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Articles tagged with: The Shawshank Redemption

Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame
April 3, 2017 – 5:03 AM | 108 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame

3/7/17: Actually, you DO know what you're gonna get with PFM Couch Of Famer Forrest Gump!

The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: The Shawshank Redemption
February 20, 2015 – 9:12 AM | 31 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>The Shawshank Redemption</em>

That's goddamn right.

Film Fiber: Midnight Express and the Rosebud Conundrum
October 31, 2012 – 3:58 PM | 27 Comments
Film Fiber: <I>Midnight Express</I> and the Rosebud Conundrum

What is film fiber? It's the movies I feel it's necessary to have watched in order to participate in the cultural conversation. Canon, in other words, and whether it's good or enjoyable isn't the point. …