Tag Archive: retro

Retro Review: ‘Five Deadly Venoms’

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A young martial artist is tasked with granting the wish of his dying master and locate his five most prized students who have adopted the fighting styles of five different animals. Thus begins… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Dudes’

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The story model provided by the Western is very specific to a bygone era, but that has not stopped filmmakers from applying the influences of that genre into more modern settings. Such is… Continue reading

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