Category Archive: Retrogeek

Retro Review: ‘The Symbol of the Unconquered’

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The month of February in the United States is recognized as Black History Month. This is to honor the rich history of struggles and triumphs African Americans have gone through, as well as… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Pawnbroker’

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The month of February is recognized as Black History Month in the United States. This is to honor the rich history of struggles and triumphs of African Americans throughout history, while also acknowledging… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Black Belt Jones’

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The month of February is recognized as Black History Month in the United States. This is to honor the rich history of struggles and triumphs of African Americans throughout history, while also acknowledging… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Sounder’

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The month of February in the United States is recognized as Black History Month. This is to honor the rich history of struggles and triumphs African Americans have gone through, as well as… Continue reading

Retro Movie Review: ‘Punishment Park’ (1971)

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Director: Peter Watkins Cast: Mark Keats, Gladys Golden, Sanford Golden, Sigmund Rich, George Gregory, Katherine Quittner, Carmen Argenziano Plot: Under the Nixon presidency, a tribunal is establish to deal with anti-government activists. They… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Tom and Huck’

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During the 1990’s Jonathan Taylor Thomas was arguably the top young star in show business. Given that the platform for his success was the TV show Home Improvement on the Disney-owned ABC, it… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Son of Frankenstein’

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Mary Shelley’s creation is arguably the crown jewel of the Universal Monsters franchise. The creature make-up artist Jack Pierce and director James Whale crafted for Boris Karloff to show-off has become nothing short… Continue reading

The Weirdest Thing ‘The Simpsons’ Ever Did

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There was a time when The Simpsons was the most hotly anticipated new thing we’d ever experienced. Being the era of analogue satellite communication, we didn’t get American shows in Australia until there’d… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Tammy and the T-Rex’

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In 1994, Stewart Raffill who wrote and directed the legendarily terrible 1988 film Mac and Me was approached by a man with an animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex. This man was taking the mechanical dinosaur… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Undertaker and His Pals’

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Anyone who has read many of my Retro Reviews know that I have a love for sleazy, cheap, exploitative, grindhouse flicks. While these movies are fun, there is a common complaint that many… Continue reading