Author Archive: Mark R. Hasan

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GLOW vs. Vegas

GLOW vs. Vegas

September 10, 2019 | By

Assessing the pulse of Netflix’s GLOW as the ladies handle life in Las Vegas, and whether Season 3 is a signal the end might be near.

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TV: GLOW – Season 3 (2019)

TV: GLOW – Season 3 (2019)

September 10, 2019 | By

In Season 3 of GLOW, Netxflix’s medium hit series, the writers answer the pressing question of How is the GLOW team doing in Las Vegas?

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Diplomatic Bungling: The Chairman (1969) + The Ugly American (1963)

Diplomatic Bungling: The Chairman (1969) + The Ugly American (1963)

August 23, 2019 | By

Cold War thrillers and diplomatic bungling galore in THE CHAIRMAN (1969) on Twilight Time Blu + THE UGLY AMERICAN (1963) from Mill Creek.

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BR: Chairman, The / Most Dangerous Man in the World, The (1969)

BR: Chairman, The / Most Dangerous Man in the World, The (1969)

August 23, 2019 | By

The premise of this pulpy, more-than-slightly tongue-in-cheek thriller is ludicrous: a retired geneticist agrees to a potential one-way trip to Maoist China and retrieve the secret formula that enables growing any kind of food in any temperate zone…

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BR: Ugly American, The (1963)

BR: Ugly American, The (1963)

August 23, 2019 | By

After a largely successful series of films in the second half of the 1950s, Marlon Brando’s push into the 1960s seemed a little cursed, starting with his lone directorial effort, the weird but compelling western…

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The Magic of Robowar (1988)

The Magic of Robowar (1988)

August 20, 2019 | By

Review of Bruno Mattei’s PREDATOR-ROBOCOP-ALIENS rip-off ROBOWAR (1988), starring Reb Brown, new on Severin Blu.

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BR: Robowar / Robot da Guerra (1988)

BR: Robowar / Robot da Guerra (1988)

August 20, 2019 | By

Alongside Strike Commando (1987) and Shocking Dark (1989), Robowar is an important entry in Bruno Mattei’s tropical rip-off series in which the plot, scenes, dialogue, and characters of an American hit film(s) are slightly reworked, as done by the husband & wife team of Rossella Drudi and Claudio Fragasso…

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Jean Peters at Fox: Anne of the Indies (1951) + A Man Called Peter (1955)

Jean Peters at Fox: Anne of the Indies (1951) + A Man Called Peter (1955)

July 31, 2019 | By

Reviews of Jean Peters’ mid-career actioner ANNE OF THE INDIES (1951) and feature film swan song A MAN CALLED PETER (1955) on Twilight Time Blu + some Editorial Blather.

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BR: Anne of the Indies (1954)

BR: Anne of the Indies (1954)

July 31, 2019 | By

Although she’d made her film debut opposite Tyrone Power in the big budget historical adventure-drama Captain from Castile (1947), Fox put starlet Jean Peters through the familiar career-building programme …

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BR: Man Called Peter, A (1955)

BR: Man Called Peter, A (1955)

July 31, 2019 | By

While the film’s titular subject of former U.S. Senate chaplain Peter Marshall was (and may remain) the film’s main draw, the production is also known among classic film fans Foxologists as Jean Peters’ final film…

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