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Separated at Birth: Matilda and Carrie

Roald Dahl’s Matilda and Stephen King’s Carrie

Two young girls, misunderstood and mistreated by their dysfunctional families. Abused at school, they suddenly discover they possess telekinetic powers, and use these powers to turn the tables on their tormentors.

Weird that I never noticed that before.

To refresh your memory of these two girls with dangerous powers…

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Separated at Birth: Lulu and Aretha



Visually, but not so much musically perhaps. Here’s two from 1967 for you to compare…

Lulu, “To Sir With Love”

Aretha Franklin, “Baby, I Love You”

For more…

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Separated at Birth: Nikki Dial and Susanna Hoffs

Bangles singer/guitarist Susanna Hoffs and porn star Nikki Dial

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Separated at Birth: Bruce Loose and Neil Patrick Harris

Bruce Loose, lead singer of the punk band Flipper – left – and Neil Patrick Harris, star of  Doogie Howser, MDDr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and How I Met Your Mother – right.

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Upcoming Bay Area Films of Interest

  • Audrey Hepburn Weekend at Vogue Theatre October 21, 2016 – October 23, 2016 Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
  • One Eyed Jacks / The Missouri Breaks at Castro Theater October 23, 2016 Castro Theater
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's at Vogue Theatre October 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Tiffany's at Vogue Theatre
  • Uncle Boonmee at SFMOMA October 23, 2016 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm SFMOMA
  • Two for the Road at Vogue Theatre October 23, 2016 at 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Vogue Theatre
  • A Touch of Zen at SFMOMA October 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm SFMOMA
  • My Fair Lady at Vogue Theatre October 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Vogue Theatre
  • Omen at Balboa Theater October 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
  • Halloween Cartoons at Balboa Theater October 29, 2016 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
  • Rosemary's Baby / The Sentinel at Castro Theater October 30, 2016 Castro Theater
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is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, cinéaste, and former poet. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.


What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.



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