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Entries from January 2009

The Night the Japs Attacked

January 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

1941 (1979) Screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale, story by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale & John Milius Directed by Steven Spielberg Produced by A-Team Productions/ Columbia Pictures/ Universal Pictures Running time: 118 minutes (theatrical version)/ 146 minutes (extended version) Synopsis Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the citizens of […]

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Tags: 24 hour time frame · Alternate universe · Black comedy · Cult favorite · End of the world · Military · No opening credits · Paranoia

Willy Wonka with Guns

January 25th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Last Action Hero (1993) Written by Zak Penn & Adam Leff and Shane Black & David Arnott and William Goldman (uncredited) and Larry Ferguson (uncredited) and Carrie Fisher (uncredited) Directed by John McTiernan Produced by Columbia Pictures Running time: 130 minutes Synopsis Supercop Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger) responds to a hostage situation involving the axe […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Animation · Black comedy · Crooked officer · Gangsters and hoodlums · Hitman · Interrogation · Mother/son relationship · No opening credits · Shootout

No Kid Friendly Fix

January 22nd, 2009 · 6 Comments

Babe: Pig In The City (1998) Screenplay by George Miller & Judy Morris & Mark Lamprell, based on characters by Dick King-Smith Directed by George Miller Produced by Kennedy-Miller Productions Running time: 96 minutes Synopsis Victorious at the National Sheepdog Championship, Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) and Babe the Gallant Pig (voiced by Elizabeth Daily) receive […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Cult favorite · No opening credits · Road trip · Sequel