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Old 6th August 2022, 08:33 PM
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A doctor moves to a small town as soon as he gets their the townsfolk started dropping like flies it's not long before our intrepid doc finds out it's a spider that's had mated with the common house spider. We also have John Goodman as a exterminator. It's enjoyable but not one for those afraid of spiders.




John Cusack plays a young inspiring cartoonist who after graduating high school goes to the island of Nantucket with his best friend to celebrate , once thier they set out too help a young woman (Demi Moore) save her home getting into many whacky misadventures. Very silly and all a bit forced but enjoyable, was this not done as episode of South park but set at a skie resort.


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When I watched Arachnophobia recently, I originally thought it would have been one of those better in it's day Films.

However I found it quite enjoyable
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Avengers: End Game

Even though it wasn't the final Film of Phase 1 (I don't really count Spiderman: Far From Home as the last Film) this is the one which closes out the first part of the Series.

Dealing with the aftermath of The Blip, The Avengers band together in order to reverse things.

This was outstanding with it's long running time not being an inconvenience as it delves into the characters dealing with things and this was definitely a Film that had to be watched at The Cinema with its rousing lines and fist pumping scenes. Thor was a hoot as well.

I really hand it to Marvel for creating a series of interlinking Films which lead to this. Work though needs to be done to get Phase 2 to this level.

Shawshank Redemption

Tim Robbins is convicted of Murder and is sent to a 1940's Prison where he befriends Morgan Freeman and ends up helping The Warden with his Financial Scams.

This is a really good Film but not the masterpiece some have claimed it to be. I believe that this flopped at The Cinema, which I can actually understand as The Trailer I watched didn't make it look all that good. I can believe this being popular as a Video Rental.
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Old 6th August 2022, 09:47 PM
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Judge me say I have terrible taste but I enjoyed this will never win any awards but it was brainless fun mostly thanks Nicholas Cage being Nicholas Cage , here he escapes hell to save his granddaughter from a group of Satanist while teaming up with Amber Heard.

Really it's Ghost Rider 3 in all but name. Hey how many films to we see someone continuing to have sex while dispatching various bad guys.


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Old 6th August 2022, 10:28 PM
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The Return Of The Living Dead. 1985.

Two employees at a medical supply warehouse open a container release a gas which helps re-animate the dead.

A salute to Clu Gulager (R.I.P another good actor gone) he stars as Burt who owns and runs a medical supply building hiring James Karen and Thom Matthews who release the gas and then all breaks loose in the nearby cemetery where a group of teens are having a party. George Romero gave us some serious zombie horror that is mentioned in this, Dan O'Bannon added in some comedy and Linnea Quigley dancing about naked.

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Old 7th August 2022, 07:44 AM
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The Eyes Of Laura Mars. 1978.

Fashion photographer Laura Mars develops psychic abilities and is able to see through the eyes of a killer.

After creating Assault On Precinct 13 John Carpenter co-wrote this little mystery thriller starring Faye Dunaway as Laura who some how managed to gain the ability of looking through the eyes of a killer who is targeting those close to her. Tommy Lee Jones plays John Neville the detective who is looking into the killings. Brad Dourif plays the near stalker limo driver who seems mild before making a admittance to Laura and her agent Rene Auberjonois. Raul Julia plays the ex husband and seems high on the suspect list.

Film Critic Roger Ebert claimed he knew who the killer was not long into the film when he first saw it, hope he didn't blurt it out in the cinema and spoil it for everyone around him. When Carpenter first wrote this apparently it was to be a different killer but for some reason it was changed, no doubt producer Jon Peters wanted it changed.

Director Irvin Kershner and cinematographer cinematographer Victor J. Kemper managed to capture some good areas of New York and some streets that looked like they should not be walked down at any time, but seemed to enjoy doing the outdoor fashion shoots. Nice little American Giallo.

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Old 7th August 2022, 10:36 AM
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The Shiver Of The Vampires. 1971.

A young couple on honeymoon stop off at a castle that harbors vampires who have plans for the young couple.

Think this should have been called Seduction of the vampires or was the translation of the title lost somewhere?? This seemed to have a simple plot, couple arrive at a shady castle, quickly invited in and then...what...somehow the film becomes pointless. We know Jean Rollin films are questionable but this did have something, Gothic bizarre atmosphere, nice bright colours and boobies. The version I watched was English dubbed but think it would have been better to understand in the original French language with subtitles. Maybe another re-watch will happen soon.

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Mighty Peking Man (1977)

Hong Kong legends The Shaw Brothers remake King Kong. If you need a synopsis you are on the wrong forum.

Suffice to say this is a camp and hugely entertaining effort starring the lovely Evelyne Kraft, who barely stays inside her animal skin bikini, as the center of the Peking Man's attention. Meanwhile said ape is largely quiet until the second half when his full man in a gorilla suit antics wreak havoc in Hong Kong.

Way better than the insipid official King Kong remake from the previous year which this film was made to cash in on.

The 88 Films Blu-ray looks lovely. Pity there are no extras though.
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The Shiver Of The Vampires. 1971.

Think this should have been called Seduction of the vampires or was the translation of the title lost somewhere??
The original French title for the film is 'Le Frisson Des Vampires' which actually translates as 'The Thrill Of The Vampires'
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The original French title for the film is 'Le Frisson Des Vampires' which actually translates as 'The Thrill Of The Vampires'
Which would have completely misrepresented the film as it's about as thrilling as watching grass grow.
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Which would have completely misrepresented the film as it's about as thrilling as watching grass grow.
I used to have the Redemption VHS, so I haven't seen it in about 25 years, so I cannot comment
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