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  • Walking the Edge

    Walking the Edge

    ★★★½

    Gritty revenge drama stars Robert Forster (VIGILANTE) as a numbers-running L.A. cab driver in sweatpants who comes into a whole heap o’ trouble when one of his fares (Nancy Kwan) shoots at the mobsters who killed her son. Norbert Meisel, a former actor whose directing experience lays in the sexploitation genre, struggles to bring this urban thriller to life. The sound and camerawork are amateurish, and the low budget results in scenes like a dinner in a fancy restaurant being…

  • The Abductors

    The Abductors

    ★★½

    You may need to shower after sitting through director/writer Don Schain’s grimy THE ABDUCTORS. For laughably cheap sets, amateurish performances, silly dialogue, and more nude women and sleaze than you can handle, you can’t do much better (worse?) than this picture, which sits in the middle of Schain’s GINGER trilogy. Schain’s wife, blond Cheri Caffaro (SAVAGE SISTERS), plays Ginger, a sexy detective with no qualms about using her body and an aggressive sexuality to nail the bad guys.

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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.

  • Invasion of the Star Creatures

    Invasion of the Star Creatures

    ½

    Goddamn this wretched science fiction comedy created by a pair of Roger Corman actors. Jonathan Haze, the star of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, wrote the story and screenplay, which was originally titled MONSTERS FROM NICHOLSON MESA as a tribute to AIP head honcho James H. Nicholson. Bruno ve Sota, whose Corman credits include A BUCKET OF BLOOD and THE WASP WOMAN, directed the film, his third and last as a director. INVASION OF THE STAR CREATURES is worse than any…