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Entries from March 2007

Mad Max (1979)

March 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

“A few years from now …” the highways of Australia are a white line nightmare, patrolled by what’s left of a police department. Main Force Patrol – known colloquially as the “bronze” – race to apprehend a “scoot jockey” calling himself the Nightrider, as he careens down rural roads, singing AC/DC lyrics and showing little […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Cult favorite · Psycho killer · Road trip · Woman in jeopardy

Network (1976)

March 30th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Howard Beale (Peter Finch) – network news anchorman for “UBS TV,” whose viewer shares have declined in recent years – receives word from the president of the news division, Max Schumacher (William Holden) that he’s to be fired effective in two weeks. The old friends get “properly pissed,” and at the bar, Beale tells Max […]

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Tags: Black comedy · Famous line · Midlife crisis

Captain Blood (1935)

March 28th, 2007 · 2 Comments

In England, 1685, open rebellion has greeted the ascension of the unpopular King James to the throne. Dr. Peter Blood (Errol Flynn, in his debut as a leading man) is summoned in the night to attend to the wounds of a rebel fighter. A war veteran and former seaman in the Dutch navy, Peter has […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Golden Age of Hollywood · Sword fight