Teddy's Takes is a biweekly (well, usually biweekly) newsletter of all things film-related. Each review is e-mailed directly to your e-mailbox as exclusive, paid-only content. For subscribers in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area, you get the added bonus of access to free preview screenings of major motion pictures well before the films are released to the general public.  In just the past year, I have hosted previews to such movies as The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The LEGO Movie, 12 Years a Slave, The Maze Runner, and the upcoming The Drop. I routinely co-sponsor previews at the Cinemark Egyptian 24 at Arundel Mills Mall, AMC White Marsh 16, the Landmark Harbor East in the city, AMC Columbia, and the Charles Theater downtown.

Who am I? Teddy Durgin, a devoted film lover and a trained journalist who has reported on the entertainment industry since 1997. I like to think of myself more as a movie fan than a movie critic. I try and write from the average audience member's perspective, and I hope that shows through.  If you are interested in seeing a sample issue, please send me an email at durginfilm@gmail.com

For those looking to subscribe, the cost is $20 for a one-year's subscription for people who live in the Baltimore-Washington area who want access to my preview screenings and $12 a year for non-Baltimore/D.C. area subscribers or those who live in the region but do not attend the previews.  Two ways to pay:

1) Send $20 (Baltimore-D.C. subscribers) $12 (non-local subscribers) via www.PayPal.com directly to durginfilm@gmail.com


2) Mail a $20 or $12 check or money order to:

Teddy Durgin

PO Box 61373

Raleigh, NC 27661

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Durgin Sees Bad Movies So You Don't Have to!!!


Recent and Upcoming Items From Teddy's Takes:

  • Teddy's Take on Gone Girl
  • Teddy's Interviews The Empire Strikes Back actor John Morton 
  • 30 Years Ago: A Look Back at the Movies of 1984 
  • A Million Ways to Die in the West DVD/Blu-Ray giveaway

TOM JOAD (Henry Fonda): "Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there."
  - THE GRAPES OF WRATH, Twentieth Century Fox, 1940