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Over Achiever (the Last Starfighter, 1984)

Alex Rogan is stuck in a dead end life.  He, his mom and little brother live in a run down trailer park.  He wants to take his girl friend Maggie and get out…but the options seem to be dwindling.   349 more words

Science Fiction

Escape from L.A. (1996) [review]

While this does have the usual sequel problems; there are so few, to the point where we have a film which is almost as enjoyable as the original. 447 more words


Escape from New York (1981) [review]

This really is one of the classics of the 1980s which is a pure joy to watch, with a fantastic lead character such as Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) being one which does not fail at being one of the greatest, possible the coolest to exist. 387 more words


The Last Starfighter (1984, Nick Castle)

The Last Starfighter gets a long way on affability. Lead Lance Guest is nothing if not affable. Robert Preston plays an affable alien grifter. Dan O’Herlihy, completely covered in makeup, is affable as Guest’s alien co-pilot. 522 more words

Rapid Review: Halloween (1978)

“You’ve got to believe me, Officer, he is coming to Haddonfield… Because I know him! I’m his doctor! You must be ready for him… If you don’t, it’s your funeral.” 325 more words