Film Review: Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)

SYNOPSIS: “The year is 1936. Archeology professor Indiana Jones narrowly escapes death in a South American temple with a gold idol – by poison dart, fall, and finally a giant boulder that chases him out the front. An old enemy, Rene Belloq, steals the idol and then orders Hovito Indians after Indy. Indy, however, escapes back to the USA, where Army Intelligence officers are waiting for him at his university. They tell him about a … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio ‚Äď Eps 31

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Ender‚Äôs Game¬†is finally here, 28 years in the making. Gavin Hood directs Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley in the teen friendly Sci-Fi adventure. Horror News Radio co-hosts¬†Doc Rotten,¬†Dave Dreher,¬†Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.,¬†Thomas Mariani¬†and Vixen have mixed feelings on the results. Some of it works for most all the grue-crew while many have issues with the pacing, the characters and, in Dave‚Äôs case, the film altogether. Doc tries to defend¬†Ender‚Äôs Game¬†with only … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ender’s Game (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Seventy years after an invasion of Earth by an alien race known as Formics, young Ender Wiggin may be the human race’s last hope for survival. One man, Mazer Rackham, stopped the invasion years ago, now Ender trains under the guidance of Colonel Graff to lead the fleet in an offensive strategy to prevent another attack. This is Ender’s Game. REVIEW: Gavin Hood, the director behind¬†X-Men Origins: Wolverine, tackles Orson Scott Card’s Hugo Award … Continue reading

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Film Review: Star Wars VI Return Of The Jedi (1983)

SYNOPSIS: “The Empire is more than halfway through construction of a new Death Star – almost twice as big, but more than twice as powerful. When completed, it will spell certain doom for Luke Skywalker and the Rebels. Han Solo is a prisoner of crime lord Jabba the Hutt, and Princess Leia soon finds herself in the gangster’s hands. Luke Skywalker, aided by C-3PO and R2-D2, makes his way into Jabba’s palace, hoping to secure … Continue reading

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Film Review: Star Wars V The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

SYNOPSIS: “The story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and the others did not end with the destruction of the Death Star – it continues in The Empire Strikes Back. Imperial forces have since driven the Rebels to hide on the ice world Hoth. But even on such an icy, backwater world, they cannot escape the evil Darth Vader’s eyes for long, and he devastates the Rebel base in an assault with the Imperial … Continue reading

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Anticipation Is Your Weakness; What Do We Want from A New Star Wars?

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A few months ago, Walt Disney Studios announced that they had acquired the intellectual properties of Lucasfilm Limited, which included franchises like Indiana Jones and Star Wars. Now, I know us film nerds were excited for a potential Marvel Studios produced remake of the classic Howard the Duck movie, but instead Disney announced that several new Star Wars films would be produced. This not only includes a new trilogy of films that would chronologically follow … Continue reading

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Film Review: Star Wars IV A New Hope (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: “Luke Skywalker stays with his foster aunt and uncle on a farm on Tatooine. He is desperate to get off this planet and get to the Academy like his friends, but his uncle needs him for the next harvest. Meanwhile, an evil emperor has taken over the galaxy, and has constructed a formidable ‘Death Star’ capable of destroying whole planets. Princess Leia, a leader in the resistance movement, acquires plans of the Death Star, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blade Runner (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: “In a cyberpunk vision of the future, man has developed the technology to create replicants, human clones used to serve in the colonies outside Earth but with fixed lifespans. In Los Angeles 2019, Deckard is a Blade Runner, a cop who specialises in terminating replicants. Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when six replicants escape from an offworld colony to Earth.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Ridley Scott has been more influential … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cowboys and Aliens (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: ¬†A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way. REVIEW: The buzz on “Cowboys & Aliens” seemed to herald it as THE Summer blockbuster to see this year. After all how could it go wrong? Daniel Craig (007) and Harrison Ford (Indiana Bones..I mean Jones) playing the two lead roles. A glut of great character … Continue reading

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Teaser Trailer For ‘Cowboys and Aliens’

Now this is just way too cool.¬† Harrison Ford as a cowboy fighting aliens.¬† I freaking love it. This is the short tease that they played during the Super Bowl last night but it’s worth repeated viewings. This one has huge summer blockbuster written all over it, don’t ya think?¬† Here’s the short version of the facts on this one.¬† It’s directed by Jon Favreau and stars Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde and Harrison Ford. It … Continue reading

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