Category Archive: Retrogeek

Retro Review: ‘Mysterious Island’

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Producer Charles H. Schneer signed a lucrative deal in the late 50’s to produce a series of movies for the famed studio. One such film was a 1961 adaptation of the Jules Verne… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Dirty Dozen’

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During the Second World War, a demolition unit dubbed the Filthy Thirteen became like a real life version of the Suicide Squad or the Inglorious Basterds. A group of unscrupulous ne’er-do-wells who put… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Little Caesar’

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During the era of Pre Code Hollywood, gangster films proved to be big business for Warner Brothers. As those suffering during the Depression saw gangsters to an extent as folk heroes, it made… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Smithereens’

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During the 1980’s New York City was one of the global hubs for punk rock. The Big Apple was producing acts like: the New York Dolls, Patti Smith, Blondie and the Ramones. All… Continue reading

1990s: The ‘Dark Time’ of X-Men Comics

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For the past few years I’ve been reading through the X-Men comics. All of them. New Mutants, Excalibur, X-Factor…every title that existing in order of publication. This wasn’t planned. I’d read the comics… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Tron’

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In the early 80’s technology was changing and advancing rapidly. Filmmaker Steven Lisberger saw this and knew he wanted to get it on this but on a cinematic front. Hoping for a science… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Beach Blanket Bingo’

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In the 1960’s teenagers solidified their power at the movie box office, and one of the trends which emerged courtesy of this new market demographic was the teen beach movie. One would guess… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Heavyweights’

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Beginning with 2005’s 40 Year Old Virgin, writer/director/producer Judd Apatow has been one of the top makers of comedy in Hollywood. Modern moviegoers know him from his many hit films, but early in… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘White Lightning’

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The 1970’s proved to be a great era for films set and immersed in the culture of the American South. One man who truly had a fondness for these kinds of films was… Continue reading

Power Ranger Knock Offs of the 90s

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It goes without saying that there is little original in entertainment, and when something new does hit it big it is quick to get imitators. They took the concepts the Mighty Morphing ones… Continue reading