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Captain America and Company in Korea

I know it’s only a movie, but I hope Kim Jong-un shits a major brick when he finds out that Captain America and company are in Korea.  

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The Flim Flam Man (1967) — A Classic Gem

The Flim Flam Man (1967) Starring George C. Scott, Sue Lyon, and Harry Morgan Written by William Rose Directed by Irvin Kershner It’s hard to believe that a film of this pedigree has yet to receive a proper DVD (let alone Blu-Ray) remastering and re-release. Written by William Rose (It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad […]

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Six-String Samurai

“In this alternate universe, in 1957 the Russians took the United States by nuclear force. Only one piece of the American frontier remained free, a patch of land known as Lost Vegas. Through this desert wasteland wanders the “six string samurai,” a latter-day Buddy Holly who handles a guitar or a sword with equal skill. […]

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They Died With Their Boots On (1941)

General George Armstrong Custer was one of the most colorful if not one of the most controversial Union officers and cavalrymen who will forever be remembered for his last stand at the Little Big Horn in 1876. Though his story has been told and retold in film and television, one of the more endearing fictionalized […]

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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

It’s injustice I hate, not the Normans. There’s a reason why some films are classics, especially those films which stand up with the passage of time because of the actors/actresses, direction, music, and story. With Warner Brothers’ 1938 production of The Adventures of Robin Hood, you get all of those. It’s been a few years […]

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The Seven-Ups (1973)

I love the cop drama movies from the early 1970s; especially those set in New York like The French Connection or The Seven-Ups. There’s just something that the way these movies were filmed: the cold, gray-steel skies, steam rising up from sewers, not to mention that it always seemed cold. There’s more to this cinematic appeal […]

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Christmas Movies: Die Hard 2

What’s that? Die Hard 2 a Christmas movie? Well, it does take place around Christmas, so why not? It’s one of my perennial favorites come December. It’s also one of the best snow movies. Pop some popcorn, grab your favorite beverage and get some ready for some Christmas action, Bruce Willis style. Though I prefer […]

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Welcome to the New World

It’s become an annual ritual for me to watch The Hunt For Red October on December 7th, the day I arrived in Korea in 1990. Why The Hunt For Red October? It was the last movie shown on the Northwest flight from Seattle to Seoul. However, after the first movie, Days of Thunder, I fell […]

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François Truffaut’s 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups)

Took me long enough. I’m embarrassed that I hadn’t seen this film until now. François Truffaut’s first feature, The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups), is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut’s life-long cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), The 400 Blows sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own difficult childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof […]

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Fifty “must see” summer movies

Summer is just around the corner and Hollywood over over the years has released some memorable movies. Perhaps you have seen some of these films before; perhaps you haven’t. Many there are some on this list that you don’t agree with you; others that you think should be on this list. (Although Star Wars opened […]

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