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Entries from April 2007

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across The 8th Dimension (1984)

April 12th, 2007 · No Comments

The multi-tasking Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller) – neurosurgeon, samurai, rock musician and lead character in his own line of comic books – goes directly from surgery scrubs to a testing range, where he climbs inside a Jetcar capable of breaking the sound barrier. Buckaroo’s inner circle includes members of his band, the Hong Kong Cavaliers. […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · Famous line · Interrogation · Shootout

Winter Kills (1979)

April 11th, 2007 · 1 Comment

On a cargo vessel off the coast of Malaysia, Nick Kegan (Jeff Bridges) is visited by Keifeitz (Richard Boone), the do-dirt man who works for Nick’s father, owner of the shipping company, among other global interests. Keifeitz has with him a man in bandages (Joe Spinell) who wants to confess: he was the gunman responsible […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Ambiguous ending · Based on novel · Black comedy · Cult favorite · Father/son relationship · Femme fatale · Hitman · Interrogation · Murder mystery · Paranoia

Atlantic City (1980)

April 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment

After stealing a package of cocaine from a drop in Philadelphia, a deadbeat named Dave and his pregnant girlfriend Chrissie hitch their way to Atlantic City to sell the dope. They visit Dave’s ex-wife Sally (Susan Sarandon), who is also Chrissie’s sister. Sally works in the oyster bar of Resorts Casino, but is studying to […]

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Tags: Gangsters and hoodlums · Master and pupil · Unconventional romance