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Tag Archive: retro

Val Lewton’s Films and Why I Love Them

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In the 1940’s while Universal was churning out cliché (but enjoyable) monster movies, a producer named Val Lewton did something a little different. He made horror films that relied on plot and good… Continue reading

Harry Potter in Review: The Philosopher’s Stone

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A new series by G-FUNK. (Substitute the ‘Philosophers’ for ‘Sorcerers’ if you’re in the States – or just any other word you feel like.) Director: Chris Columbus Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma… Continue reading

‘M’ Retro Review

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A Review by G-FUNK Director: Fritz Lang Cast: Peter Lorre, Otto Wernicke, Gustaf Grundgens Plot: When a serial killer who preys on children takes his eighth victim paranoia runs through the city. With… Continue reading

‘Saturday Night Fever’ Retro Review

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A review by G-FUNK Director: John Badham (what, really?) Cast: John Travolta and some other people. Plot: Tony feels constrained by life in Brooklyn, unable to find his way out of the ghetto.… Continue reading

Retro Gaming: ‘I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream’

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Many games like to tout their ‘moral choice systems’ these days, and game developers do like to try and provide a genuinely tough choice. Whilst some of the scenarios are more than absurd,… Continue reading

Star Wars in Review: The Empire Strikes Back

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Part of a series by G-FUNK Director: Irvin Kershner Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Frank Oz, David Prose, James Earl Jones Plot: As the Empire recovers from the… Continue reading

Star Wars in Review: ‘Star Wars’

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Finally, we get to the good stuff… Director: George Lucas Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guiness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones Plot: When Princess Leia of the Rebellion is captured… Continue reading

As Bad As You Thought?: Batman and Robin

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I have dreaded this day, but from the time I decided to review bad movies on a weekly basis that this day would come. Of all the bad movies this one stands out… Continue reading

As Bad as You Thought?: Plan 9 From Outer Space

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By DARKNITE It has once been said that nobody sets out to make a bad movie, yet they are constantly coming out. There are certain movies that cause people to recoil in horror… Continue reading

‘An American Werewolf in Paris’ Retro Review

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Director: Anthony Waller Starring: Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy Plot: There’s American werewolves. In Paris. Review: As it was said in the review for the original film, there aren’t many great werewolf movie… Continue reading