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Spaceballs (1987)

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“You have the ring, and I see your Schwartz is as big as mine.  Now let’s see how well you handle it,” says Dark Helmet to Lone Starr. One of my favorite comedies growing up was a little Mel Brooks … Continue reading

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Aliens (1986)

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“They cut the power,” says Ellen Ripley.  Private Hudson responds, “What do you mean ‘they’ cut the power?  How could they cut the power, man?  They’re animals!” Ridley Scott made the perfect “haunted house in outer space” movie with his … Continue reading

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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

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“I thought you said if we destroyed the brain, it’d die!” says Burt Wilson.  Frank replies, “It worked in the movie!”  Burt responds, “Well, it ain’t working now, Frank!”  Frank asks, “You mean the movie lied?” Dan O’Bannon’s biggest contribution … Continue reading

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Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013)

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“For me, Dune will be the coming of a god.  I wanted to make something sacred, free, with new perspective.  Open the mind!” says Alejandro Jodorowsky. Alejandro Jodorowsky hasn’t made a lot of films during his career, but most of … Continue reading

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It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958)

“What is the usual reason an intelligent creature kills?” asks Col. Edward Carruthers.  Mary Royce responds, “It’s hungry? What made you so certain it’s intelligent, Colonel, and not just an animal?”  Carruthers says, “It opened the door to ‘C’ compartment.” … Continue reading

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John Carpenter: An Appreciation Part One

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Tomorrow (January 16, 2013) marks the 65th birthday of director John Carpenter.  I’ve always found his work interesting.  He writes, directs, produces, acts, and often composes the music to his films.  His directorial output is largely hit-and-miss; eight of his … Continue reading

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Those Oscar Missed Volume 1: Best Production Design

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  The original Yards of Grapevine link: Those Oscar Missed: Best Production Design Best Production Design is one of my favorite Oscar categories.  This is the category where artists can shine the most.  There’s been so much great work over … Continue reading