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Old 03-18-2019, 07:22 PM
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:47 PM
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THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955). Many positive things here-camera work , an awesome score, bright Technicolor, really good special effects, a cool Monster and I like Faith Domergue.
Sadly, the story moves at a snail's pace, the Monster is sadly underused and >>>>>>>>>>>>SPOILER>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> > it seems our hero/heroine pack up and leave barely a minute after they reach Metaluna!
Worth seeing once, but won't see it again. ***
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:21 AM
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THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955). Many positive things here-camera work , an awesome score, bright Technicolor, really good special effects, a cool Monster and I like Faith Domergue.
Sadly, the story moves at a snail's pace, the Monster is sadly underused and >>>>>>>>>>>>SPOILER>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> > it seems our hero/heroine pack up and leave barely a minute after they reach Metaluna!
Worth seeing once, but won't see it again. ***
Well said, Frye! I only saw This Island Earth once, maybe 20 years ago. Considering how wonderful and mind blowing the spaceship, new planet and alien monster are, it's such a shame the scientists are held up in the little house/lab for the first half to three-quarters of the film.
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:38 PM
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THE MUMMY'S CURSE (1944). At least Universal came up with names for their sequels, instead of something generic like THE MUMMY 5, which to have been the trend for the past few decades.
Despite a new name and some great scenes (Kharis rising, Virginia Christine doing her makeover-she is very good-, Tanthe Berte knocking dust off Kharis, the tumbling walls), this is stil like many of the numbered sequels-it basically rehashes old ideas, doesn't make much sense and seems thrown together.
Cast is decent; Virginia is very good in parts and I find Kay Harding quite charming. Martin Koslek delivers his usual good performance (and as usual, up to no good!) and I believe Peter Coe is the ONLY High Preist in the series who doesn't throw over the mission for a pretty face!
Have heard Lon JR HATED playing Kharis and You can practically feel it in his performance; he, probably more than the rest of us, was probably just glad it was over! **
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Old 03-26-2019, 11:19 PM
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HOMICIDAL (1961). William Castle makes his version of PSYCHO, complete with the "Coward's Corner". Sadly, this lacks the fun of earlier films and the story is needlessly complicated...was hoping Vincent Price would turn up in here somewhere. LOVE the two films he and Castle made togeather! **1/2
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Old 03-30-2019, 12:12 PM
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Colossus of New York (1957)
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A genius scientist (Ross Martin), who was working on planting crops in inhospitable regions to prevent world starvation, gets hit by a truck and dies. His brain surgeon father, and automation expert brother, incorporate his brain into a robot. What follows is questions of soul, body, family, life, morality in regards to the dangers of cybernetics and artificial life.

Colossus of New York oscillates between genius and laughable clunky moments. Some of the lines are profound; some of the acted scenes are adept and emotionally palpable, and others are darn right cornball and cringe worthy. The film has some fine sets and special effects as well. The subject matter is now approaching modern and it's themes are still valid. As the last quarter of the film reveals an unrefined script and feels like a hack job, the film would have greatly benefited from a budget and schedule that aloud for rewrites and reshoots. Still, the short 70 minute runtime allows one to enjoy the finer aspects of the film without burning a hole in one's chair.
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Old 03-31-2019, 11:42 PM
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DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951). Truly great film about a visiting ETI who has a message for us that may be wonderful or end up in catastrophe, depending on our behavior. Well acted by all principals and actually kind of frightening during the title sequence>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>SPOILIER>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>> that shows how incredibly DEPENDANT we are on automation and I can't even begin to imagine the chaos some almost 70 years later if that happened, especially if people were denied use of their Cell phones for more than a minute. *****
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Old 04-08-2019, 03:39 PM
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Not horror by any means but I was in a very nostalgic mood earlier and watched "With Six You Get Eggroll". And I can only think of one other on this forum who will have the slightest idea what I'm talking about.
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Old 04-08-2019, 11:07 PM
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BLOODY MAMA (1969). Very admiring of Roger Corman's production abilities, but don't really care for most of what he directs; just doesn't work for me. This is a loosely based drama of Ma Barker and her brood and just about every loathsome quality in people you can imagine is here, starting with the first scene. Cast is very good, however, with Shelley Winters stealing every scene she's in, and also has Pat ingle, Scatman Crothers, Don Stroud, Bruce Dern and a very young Robert DeNiro. **
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Not horror by any means but I was in a very nostalgic mood earlier and watched "With Six You Get Eggroll". And I can only think of one other on this forum who will have the slightest idea what I'm talking about.
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