Not good for the goose or gander

Code Name: Wild GeeseThe Antonio Margheriti actioner Code Name: Wild Geese not only wastes its cast, but also any viewer’s time.

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    It’s good, not bad or ugly

    Don't Turn The Other Cheek!The three big stars in Don’t Turn The Other Cheek! help to make it a fun comic spaghetti western.

    Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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      It’s Essential You Have Thunderball Fists

      THE SUPER INFRA-MAN

      inframanThe greatest compliment you could pay an exploitation film is to say it looks like they designed the poster first and then recreated it on screen. This formulation describes Inframan perfectly. Every one of its scenes could be bullet-pointed with the word “SEE!” in front of it (“SEE! Hong Kong engulfed in flames! SEE! The evil sorceress with an army of kung fu monsters!”) It is, in many ways, a perfect film, in that it is resoundingly successful in achieving what it sets out to do—which is transport its audience into a hyperbolic comic book world and entertain them beyond their wildest dreams. Its production values are high enough that it never seems to be striving beyond its means–its art direction, set and costume design all combining to create a seamless alternate reality. As such, it never once betrays its commitment to being a nonstop celebration of color, speed, style, violence and the joyous suspension of disbelief. In short, it is cinematic escapism in its absolute purest form.

      Keith Allison is the ruthless overlord of Teleport City.


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        When Quatermass Met Robert Lippert

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        OK, so we’re a little behind schedule, but I’ll try to make up for it by rambling on about three films, with a special guest appearance by Peter Cushing…

        FIGHTING THE UNKNOWN: ROCKETSHIP X-M & QUATERMASS

        quatermassThe Quatermass Experiment was broadcast in six half-hour episodes during July and August of 1953. Set in the very near future, It revolves around, well, an experiment being conducted by a scientist named Bernard Quatermass. Played by actor and former Royal Air Force squadron leader Reginald Tate, Professor Quatermass is an odd balancing act between compassionate and amoral in his pursuit of scientific discovery. Or rather, he is more than willing to accept that risks (including death) are involved if one wants to achieve scientific greatness. His current experiment, and the one that will launch the serial’s story, involves the development of a rocket capable of space exploration. As the series begins, Quatermass and his team are in a quandary after their most recent manned space flight vanishes without a trace, only to turn up later when it crashes into a farmer’s field. Rushing to the site, Quatermass is baffled to discover that of the three astronauts launched into orbit, only one is still in the ship. no trace can be found of the other two, no clue to their fate.

         

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          What the &*@#$! did I just watch?

          A Fistful of Pennies


          Invasion (2005)

          If you have some experience with B-movies, chances are you’ve run into something by Albert Pyun. If I told you this Pyun sci-fi film had a shop-worn plot, minimal special effects, repetitious dialog and a ridiculously inflated running time, you’d probably think you knew what to expect. You’d also probably figure I didn’t like the movie very much.

          You’d be wrong on both counts.

          I have to admit, though… Pyun’s $35,000 movie had me asking a question I normally only ask while I’m watching a multi-million dollar Hollywood production: Where did all that money go?

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            I’m not fonda this Fonda movie

            Fighting MadAlthough Fighting Mad is not about Cracked’s pathetic efforts over the decades, it is all the same pathetic.

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              Master of penny-pinching…

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              Well! We can hardly have a low-budget Roundtable without a visit from Uncle Roger, so I have transferred over two reviews: Monster From The Ocean Floor ($12,000 – $18,000, depending on who you ask), and The Beast With A Million Eyes ($23,000).

               

               

               

               

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              Meanwhile, I have also transferred a handful of silent films:
              A Trip To The Moon (1902)
              Frankenstein (1910)
              She (1911)
              Conquest Of The Pole (1912)
              Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (1912)
              Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (1913)

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              Et al. has been updated—again mostly midday and midnight movies, but I also continue my quest to catch up with the year 2007:
              – recommended from this batch: Pink Strings And Sealing Wax (1945), The Overlanders (1946)
              – anti-recommended from this batch: Premonition (2007)

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              And finally, our very own The Rev has contributed a book review, taking a look at Les Simon’s rampaging-giant-lizard novel, Gila!

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              <Kent Brockman> “That oughta hold the little SOBs!” </Kent Brockman>

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              Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!


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                Choose the one where you don’t watch the movie

                OptionsI wonder what J. D. Salinger though of his son Matt not only embarrassing himself in the Albert Pyun Captain America movie, but also in the feeble romantic comedy Options.

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                  …and things that go bump in the night

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                  PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (2007)

                  …in which we discover that if a paranormal entity has been following you around since your childhood, it’s best to have a boyfriend who isn’t a complete jerk…

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                  Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!


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                    I can only imagine if they had TWO thousand dollars to spend

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                    ManborgThe science fiction movie Manborg overcomes its ludicrously low budget – and its Canadian origins – and becomes very entertaining.

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