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Title: BLOODTIDE Year: 1982 Rating: ***1/2 New marrieds Martin Kove and Mary-Louise Weller visit a Greek island to find his missing sister ...

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Title: Tora! Tora! Tora! Year: 1970 Rating: **** American director/producer Richard Fleischer mans only half of TORA! TORA! TORA! centering ...

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Dick Van Dyke preaches in Norman Lear's COLD TURKEY Year: 1971 Rating: **1/2 While Halloween and Christmas themes/names are easy to find...

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Joanna Going in Dark Shadows Year: 1991 Rating: ***1/2 Dan Curtis turned his daytime soap DARK SHADOWS into a nighttime soap/miniseries that...

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title: Circus of Horrors Year: 1960 rating: **** Anton Diffring's England-exiled German plastic surgeon character Dr. Schuler is really ...

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Year: 1973 Rates: ***1/2 Sian Barbara Allen is one of those artsy-looking actresses that could only derive from the 1970's: A round-face...

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JOHN CARPENTER'S UNDERRATED GHOST STORY OF 'THE FOG'

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Attack of the Puppet People Year: 1958 Rates: **** A better-suited title for ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE would be A CASE OF DOLLS, and liter...

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The Purple Hills Year: 1961 Rating: ***1/2 Another Maury Dexter Western following WALK TALL that Kent Taylor played a character that tries c...

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Charles Martin Smith & Mack Phillips Year: 1975 Rates: ***1/2 Combine the personalities of Sally Kellerman and Mackenzie Phillips... one...

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SEAN CONNERY IN JOHN BOORMAN'S EXPERIMENTAL 'ZARDOZ'

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Title: The Dion Brothers Year: 1974  Rating: *** THE DION BROTHERS, originally titled THE GRAVY TRAIN, if taken as a serious crime film, s...

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YEAR OF RELEASE: 1948 No this doesn't star Patrick Swayze... ROAD HOUSE was originally a Noir title  —  t he third of Richard Widmark&#...

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AND GOD RESTED: A RAMBLING FAREWELL TO EDDIE VAN HALEN

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Title: PREY Year: 1978 Rating: ***1/2 A shape-shifting space alien takes the form of a handsome young man on Earth and, after violently doin...

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Dione Inman in SCREAMTIME Year: 1983 Rating: ***1/2 "They're British," says New York lowlife Vincent Russo after stealing thre...

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PETER VAUGHAN LEADS 'SMOKESCREEN' WITH YVONNE ROMAIN

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Peter Vaughan & Yvonne Romain in SMOKESCREEN Year: 1964 Rates: **** The biggest shame about Jim O'Connolly's quirky low-budget B...

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CHRISTINA GREGG STALKED IN 'DON'T TALK TO STRANGE MEN'

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Barbara Shelley (the cheater) and William Sylvester (the cheated) in BLIND CORNER Year: 1964 Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY...

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THE GANG'S ALL HERE Year: 1943 Rating: ***1/2 Anything featuring Carmen Miranda is interesting, and when it comes to this particular...

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ELLIOTT GOULD IN ROBERT ALTMAN'S NEO NOIR 'THE LONG GOODBYE'

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Title: THE LONG GOODBYE Director: Robert Altman Year: 1973 Rating: ***** Former Noir legend Sterling Hayden is technically the most importan...

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DAVID MCCALLUM, BRIAN WESKE & JILL IRELAND IN 'JUNGLE STREET'

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David McCallum and Gillian Watt with Anne Scott in JUNGLE STREET aka JUNGLE STREET GIRLS Year: 1960 After having met and married after wo...

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