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  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask

    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask

    ★★★½

    Iconic images in Cinema:

    Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint climbing down the face of Mount Rushmore.

    Spider-Man kissing Mary Jane in an alleyway while he's hanging upside down.

    A giant runaway breast terrorizing the countryside.

  • The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

    The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

    ★★★½

    "Montana, in the days when men were men...with two exceptions."

    Another instantly likable offering from Bud and Lou, and not their first to be given a western setting (that would be 1942's "Ride 'Em Cowboy"). The plot set-up is simple (and silly) enough: our two leads play Chester (Lou) and Duke (Bud), a couple of traveling salesmen on their way to California, when they make the mistake of stopping in the roughneck burg of Wagon Gap, Montana. Chester stumbles his…

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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…

  • The Deadly Spawn

    The Deadly Spawn

    ★★★★

    What an imaginative, low budget horror gem. Made with passion and ingenuity, Douglas McKeown's 1983 cult favorite is an easy film to root for.

    Shot on 16 mm for a paltry $25,000, and mounted by a swath of first-timers behind and in front of the camera, you can feel the enthusiasm from the cast and crew leaping off the frame. Cribbing from cinematic influences such as “Alien” and “The Blob”, this is simply pure, lean, beastie feature fun. Shot in…