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NORA HAYDEN ORBITS IB MELCHIOR'S 'THE ANGRY RED PLANET'

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Title: THE ANGRY RED PLANET Year: 1959 Rating: *1/2 With five years until the exceptionally-creative science-fiction flick THE TIME TRAVELER...

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PETER SELLERS, BRITT EKLAND & VICTOR MATURE 'AFTER THE FOX'

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Vicki Frederick and Laurene Landon in ALL THE MARBLES Year: 1981 Rating: ***1/2 Three dots following a sentence usually means... there'...

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Steve Cochran in TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY Year: 1951 Rating: **1/2 While it's not strange having swarthy and handsome, experienced tough ...

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SUE LYON IN STANLEY KUBRICK'S 'LOLITA' WITH JAMES MASON

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LOLITA Year: 1962 Rating: ****1/2 Between Stanley Kubrick's financial gig on Kirk Douglas's epic SPARTACUS and the immense Cold War ...

DIRECTOR STANLEY KUBRICK'S BOXING NOIR OF 'KILLER'S KISS'

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Felice Orlandi from KILLER'S KISS Year: 1955 Rating: **** When it's not a primal, jazz piano, mamba-like rhythm as gangster/dance c...

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HUBERT CORNFIELD NEO NOIR 'THE NIGHT OF THE FOLLOWING DAY'

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The Night of the Following Day 1969 Rating: ***1/2 There are two things that must be intentional about THE NIGHT OF THE FOLLOWING DAY: One i...

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Title: PLUNDER ROAD Year: 1957 Rating: **** Hubert Cornfield's PLUNDER ROAD is more of a post heist thriller than a heist centered b-m...

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VINCE EDWARDS IN THE ATOMIC AGE LATE NOIR 'CITY OF FEAR'

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Title: CITY OF FEAR Stars: Vince Edwards, Steven Ritch Year: 1959 Rating: *** An escaped convict, played by Vince Edwards , steals a metal c...

NOIR TORPEDO VINCE EDWARDS KILLS IN 'MURDER BY CONTRACT'

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Title: MURDER BY CONTRACT Year: 1958 Rating: ***1/2 Deliberately sparse and slow-paced, unpretentiously stylized film noir with a solitary j...

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ORSON WELLES MERCURY THEATER THRILLER 'JOURNEY INTO FEAR'

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LIEUTENANT UHURA ON GENE RODDENBERRY'S THE LIEUTENANT'

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Future Star Trek Nichelle Nichols on THE LIEUTENANT: TO SET IT RIGHT Year: 1964 Rating: *** Gene Roddenberry's STAR TREK made Nichelle ...

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VISUALLY MARVELING OVER 'STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE'

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Title: STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE Year: 1979 Rating: ***1/2 All the Original Cast STAR TREK films have titles that fit the plot... from a...

ISAAC HAYES, YAPHET KOTTO & NICHELLE NICHOLS 'TRUCK TURNER'

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BRIAN KEITH AND KERWIN MATTHEWS IN '5 AGAINST THE HOUSE'

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Title: 5 AGAINST THE HOUSE Year: 1955 Rating: ** There are more snags in making 5 AGAINST THE HOUSE a decent heist-noir-thriller than the st...

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WILLIAM CONRAD'S 'BRAINSTORM' AND 'MY BLOOD RUNS COLD'

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William Conrad Directorial Double Feature from 1965 From his sinister beginnings as one of the two title hitmen who cast an ominous shadow ...

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DANA ANDREWS IN 'THE FROZEN DEAD' FEATURING ANNA PALK

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Dana Andrews with Anna Palk in THE FROZEN DEAD Year: 1966 Rating: ** Dana Andrews plays a German Nazi scientist in the modern era (1966) wh...

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STANLEY BAKER AND DAVID WARNER HEIST IN 'PERFECT FRIDAY'

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Title: PERFECT FRIDAY Year: 1970 Rating: ***1/2 In the stylish and quirky British bank-heist comedy PERFECT FRIDAY the most offbeat aspect i...

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JOHN CARPENTER AND TOBE HOOPER DIRECTING 'BODY BAGS'

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Memorial for David Warner from BODY BAGS Year: 1993 Collective Rating: ***1/2 John Carpenter, director of horror classics HALLOWEEN and THE...

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REVIEW OF THE ORIGINAL 'TRON' JEFF BRIDGES & DAVID WARNER

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Year: 1982 Rating: **** Steven Lisberger is the Steve Wozniak of computer cinema, but what he first created on the big screen didn't gi...

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JENNIFER CONNELLY STEALS DENNIS HOPPER'S 'THE HOT SPOT'

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Title: THE HOT SPOT AKA  ZONA CALIENTE Year: 1990 Rating: ***1/2 You really know that director Dennis Hopper's THE HOT SPOT is a Noir wh...

SMOKING THROUGH A YEAR OF 'FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH'

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Title: FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH Year: 1982 Rating: ****1/2 In one of the biggest cases of Mistaken Main Character Syndrome , the 1982 Cu...

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DANA ANDREWS AND JANE POWELL IN 'ENCHANTED ISLAND'

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Title: ENCHANTED ISLAND Year: 1958 Rating: ** In the 1940's, minimalist Dana Andrews seemed like a real person in movies surrounded by a...

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DANA ANDREWS, LINDA CRISTAL AND KENT SMITH IN 'COMANCHE'

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Dana Andrews in COMANCHE Year: 1966 Rating: 1/2 Many Westerns, started around this time, the mid-to-late 1950's, will have a white chara...

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DANA ANDREWS AND JEANNE CRAIN IN 'HOT RODS TO HELL'

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Title: HOT RODS TO HELL Year: 1966 Rating: ***1/2 Camp Score: **** "The horns blowing, the lights, the brakes," says a jaded and n...

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FRITZ LANG DIRECTING DANA ANDREWS 'WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS'

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WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS Year: 1956 Rating: ***1/2 Imagine Orson Welles's Charles Foster Kane inheriting a news outlet instead of a goldmin...

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SUSAN BLAKELY FLYING HIGH INTO 'THE CONCORDE: AIRPORT 79'

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year: 1979  rating: *** A jet plane, like the ones in the AIRPORT films, can’t do much. But unlike those bulky airliners, a hot rod can do p...

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DEBORAH WINTERS IN 'TARANTULAS: THE DEADLY CARGO'

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Title: TARANTULAS: THE DEADLY CARGO Year: 1977 Rating: ***1/2 The JAWS craze went beyond hungry fish as the TV-Movie TARANTULAS: THE DEADLY ...