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Et Al. Feb19

Officer 444 (1926, 10 episodes) Robert Preston Brownley (Ben Wilson) – “Uncle Bob” to the children of his precinct, and Officer 444 to his colleagues – is the a member of the “Flying Squadron” under the command of Captain Jerry … Continue reading

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Island Of Lost Souls (1933)

“Do you know what it means to feel like God?”   Director:  Erle C. Kenton Starring:  Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Kathleen Burke, Leila Hyams, Arthur Hohl, Bela Lugosi, Stanley Fields, Paul Hurst, Tetsu Komai, Hans Steinke Screenplay:  Waldemar Young and … Continue reading

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The Reptile (1966)

“That vile thing underneath that blanket is my daughter, Anna! Oh, not the Anna you know; not that lovely girl, but a hideous parody of herself, a loathsome thing…!”   Director:  John Gilling Starring:  Ray Barrett, Noel Willman, Jacqueline Pearce, … Continue reading

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The Snake Woman (1961)

“Life is such a miraculous, delicate thing. What if this poison were to upset the balance? – and instead of a normal, healthy child, ours were to be born a—a—“   [Also known as: Terror Of The Snake Woman] Director:  … Continue reading

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Cult Of The Cobra (1955)

“The Cobra Goddess will avenge herself! One by one, you will all die!”   Director:  Francis D. Lyon Starring:  Faith Domergue, Marshall Thompson, Richard Long, Kathleen Hughes, James Dobson, David Janssen, Jack Kelly, William Reynolds, Leonard Strong, Walter Coy, Edward … Continue reading

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Et Al. Oct18

Napoléon (1927) Abel Gance’s epic filming of the life of Napoleon Bonaparte is a production almost impossible to address in a standard review, not least because there is no such thing these days as “the” version of the film. In … Continue reading

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Kwaidan (1964)

“I want to talk of the past and the present and the future with you…”   [Also known as: Kaidan] Director:  Kobayashi Masaki Starring:  Mikuni Rentarō, Aratama Michiyo, Watanabe Misako, Nakadai Tatsuya, Kishi Keiko, Mochizuki Yûko, Nakamura Katsuo, Tanba Tetsurō, … Continue reading

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Flesh And Fantasy (1943)

  “If that’s so…then we human beings are nothing but puppets of some force or other, which we cannot possibly escape…”   Director:  Julien Duvivier Starring:  Robert Benchley, Betty Field, Robert Cummings, Edgar G. Robinson, Thomas Mitchell, Charles Boyer, Barbara … Continue reading

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Ranking the Final Girls

I am by no means an expert in slasher movies, but I know what I like; and what I like best is an engaging Final Girl. For me these films aren’t about their kill-scenes so much as the final showdown … Continue reading

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Spinning Newspaper Injures Printer – Part 2: Up Close

Click here for Part 1: The Repeat Offenders In this section, we take a closer look at a few of the many mock-ups which have (dis)graced our screens over the years! ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ College Coach (1933): …features numerous headlines, and only … Continue reading

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