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DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK (2011)

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title: DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK year: 2011 cast: Katie Holmes, Bailee Madison, Guy Pearce, Jack Thompson, Julia Blake rating: **1/2 ...

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SLY STALLONE IN RAMBO III & RAMBO IV

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1988 rating: **1/2 RAMBO III: When the title appears, the music pounds energetically, leading fans to believe this is just what the doc...

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OUR IDIOT BROTHER

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title: OUR IDIOT BROTHER year: 2011 cast: Paul Rudd, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Kathryn Hahn, T.J. Miller rating: *** Imagine if ...

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LOVE POTION NO. 9

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title: LOVE POTION #9 year: 1992 cast: Tate Donovan, Sandra Bullock, Rebecca Staab, Anne Bancroft rating: ** The premise is witty and en...

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THE HELP

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title: THE HELP year: 2011 cast: Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis rating: ** A lightweight take on an important subject – ...

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GEORGE C. SCOTT & MARLON BRANDO IN THE FORMULA

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1980 rating: **1/2 CHINATOWN without water, and not entirely satisfying, although there are decent moments as George C. Scott investigat...

THE FANTASTIC FOUR (1994)

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title: THE FANTASTIC FOUR year: 1994 cast: Alex Hyde-White, Rebecca Staab , Michael Baily Smith rating: **1/2 There’s something good wi...

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CONAN THE BARBARIAN (2011)

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title: CONAN THE BARBARIAN year: 2011 cast: Jason Momoa, Stephen Lange, Ron Perlman, Rachel Nichols rating: * After a pointless introd...

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MRS. SOFFEL

MRS. SOFFEL MRS. SOFFEL

year: 1984 cast: Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine, Terry Quinn rating: *** Somewhere between BADLANDS and DEAD MAN WALKING li...

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LOCK UP

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title: LOCK UP year: 1989 cast: Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, Tom Sizemore rating: *** Somewhere within all the corny, bombasti...

CLINT EASTWOOD IN SPACE COWBOYS

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year: 2000 rating: **1/2 This film, centered on a group of tough old Air Force veterans who were overlooked as astronauts in the fifties...

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DIARY OF A TEENAGE HITCHHIKER

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1979 rating: ***1/2 These girls just never learn. No matter how many creepy drivers try, or succeed at, attacking the four pretty friend...

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THIS IS A HIJACK AKA HIJACK

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1973 rating: *** Although it’s the underrated Adam Roarke who, as an unlucky gambler owing bundles to the mob, comes up with the plan to...

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X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

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title: X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE year: 2011 cast: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Ryan Reynolds rating: ***1/2 Wolverine, ...

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ROBERT Z'DAR RETURNS IN MANIAC COP 2

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year: 1990 rating: ***1/2 Chalk this up as another sequel that almost equals the original. That's right, an equal sequel. Officer Ma...

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THE KILLING MACHINE

THE KILLING MACHINE THE KILLING MACHINE

title: THE KILLING MACHINE aka THE KILLING MAN year: 1995 cast: Jeff Wincott, Michael Ironside, Terri Hawkes, Calista Carradine rating: **...

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CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE.

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title: CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. rating: 2011 cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Kevin Bacon rating: *1/2 Oh what...

REVIEW OF THE FIRST MANIAC COP

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1987 rating: ***1/2 Director William Lustig makes horror and action flicks with a murky, shadowy Film Noir vibe where the night is a cha...

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2)JAWS
3)LAURA
4)VIOLENT
SATURDAY
5)CANYON
PASSAGE
6)ANATOMY
OF A
MURDER
7)THE BEST
YEARS OF
OUR LIVES
8)THE
FEARMAKERS
9)LAWRENCE
OF ARABIA
10)DOCTOR
ZHIVAGO

FAV FILM NOIR
FOLLOWING
THOSE ON THE
LIST UP ABOVE
1)FALLEN ANGEL
2)THE BIG HEAT
3)WHERE THE
SIDEWALK ENDS
4)JOURNEY
INTO FEAR
5)SUNSET
BOULEVARD

GUMSHOE NOIR
1)MURDER MY
SWEET
2)KISS ME
DEADLY
3)CHINATOWN
4)THE LONG
GOODBYE
5)MALTESE
FALCON
MAFIA GANGSTER
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4)ROARING
TWENTIES
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2)JAMES CAGNEY
3)GENE HACKMAN
4)MARLON BRANDO
5)ORSON WELLES
6)PETER O'TOOLE
CULT ACTORS
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BRONSON
2)TOM
COURTENAY
3)VICTOR
MATURE
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MCDOWELL
5)LAWRENCE
TIERNEY
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CAREY

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6)DAVID LEAN
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8)ASH
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10)OTLEY

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