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The Day Mars Invaded Earth

The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1963), starring Kent Taylor, Marie Windsor
The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1963), starring Kent Taylor, Marie Windsor   The Day Mars Invaded Earth isn’t a cheesy monster movie — but a subtle one. It’s an invasion that happens so gradually, that the characters, and the audience, isn’t sure at first that anything is going on....
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World (1960) starring Michael Rennie, Claude Rains, Jill St. John, Fernando Lamas
movie review of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World (1960) starring Michael Rennie, Claude Rains, Jill St. John, Fernando Lamas This is the Irwin Allen version of the movie, where the “dinosaurs” are plainly lizards with fins and horns attached, making the “frightening” monsters laughable–and that’s a...
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Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet (1956) starring Leslie Nielsen, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis
Forbidden Planet (1956) starring Leslie Nielsen, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis  What can be said about Forbidden Planet that hasn’t been said already? It was a beloved part of my childhood and has become part of my children’s childhood as well.  What makes is such an enduring story?
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Deep Space

Deep Space (1998) starring Charles Napier, Ron Glass, Ann Turkel, Julie Newmar
Deep Space (1988) starring Charles Napier, Ann Turkel, Ron Glass, Julie Newmar  The question is not, is Deep Space a cheesy rip-off of Aliens? — because, of course, it is. The question is, how did these actors get into a movie this bad?
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Journey to the Seventh Planet

Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962) starring John Agar, Greta Thyssen
Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962) starring John Agar, Greta Thyssen Synopsis of Journey to the Seventh Planet   Journey to the Seventh Planet is a campy science fiction movie, set in the “distance future” of 2001. In this utopia, the United Nations now rules the planet, and poverty and war...
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The Land Unknown

The Land Unknown (1957) starring Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds, Henry Brandon, Douglas Kennedy
The Land Unknown (1957) starring Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds, Henry Brandon, Douglas Kennedy  The Land Unknown is one of those science fiction movies where good acting is undercut by truly terrible special effects.  At its heart, it’s The Lost World – but with several interesting twists, including a very different character stranded...
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The Retaliator

The Retaliator, aka. Programmed to Kill (1987) starring Robert Ginty Sandahl Bergman
The Retaliator, aka. Programmed to Kill (1987) starring Robert Ginty, Sandahl Bergman Synopsis of The Retaliator A female, middle eastern, terrorist is captured by the CIA in Greece after an attack on a marketplace. Transported back to the USA, the terrorist undergoes an operation where she is transformed into a...
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The Time Machine 2002

The Time Machine (2002) starring Guy Pierce, Samantha Mumba, Jeremy Irons
movie review of The Time Machine (2002) starring Guy Pierce, Samantha Mumba, Jeremy Irons Movie review of the 2002 version of H.G. Wells novel, “The Time Machine” written by a fan of the original George Pal version of the story.  Surprisingly, I found that I enjoyed the new...
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Message from Space

Message from Space, starring Vic Morrow, Mikio Narita, Sonny Chiba, Etsuko Shihomi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Philip Casnoff, Philip Casnoff
Message from Space, starring Vic Morrow, Mikio Narita, Sonny Chiba, Etsuko Shihomi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Philip Casnoff, Philip Casnoff Synopsis of Message from Space  From a captive planet two million light years away, came a desperate message from space… Help us! On the verge of annihilation, Kido, the leader of the persecuted Jillucians, sends his beautiful granddaughter,...
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The Day the Earth Caught Fire

The Day the Earth Caught Fire, starring Edward Judd, Leo McKern, Janet Munro, by Val Guest
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1962), starring Edward Judd, Leo McKern, Janet Munro, by Val Guest Synopsis of The Day the Earth Caught Fire British reporters and a weatherwoman get the facts after U.S./Soviet same-day nuclear tests. Product description of The Day the Earth Caught Fire  When the United States and the...
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