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Collector's Corner: Two Movie Novelizations & a Video Guide

There’s a dying old bookshop about ten miles from my house that I pop into every once in awhile, just in case. I’ve never found anything I want to buy there…until today. 899 more words

Cannonball Run II (1984)

By Richard Winters

My Rating: 1 out of 10

4-Word Review: Too much lame humor.

Since the first installment of this franchise ended up taking in $72 million and becoming the 6th highest grossing film of 1981 the studio heads in their typical fashion decided to capitalize on it and squeeze as much breath out of the cornball concept as they could, which lead to this ill-advised sequel. 839 more words

Movies

The Villain / Cactus Jack screening, 29 July 2017

Hal Needham’s The Villain / Cactus Jack (USA, 1979) is playing at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles on 29 July 2017.

The film, which plays like a live action Road Runner and Wile E. 29 more words

Westerns

Thirty-Five Years On

If you were in New York or another big city in the US thirty-five years ago, 25 June 1982, four films opened:

  • Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
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The 1978 movie that foretold the future of 007 films

On occasion, movies actually predict the future. One such example is 1978’s Hooper.

The film concerns an aging stunt man, Sonny Hooper (Burt Reynolds) working on a James Bond-like movie being directed by a pompous, “auteur” director, Roger Deal (Robert Klein). 332 more words

James Bond Films