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X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes

X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, starring Ray Milland, Don Rickles, Diana Van der Vlis, by Roger Corman
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, starring Ray Milland, Don Rickles, Diana Van der Vlis, by Roger Corman Roger Corman’s X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, is a different science fiction/horror movie, in several ways. It has the well-worn theme of a scientist delving too deeply into things...
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Donovan’s Brain

Donovan’s Brain (1953), starring Lew Ayres, Gene Evans, Steve Brodie, Nancy Reagan Davis Synopsis of Donovan’s Brain In Donovan’s Brain, when a rich, selfish, multimillionaire is critically wounded in a plane crash, a nearby doctor uses an experimental procedure to preserve his brain after the death of the body. And Donovan’s brain...
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The Terrornauts

The Terrornauts (1967) starring Simon Oates, Stanley Meadows, Zena Marshall In short, The Terrornauts looks and feels like a bad 1960’s episode of Dr. Who — which is disappointing, since the first third or so of the film was very promising.
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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers  (1956), starring Hugh Marlow, Joan Taylor, special effects by Ray Harryhausen Synopsis of  Earth vs. the Flying Saucers Dr. Russell Marvin heads up Operation Skyhook, which is tasked with sending rockets into the upper atmosphere to probe for future space flights. Unfortunately, all...
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It Came from Outer Space

It Came from Outer Space (1953) starring Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Russell Johnson  It Came from Outer Space (1953)  – After seeing a spaceship crash into the desert, a local writer is treated like an insane person – until people start acting out of character, and heading to...
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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 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

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...
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Forbidden Planet

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 it 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 (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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