RoboCop 3 (1993)

FRED DEKKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Orion Pictures.  Story by Frank Miller, Screenplay by Frank Miller, Fred Dekker, based on characters created by Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner.  Cinematography by Gary B. Kibbe.  Produced by Patrick Crowley.  Music by Basil Poledouris.  Production Design by Hilda Stark.  Costume Design by Ha Nguyen.  Film Editing by Bert Lovitt.  Our cyberhero keeps blowing stuff up … More RoboCop 3 (1993)

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RoboCop 2

BBB.5 (out of 5) Paul Verhoeven’s masterful science-fiction drama is given a sequel that, as continuations of magnificent action films go, ain’t half bad.  The Detroit that Peter Weller‘s half-human, half-cyborg crimefighter was invented to clean up has gotten worse in the three years since the last film, with the police force on strike and the city taken … More RoboCop 2

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Circuit

BB (out of 5) A cop (Jonathan Wade-Drahos) experiences homophobia among his own colleagues and quits his job, moving to Los Angeles and becoming entrenched in the circuit party scene. Partying night after night, having anonymous sex and doing countless recreational drugs without moving his life towards any discernible purpose eventually takes its toll, alienating … More Circuit

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RoboCop

BBBBB (out of 5) This awesome science-fiction film is a standout from the already impressive list of great genre entries in the 1980s (The Terminator, 2010, Outland, etc.).  Peter Weller plays an honest cop who is shot nearly to death by a criminal gang and brought into the hospital full of bullet holes. The police department … More RoboCop

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Blow Out

BBBB (out of 5) John Travolta is excellent as a movie sound mixer who is randomly taping wild sound when he witnesses a car drive off a bridge and into the river. After saving the female passenger (Nancy Allen) from drowning, Travolta listens to the tape he made of the accident and believes wholeheartedly that he … More Blow Out

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Dressed To Kill

BBB.5 (out of 5) Of all the films that Brian DeHitchcock has made as tribute to the master of suspense, this one is the most enjoyable and also probably the scariest as well. Angie Dickinson plays a beautiful, icy blonde woman (a la Hitchcock) who relates her sexual fantasies to her psychiatrist (Michael Caine, a la … More Dressed To Kill

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Carrie

BBBB (out of 5) The first Stephen King novel adapted to the big screen has results that are still exciting today. Brian De Palma does a terrific job of providing thrills, chills and even a few laughs with this ridiculously over-the-top horror story, centering around a misfit girl (Sissy Spacek) who is picked on mercilessly … More Carrie

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