Konga

Konga (1961) starring Michael Gough, Margo Johns
Konga (1961) starring Michael Gough, Margo Johns In Konga  – a doctor returns from Uganda with a carnivorous plant that he can use to enlarge animals – Konga, the chimpanzee, that he turns into a gorilla — and his own personal tool for murder.
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Destination Moon

Destination Moon (1950), starring John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, Dick Wesson, based on a script by Robert Heinlein
Destination Moon (1950), starring John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, Dick Wesson, based on a script by Robert Heinlein  Although I’d heard of  Destination Moon years ago, I only saw it for the first time last night. It was enjoyable, but with a strange feeling of nostalgia.  Released...
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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy DVD cover
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005), starring  Martin Freeman, Mos Def,  Sam Rockwell,  Zooey Deschanel Here’s the absolutely hysterical, wonderfully wild, cosmic adventure comedy THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. Based on Douglas Adams’ worldwide best-selling novel, and starring an outrageous intergalactic cast, this is one ride...
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John Carpenter’s Vampires

John Carpenter's Vampires (1998) starring James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith, Maximilian Schell
John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998) starring James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee,  Thomas Ian Griffith,  Maximilian Schell “These Catholic priests sure cuss a lot.”
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Laura

Laura (1944) starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price Laura is a different kind of murder mystery; it begins with the title character, Laura Hunt (played by Gene Tierney) having been murdered, and Detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) investigating her death — and life. Her story...
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Walt Disney’s Aladdin

Walt Disney's Aladdin (1992) with the voice talents of Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried
Walt Disney’s Aladdin (1992), starring  Scott Weinger,  Linda Larkin,  Robin Williams,  Jonathan Freeman,  Gilbert Gottfried “A diamond … in the rough.” Walt Disney’s Aladdin can be summarized in that one sentence. It’s the story of a poor young man, Aladdin (Scott Weinger) — a street rat, who knows...
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The Tomb (1986)

The Tomb (1986) starring Michelle Bauer, David O'Hara, Richard Hench
The Tomb (1986) starring  Michelle Bauer,  David O’Hara,  Richard Hench  Some cheesy monster movies are a delight to watch — and others are a delight to make fun of as you watch them.  The Tomb falls firmly into the second category.
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Blacula

Blacula (1972) starring William Marshall, Vonetta McGee
Blacula (1972) starring William Marshall, Vonetta McGee Blacula is a blaxploitation film, that rises above its origin. largely because of the quality of the acting, especially the title character, portrayed by William Marshall. The story begins in 1780, with African Price Manuwalde (William Marshall) seeking the help of...
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The Croods

The Croods DVD cover
Frankly, I found the first hour of The Croods (2013) to be cliched, and formulaic — and it wasn’t until the final third of the movie that I began to enjoy it. But when I got to that point, it was well worth watching.
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