Tag Archive: retro

Great Things About VCR Players

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For those old enough to remember (and just reading this will be enough to make some people feel old) , VHS (or Betamax for the Yanks) was the dominant form of home movie… Continue reading

Slam Adams’ Top 10 Best X-Files Episodes

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The X-Files was a cultural phenomenon. It was one of the rare occasions where something that represented geek so well struck big with the general audience. The show has been off the air for… Continue reading

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