The Land of Nam: The Vietnam War in American Film

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You’re Next effectively manages to convey both humor and suspense, and the duo’s next film, The Guest, shows a similar mastery of tone. I very quickly expanded the meaning of the word to include any kind of exploitation or B-movie." [178] The term, popularized beginning in the 1980s with publications of Weldon's such as The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film and Psychotronic Video magazine, has subsequently been adopted by other critics and fans.

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James Bond Encyclopedia: Updated Edition

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But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission – and survival itself – in serious jeopardy. Protagonist Khan is Ahab, obsessed with pursuing his white whale, the USS Enterprise. Updating a concept introduced by TV hostess Vampira over three decades before, MST3K presented cheap, low-grade movies, primarily science fiction of the 1950s and 1960s, along with running voiceover commentary highlighting the films' shortcomings.

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The View from the Bridge: Memories of Star Trek and a Life

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The has everything you need to help a child learn to read through phonics: decodable stories, listening exercises, you name it. In genre movies, character types often provide similar kinds of actions and purposes within the story. In X-men 3, the hero Gene Grey dies and is reborn and returns with greater power as Pheonix, but with this higher power she becomes a villian. Are they watch and throw away movies that, due to their ludicrous nature, are nothing better than Friday's night diversions?

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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride: An Invitation to the Wedding

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This long-delayed film is a subversion of horror tropes by Cloverfield's Drew Goddard, co-written by Joss Whedon. A pop masterpiece that redefined an industry, ‘Star Wars’ updated sci-fi with unfashionable positivity, taking home a massive global haul that had studio execs salivating. Outlook: The first trailer was the stuff of dreams. Status: Being distributed by Funny or Die. The combination of intensive and gimmick-laden publicity with movies featuring vulgar subject matter and often outrageous imagery dated back decades—the term had originally defined truly fringe productions, made at the lowest depths of Poverty Row or entirely outside the Hollywood system.

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A Guide to Silent Westerns (Bibliographies and Indexes in

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With documentary authenticity, Blomkamp takes us into the refugee camp at the start of a mass deportation. It's not uncommon for this to be something that occurs in a movie, but rarely is the man given the opportunity to make amends for his foul actions. In the 1950s, began a rise in well-known dramatic actors. Outlook: It really depends whether you feel that Burton and Depp need some time apart. Films that are difficult to categorize into a genre are often less successful. It's no surprise that the Oscars favor dramas.

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Trash or treasure: Censorship and the changing meanings of

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Monsters, robots and many other staples of horror have been used in action films. Western films are those "set in the American West that embod[y] the spirit, the struggle and the demise of the new frontier ." [1] Pictured is Clint Eastwood in the Western film A Fistful of Dollars (1964). The clean cut Steve (Ron Howard) is excited to be heading off to college but has to figure out how to break it off with his longtime girlfriend, Laurie (Cindy Williams of future Laverne & Shirley fame).

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Rome Open City: Roma citta aperta (BFI Film Classics)

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As long as there is a mysterious situation that is gradually revealed in the movie, which is not obvious to guess, and the ending is not the usual obvious Hollywood ending. From 1959 until 1979, Truffaut followed Léaud's character Antoine Doinel, who falls in love with Christine Darbon in Baisers volés ( Stolen Kisses) marries her in Domicile Conjugal (Bed & Board 1970) and separates from her in the last post-New Wave movie L'amour en fuite (Love on the Run). They decide it would be easier to subdue the village if they convince the villagers that one of them is a god.

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Midnight Movies

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As women get older, they come to prefer Action-Adventure far less than their younger counterparts. Cast: John Freeman, Margot Kidder, Barry Corbin, Rance Howard, Jon Gries, David H. Written by Joe D on October 11th, 2007 Ishiro Honda created some of the most memorable images of my childhood. RKO's representative output included the Mexican Spitfire and Lum and Abner comedy series, thrillers featuring the Saint and the Falcon, Westerns starring Tim Holt, and Tarzan movies with Johnny Weissmuller.

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Theda Bara: A Biography of the Silent Screen Vamp, with a

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But with proper financial backing and almost total creative freedom, these films were a world away from the cheapo grit of the grindhouse: directors like Stuart Gordon, Frank Henenlotter and Don Coscarelli had the funding to realise visions which would have been impossible a few years before, resulting in some of the most idiosyncratic movies in the horror canon. ‘Phantasm’ is the film that kickstarted it all, combining inventive DIY horror with a berserk plot involving homicidal space midgets, heroic ice-cream men, flying spheres which drill into the brain and of course the terrifying ‘Tall Man’.

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Sex, Sadism, Spain, and Cinema: The Spanish Horror Film

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Dolph Lundgren and Mickey Rourke also star. Cinematography:Arik Thaughbaer; Film Editing:Arik Thaughbaer; Makeup Department:Kory Gregersen; Sound Department: Carie Lynn Lustig�foley artist; Phillip Raves�foley mixer; Special Effects�Kira Peacock�Special effects assistant; Visual Effects�Rob Field�visual effects artist. Tom Huddleston Having tackled Stephen King twice already – in ‘ The Shawshank Redemption ’ and its inferior follow-up ‘ The Green Mile ’ – Darabont made his first out-and-out horror movie with this bleak, pointed adaptation of King’s novella about a mysterious fog which swamps a small town, forcing the inhabitants to take shelter in the local supermarket.

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