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Tag Archive: retro

Spotlight On: Fred Williamson

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For years Fred Williamson was known for his action on the gridiron. As a player for the Oakland Raiders and later the Kansas City Chiefs, this hard hitting player even won a Super… Continue reading

Genre Movies Turning 30 This Year

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The new year has come and we are living in the year of 2019 AD with a hopefully bright outlook for the coming days. But that is all for another day, today I… Continue reading

Retro Review: Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things

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If you and your friend were wanted fugitives hiding from the law how would you hide out? Obviously the answer would be that one of you cross-dresses and takes on the identity of… Continue reading

Holiday Review: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

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An individual may go through their entire life thinking themselves ordinary, when unbeknownst to them, they have had a tremendous impact on those around them. That is the driving lesson in one of… Continue reading

Classic Scene: ‘Shower Scene’

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Shower Scene Psycho (1960) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock The Scene: After stealing $40,000 from her employer, Marion Crane has taken a break at the out of the way Bates Motel. She has been wrestling… Continue reading

Retro Review ‘Satanic Rites of Dracula’

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In a previous Retro Review I covered the Hammer flick Dracula AD 1972, so I feel it is appropriate to now look at its follow up. In 1973, Peter Cushing reunited with Sir… Continue reading

Holiday Review: ‘The Thin Man’

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Like Die Hard the fact that 1934’s comedy/mystery The Thin Man takes place at Christmas and contains many elements of the holiday, gives the flick a strong argument for being a “Christmas Movie”.… Continue reading

Movie Marathon: ‘Rocky II’

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We found the first film in the series to be good but a touch over-rated. Time to see what happens next. Title: Rocky II Released: 1979 Director: Sylvester Stallone Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire,… Continue reading

Movie Marathon: ‘Rocky’

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Every movie buff has their “Confession Movie” – the one they haven’t gotten around to. Maybe it’s Star Wars, or a Scorsese and DeNiro collaboration. Something that has shaped cinema and pop culture in… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: ‘Follow Me Quietly’

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Every November fans of classic cinema celebrate one of the great genres of filmdom, the film noir. These beloved films ensure fans get their fill of; gritty streets, tough detectives, mysterious femme fatales,… Continue reading