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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Big Knives, Two Brains and Seven Beauties Edition)

“The Man With Two Brains” (1983, Warner Archives Collection) Steve Martin plays a brilliant brain surgeon saddled with two unfortunate realities: an unpronounceable last name (Hfuhruhurr) and a gold-digging, possibly homicidal wife (Kathleen Turner). A solution to the second issue … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange – “A Girl in Every Port” (1952)

Groucho Marx, sans his brothers and in his last leading screen role, plays a Navy man who helps slow-witted pal William Bendix divest himself of Little Erin, a broken-down race horse bought on impulse with an inheritance windfall. Divine Providence … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Short and Sweet and a Little Dark Edition)

“Ronin” (Arrow Video, 1998) Robert De Niro and Jean Reno lead a team of international mercenaries in retrieving a briefcase from nefarious types. As is often the case, the mission is not what it seems, and De Niro and Reno … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Tough Guys and Doberman Cops

“The Yakuza” (1975, Warner Archives) Ex-private eye Robert Mitchum is hired by Brian Keith to settle a beef with Japanese gangster Eiji Okada, whose displeasure over an arrangement gone wrong has led to the abduction of Keith’s daughter. Mitchum is … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The (Slightly) Softer Side of Peckinpah’s West

“Ride the High Country” (1962, Warner Archive Collection) A shipment of gold provides aging cowpokes Joel McCrea and Randolph Scott with more than just gainful employment: for McCrea, it will allow him to cap his life on a dignified note … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Spring Cleaning Edition

“We Are X” (2016, Magnet) As an introduction to the glam-symphonic metal of X Japan, Stephen Kijak’s doc “We Are X” provides a primer on the veteran group’s highly theatrical music and stage presence – which plays as an amalgam … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: TV Archaeology – Cops and Racers Edition

“Wacky Races” (1968, Warner Film Archives) Short-lived but well-loved animated series from Hanna-Barbera about an array of outlandish drivers locked in a cross-country race to claim the title of World’s Wackiest Racer. Conceived at the behest of Fred Silverman, VP … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Caltiki, Tabonga, Bela and the Bat

“Caltiki The Immortal Monster” (1959, Arrow Video) Archaeologists working in the ruins of a Mayan city uncover a vast array of gold in the depths of a sunken temple, as well as the creature that watches over the riches – … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Singing, All Dancing

“Dancing Lady” (1932, Warner Archives Collection) If you’ve been watching FX’s wonderful and addictive “Feud: Bette and Joan,” you’ve heard Jessica Lange’s Joan Crawford gripe about clawing her way back to the top after being declared box office poison in … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: ’50s Violence

“Bad Day at Black Rock” (1955, Warner Film Archives) One-armed vet Spencer Tracy’s search for a Japanese-American farmer takes him to the titular California desert town, where de facto town boss Robert Ryan and his goons (Ernest Borgnine and Lee … Continue reading

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