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Tag Archive: retro

Retro Review: ‘Superman II’

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In 1978, Superman was released into theaters and has become one of the great classics not only among the superhero genre but in American cinema as a whole(read my Retro Review of it… Continue reading

Best Fantasy Movies of the 90’s

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There is nothing quite like a good fantasy film. This genre, when done right, has the ability to make audiences forget their troubles and be taken to brand new worlds and experience adventures… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Akira’

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Every so often moviegoers are exposed to something radically different, from anything they have seen before. That must have been what Western audiences felt in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s when the… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Batman’

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By the time the 80’s were coming to a close a host of gifted comic book creators had purged Batman of the campy elements associated with the 60’s TV show and returned him… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Robot Monster’

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Those who believe that 3D was a recent development utilized by theaters I have some news which may shake your beliefs to their very core…..or just kind of surprise you. During the 1950’s… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Never Too Young to Die’

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I have made it no secret I love big dumb 80’s action flicks, and today I present one of the weirdest films in this category. Starring a young John  Stamos, an old George… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Grave of the Fireflies’

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In an episode of MASH once, “Hawkeye” Pierce disputed a popular saying by pointing out that war is in fact NOT hell. Because in hell only those guilty suffer whereas in war everyone suffers… Continue reading

‘Salesman’ – 50th Anniversary Retrospective

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In the 1960’s getting your hands on filming equipment could be difficult, and when you got it you wanted to utilize your resources on something grand. But brothers, Albert and David Maysles decided… Continue reading

Retro Review – ‘Tombstone’

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Ever since the heyday of the Western, there have been dozens of film adaptations of Wyatt Earp taking on the Cowboys at the OK Corral to bring order to the town of Tombstone.… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Fright Night’

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In the realm of horror movies vampires are a constant source of material, they just need a clever filmmaker to reinvent the classic tropes and they are screen ready. Which is exactly what… Continue reading