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  • Starcrash

    Starcrash 1978

    ★½ Added

    Part of Visiting & Revisiting with Rik and Aaron, a continuing series of discussions between fellow Cinephiles Rik and Aaron.

    Rik's Take:

    Starcrash gets a lot of surprising mileage out of just how colorful and charmingly fantasy-like its vision of outer space is. The stars at night may or may not be big and bright deep in the heart of Texas, but they are bigger and brighter here. Every planet, moon, and star is represented in the sharpest of hues, and…

  • The Island of Dr. Moreau

    The Island of Dr. Moreau 1977

    ★★★ Watched 13 Oct, 2015

    Part of Visiting & Revisiting with Rik and Aaron, a continuing series of discussions between fellow Cinephiles Rik and Aaron.

    Rik's Take:

    ...the film feels today like a Hallmark production (the ones regularly aired on NBC and CBS in the '70s, not the current TV network), or like a Reader's Digest condensed version of the tale, where they have scrubbed some of the more inflammatory material to make it palatable to the general public

    Read Part One Here.

    Aaron's Take:

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  • The Sleeping Car

    The Sleeping Car 1990

    ★★ Watched 02 Sep, 2014

    My initial burst of excitement at seeing the Trimark logo at the beginning of this film was extended when the next thing to come on screen was a sex scene with plenty of gratuitous toplessness. For a good portion of this film I was just enjoying the feeling of coasting through the type of horror film that crowded the shelves of Video City during the years I was first getting into horror films. It's a horror movie that doesn't skimp…

  • Not Quite Hollywood

    Not Quite Hollywood 2008

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Feb, 2013

    A highly entertaining look at the Australian exploitation cinema of the 70s and 80s, with equal time given to sexploitation, action flicks, and gory horror pics. The documentary does a great job of capturing the joyous sense of anarchy that comes from a group of young punks breaking the rules. Extra points for treating even the sleazy hucksters only in it for the cash as groundbreaking pioneers in their own right. A few points off for how it glosses over…