Monthly Archives: July 2013

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A Clockwork Orange

Starring
Malcolm McDowell as Alex
Patrick Magee as Frank Alexander
Anthony Sharp as Minister of the Interior
Michael Bates as the Chief Guard

As far as I’m concerned, Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange is about Alex and his droogs that know how to have fun. Sure they rape, murder, fight, rob and talk funny, but I figure the victims had it coming. Besides raping, murdering, fighting and robbing builds character. Its good for a young guy to get out there and do some rough housing. And being in a gang, well that teaches a young man about teamwork, and not to be selfish. Now the do-gooders and the bleeding hearts, well they will probably see this movie in a different light. They’ll say that these guys are hoodlums, and have no redeeming value. If it were up to them, these fun loving thugs would be conditioned against violence. Well boohoo. Ironically, we go through this conditioning program everyday in the real world whenever we watch TV, only our way is less harsh. Eventually Alex is caught, and goes through a conditioning program, which makes him sick to the stomach when he sees violence. Can you imagine a world without the Three Stooges, or Bugs Bunny, Cops, the Bloods and the Crypts, or the city of Detroit? Where would we get our culture? If it weren’t violent, Alex would probably commit suicide. Disturbing, violent, savage, barbaric, futuristic, Orwellian, ironic, and thought provoking. What more do you need?

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The Birds

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Starring Jessica Tandy as Lydia Brenner Suzanne Pleshette as Annie Hayworth Rod Taylor as Mitch Brenner Tippi Hedren as Melanie Daniels Veronica Cartwright as Cathy Brenner Birds are going crazy man, I mean like far out wacko man, like real … read more

Village of the Damned

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starring: George Sanders as an old guy Barbara Shelly is a 30’s-ish women and a dozen freaky kids The film starts with haunting imagery of a village, no noise save for the ringing of church bells, the streets strewn with … read more

Suspiria

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starring: Jessica Harper as Susy Banyon One of the more visually striking horror movies, Suspiria tells the tale of a German dance academy and the horrible secret hidden within it. Susy Banyon has come from America to study at one … read more

Phenomena

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Starring: Donald Pleasence – John McGregor Jennifer Connely – Jennifer Patrick Bauchau – Rudolph Geiger Young girl is left behind when her bus takes off without her and so walks down a side road to a house where she is … read more

Lifeforce

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Starring Mathilda May as the monster with no clothes Steven Railsback as Carlsen Peter Firth as Agent Caine Patrick Stewart in a small role for you trek fans This movie would have made a star of Mathilda May, had she … read more