Tag Archives: Mill Creek Entertainment

Movies Till Dawn: The Tough Ones

“Furie” (2019, Well Go USA) Though she’s at odds with her village because of her job (debt collector) and her status – she’s a former criminal with an illegitimate child – Veronica Ngo (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”) finds that … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Night Crime Wave 2019

“Phantom Lady” (1944, Arrow Video) Fresh from a squabble with his wife, Alan Curtis invites an anonymous woman (Fay Helm) and to see a Latin jazz band (fronted by Carmen Miranda‘s sister, Aurora). When he returns home, he finds his … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Super ’70s Showcase (Rumble-Rama-Roundtree Edition)

“Earthquake” (1974, Shout Select) The Big One – an earthquake measuring 9.9 on the Richter Scale – finally hits Los Angeles, unleashing catastrophic destruction upon the city and an all-star cast. Delirious disaster fetish fantasy from director Mark Robson and … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: #MonsterSquadGoals

“The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires” (1974, Shout! Factory) Professor Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) joins a family of Chinese martial artists in their fight against a vampire cult led by his old nemesis, Count Dracula. Hammer Films capped their … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: New Kind of Kick (in the Head) Edition

“Dragged Across Concrete” (2018, Lionsgate Home Entertainment) A trifecta of hardluck types – disgraced cops Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn and ex-con Tory Kittles – decide that the solution to their downward-spiraling fortunes is to rob violent criminal Thomas Kretschmann. … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: TV Archaeology/Laughing Matters

“Man from Atlantis” (1977, Warner Archives Collection) Given the current appetite for all things superheroic, Warner Archives is wise to release a Blu-ray edition of this feature-length pilot for the short-lived 1977 television series starring Patrick Duffy as the titular, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: TV Archaeology/Kids’ Stuff

“American Vandal: Season One” (2017, CBS Home Video/Paramount Home Video) Twenty-seven penises spray-painted on teachers’ cars earns school knucklehead Jimmy Tatro an expulsion, which prompts pals Tyler Alvarez and Griffin Gluck to launch a true-crime-styled documentary investigation. Your mileage may … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Old Fears for the New Year

“Zombie” (1979, Blue Underground) Voodoo rites on a Caribbean island cause the dead to rise from their graves and consume the living. Jaw-dropping (and in its most ghastly scene, eye-popping) special effects by Giannetto de Rossi are the most memorable … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: 2018 Gift Guide for Eclectic Insomniacs Part 2 (Nostalgia and Nightmares Edition)

As ’80s teen comedies go, I’d rather watch “Valley Girl” (1983),  Martha Coolidge‘s salty-sweet tribute to life in the San Fernando Valley, than John Hughes’ c.v. The performances are charming (especially leads Deborah Foreman and a pre-fame Nicolas Cage, but … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: 2018 Gift Guide for Eclectic Insomniacs (Small Screen and Three Stooges Edition)

Goofball TV comedy or existential treatise on the human condition? In the case of Dan Harmon‘s “Community” (2009-2015), both are applicable. The series, about a gaggle of outcasts at a small junior college, embraced a dizzying array of high and … Continue reading

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