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Classic Movie: Brainstorm (1983)

Starring: Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher Director: Douglas Trumbull A technology that allows you to experience other people's minds and memories, and the governments plan to shut it down and weaponise it! This is delightful 80's futurism, but it more famous for being Natalie Wood's last film. Find out more about this film and… Continue reading Classic Movie: Brainstorm (1983)

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Movie Of The Week: Gun Crazy (1950)

Starring: Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Director: Joseph H Lewis Also sometimes titled "Deadly Is The Female", this is a crime movie about a woman and a man who meet, fall in love, and go on a crime spree. John Dall is good in this film, but it's femme fatale Peggy Cummins who steals the show.… Continue reading Movie Of The Week: Gun Crazy (1950)

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Classic Movie: Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

Starring: Shelley Long, Craig T Nelson, Carla Gugino, Kellie Martin, Ami Foster Director: Jeff Kanew Shelley Long stars as Phyllis Nefler, a pampered Beverly Hills wife, soon to be divorced, who takes on the role of den mother to her daughters failing girl scout troop. It's a funny, sweet film that's gained a cult following,… Continue reading Classic Movie: Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

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Classic Movie: Baby Face (1933)

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Theresa Harris, George Brent Director: Alfred E Green Lily Powers (Stanwyck) decides, after years of being exploited, to take her life into her own hands. Joined by her best friend and sometime maid (Harris), she uses her body and her brains to get to the top. But is there a place in… Continue reading Classic Movie: Baby Face (1933)

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Classic Movie: The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)

Starring: Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Jeff Donnell Director: Lew Landers Always check the basement for bodies when you buy a property! This dark comedy is an oft overlooked hour long B movie that worth a watch for it's leads and it's black humour. Watch below for my review of this old gem. https://youtu.be/JpGBCnYeYMs

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Classic Movie: Modesty Blaise (1966)

Starring: Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp, Dirk Bogarde Director: Joseph Losey Modesty Blaise is the international woman of mystery, a master thief gone straight, tasked with protecting a shipment of diamonds, in this spoof of the spy genre and cult classic caper. The fashion and design of this whole film is pure 60's fun, and the… Continue reading Classic Movie: Modesty Blaise (1966)

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Classic Movie: Dragonwyck (1946)

Don't you love these old school, drawn posters? Starring: Gene Tierney, Vincent Price, Walter Huston, Anne Revere. Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz A girl who daydreams of life outside her strict farm upbringing finds her wishes granted when she is sent to be a companion at a wealthy relatives house. But behind the glamour, there's a… Continue reading Classic Movie: Dragonwyck (1946)

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Classic Movie: Dead Ringer (1964)

Starring: Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford Director: Paul Henreid After not speaking to each other in 20 years, Edith decides to take revenge on her twin Margaret who ruined her life. Bette Davis plays both sisters in this black and white 60's thriller with hints of film noir. Its a slightly trashy gem, directed… Continue reading Classic Movie: Dead Ringer (1964)

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Classic Movie: The 9th Guest (1934)

Starring: Donald Cook, Genevieve Tobin Director: Roy William Neill Eight guests are invited to a penthouse apartment for a lavish dinner, but it's all very mysterious. None of them really know each other or who invited them. But someone invited a 9th guest: death! It's all very dramatic in this fun and entertaining lesser known… Continue reading Classic Movie: The 9th Guest (1934)

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Classic Movie: Bachelor Mother (1939)

Ginger Rogers and David Niven star in this hilarious and slightly odd screwball comedy about a woman mistaken to be the mother of an abandoned child and the lengths people go to to help her keep "her" baby. Watch the review below. https://youtu.be/RrduPyhYp6w