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  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
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  • Sh! The Octopus
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  • The Most Dangerous Game

    ½

  • One Spy Too Many

    ★★★½

  • Satan's Princess

    ★★★½

  • Satan's Mistress

    ★½

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  • The Most Dangerous Game

    The Most Dangerous Game

    This movie is a true rarity — it adapts Richard Connell’s famous 1924 story “The Most Dangerous Game” and acknowledges it (though the absence of any writing or directing credits should be a red flag). Few literary works have been outright ripped off as often as Connell’s, though there has been the occasional credited film version, most famously the 1932 thriller starring Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, and Joel McCrea.

    This suspense-free version, directed by Justin Lee ninety years later and…

  • One Spy Too Many

    One Spy Too Many

    ★★★½

    MGM chose wisely in expanding one of its best MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. episodes into a feature film. Taken from the second-season opener, “The Alexander the Greater Affair,” ONE SPY TOO MANY was the biggest U.N.C.L.E. hit, particularly in London, where 007-mania was at its apex. It was also the last U.N.C.L.E. film to receive a major American release, as MGM was beginning to draw criticism for charging money to see something already aired on free TV. As a bonus to…

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  • Action U.S.A.

    Action U.S.A.

    ★★★★½

    Only watch this if you love car chases, car jumps, car explosions, car smashes, and burning men.

  • The Court Jester

    The Court Jester

    ★★★★½

    Amazingly, this delightful Danny Kaye comedy was not a hit when Paramount released it in 1956. It was ridiculously expensive to make — reportedly, the most expensive comedy ever at that time — but it earned Kaye a Golden Globe nomination, became a favorite of television audiences, and was eventually enshrined for preservation in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. The cast is fantastic, particularly to film buffs who dig character actors, and nobody who has seen it will…