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  • Track of the Moon Beast

    Track of the Moon Beast

    ★½

    "Mind if I borrow your moon rock for a while?"

    Holy Hell...this makes "Spawn of the Slithis" look like a Kurosawa film.

    Frank Larrabee's catchy (and oh-so 70's) ditty "California Lady", and the poorly done but likable slow dissolve transformation scenes of the Moon Beast, are the only things keeping me from tanking this completely.

    Laughably inept.

  • Mister Buddwing

    Mister Buddwing

    ★★½

    Great concept, but rather laborious execution...despite boasting a stellar (and scene-stealing) cast of female co-stars, and some wonderfully lush black and white cinematography.

    The film commences from James Garner's point of view as he awakens and opens his eyes in Central Park, not knowing who he is or how he got there. Inside his pockets are a phone number, some pills and a train schedule. It plays out from Garner's POV until he finally comes across his reflection in a…

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  • Cannonball

    Cannonball

    ★★★★

    David Carradine's tight pants bulge deserved its own steadicam.

    First viewing, and not surprisingly I loved this. What a treasure trove for die-hard fans of Corman's cast of regulars and New World Pictures. This and "The Gumball Rally" came out just over a month of one another in the Summer of '76, and both are easily superior to the more popular and successful film they directly led to..."Cannonball Run". Paul Bartel's entry to the 'large cast, long distance illegal vehicular…

  • Xtro

    Xtro

    ★★★½

    Harry Bromley Davenport's gonzo exercise into gooey alien abduction, psycho parenting, and overall what-the-fuckdom is one of those films that as its playing, you're constantly saying to yourself...what the Hell am I watching?

    And you know, that's a good thing in this case. I may fumble to find the words to express the picture accurately, but what I do know is that I appreciated the tone and aura of it, and was impressed with various moments of visual ingenuity. It's…