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Touch of Evil - Kino Lorber 4K UHD Blu-Ray Review (1958)

Touch of Evil

Orson Welles had a perception of everything in the film, including the music. He knew. He truly understood film scoring. …Touch of Evil was one of the best things I’ve ever done.” - Henry Mancini And it shows, too.  From Mancini’s score to ...

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Morbius - Movie Review

MorbiusSony should not make any more villain-verse flicks until they can firmly tell its audience which Spider-Man these dudes are arming themselves against.  Without that bit of FOR SURE knowledge, these entries - in a rather fragile partnership with Marvel - will definitely share a similar fate  ...

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Prototype - Movie Review

PrototypeIt certainly is still a lot of fun watching machines run amuck, especially when their primary role is to wash the dishes and not kill the postman.  The future might be robotic, but don’t let these androids in on the secret as Two (Zoe Purdy) takes on One (Luke Robinson) with the simple challenge of  ...

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The Flight of the Phoenix: Criterion Collection (1965)

flight of phoenix bluray.jpgThere’s no aliens invading or giant tsunami waves or even an earth-killing meteor on its way. No, this classic keeps it simple. With Robert Aldrich in the director’s chair and Hollywood legend, James Stewart, leading the charge, The Flight of the Phoenix is a well-written, old-school disaster movie ...

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The Lost City - Movie Review

The Lost CityExpecting a film like The Lost City to be rich with meaningful ideas and impactful motifs would be setting expectations way too high. That’s just not why people are attracted to romantic adventure films like this one. However, being pleasantly surprised that there is actually a theme  ...

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Jurassic Island - Movie Review

Jurassic Island

“Is your Dad like a spy?” Grandad's island has been found!  For Ava, it means something.  It also means something to her father, who has been missing for weeks.  But when she finds the whereabouts for the island, she finds herself in the role of extractionist on a rescue mission to ...

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Cleopatra Jones: Warner Archive Collection (1973) - Blu-ray Review

Cleopatra Jones: Warner Archive Collection

Beginning with an explosion which levels a poppy field, Cleopatra Jones is one bad mutha!  Drug trafficking is about to get the red light thanks to her blazing guns. With an undefined beauty and a ...

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Dirty O'Neil (1974) - Blu-ray Review

Dirty O'Neil (1974)Dirty O’Neil, released during the same year as The Swinging Cheerleaders and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, is yet another on wild romp through exploitation flicks.  It is essentially about the love life of a small-town cop.  Filled to the bring with backseat action, corny one-liners, and lots  ...

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The Swinging Cheerleaders: Arrow Video 2K Restoration (1974)

The Swinging Cheerleaders: Arrow Video 2K Restoration

Jack Hill is BACK in a BIG way! For anyone who “hates” on exploitation film auteur Jack Hill’s The Swinging Cheerleaders for its objectification of women – namely cheerleaders – there’s a need for a brief lesson in film and cultural history.  Made during the 1970s, Hill’s movie was a very ...

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Godforsaken - Movie Review

Godforsaken

Some homecomings can be downright deadly! I will lead with this, Godforsaken has plenty of great ideas and scares that could have been written out in a narrative form and bypassed all of the found footage shenanigans for stronger results.  On a horror point, this is a film which didn’t ...

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