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Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)

Anyone who takes the time to search out this movie whether the reason is a young Jack Nicholson who wrote, helped finance, and starred in this western or because it’s directed by cult favorite Monte Hellman,  they probably already know it was shot consecutively with The Shooting. 782 more words


A Movie A Day #309: Back Door To Hell (1964, directed by Monte Hellman)

The time is World War II.  The place is the Philippines, shortly before the famous return of Douglas MacArthur.  Three U.S. soldiers have been sent on a very important mission to knock out a Japanese communication center before the American invasion.   381 more words


Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! - USA, 1989

‘When your nightmare ends, the real terror begins.’

Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! is a 1989 American slasher horror film directed by Monte Hellman ( 960 more words


XL Popcorn - Two-Lane Blacktop

List Item: Watch all of the “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”
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Title: Two-Lane Blacktop
Director: Monte Hellman
Year: 1971
Country:  214 more words

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July 12: Happy Birthday Lee Byung-hun and Oscar Hammerstein II

South Korean actor Byung-hun Lee, who is turning 47 today, is one of the biggest stars in his native country.  Lee began working in South Korea film and television in the early 1990s, and has been nominated eight times for the Blue Dragon award for Best Actor, and five times for the Grand Bell for Best Actor—these are the two Korean equivalents of the Oscars.  1,308 more words

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Review: Flight to Fury (1964) - A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

Click here for the introduction and the first review in my Jack Nicholson Retrospective.

And I’m back!

The sixth film in the Jack Nicholson retrospective is a unique one as it’s the first film where Mr Nicholson not only stars, but is also credited with writing the screenplay. 441 more words


Blu-Ray News #122: Wasp Woman And Beast From Haunted Cave (1959).

This one snuck up on me — and with so many great things being announced, one right after another, it was just a matter of time before something would fall through the cracks. 249 more words

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