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New to View: The MacGuffins on X-MEN & CRYPTICON

Our weekly check in with the cinemaphiles at The MacGuffin Podcast was preempted last week for Memorial Day weekend festivities, so here now is a double dose of their film chat for your viewing pleasure. In Episode 88, Spencer and John discuss the X-MEN movie franchise in anticipation of the well-reviewed-so-far X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, which stars the handsome team of James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as (spoiler!) future foes Professor Xavier and Magneto. Spencer and John seem to like X-MEN 2 the best. Then they look ahead to this summer's indie films, many of which just played or are about to play at SIFF. This includes Mike Mills' BEGINNERS and Miranda July's new movie THE FUTURE . Spencer and John don their Press badges for Episode 89 and head to CRYPTICON, the Northwest horror convention that convened last weekend. They talk with Tom Fridley (the original KARATE KID and FRIDAY THE 13TH PART IV: JASON LIVES),� CJ Graham (Jason in FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI and HIGHWAY TO HELL that we have on VHS) and local comedian David Katims (Chuck from FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III). Both episodes end with their DVD Picks of The Week. We have them all here for rent & sale at Scarecrow.

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