Synopsis

A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast-living and fast-loving socialite.

Reason to Watch

Martin Scorsese's intimate epic about money, sex and brute force is a grandly conceived study of what happens to goodfellas from the mean streets when they outstrip their wildest dreams and achieve the pinnacle of wealth and power.

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On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

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Hayao Miyazaki's dark world of magic, in which humans and forest gods vie for supremacy; A spellbinding epic with great characters, visuals and pathos.

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A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit, but finds that his message may be difficult to control.

Reason to Watch

Network can be faulted both for going too far and not far enough, but it's also something that very few commercial films are these days. It's alive.

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Harry Zontal
Bali Mystic (Level 203)
Farmerbill
Chilly Zombie (Level 265)

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In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Reason to Watch

Streisand into popularity in Japan, this film is an ultra-violent 2 hour struggle for survival where only one may come out alive to satisfy a dystopian governments demands.

A genre setting film that carefully balances bloodshed and character development to create a gripping audience-invested story.

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As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Reason to Watch

Taut pacing, brilliantly dense writing and Oscar-worthy acting combine to produce a smart, popcorn-friendly thrill ride.

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An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn.

Reason to Watch

This movie is completely insane. The plot makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, which is pretty much par for the course with Italian knock-offs like this. The special effects are colourful and eye-popping, and the sets designed by some wonderful nut with an eye for that crazy psychedelic-art-deco-cocaine-disco-Flash-Gordon. Directed by Luigi Cozzi with utter contempt for the laws of physics but a healthy dose of imagination, Starcrash is a winner all the way thanks to its high camp value.

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An axe murderer terrorizes a small Northern California mountain community, while two young computer-obsessed adults attempt to solve the killings.

Reason to Watch

The middle entry of three unrelated slasher films that Spanish director Jose Larraz (VAMPYRES) made in the late 80s. This might be the best of the lot (other two being REST IN PIECES and DEADLY MANOR aka SAVAGE LUST) as Larraz gives us some well shot and gory axe murders. Also noteworthy for its depiction of 80s computers.

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A horribly disfigured lawyer, wrongfully pronounced dead after a terrible car accident, is taken to an asylum for dissection, only to come back alive, kill everyone, and make the asylum his killing grounds.

Reason to Watch

Doom Asylum is a slasher movie that is either a deliberate spoof of itself or very incompetently made.

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11-year-old Davey, whose mother is dead and whose father doesn't spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games--and even has an imaginary friend, a super-resourceful secret agent. When he accidentally comes into possession of a spy group's secret plans, and winds up on the run from them, he must learn to rely on himself and his imaginary pal to save his skin. But, in the end, Dad proves to be his real hero.

Reason to Watch

This movie is never as adept or perceptive as you'd like it to be, but it's got what members of the critical fraternity traditionally characterize as "a little something."

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Sam Staziak, a rookie cop with the Los Angeles Police Department, is also a 'scanner' (psionic). When a string of murders begins to decimate the police department, Sam faces sensory overload and possible insanity as he uses his powers to hunt the man responsible for the killings.

Reason to Watch

While the original "Scanners" was a ground breaking entry in the exploding head genre, "Scanner Cop" takes scanning to a new (but worse) level. Stupid but fun, with Richard Lynch at his most villainous, and having a hammy good time.

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Zakko
Chilly Zombie (Level 265)
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Newest Gladiator (Level 192)
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Mafia Born (Level 119)
Jimi060
The Room Buff (Level 41)

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