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Entries from October 2008

The Salton Sea (2002)

October 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Synopsis “My name is Tom Van Allen. Or Danny Parker. I honesty don’t know anymore. You can decide. Yeah, maybe you can help me, friend. As you can see I don’t have a hell of a lot of time left.” So says the voice of Tom/Danny (Val Kilmer), wailing on a trumpet as flames engulf […]

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Tags: Crooked officer · Cult favorite · Drunk scene · Femme fatale · Forensic evidence · Gangsters and hoodlums · Interrogation · Murder mystery · Shootout · Wilhelm scream

True Romance (1993)

October 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Synopsis When his exhaustive knowledge of Elvis Presley fails to convince a woman he meets a bar to watch a triple feature of Sonny Chiba movies with him, Clarence Worley (Christian Slater) goes to the theater alone. There he meets Alabama Whitman (Patricia Arquette) when she spills popcorn on him. Taking a seat next to […]

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Tags: Black comedy · Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · Famous line · Gangsters and hoodlums · Hitman · Interrogation · Master and pupil · Prostitute · Road trip · Shootout · Unconventional romance · Woman in jeopardy

Straight Time (1978)

October 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Synopsis Emerging from Folsom State Prison after six years, Max Dembo (Dustin Hoffman) returns to Los Angeles. He spends his first night of freedom eating a hot dog and wandering the city streets. Checking in the next day with his parole officer, Earl Frank (M. Emmet Walsh), Max is verbally reprimanded for failing to show […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Based on novel · Cult favorite · Gangsters and hoodlums · Heist · Interrogation · Unconventional romance