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Beneath the Planet of the Apes *** (1970, James Franciscus, Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans) – Classic Movie Review 5484

Director Ted Post delivers the welcome 1970 second movie in the original five-film Planet of the Apes saga, with more fascinating monkey business just a notch down from the first film, 1968’s Planet of the […]

May, 19

Dark Star **** (1974, Brian Narelle, Andrew Dre Pahich, Cal Kuniholm, Dan O’Bannon) – Classic Movie Review 5367

Co-writer/ co-producer/ scorer/ director John Carpenter’s low-budget ($60,000) 1974 feature film début is a rollicking, anarchic trip into space that merrily debunks a host of other space movies, notably 2001: A Space Odyssey, and paves […]

Apr, 29

Serenity **** (2005, Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Ron Glass) – Classic Movie Review 4329

With spirited acting, imaginative handling and a fresh and witty script that rejuvenates all the sc-fi adventure clichés, there is a full load of the liveliest entertainment value in writer-director Joss Whedon’s extremely jolly space […]

Sep, 09

Solaris ***½ (2002, George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Viola Davis, Jeremy Davies, Ulrich Tukur) – Classic Movie Review 4208

George Clooney acts his socks off as civilian psychiatrist Dr Chris Kelvin, a shrink who sets off to investigate the mystery deaths of scientists on a cut-off space station at the video request of his friend Dr […]

Aug, 20

I Married a Monster from Outer Space *** (1958, Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, Peter Baldwin, Ty Hardin ) – Classic Movie Review 3696

Aliens are employing Bill Farrell (Tom Tryon) to control the Earth in producer-director Gene Fowler Jnr’s cheap and cheerful 1958 sci-fi cult movie, made for just $175,000 by Paramount. Poor Marge (Gloria Talbott) finds that being Tryon’s new […]

May, 11

Forbidden Planet ***** (1956, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen) – Classic Movie Review 2555

Director Fred McLeod Wilcox’s 1956 sci-fi version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest is a genre classic, haunting and beautiful looking, gaining an immense amount of other-worldly mood and atmosphere from being all artificially filmed in the […]

Jun, 04

Highlander 2: The Quickening *** (1990, Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen, Michael Ironside) – Classic Movie Review 2332

Director Russell Mulcahy’s likeable and agreeable enough 1990 sequel unfortunately lacks the kind of magic of his 1986 hit, so it must be counted a disappointment. With nowhere to go after the first film, it’s […]

Mar, 30

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