Return to Oz (1985): Looking back at Disney’s dark classic

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Return to Oz (1985)

Return to Oz is a title that comes with a lot of baggage. Frightening childhood memories, a confused critical reaction and a now adult cult following — it’s…

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Akira (1988): Revisiting the classic anime 26 years later

Friday, June 27, 2014
Akira (1988)

In 1988, Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira hit cinema screens across the world, challenging North American ideas about what a ‘cartoon’ could and should be, and becoming the vanguard for anime…

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Cyborg (1989) Review: A Van Damme good post-apocalyptic action flick

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Cyborg (1989) Review

Cyborg (1989) In a desolate future world of anarchy and violence, mercenary “slinger” Gibson Rickenbacker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) battles a post-apocalyptic gang of marauders lead by the vicious…

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They Live (1988) Review: I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass…

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I’m all out of bubblegum.” That now iconic line helped define one the most influential and best…

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The Firm (1989) Review: The Gary Oldman soccer hooligan movie that started it all

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The Firm (1989)

The Firm (1989) The popularity of films on soccer hooliganism is hard to measure by traditional methods. Hooligan movies rarely show outside of UK cinemas, box office receipts…

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Outland (1981) review: Sean Connery in a space western

Monday, May 27, 2013
Outland (1981)

Outland (1981) Sean Connery is Marshall William O’Neil – the thin blue line between chaos, violence, and the law on the remote mining colony of Con-Am 27. A…

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Gymkata (1985) Review: The skill of gymnastics. The kill of karate

Monday, April 29, 2013
Gymkata (1985)

  Gymkata (1985) Gymkata stars slightly effeminate, mullet-wearing former U.S. Olympic gymnast Kurt Thomas as a fictional gymnast with exactly the same credentials, named Jonathan Cabot. Cabot is…

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Legend (1985) Review: The best fantasy film you’ll ever see

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Legend (1985)

/ Legend (1985) Once upon a time… A young princess (Mia Sara) fell in love with a simple child of the forest named Jack (Tom Cruise). In a…

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Cobra (1986) Review: Lame movies are a disease, this is the cure

Sunday, March 3, 2013
Cobra (1986)

/ Cobra (1986) In a pre-apocalyptic L.A. of the not-too-distant future, violent crime has become a rampant disease. Now, meet the cure. Sylvester Stallone is Marion Cobretti –…

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Miami Connection (1987) Review: All your cult ’80s film fantasies just came true

Friday, January 25, 2013
Miami Connection (1987)

Sometime around 1987, Y.K. Kim, a Korean immigrant and Tae Kwon Do master, decided to make a movie. With no experience in shooting, producing, or acting in films,…

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