Tag: cinema

Caravans (1978)

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Caravans (1978)

Caravans is the kind of movie made by, and for, people who constantly say “Why don’t they make movies like that anymore,” and then when you see them you realize why.  As throwbacks go, it seems like a noble effort but how soon we forget that certain ideas, certain styles, certain ways of making things […]

| November 2, 1978
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Comes a Horseman (1978)

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Comes a Horseman (1978)

A good follow-up is hard to come by, and that’s what happened with Alan Pakula who followed his great 1976 Watergate thriller All the President’s Men, with a dour, unsatisfying and oddly-titled western drama Comes a Horseman that has all the pieces for a great movie, but none of the energy or investment that we […]

| October 25, 1978
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Halloween (1978)

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Halloween (1978)

I was about 9 years-old when I saw Halloween for the first time, and if it is true that the movies that you are exposed to as a child mean more to you later on, then this may have had the longest-lasting psychological impact on me.  To this day, the mental image of Michael Myers […]

| October 25, 1978
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The Late Great Planet Earth (1978)

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The Late Great Planet Earth (1978)

Well, that’s it!We’re doomed!Get yourself a shovel, son.It’s about to get deep! According to this movie, the Bible says that the human race is headed on a collision course of earthquakes, famine, disease, volcanic eruptions, holocausts, African Killer Bees, hellfire and brimstone, and it’s all coming soon – so brace yourself, buster.  The clock is […]

| October 25, 1978
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Goin’ Coconuts (1978)

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Goin’ Coconuts (1978)

I had no idea until about three hours ago that Donny and Marie Osmond had a feature film.  Having seen it, I can say that I probably could have gone the rest of my life without knowing that.  None-the-less my half-assed internet research tells me that this movie was made at the peak of their […]

| October 17, 1978
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Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride (1978)

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Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride (1978)

[written June 18, 2011] Sitting down to watch Count Dracula and his Vampire Bride the other night, I got a sense of déjà vu.  I sensed that I had seen this movie before.  I waved it off, after all the late Christopher Lee played Count Dracula many times.  But something was nagging at me.  Yes!, […]

| October 13, 1978
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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Maybe I just got my hopes up, but I got it stuck in my head that after his disturbing horror debut with the revenge thriller The Last House on the Left that Wes Craven’s return to horror five years later (in between taking a directing a porn flick called The Fireworks Woman under the name […]

| October 8, 1978
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Midnight Express (1978)

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Midnight Express (1978)

How am I suppose to approach Midnight Express?  I know going in that the movie is based on the true story of the nightmarish journey of Billy Hayes, a young American student who spent time in a Turkish prison for trying to smuggle hashish out of the country.  But I also know, coming out, that […]

| October 6, 1978
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