Roger Corman’s Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

ROGER CORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1990.  The Mount Company.  Screenplay by Roger Corman, F.X. Feeney, based on the novel by Brian Aldiss.  Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi, Michael Scott.  Produced by Roger Corman, Kobi Jaeger, Thom Mount.  Music by Carl Davis.  Production Design by Enrico Tovaglieri.  Costume Design by Franca Zucchelli.  Film Editing by Mary Bauer, Jay Cassidy.   Roger Corman returns…

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The Lost Boys

BB (out of 5) Hilariously bad horror movie, though not without some camp appeal for the young teenage boys it seems to speak out to. Working like some sort of bloodsucking Peter Pan story, it tells of two boys, a teenager (Jason Patric) and his little brother (Corey Haim) who move to California with their…

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Sleepers

BBBB (out of 5) Four young boys go to juvenile detention for a street prank that gets way out of hand, then suffer through years of sexual abuse from their prison’s supervisor (played with unflinching menace by Kevin Bacon). After being released, they grow up and go their separate ways, two of them becoming criminals,…

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Your Friends And Neighbours

BB (out of 5) Aggravating bore about a grab-bag of characters who spend two hours whining endlessly about their lives and then never do anything useful about it. Jason Patric stands out in a terrific performance as a vicious womanizer who turns out to be a lot more complex than at first seems clear, but everyone…

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In The Valley Of Elah

BBB.5 (out of 5) Ex-army sergeant Tommy Lee Jones gets a phone call informing him that his son, just returned from service in Iraq, has disappeared from his army base and has been missing for days. Jones, immediately knowing something is wrong, travels two days across states to investigate his son’s disappearance himself, devastated when he…

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Speed 2: Cruise Control

0 (out of 5) Worthless sequel to the excellent 1994 action flick is a complete headache from beginning to end.  Sandra Bullock returns as the neurotic lass without a driver’s license who has dumped Keanu Reeves for Jason Patric, not knowing he’s a SWAT cop who has no plans to make her life any easier…

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