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.  Screenings are currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide closure of movie theaters. But in just the past year, I have hosted previews to such movies as Frozen II, Birds of Prey, Bad Boys for Life,and Sonic the Hedgehog. I routinely co-sponsor previews at the Cinemark Egyptian 24 at Arundel Mills Mall, AMC Columbia at the Mall in Columbia, and occasionally, AMC White Marsh 16, and the Landmark Harbor East downtown.

Who am I? 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 payable 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 My Spy
  • Teddy Interviews actress Kelly Hu 
  • 40 Years Ago: A Look Back at the Movies of 1980 
  • The Call of the Wild free preview ticket giveaway for Baltimore-D.C. area subscribers
  • For a free trial subscription where Teddy's reviews and interviews will be sent directly to your e-mailbox through Nov. 1, e-mail durginfilm@gmail.com. After that, the cost is $20 for Baltimore-D.C. area subscribers and $12 a year for all over.


MARGE GUNDERSON (Frances McDormand): "You betcha!"
  - FARGO, Gramercy, 1996