Three Things

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Here’s what I want: The third film —  that red one on the right, there — doesn’t exist. It’s the poster I knocked together for the sequel I want to see happen right after Carpenter’s original. The title is “The Thing” in Russian (well, according to Wikipedia and Google Translate). Taking information provided in Carpenter’s… Read more »

Thirty years on, I like what I like

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In 1984 Pepe Moreno created “Bunker 6A.” In 2013 Hajime Katoki directed “A Farewell to Weapons.” [The above link is a Japanese voice/Spanish text version of “A Farewell to Weapons.” This being the interweb, with its millions of Japanese speakers and millions more Spanish readers, I’m posting it anyway. Besides, it’s awesome in any language.]… Read more »

Warlords of Def-Con 4

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These two are a little too good together. I say that because they’re practically the same film. They’re close to the same length. Their palettes are similar. Both were released by New World Pictures. Warlords was filmed in New Zealand. Def-Con was filmed in Nova Scotia. ‘Nuff said. They both have a similar “rules have… Read more »

Romancing Little China

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Surprised I’ve not posted about this yet. Two of my favourited films from the ’80s, Romancing the Stone (’84) and Big Trouble in Little China (’86) are great fun to watch at the same time. There’s quite a bit of synergy in them even though they’re not quite the same length. The weirdest bit of… Read more »

Cutthroat Mummy

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My latest foray: There are a number of cool things about watching this pair of flicks at the same time: 1. They’re the negative — role-wise — of each other: Cutthroat Island has a power woman and bookish man, The Mummy has a power man and bookish woman; 2. They’re the same length; 3. The… Read more »

Chris and the Anti-Chris

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Yul Brynner will blow your head off! The Magnificent Seven (Netflix):     start at 1:11:47 remaining. Westworld (iTunes):                         start at 1:13:23 remaining. They open at the first appearance of the Anti-Chris and both go dark at the same time. They have some cool synergies. I’ve watched them a few times; it only gets better…. Read more »

Holtzman Shield

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I want a fig with one of these: If Cameron Hodge can have one I want one too. But how to put one on a fig? I’ve got a couple of these to try it out: I’m thinking split the force field off Dr. Banner there, glue it around a different — though equally wooden-posed… Read more »

It’s Matango’s Island

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Matango is one of my favourite flicks. Love, love, love it! And Gilligan’s Island was good too. But let’s make one thing perfectly clear. It’s Matango’s Island! Good. Now that’s out of the way, I’ll tell you about a dream I’ve had. Two yachts wreck on opposite sides of a deserted island. Eventually the groups… Read more »