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    Summer Movies Flashback 1984: Indiana Jones, Gremlins and Ghostbusters

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Jun 2, 2014

    Our continuing look back at some of the biggest summers we've lived through takes us back 30 full years
  • The Last Starfighter - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009

    Trailer-park teenager Lance Guest regularly escapes from his humdrum existence by playing the video game Starfighter. His expertise at this recreational endeavor attracts the attention of affable stranger Robert Preston. Before he knows what's happening, Guest is whisked by Preston into the outer reaches of the galaxy! It turns out that the Starfighter game is being played in deadly earnest in outer space, and that Guest is expected to join Preston's Star League, then do battle with the wicked Kodan forces. Guest's principal ally is the lizardlike Grig (Dan O'Herlihy--and we didn't recognize him either). His great rival is the traitorous Xur (Norman Snow). The contrast between Guest's earthbound life as the son of single-mother Barbara Bosson and his new position as Starfighter is daunting at first, but soon the boy is manning a spacecraft and zapping the baddies as though he's been doing it all his life. The Last Starfighter was clearly designed with "sequel" in mind: giveaways include the resurrection of a "dead" character and the surprisingly casual escape of the villain. While the film didn't stir up enough business to warrant a sequel, the Starfighter video game remained a much-sought-after commodity by joystick-happy "warriors" all over the country. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
  • The Last Starfighter - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009

    Trailer-park teenager Lance Guest regularly escapes from his humdrum existence by playing the video game Starfighter. His expertise at this recreational endeavor attracts the attention of affable stranger Robert Preston. Before he knows what's happening, Guest is whisked by Preston into the outer reaches of the galaxy! It turns out that the Starfighter game is being played in deadly earnest in outer space, and that Guest is expected to join Preston's Star League, then do battle with the wicked Kodan forces. Guest's principal ally is the lizardlike Grig (Dan O'Herlihy--and we didn't recognize him either). His great rival is the traitorous Xur (Norman Snow). The contrast between Guest's earthbound life as the son of single-mother Barbara Bosson and his new position as Starfighter is daunting at first, but soon the boy is manning a spacecraft and zapping the baddies as though he's been doing it all his life. The Last Starfighter was clearly designed with "sequel" in mind: giveaways include the resurrection of a "dead" character and the surprisingly casual escape of the villain. While the film didn't stir up enough business to warrant a sequel, the Starfighter video game remained a much-sought-after commodity by joystick-happy "warriors" all over the country. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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    Film Nerd 2.0: 'The Last Starfighter' on BluRay

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Sep 7, 2009

    Toshi dips a toe into the '80s and likes what he sees
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    25 Movie Sequels Hollywood Should Have Made

    Type: Gallery | Date: Sunday, Jul 3, 2011

    We've just crossed the record-breaking mark for most sequels or prequels in a...
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    TMR: Drew on G4, 'Ponyo' and autism, and a new Michael Moore trailer

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Aug 20, 2009

    BoingBoing wraps up its 'Boosh' bash and this week in DVD and BluRay
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    Watch: Film Nerd 2.0 revs up for a big October with two special 'E.T.' videos

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012

    Universal finds a great way to promote the upcoming Blu-ray of Speilberg's classic
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    Film Nerd 2.0 Film Fest kicks off with an unplanned viewing of 'Bride Of Frankenstein'

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Apr 5, 2013

    An accident may have set the stage perfectly for Saturday
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    Film Nerd 2.0 Fest concludes with 'Young Frankenstein,' 'Legend,' and 'Empire of The Sun'

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    Plus we give out the awards for the festival as everything wraps up
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