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The Matrix Reloaded

Whoa It takes my old computer about five minutes to restart, so it’s no surprise that it took the Wachowski brothers a few years to reload the Matrix. They’ve spent their time well, producing a sequel that feels more like … Continue reading

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Metropolis

Anime vitae Osamu Tezuka was so taken with Fritz Lang’s Metropolis that he had to create his own version. In 1949, Tezuka was one of Japan’s favorite young cartoonists. His New Treasure Island series had been a big hit, and … Continue reading

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Monsters Crash the Pajama Party Spook Show Spectacular DVD

Ghosts-a-poppin’ at the midnight chasm of spasms! Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and witness something that few eyes have seen before: a true DVD masterpiece! On this slim disc you will find not only a collection of the craziest … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

The sequel to Next to Last Fantasy This isn’t the first all-CGI animated film. No, those are old digital hat and common as pixels in a bitmap these days. Plus, a lot of “live-action” films now contain a great deal … Continue reading

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Battlefield Earth

Psychlo-tronic First of all: yes, this film based on the novel by L. Ron Hubbard is influenced by his famous cult Scientology. It stars, and was propelled into production, by its star, prominent Scientologist John Travolta, who probably wouldn’t have … Continue reading

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Galaxina DVD

Future schlock Welcome to the galactic Space Police ship Infinity in the year 3009. Your captain is Cornelius Butt (Avery Schreiber). Crew consists of the dashing Sgt. Thor (soap star Stephen Macht) and dope smoking cowboy Pvt. Buzz McKenzie (James … Continue reading

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Iron Giant

 Adam Link to robots past A major surprise in a summer already crowded with fun flicks is this under-hyped animated wonder. Disney has struck gold in recent years by swiping from classic Japanese anime, so it was inevitable that Warners … Continue reading

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The Matrix

One Pill Makes You Bigger, the Other Makes You Small As any SubGenius knows, the normal world is an illusion. Those with the gift can see through the veil and see the wondrous and horrifying reality lurking beneath the surface. … Continue reading

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Mars Attacks!

Playing with a Full Deck? In 1964, two films were released with essentially the same plot: the United States accidentally sends the order to use atomic weapons against the Soviet Union and is unable to correct the mistake. While Sidney … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Fireworks from Space Nearly every country in the world seems to have some kind of independence day holiday, and they all celebrate the same way – by blowing up stuff real good! It’s some kind of shared tension/release effect that … Continue reading

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