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Film Review: Westworld (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: An unforeseen robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park called Westworld. REVIEW: “Delos is the vacation of the future, today” says a stiff and plain looking interviewer at the start of Micheal Crichton’s Science Fiction film “Westworld” released in 1973 Starring James Brolin (Ha, I almost put “Josh” instead), Richard Benjamin …

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Film Review: Species (1995)

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SYNOPSIS: A message from outer space contains instructions on how to modify human DNA. REVIEW: “Species” is a hard film to be ambivalent about for many people. It’s been my experience that whenever I mention Species in some circles that I usually get a “Oh God that movie sucked.” or I get “Damn, that movie was so awesome! That Sil …

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Film Review: Signs (2002)

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  SYNOPSIS: A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come. REVIEW: “Signs” is a 2002 science fiction thriller starring Mel Gibson (Get The Gringo), Joaquin Phoenix (Walk The Line), Rory Culkin and Abigail Breslin. It was directed by M. Night Shyamalan who brought us The Sixth Sense and …

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Film Review: Reign of Fire (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: A brood of fire-breathing dragons emerges from the earth and begins setting fire to everything, establishing dominance over the planet. REVIEW: Director Rob Bowman ( The X – Files, Elektra ) brings us “Reign of Fire”,  a post apocalyptic movie about man’s future co-existing with treacherous fire breathing dragons. Yeah, you read right. Dragons. The movie was released in …

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Film Review: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: John Connor is now in his 20’s, and a female terminator, called T-X or Terminatrix, is after him. Another T-101 is sent back through time to protect John once again on the verge of the rise of the machines. REVIEW: Director Jonathan Mostow, who brought us the Kurt Russell vehicle “Breakdown” (no pun intended) and the exciting “U-571” directs …

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Film Review: Looper (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by transporting back Joe’s future self. REVIEW: Maryland native Rian Johnson who brought us “Brick” and “The Brothers Bloom” writes …

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Film Review: The Abyss (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: A civilian diving team are enlisted by a Conglomerate Oil Company and the U.S. Navy to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species. REVIEW: “I survived The Abyss” – First Unit Crew Tee Shirt Upon revisiting The Abyss from Director James Cameron (True Lies) I realized that it has to be …

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Film Review: Flash Gordon (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: In Mike Hodges’ campy 1980, British – American, Sci-Fi romp, a football player (Sam Jones) and his friends (Topol and Melody Anderson) travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, played by Max Von Sydow, to save the Planet Earth from destruction. REVIEW: This movie really takes me back. Way back. I remember …

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