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Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster

June 29, 2007

 Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster

What more could any Godzilla fan ask for from a movie that features a prophetess from the planet Venus, supernatural intrigue, James Bond-esque thrills, and three monsters teaming up to battle a three-headed space dragon? Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster... 

Welcome Back, Kotter: Season 1

June 28, 2007

 Welcome Back, Kotter: Season 1

Ah, simpler times. Watching the first season of Welcome Back, Kotter and hearing the strains of John Sebastian’s theme music after all these years, takes one back to a time when John Travolta was just starting out (before Grease and Saturday Night Fever... 

If….

June 25, 2007

 If….

Before Malcolm McDowell became the poster child for juvenile delinquency with his iconic performance in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (1971), he laid the groundwork in Lindsay Anderson’s ode to youthful rebellion and revolution with If….... 

The Verdict: Collector’s Edition

June 21, 2007

 The Verdict: Collector’s Edition

The Verdict (1982) came along at just the right time in Paul Newman’s career. He hadn’t had a hit movie in some time or a role that really challenged him (Absence of Malice excepted, natch). This would all change when he signed onto this troubled... 

King Boxer

June 19, 2007

 King Boxer

King Boxer (aka Five Fingers of Death) came out in 1973 and is a classic example of a Shaw Brothers kung fu film – a genre they helped pioneer and perfect with this movie being one of the finest efforts from this time period. It also has the distinction... 

Breach

June 18, 2007

 Breach

Based on one of the most significant lapses of national security in the history of U.S. intelligence, Breach (2007) continues director Billy Ray’s aptitude and interest for factually-based exposes featuring antagonists with a knack for deception. His... 

Miss Potter

June 14, 2007

 Miss Potter

When it was announced that the very American actress Renee Zellweger was to play the beloved British literary heroine Bridget Jones, fans were in an uproar. How dare an American play such a quintessential British character?! However, she silenced all... 

Primeval

June 12, 2007

 Primeval

There’s something about a horror film that is based on an actual incident that makes it much more terrifying because in the back of your mind you’re thinking, some part of this actually happened – The Exorcist (1973), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre... 

The Hustler

June 8, 2007

 The Hustler

The Hustler (1961) is a crucial film in Paul Newman’s career. It launched him into the Hollywood stratosphere and marked the beginning of an incredible run in the 1960s, with movies like Hud (1963), Cool Hand Luke (1967) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... 

The Messengers

June 7, 2007

 The Messengers

They say all homes have histories, especially ominous, run-down ones located in the middle of nowhere as is the case with the haunted house film, The Messengers (2007). This movie marks the North American debut of the Pang brothers, the filmmaking siblings... 

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