Category Archives: Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee: Blue Thunder

Looking back at Blue Thunder John Badham’s high-tech helicopter thriller Blue Thunder rode the crest of a decade obsessed with cool cars and aircraft… By Ryan Lambie Source: Den of Geek Back in the 1980s, a company called Sega perfected … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession

By JPRoscoe Source: Basement Rejects Launching in 1974, the Z Channel became one of the first pay cable channels.  The channel eventually morphed into a movie channel highlighting directors, art films, and championing original visions portrayed on the screen.  One … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Seobok

REVIEW: ‘Seobok: Project Clone’ Is a Well-balanced Philosophical Sci-Fi Action Film By Ricardo Gallegos Source: But Why Tho? Lee-Yong Ju’s science fiction film Seobok: Project Clone delves into one of the genre’s most prominent philosophical concerns: the fate of men. And even … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Long Kiss Goodnight

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), Lookback/Review Overlooked, underappreciated, Geena Davis headlining an action flick with Samuel L. Jackson as her wisecracking, foulmouthed sidekick. White girl, Black guy buddy movie. Some of us here LOVE this movie. By Tony Sokol Source: … Continue reading

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Two for Tuesday

Five Times August

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Saturday Matinee: Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

By Roger Ebert Source: RogerEbert.com At a time when so many movies show such cold-blooded calculation, here’s one heedless enough to be fun. “Little Shop of Horrors” arrives with enough baggage to make it into a thoroughly timid project – … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Package

By Paul Willistein Source: The Morning Call “The Package” is not a neat little present, but rather one wrapped in a plain brown wrapper – and ticking. What’s explosive about this thriller set in the glasnost era are the performances … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Thousand Faces Of Dunjia

“The Thousand Faces of Dunjia” (2017) is a Chinese fantasy film directed by Yuen Woo-ping; scripted and produced by Tsui Hark, and starring Chengpeng Dong, Aarif Lee, Ni Ni, and Zhou Dongyu as the central core of a ragtag group … Continue reading

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