51 (2011)

(aka Area 51) Call it “bait and switch”. I can remember seeing this one in the video store back when it first came out and nearly renting it.  After all,  After Dark Films released it (although I didn’t notice at the time that it was an “original” and not part of one of their “8 […]

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The Cat [Lao mao] (1992)

Connections, connections… I’d stumbled across a reference to the Hong Kong action film, The Legend of Wisely (Wai Si-Lei chuen kei) because someone said it had the same basic plot as Franco Nero’s Top Line — but had been done better.  However, when I looked it up, I learned it was one of a number of movies […]

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“Turkish Star Wars” Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam [The Man Who Saves the World] (1982)

  It’s always an iffy proposition to watch a classic. You never know whether it will live up to the hype, or prove an utter disappointment. And this is particularly true when we’re talking about a classic BAD film. Now, there is an important distinction here, between the merely bad film, which is nothing more than sloppily made, […]

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Slave Girls on the Moon (2014)

Let me come right out and say it: I enjoyed this film. Most of you won’t. Joshua Kennedy is one of a small but growing group of passionate filmmakers who create interesting movies – most often retro-tinged SF, horror or fantasy – on infinitesimal budgets.  He is also one of the more accomplished of this group, […]

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