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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 con artist ...

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

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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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SERVING NORMAN LEAR'S 'COLD TURKEY' FOR THANKSGIVING

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

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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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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 TV's WANTED: DEAD OR ALI...

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Title: The Long Goodbye Year: 1973 Rating: ***** Former Noir legend Sterling Hayden is technically the most important character in Robert Al...

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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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Year: 1958 Rating: ****1/2 Brazen and bizarre crime flick beginning with a police investigation of what turns out being heroin smuggled thro...

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

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REST IN PEACE TO RHONDA FLEMING FROM THE NOIR 'CRY DANGER'

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William Powell & Rhonda Fleming 1951 Rates: ***1/2 The recently-departed Queen of Technicolor Rhonda Fleming also reigned in a few B&...

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LAURENCE HARVEY VS TOM COURTENAY FOR 'A DANDY IN ASPIC'

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Blu Cover for Dandy Year: 1968 Rates: ***1/2 "I do believe that you two would have got on well together," Tom Courtenay as a stuff...

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AND GOD RESTED: A RAMBLING FAREWELL TO EDDIE VAN HALEN

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Faded memory of two long-haired kids riding a BMX bike... The one on the handlebars holds a ghetto blaster as they're leaving the high s...

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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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LOW BUDGET BRITISH ANTHOLOGY HORROR FLICK 'SCREAMTIME'

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PETER VAUGHAN IN 'SMOKESCREEN' WITH YVONNE ROMAIN

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Peter Vaughan & Yvonne Romain in SMOKESCREEN Year: 1964 The biggest shame about Jim O'Connelly's quirky low-budget British p...