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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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Nichelle Nichols and Paul Harris in TRUCK TURNER Year: 1974 Rating: ****1/2 At a certain point, with pressure to stop Blaxploitation films.....

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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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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'

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

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'

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

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

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

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 ...

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TOM HANKS & DARYL HANNAH IN RON HOWARD'S 'SPLASH'

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Title: SPLASH Year: 1983 Director: Ron Howard Rating: ****1/2 On David Letterman, John Candy got an awkward, giggling reaction from the audi...

HENRY WINKLER AND MICHAEL KEATON PIMPING 'NIGHT SHIFT'

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Title: NIGHT SHIFT Director: Ron Howard Year: 1982 Rating: ****1/2 As a director, Ron Howard got his groove before realizing he really had ...

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DON JOHNSON WITH SUSANNE BENTON IN 'A BOY AND HIS DOG'

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Title: A BOY AND HIS DOG Pictured: Susanne Benton and Don Johnson Director: L.Q. Jones Year: 1975 Rating: **** Actor L.Q. Jones adapted and ...

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STROTHER MARTIN & GERI REISCHL 'THE BROTHERHOOD OF SATAN'

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Geri Reischl in THE BROTHERHOOD OF SATAN Year: 1971 Rating: * Produced and featuring actor L.Q. Jones, co-starring his fellow Sam Peckinpah ...

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SAM PECKINPAH MELLOWS FOR 'THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE'

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Written in memory of L.Q. Jones Title: The Ballad of Cable Hogue Year: 1970 Rating: ***1/2 After making the Western to end all Westerns, THE...

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SHIRLEY KNIGHT AND JAMES CAAN IN COPPOLA'S 'THE RAIN PEOPLE'

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Title: THE RAIN PEOPLE Year: 1969 Rating: **** While his PATTON Oscar-winning screenplay gave Francis Ford Coppola the power and clout to d...

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SCRUTINIZING THE FUTURE-SPORT CULT-WORLD OF 'ROLLERBALL'

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Title: Rollerball Year: 1975 Rating: **** Science-Fiction usually has only rich and poor, no middle. ROLLERBALL is somewhat different. Ever...

JAMES CAAN & PETER BOYLE IN THE NOIR ROAD MOVIE 'SLITHER'

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Title: SLITHER Year: 1973 Rating: ****1/2 Right after playing the tough, feisty Sonny Corleone in THE GODFATHER, square-jawed James Caan wen...

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JAMES CAAN AND ALAN ARKIN ARE 'FREEBIE AND THE BEAN'

JAMES CAAN AND ALAN ARKIN ARE 'FREEBIE AND THE BEAN' JAMES CAAN AND ALAN ARKIN ARE 'FREEBIE AND THE BEAN'

Alan Arkin and James Caan in FREEBIE AND THE BEAN Year: 1974 Rating: ***1/2 FREEBIE AND THE BEAN was very popular upon release, which is un...

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HOWARD HAWKS DIRECTS JAMES CAAN FOR 'RED LINE 7000'

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Title: RED LINE 7000 Stars: James Caan Director: Howard Hawks Rating: ***1/2 One of the strangest race car movies of all time is also the mo...

JAMES CAAN STARRING IN 'THE GAMBLER' WITH PAUL SORVINO

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James Caan starring as  Axel Freed in James Tolback's THE GAMBLER Year: 1974 Rating: *** In pop culture, before you had to "know w...

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ALLEN GARFIELD & LEIF GARRETT IN 'SKATEBOARD THE MOVIE'

ALLEN GARFIELD & LEIF GARRETT IN 'SKATEBOARD THE MOVIE' ALLEN GARFIELD & LEIF GARRETT IN 'SKATEBOARD THE MOVIE'

year: 1978 cast: Allen Garfield, Leif Garrett, Kathleen Lloyd, Tony Alva, Pam Kenneally rating: ***1/2   Although promoted as a Leif Garr...

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JOHN BELUSHI & DAN AYKROYD SIGNING OFF WITH 'NEIGHBORS'

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Title: NEIGHBORS Year: 1981 Rating: **1/2 John Belushi's last film is unique, to say the very least. And the least, plot-wise, is what N...