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The Terminator (1984)

1984 • 107 Minutes • 1.85:1 • United States

Cast:  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen
Writers: James Cameron & Gale Anne Hurd

Producer: Gale Anne Hurd

Cinematography:  Adam Greenberg

Awards and Honors

The Essential Films
100 Essential Horror Movies - #19
100 Greatest Movie Heroes - #43, Sarah Connor
100 Greatest Movie Villains - #49, The Terminator
Top 20 End of the World Movies - #2

National Film Preservation Board
Inducted to National Film Registry: 2008

You still don’t get it, do you? He’ll find her! That’s what he does! That’s ALL he does! You can’t stop him! He’ll wade through you, reach down her throat and pull her fuckin’ heart out!


In the future, a great war wages between mankind and the machines. A cyborg, or Terminator, is sent back in time to present day to eliminate Sarah Connor, the mother of John Connor, who leads the human resistance against the machines. The humans send back a guardian …

Scott Pilgrim VS The World (2010)

Scott Pilgrim VS The World

- Next time, don’t date the girl with eleven evil ex-boyfriends.
- It’s seven.
- Oh, well, that’s not that bad.

The Stats

The Director:  Edgar Wright
The Cast:  Michael Cera, Allison Pill, Mark Webber, Johnny Simmons, Ellen Wong, Kieran Culkin, Brie Larson
The Release Date: 2010
The Runtime: 112 Minutes

The Plot

Scott Pilgrim plays bass for the excellently named band Sex Bob-Omb. After being dumped by his ex-girlfriend, he finds what he thinks is love with a high school junior, Knives Chau (complete with school girl uniform.) At a party, however, Scott meets and falls in love with Ramona Flowers, leading to a break-up with Knives as he tries to woo the multi-hair-colored Ramona. After successfully getting Ramona to fall for him, he is sucker punched (literally and figuratively) by her past. Seems like Ramona has 7 Evil Exes that have banded together to destroy Scott Pilgrim. Now Scott has to beat all 7 Evil Exes in battle, avoid a jealous Knives, deal with bumpi…

Nosferatu (1922)

NOSFERATU F.W. Murnau 1922 • 94 Minutes • 1.33:1 • Germany Film Arts Guild
Cast – Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder, Alexander Granach, Georg H. Schnell Screenplay – Henrik Galeen loosely based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula Producers - Enrico Dieckmann, Albin Grau Cinematography – Fritz Amo Wagner
Award and Honors
The Essential Films: The 100 Essential Horror Films – Ranked #17
Is this your wife? What a lovely throat.
The Story

Henrik Galeen’s story of Nosferatu is loosely based (read: ripped off) from Bram Stoker’s original novel Dracula.  At the time of production, Bram Stoker’s estate had not given permission to Murnau to shoot the film, so they worked around it by changing names and a few events… but it’s essentially the same story.  A real estate agent visits the reclusive Count Orlock in Germany to sell him some, but notices a series of unusual events surrounding his visit.  Sound familiar? The Direction
Murnau is one of cinema’s pioneer filmmakers.  His sense of visual styl…

FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Ep.12 – The Chronicle of John Carter

The dynamic duo is BACK! With the films of 2011 firmly behind them after the Oscars, join SportsGuy515 and Adolfo as they review a few of the major releases of 2012 so far: The Grey, Chronicle, Project X, John Carter, and Friends With Kids. Plus, an endorsement from Mr. Eddie, recent Blu-Ray purchases, Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita, why the MPAA ratings board is completely useless, and more! STREAM/DOWNLOAD NOW!

(*NOW with commercial breaks featuring vintage movie trailers and assorted wackyness*)

The Wild Bunch (1969)

The Wild Bunch

We’re not gonna get rid of anybody! We’re gonna stick together, just like it used to be! When you side with a man, you stay with him! And if you can’t do that, you’re like some animal, you’re finished! *We’re* finished! All of us!

The Stats

The Director:  Sam Peckinpah
The Cast:  William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmund O’Brien
Release Date:  1969

The Plot

An aging band of outlaws look for one last big score, but when one of their own gets captured by a corrupt Mexican general, they have to decide what’s more important: money or loyalty.

The Lowdown:

Don’t let the fact that this is an “old” western fool you.  This movie is fucking awesome.  You want violence?  This movie pushed the limits of what you could show in movies.  In 1969, the “R” rating was practically a brand new way of rating movies, and brother, did this film take advantage of it.

Violence.  Hookers. Gun fights. Swearing.  It’s got it all.

If you’re a fan of John Woo movies, you owe it to yourself t…