN’ WICKED GOOGLY… Films about 35 of those “Other” Sports (Part 3 of 7) by JAY

Jay continues his list 35 of films that feature your favorite (and possibly not-so-favorite) sports. Man, these bring back some memories. This one makes me want to go diving, fencing, fishing, freediving and vault the pommel horse all on the same day. Especially fencing…

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BLEEDIN’ WICKED GOOGLY… Films about 35 of those “Other” Sports (Part 2 of 7) by JAY

Posted on April 24th, 2009
BLEEDIN’ WICKED GOOGLY… Films about 35 of those “Other” Sports (Part 2 of 7) by JAY

Yessir sporting activities, like crooked cops, malevolent extraterrestrials and nymphomaniacal teens, just lends itself to treatment on the silver screen. Yet apart from films centered on the big four – you heard me, four (football, basketball, baseball, golf) – few seem to have any knowledge or interest in cinematic depictions of the so-called lesser athletic endeavors. So let’s take a look at some participatorily-challenged sports and the films which sought – with varying degrees of success – to bring them to the forefront of the public conscience. (Part 2 of Jay’s article!)…

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BLEEDIN’ WICKED GOOGLY… Films about 35 of those “Other” Sports (Part 1 of 7) by JAY

Posted on April 23rd, 2009
BLEEDIN’ WICKED GOOGLY… Films about 35 of those “Other” Sports (Part 1 of 7) by JAY

Whenever the subject of films comes up, I am invariably asked “So what’s your favorite?” I’ve always equated this overly-broad inquiry with “So what’s your favorite liquid?” If you’re talking beer, then it’s Mac and Jacks. Wine, probably Louis Martini Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (NOT Sonoma). Tequila… Therefore, “What’s your favorite movie?” gets whittled down to “favorite comedy”, “favorite drama” and eventually “favorite sports movie”. And when it comes to one’s taste in athletic competition, brutality truly is in the eye of the beholder. Some like it rough, some like it serene. Some are attuned to team sport; others are drawn to…

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10 TOUGHEST MOVIE HEROES OF ALL TIME by COOP

Posted on April 8th, 2009
10 TOUGHEST MOVIE HEROES OF ALL TIME by COOP

These are the heroes that just won’t go down no matter what you thow at them. The best of the best. The Greatest. Here’s the criteria I used while making the list… a. The heroes must survive to the end of their film/franchise. b. No superheroes with superpowers. c. Pick heroes who represent cult phenom films. These are my results:

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TOP 10 REASONS TO WATCH THE OSCARS by Coop

Posted on February 15th, 2009
TOP 10 REASONS TO WATCH THE OSCARS by Coop

With the Academy Awards taking place next weekend, I’m going to take this opportunity to list ten reasons we Americans look forward to watching the ceremony. Forget that we’ll never get to hold that golden, bald trophy or that many of us haven’t seen any of the nominated films. The “Oscars” offer more to viewers […]

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TOP 10 HOLIDAY SEASON MOVIES by COOP

Posted on November 27th, 2008
TOP 10 HOLIDAY SEASON MOVIES by COOP

Holiday films are a special genre, best viewed during this time of the year. If you’re looking for a few to give you a bit of seasonal cheer, you can do no wrong with the list below. While many of these have remakes and other versions, I consider these the best of the lot. Sorry […]

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Top 10 Scariest Horror Scenes by COOP

Posted on October 31st, 2008
Top 10 Scariest Horror Scenes by COOP

WARNING: Many of these clips contain spoilers that might ruin the movie for you if you haven’t seen them. If you’d like to watch the movie unspoiled, don’t watch the clips. P.S. I know there are lot of glaring omissions here, but what can I say… I’m a connoisseur. These are ten scenes that still […]

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TOP 10 HALLOWEEN MOVIES by SEBASTIAN

Posted on October 31st, 2008
TOP 10 HALLOWEEN MOVIES by SEBASTIAN

So here they are, just in time for the holiday. Pick out one of these puppies and have a really shocking time this year on Halloween. I’ve organized them by CLASSIC and CONTEMPORARY. Enjoy! CLASSIC : 5. THE OMEN (1976) – Look for the those terrifying dogs, the anti-christ, and an impaling! Yikes! Also look […]

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Top 10 Greatest Halloween Villains by COOP

Posted on October 25th, 2008
Top 10 Greatest Halloween Villains by COOP

Here’s the criteria for this one: These movies take place during the holiday of Halloween. The villains in these movies are associated with the mythology surrounding Halloween. All of the films are great so if you’ve miss one of these, be sure to check them out and watch them on October 31st to get into […]

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TOP 10 OF 2001 (very short) LIST by COOP

Posted on May 14th, 2008
TOP 10 OF 2001 (very short) LIST by COOP

Coop’s Top 10 movies of 2001 list: 1. Mulholland Drive 2. Donnie Darko 3. Memento 4. Blackhawk Down 5. The Royal Tenenbaums 6. Lord of the Rings 7. Training Day 8. A.I. 9. From Hell 10. Harry Potter

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Trailer for the award-winning short PRISMA…


A corporate promotional VHS tape from 1984 conceals a brain-altering signal which is said to grant increased health, longevity and psychic powers to those who watch it. View at your own risk...

WINNER: SPECIAL JURY PRIZE, 2017 Oxford Film Festival

WINNER: BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM, 2017 FantaSci Short Film Festival

SEMI-FINALIST: 2017 NanoCon International Science-Fiction Film Festival

NOMINEE: BEST ANIMATION, 2017 End of Days Film Festival

NOMINEE: BEST GRAPHICS, 2017 FantaSci Short Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
2017 Nightmares Film Festival
2017 A Night of Horror Film Festival
2017 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
2017 Oxford Film Festival
2017 Crossroads Film Festival
2017 Clarksdale Film Festival
2017 Twisted Dreams Film Festival
2017 Tupelo Film Festival
2017 NanoCon International Sci-Fi Film Festival
2017 FantaSci Short Film Festival
2017 End of Days Film Festival
2017 Grenada Afterglow Film Festival
2017 Shiver International Film Festival
2017 Southern States Indie FanFilmFest

Trailer for the lost short GOD MAKER…


Northern Mississippi 1932:
In a cabin in the woods, a blind blues guitarist will discover his destiny from a lovesick goddess who seeks to corrupt his soul.

GOD MAKER remains unfinished and in limbo for now, but the trailer expresses the mood and imagery intended for the project...

Coop’s award-winning 48 hour short film trailer for REGRESS…


Told in reverse, this experimental made-in-48-hours film begins with a shocking murder then backtracks (like a viewer rewinding a VHS tape) to reveal the chilling origins of this tragedy.

WINNER: BEST SHORT FILM at the 2013 Clarksdale Film Festival...
NOMINATED: BEST DIRECTING by the 2012 48hr. Guerrilla Film Challenge (international contest)...
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2013 Crossroads Film Festival

Watch Coop’s award-winning short film THE BEST DAY…


WINNER: 2012 MAGNOLIA FILM FESTIVAL "Best Homegrown Film"
WINNER: 2012 SEATTLE TRUE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL "Best Scream"

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
2012 OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL
2012 CLARKSDALE FILM FESTIVAL
2012 CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL
2012 NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI FILM FESTIVAL
2012 ATLANTA INDIE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
2012 OTHERFEST
2012 MISSISSIPPI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
2012 SUN AND SAND FILM FESTIVAL

Morgan Freeman asks Coop a question at THE BEST DAY premiere! Video below…


My short film THE BEST DAY premiered in October 2011 at the Delta Cinema in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Little did I know I had a special guest in the audience who was about to ask me a question during the Q&A. Yep, I got a little flustered when I saw who it was.

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