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The Greatest Gangster Movies

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Gangsters have always made for great subjects for movies. Sure in real life they may be immoral criminals, but thanks to Hollywood there is a romanticized version of them we know from pop… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Street Trash’

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In this Retro Review I am looking at another cult classic of the video era. The screenwriter behind this film proudly claimed he wanted a movie which would have something for every person… Continue reading

Classic Scene: the Maltese Falcon Reveal

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the Maltese Falcon reveal The Maltese Falcon (1941) Dir. John Huston The Scene: Hard boiled Private Eye Sam Spade has reluctantly gathered together with the three miscreants who have plagued him the entire… Continue reading

Worst Comic Book Movie Heroes

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A while ago I wrote about the worst villains seen in comic book films (which can be read HERE). And while many people enjoyed it, the bad guys have not always been the… Continue reading

The Poltergeist Curse

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The 1982 film Poltergeist is a classic of the horror genre. The film was originally set to be directed by Texas Chainsaw Massacre auteur, Tobe Hooper. On set he reportedly clashed with producer… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Brood’

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In 1979 Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg made his presence known in the film industry with the strange yet memorable horror film, the Brood. Cronenberg has stated in the past that this was a… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Boris Karloff

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Born in London in 1887 as William Pratt, the man known the world over as Boris Karloff has become a film icon. His looks and soft distinctive voice is instantly recognizable to movie… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Superman II’

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In 1978, Superman was released into theaters and has become one of the great classics not only among the superhero genre but in American cinema as a whole(read my Retro Review of it… Continue reading

Best Fantasy Movies of the 90’s

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There is nothing quite like a good fantasy film. This genre, when done right, has the ability to make audiences forget their troubles and be taken to brand new worlds and experience adventures… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Akira’

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Every so often moviegoers are exposed to something radically different, from anything they have seen before. That must have been what Western audiences felt in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s when the… Continue reading