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by David Maine

14 Aug 2014

Alternative titles: Steve McQueen’s Blaze of Glory; The Young and the Boneless

by David Maine

6 Aug 2014

Alternative titles: Montezuma’s Other Revenge; Hey, Does This Look Infected?

by David Maine

21 Nov 2013

Alternate titles: The Eyes Have It; The Creeping Cleavage

* Well acted, with good scenery in the Swiss Alps.
* Great first scene involving three mountain climbers (who soon become two mountain climbers).
* “Hero” Forrest Tucker isn’t a studly 20-something but a fortyish accountant type with a receding hairline.
* Spacey Janet Munro looks like she’s lost her contact lenses.
* Good climactic scenes with icky-looking plastic eyeball monsters doused in kerosene and set on fire.

by David Maine

31 Oct 2013

Alternative titles: A Passage From India; The Furry Elephant Man

* The only 1950s movie to feature prehistoric mammals, not dinosaurs.
* It’s in India!
* Sepia tone has that “Raj” feel to it.
* Cesar Romero leads a capable cast through silly material.

by David Maine

17 Oct 2013

Alternative title: The Invasion of This Earthly Island by the Body Snatching Things from Another World

* Superior special effects and good performances.
* Cool spaceship design and alien point-of-view shots.
* Quick start.
* Effective use of southwest setting anticipates films like Them! and Kronos.
* Aliens leave glitter trails!

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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