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Satisfy your celluloid addiction with Cinema Junkie, where you can mainline film 24/7. This film and entertainment series is run by KPBS Film Critic Beth Accomando. So if you need a film fix, want to hear what filmmakers have to say about their work, or just want to know what's worth seeing this weekend, then you've come to the right place.More from Cinema Junkie »

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151: Teaching Zombies

Episode 151: Teaching Zombies It's time for our annual check up with the Doctor of the Dead to take the pulse of the zombie genre. Arnold T. Blumberg uses zombies to teach media literacy and critical thinking. He's also just written a geeky, well-researched history of the zombie, "Journey of the Undead." Blumberg talks about zombie films to look forward to — such as the Christmas zombie musical "Anna and the Apocalypse" — as well as explores various incarnations of zombies ranging from voodoo zombies controlled by others to the somnambulist Cesare in "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" to how there is a line from "Night of the Living Dead" to "Get Out." Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

150: Adapting Shakespeare

Episode 150: Adapting Shakespeare A stage director, a playwright, and a filmmaker discuss how to adapt William Shakespeare's plays for a modern audience. Plus a film review of 'Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.' Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

149: Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft

Episode 149: Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft Aug. 20 will mark the 128th anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft's birth. But how did this man who was born in Providence, Rhode Island come to create a body of horror fiction that continues to influence the public consciousness and other artists? Explore that question with the latest podcast and Mike Dalager who's working on a passion project based on Lovecraft's "Dreams in the Witch House." Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

148: Remembering Tab Hunter

Episode 148: Remembering Tab Hunter Actor and heartthrob Tab Hunter died last month of cardiac arrest at the age of 86. This podcast pays tribute to the ridiculously good looking star with a 2015 archive interview as well as an interview with Jeffrey Schwarz who directed the documentary "Tab Hunter Confidential." Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

147: Comic-Con, Fans, and Creators

Episode 147: Comic-Con, Fans, and Creators It's Comic-Con week and here's my tribute to my home away from home with a pair of interviews. First fan Nathan Donovan and then independent black comics creator Keithan Jones of KID Comics. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

146 One Man Bond And Boots Riley

Episode 146: One Man Bond And Boots Riley Time to geek out about two very different things: James Bond and the directorial debut of rapper Boots Riley. I talk secret agent 007 with actor Tom Steward who created a one-man show for the San Diego International Fringe Festival called "One Man Bond" in which he takes us through all 24 Bond films in less than 60 minutes. Plus I speak with Riley about his film "Sorry To Bother You." Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

145 Celebrating Master Showman William Castle

Episode 145: Celebrating Master Showman William Castle If you do not know the name William Castle then it's time for you to discover the master showman who invented Illusion-O, Fright Break, Coward's Corner, Percepto, Emergo and much more. And if you already know this cinematic genius then come share some love with his daughter on this 50th anniversary of "Rosemary's Baby," a film he produced. Plus a quick topper with Malcolm Mays about the Blaxploitation collection just added to FilmStruck. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

144: TCM Mad About Musicals

Episode 144: TCM Mad About Musicals TCM is offering its fourth annual free online movie course and this one is Mad About Musicals. Cinema Junkie talks with TCM host Alicia Malone and Dr. Vanessa Theme Ament, veteran foley artist and endowed chair of telecommunications at Ball State University about the musical's place in cinematic history. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

143 LGBTQ Cinema And FilmOut AT 20

Episode 143: LGBTQ Cinema And FilmOut At 20 FilmOut San Diego is celebrating its 20th anniversary in June so it seems the perfect time to check in with its founder and its current programmer about the state of LGBTQ cinema and how it has evolved over the past two decades. Plus I speak with filmmakers premiering their new films at FilmOut 2018. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

142: TCM 50 Must-See Sci-Fi Films

Episode 142: TCM 50 Must-See Sci-Fi Films Making film lists can be agony. What do you include, what do you leave off? Author Sloan De Forest talks about the challenges of compiling a list of films for her new book, "TCM Must-See Sci-Fi: 50 Movies That Are Out Of This World." The films range from "A Trip to the Moon" to "Arrival." Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

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