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SEAN PENN WITH ESAI MORALES IN RICK ROSENTHAL'S 'BAD BOYS'

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Sean Penn from the soundtrack cover of Rick Rosenthal's BAD BOYS Year: 1983 Rating: ***** In 1983, between playing a poignantly-logical,...

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EDDIE MURPHY RETURNS FOR NETFLIX'S 'BEVERLY HILLS COP: AXEL F'

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Title: Beverly Hills Cop: Axl F from 2024 Rating: ** Between a fan-service opening where Axel Foley winds up in a truck chase through Detroi...

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EDDIE MURPHY LEADS THE ACTION/COMEDY 'BEVERLY HILLS COP'

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Eddie Murphy in BEVERLY HILLS COP Year: 1984 Rating: ****1/2 Eddie Murphy had one of the greatest trifectas in the history of hot young star...

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ZEPPO/MARX BROTHERS PRESENTATION 'ANIMAL CRACKERS'

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Title: ANIMAL CRACKERS Year: 1930 Rating: *** The Marx Brothers ANIMAL CRACKERS is basically their hangout movie, seeming like a grand Broad...

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ZEPPO/MARX BROTHERS BATTLE LOUIS CALHERN IN 'DUCK SOUP'

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Title: DUCK SOUP Year: 1933 Rating: **** Heavily influencing comparably-modern classics from Mel Brooks' BLAZING SADDLES to Woody Allen&...

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CRAMMING THROUGH ZEPPO/MARX BROTHERS 'HORSE FEATHERS'

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Zeppo and Grouchy Marx from HORSE FEATHERS Year: 1932 Rating: *** While THE MARX BROTHERS are all great performers, Chico Marx is the charac...

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OUT TO SEA FOR THE ZEPPO/MARX BROTHERS 'MONKEY BUSINESS'

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Year: MONKEY BUSINESS Year: 1931 Rating: **1/2 One of the first five Marx Brothers films featuring youngest brother Zeppo, usually cast as a...

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JANET MUNRO & JENNIFER JAYNE IN 'THE TROLLENBERG TERROR'

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THE TROLLENBERG TERROR aka THE CRAWLING EYE Year: 1958 Rating: **** The originally-titled British horror THE TROLLENBERG TERROR changing int...

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LEX BARKER WITH VÉRONIQUE VENDELL IN 'CODE 7, VICTIM 5'

LEX BARKER WITH VÉRONIQUE VENDELL IN 'CODE 7, VICTIM 5' LEX BARKER WITH VÉRONIQUE VENDELL IN 'CODE 7, VICTIM 5'

Title: CODE 7, VICTIM 5 Alternate Title: VICTIM FIVE Year: 1964 Rating: ***1/2 With a title that sounds more like the final score of a compu...

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GLENN FORD, LEE MARVIN & GLORIA GRAHAME IN 'THE BIG HEAT'

GLENN FORD, LEE MARVIN & GLORIA GRAHAME IN 'THE BIG HEAT' GLENN FORD, LEE MARVIN & GLORIA GRAHAME IN 'THE BIG HEAT'

Title: THE BIG HEAT Shown: Glenn Ford Year: 1953 Rating: ***** On posters for Fritz Lang's classic film noir THE BIG HEAT there's wh...

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BRODERICK CRAWFORD, NEVILLE BRAND & RICHARD KILEY 'THE MOB'

BRODERICK CRAWFORD, NEVILLE BRAND & RICHARD KILEY 'THE MOB' BRODERICK CRAWFORD, NEVILLE BRAND & RICHARD KILEY 'THE MOB'

Year: 1951 Cast: Broderick Crawford, Ernest Borgnine, John Marley, Neville Brand, Richard Kiley  Rating: ***1/2 In 1955, Charles Bronson pl...

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STANLEY KUBRICK'S NOIR 'THE KILLING' WITH STERLING HAYDEN

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Title: THE KILLING Year: 1956 Rating: ****1/2 Following what's more an art-house crime melodrama in KILLER'S KISS , young photograph...

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STANLEY KUBRICK'S RUDIMENTARY FILM NOIR OF 'KILLER'S KISS'

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Title: Stanley Kubrick's KILLER'S KISS Year: 1955 Rating: **** When it's not a primal, jazz piano, mamba-like rhythm as gangste...

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STANLEY KUBRICK'S CLASSIC SCOUNDREL EPIC OF 'BARRY LYNDON'

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Title: BARRY LYNDON Year: 1975 Rating: ****1/2 In the mid-to-late 1700's Europe, by the time Ryan O'Neal's BARRY LYNDON has fled...

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RODDY MCDOWALL WAGES 'BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES'

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Roddy McDowall in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Year: 1972 Rating: ****1/2 Like RETURN OF THE JEDI would a decade later, ending the ori...

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RODDY MCDOWALL RULES 'CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES'

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Roddy McDowall in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Year: 1972 Rating: ****1/2 Taking place twenty-years after the previous/third film of t...

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RODDY MCDOWALL IN 'ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES'

RODDY MCDOWALL IN 'ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES' RODDY MCDOWALL IN 'ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES'

Roddy McDowall in Escape from the Planet of the Apes Year: 1971 Score for ESCAPE: ***** Score for BENEATH: * The title ESCAPE FROM THE PLANE...

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CHARLTON HESTON & RODDY MCDOWALL IN 'PLANET OF THE APES'

CHARLTON HESTON & RODDY MCDOWALL IN 'PLANET OF THE APES' CHARLTON HESTON & RODDY MCDOWALL IN 'PLANET OF THE APES'

Maurice Evans in PLANET OF THE APES Year: 1968 Rating: ****1/2 With a built-in spoiler title such as PLANET OF THE APES, the fact the apes d...

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TV SERIES 'PLANET OF THE APES' FIRST & ONLY SEASON REVIEWS

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Planet of the Apes 1974 Television Series Episode Reviews When THE PLANET OF THE APES movies were all finished, fans of the franchise wante...

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ANIMATED POTBOILER OF 'RETURN TO THE PLANET OF THE APES'

ANIMATED  POTBOILER OF 'RETURN TO THE PLANET OF THE APES' ANIMATED POTBOILER OF 'RETURN TO THE PLANET OF THE APES'

Harry Corden in RETURN TO THE PLANET OF THE APES Year: 1975 Rates: **** With RETURN TO THE PLANET OF THE APES, they finally faithfully cover...

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

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

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

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Title: THE GETAWAY Year: 1972 Rating: **** The machine-pounding prologue/montage of Sam Peckinpah's THE GETAWAY embodies caged hopelessn...

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JAMES CAGNEY WITH RICHARD CONTE IN '13 RUE MADELEINE'

JAMES CAGNEY WITH RICHARD CONTE IN '13 RUE MADELEINE' JAMES CAGNEY WITH RICHARD CONTE IN '13 RUE MADELEINE'

Title: 13 RUE MADELEINE Year: 1947 Rating: ***1/2 In the 1940's, James Cagney went to war... well, not literally... but at forty-years o...

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GARY LOCKWOOD PROTESTS 'R.P.M.' STARRING ANTHONY QUINN

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Gary Lockwood in R.P.M. Year: 1970 Rating: **1/2 A year after Gary Lockwood was slightly too old to play a hapless hippie about to go to Vie...

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GLOSSING THROUGH STANLEY KUBRICK'S '2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY'

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Gary Lockwood in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY Year: 1968 Rating: ***** The greatest cinema epics (from LAWRENCE OF ARABIA before to GOODFELLAS afte...