The Outer Limits (original TV episodes part 1)

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“There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. We control the horizontal, we control the vertical. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control what you see and hear. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to…The Outer Limits.” This was the ultimate monster-of-the-week show. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hearts Of Darkness – A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: “Documents the sensational events surrounding the making of Apocalypse Now and Francis Ford Coppola’s struggle with nature, governments, actors and self-doubt. Includes footage and sound secretly recorded by Eleanor Coppola, wife of Francis.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Eleanor Coppola taped and filmed her husband, often without his knowledge, on the set of Apocalypse Now (1979) while everything fell apart around him – Martin Sheen‘s heart attack, a devastating typhoon, the unreliable Philippine army, daily threats … Continue reading

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Film Review: Apocalypse Now (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: “It is the height of the war in Vietnam, and US Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a General to carry out a mission that officially ‘does not exist, nor will it ever exist’. The mission: To seek out a mysterious Green Beret Colonel, Walter Kurtz, whose army has crossed the border into Cambodia and is conducting hit-and-run missions against the Viet Cong and NVA. The army believes Kurtz has gone … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. REVIEW: Why oh why did the “Spider-Man” franchise need a reboot? Was “Spider-Man 3” really that bad? Is the recent success of Marvel franchises like Iron Man, Thor & Captain America responsible for the reasoning here? I haven’t got a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Firestarter (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A father and daughter are on the run from the government, the duo isn’t in trouble for tax evasion though…you see Andy and Charlie are special. Due to experiments conducted on Andy during his college days he is now a telekinetic, Charlie his daughter is more dangerous however since she is a pyrokinetic. The government wants to capture the duo in order to contain their threat or use them as a weapon (see even … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Believers (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A New York psychiatrist finds that a voodoo cult, which believes in child sacrifice, has a keen interest in his own son. REVIEW: Written by: Mark Frost Directed by: John Schlesinger Starring: Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, Harley Cross, Robert Loggia QUICK FIX: Based on Nicholas Conde’s novel, “The Religion”, THE BELIEVERS tells the story of police psychiatrist Cal Jamison, who moves from Minnesota to the Big Apple (New York City???!!) with his young son … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dead Zone (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: “After awakening from a five-year coma – the result of a serious car accident on his way home from an outing with his girlfriend – high school teacher Johnny Smith finds that he has developed the ability to foretell events. When a nurse is bathing him, he realizes that her house is on fire, endangering her daughter. When his doctor and confidant, Dr. Sam Weizak, touches him he has flashbacks to the trauma Weizak … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spawn (1997)

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SYNOPSIS: Al Simmons, is a military soldier/assassin, who has been betrayed by a covert government agency head named Jason Wynn. Wynn orders his top assassin, Jessica Priest, to assassinate him. After Simmons dies, he is immediately transported to Hell, where Malebolgia, a demonic ruler of the various realms, offers him a Faustian deal. If Simmons becomes his eternal servant and leader of Hell’s army in Armageddon, he will be able to return to Earth to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Catch-22 (1970)

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SYNOPSIS: “A bombardier during World War Two tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a parody of the military mentality and bureaucratic society in general.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Hot off the enormously successful film The Graduate (1967), director Mike Nichols could have had any production bankrolled, and just to prove it he chose Joseph Heller‘s darkly comic novel … Continue reading

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