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  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★★★

    First Dinosaur movie with a Frank! Franklin is the computer nerd who keeps worrying about the T-Rex.

    Flagrant lava bombs

  • Caged

    Caged

    ★★★½

    At sixty eight years old, 'Caged" isn't quite like today's women-in-prison sexploitation flicks--and that's good. But this could certainly be a prototype for those movies. Many of the same elements are here: an innocent young woman wrongly sent to prison, tough and bitter cons, unfeeling and corrupt matrons--there's even a shower scene! This movie pack a wallop. It's effective and affecting.

    One need only list the characters and the players to get a map of the direction the drama will…

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  • Shack Out on 101

    Shack Out on 101

    ★★★½

    Cold War Commie Noir! Lame tag line - Four Men and a Girl!

    Teeth-towel fisticuffs, weight lifting, sea shell collecting, greasy spoon melodrama, sexual harassment, noir-ish nonsense, and post traumatic stress disorder. This goofball of a film has it all.

    The best espionage melodrama with spearfishing in a barroom.

    The most important thing about this amazing piece is that despite its limitations from the buck two-eighty budget to the sledgehammered propagandist overtones to the all-over-the-place acting, this is a highly…

  • Rampage

    Rampage

    ★★½

    This kind of movie doesn't lend itself to my usual review. Not enough fun bonus items.

    1. Dwayne Johnson is not a scientist. This is right up there with Denise Richards as nuclear physicist, Dr. Christmas Jones in the James Bond movie - The World Is Not Enough (1999)
    2. It's plenty Rampagey enough
    3. I didn't know it was based on a video game

    Airplane trivia:
    The plane referred to as Warthog is the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II…