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  • Forbidden World

    Forbidden World 1982

    ★★½ Watched 31 Mar, 2016

    If you thought Galaxy of Terror was bad, well, it could be worse-you could be watching Forbidden World. Even lower budget, World has a few things over New World's other stab at that sweet Alien cash-in money. 1st, its tongue appears to be occasionally in its cheek. While undeniably sleazy, there is at least none of the monster rape that makes Terror infamous. There's a robot. Fox Harris, the actor who played the insane nuclear scientist in Repo Man shows…

  • Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant

    Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant 1998

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Mar, 2016

    It's probably been close to a year since we last watched one of these. It's an interesting approach the producers took to the material-apparently each film adapts only part of a book. I presume the goal was something akin to the Sharpes series-a long running series of Napoleonic War films based on popular novels. What's interesting is that either the novels or the adaptation seems to be making everything much smaller scale, though starting off with an officer at the…

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  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Nov, 2014

    Very well made, fun piece of sci-fi with just enough of a message about class to make it qualify as actual sci-fi rather than just an action movie set in the future. The eclectic cast (all on the money) ads to the charm and helps smooth over some occasionally dodgy effects. Wish more "blockbuster spectaculars" had this much personality and effort behind them. Chris Evans continues to show that he really needs to be in more good roles than just playing Captain America.

  • The Getaway

    The Getaway 1972

    ★★★★ Rewatched 12 Aug, 2012 8

    Just my second time watching this, this time on the big screen (though it was "digital" not a print, so not as good as it should have been). The Peckinpah action scenes are amazing in that setting, and the score by Quincy Jones is quite good, and a little out of the ordinary for both the director and genre. A great cast of character actors is backing McQueen and McGraw, but it's McGraw (and her poorly written character-I blame Walter…