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Come Play With Us, Danny

August 3rd, 2011 · 2 Comments

“The real problem is that Kubrick set out to make a horror picture with no apparent understanding of the genre. Everything about it screams that from beginning to end, from plot decision to the final scene — which has been used before on The Twilight Zone.” Stephen King interviewed for Playboy Magazine, June 1983 The […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Based on novel · Bathtub scene · Dreams and visions · Famous line · Father/son relationship · Midlife crisis · Mother/son relationship · Paranoia · Psycho killer · Road trip · Supernatural · Woman in jeopardy

Cairo It Is

May 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Whoever said that talking about politics, religion or sex on a blind date was a bad idea could just have easily applied that rule to movies. Or maybe like Peter Venkman said, it’s more of a guideline than a rule. I caught two movies recently that were the flip side of the same coin: independently […]

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Tags: Interrogation · Midlife crisis · Road trip · Train · Unconventional romance

9000, Officer In Trouble

February 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Promoting I’m Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988, Steve James, who appeared as “Kung Fu Joe” in the blaxploitation spoof, commented: “I always hated that label ‘blaxploitation.’ I wondered, why couldn’t there just be films with black stars? You know, you’d go around the corner from a theater showing one of them, and there’d be […]

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Tags: Blaxploitation · Crooked officer · Cult favorite · Famous line · Femme fatale · Forensic evidence · Gangsters and hoodlums · Heist · Interrogation · Midlife crisis · Prostitute · Shootout