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DANA ANDREWS CRASHES CHRISTMAS FOR 'HOT RODS TO HELL'

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Michael Caine in GET CARTER Year: 1971 Rating: ***1/2 "The horns blowing, the lights, the brakes," says a jaded Dana Andrews to wi...

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DANA ANDREWS & JEANNE CRAIN RETURN FOR 'MADISON AVENUE'

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Dana Andrews & Jeanne Crain in Madison Avenue Year: 1961 Based on the novel The Build-Up Boys, Dana Andrews is similar to a resilient, ...

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OLIVER REED DOES ITALIAN CRIME IN 'REVOLVER' W/ FABIO TESTI

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Oliver Reed in Revolver Year: 1973 Rating: ***1/2 A promising, clever premise of a government official, played by the genuinely tough Oliver...

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EDDIE MURPHY 'COMING 2 AMERICA' (BACKPOSTED FROM 3/5/2021)

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COMING 2 AMERICA Year: 2021 Rating: *1/2 The original COMING TO AMERICA was no accident. It took experienced filmmaker John Landis to pull o...

Written by / 12/09/2020 / No comments / , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UNEARTHING 'BLOODTIDE' AKA 'DEMON ISLAND' AKA 'BLOOD TIDE'

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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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DECEMBER 7TH POST OF RICHARD FLEISCHER'S 'TORA! TORA! TORA!'

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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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DONALD SUTHERLAND & JULIE CHRISTIE IN 'DON'T LOOK NOW'

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Julie Christie in Don't Look Now 1973 Rates: ***12 Never let your young daughter play outside, around water, and if she plays with dolls...

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JOANNA GOING AND REBECCA STAAB IN A NEWER 'DARK SHADOWS'

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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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ANTON DIFFRING WITH ERIKA REMBERG IN 'CIRCUS OF HORRORS'

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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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SIAN BARBARA ALLEN IN THE TV-HORROR 'SCREAM, PRETTY PEGGY'

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Sian Barbara Allen & Ted Bessell Year: 1973 Rates: ***1/2 Sian Barbara Allen is one of those artsy-looking actresses that could only der...

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

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The Fog autographed DVD Year: 1980 Depending how you look at it, John Carpenter's THE FOG is a zombie flick since the titular weather-pa...

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JOHN AGAR AND JUNE KENNEY IN 'ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE'

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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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MAURY DEXTER WESTERN 'THE PURPLE HILLS' WITH KENT TAYLOR

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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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MACKENZIE PHILLIPS DRIVES 'RAFFERTY AND THE GOLD DUST TWINS'

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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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STEVE MCQUEEN'S FINAL LIFETIME BOUNTY FOR 'THE HUNTER'

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Debbie Miller & Steve McQueen Year: 1980 Rates: ***1/2 Steve McQueen began his career as a bounty hunter on television's WANTED: DEA...

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STEVE MCQUEEN LITERALLY STEALS SAM PECKINPAH'S 'THE GETAWAY'

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Ali McGraw & Steve McQueen Year: 1972 Rating: **** The machine-pounding prologue/montage of Sam Peckinpah's THE GETAWAY embodies cag...

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PETER YATES GIVES MORE THAN CHASE IN THE CLASSIC 'BULLITT'

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Steve McQueen as BULLITT Year: 1968 Rating: ****1/2 The iconic car chase is the only thing that seems to matter in BULLITT, and not just for...

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PETER YATES DIRECTS A SLOWBURN 'THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE'

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Steven Keats in EDDIE COYLE Year: 1973 Rates: ****1/2 The miracle of Peter Yates's Crime Thriller THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE is how inte...

PETER YATES STAGED THIS 'ROBBERY' BEFORE TAKING A BULLITT

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ROBBERY Year: 1967 Rating: **** Best known as the little obscure crime film that gave English director Peter Yates his big game-changing opp...

Written by / 10/31/2020 / No comments / , , , , , , , , , , ,

ELLIOTT GOULD & STERLING HAYDEN DRINK TO 'THE LONG GOODBYE'

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Sterling Hayden as Roger Wade Year: 1973 Rating: ***** Although Sterling Hayden's semi-senile has-been writer never says anything as cra...

SEAN CONNERY IN JOHN BOORMAN'S EXPERIMENTAL 'ZARDOZ'

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Sean Connery as Zed in ZARDOZ Year: 1974 Rating: ***1/2 After scoring big with DELIVERANCE, adventurous and intrepid director John Boorman w...

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ORSON WELLES DIRECTS AND STARS IN 'THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI'

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Title: The Lady From Shanghai Year: 1947 Rating: ***1/2 THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI is famous for the ending, but there are some worthy middle p...

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OLIVER REED TINKERS WITH MICHAEL WINNER'S 'THE SYSTEM'

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Title: The System Year: 1964 Rates: ****1/2 THE GIRL-GETTERS is really THE SYSTEM as the other title makes little sense — although the Briti...

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DON SIEGEL'S THEATRICAL 'THE LINEUP' STARRING ELI WALLACH

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Eli Wallach and Robert Baily Year: 1958 Rating: ****1/2 Brazen and bizarre crime flick beginning with a police investigation of what turns o...

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QUEEN OF TECHNICOLOR RHONDA FLEMING GOES 3D FOR 'INFERNO'

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Poster for Ronda Fleming INFERNO Year: 1953 Rating: *** Robert Ryan could be difficult to root for since he played contentedly bitter types ...