Movies

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

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When the slasher franchise Friday The 13th reached its sixth installment subtitled “Jason Lives” the series had reached a point where they could not longer take itself seriously. The result was a slasher that played with the standard conventions of the genre and went for a tongue-in-cheek approach. To emphasize this they parodied the famous...

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls might be the most stand-out movie of director Russ Meyer’s filmography. Compared to his other work this is such a different movie, one that still has the typical Meyer touch, but isn’t anything like his previous work. Meyer, working of a script by Roger Ebert (the well known film...

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Cherry, Harry & Raquel!

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There is a funny sense of hypocrisy in Russ Meyer’s “Cherry, Harry & Raquel!” as the movies starts off with a lengthy statement against censorship and how “no man has the right to decide for another”. After this statement we are treated to a lengthy opening monologue about how marihuana is smuggled in from Mexico,...

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Vixen!

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A voluptuous young woman is lying naked and drunk on her bed. Also in the room is another well-endowed woman whom she tells that she has got to take clothes off also. The woman starts taking of her clothes and the already naked woman gazes at her breasts and says “So that’s what my husband...

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Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers!

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With “Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers!” director Russ Meyer continues his set of soap-opera movies revolving around couple’s relationships and their sex-life, or lack thereof. To spice things up this time he has added a couple of other ingredients like the robbery of a go-go bar and the wife of the owner of said bar being...

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Good Morning… and Goodbye!

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“Good Morning… and Goodbye!” revolves around the marriage problems of Burt and Angel. Angel is Burt’s trophy wife; a much younger voluptuous woman he married after his previous wife, and mother to his 17-year old daughter Lana, ran out on him with another guy. Burt’s plumbing doesn’t function correctly, so he can’t satisfy Angel, much...

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Mad Max: Fury Road

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30 years after the last Mad Max movie was released, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, we are treated to a new installment to the violent franchise. What’s most surprising is that the director of all the previous installments returns and gives us a Mad Max that not only builds on the previous movies, but feels totally...

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Common-Law Cabin

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I wonder what the whole idea behind the name change of “How Much Loving Does a Normal Couple Need?” is. When the movie opens it shows us some creative opening titles not seen before in a Russ Meyer movie; a young girl walking through the outbacks passing wooden boards with the credits on them. When...

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Mondo Topless

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While now regarded as cult classics, the movies Russ Meyer made during his “Gothic Period” were not the successes he, and even more so his then-wife Eve, hoped to be. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! received negative reviews upon release and audiences stayed away from the now famous “roughie”. So Meyer was urged by his wife...

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Motorpsycho!

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The movie industry, like fashion, has a thing for trends. When one movie is a hit, an avalanche of similar themed movies are going to be hot on its trail, especially when they can be made cheap. Just think about all the slasher movies that were made when Halloween became a surprise hit, the torture-porn...

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