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  • North Sea Hijack

    North Sea Hijack

    ★★★★

    "Both my parents died tragically in childbirth."

    North Sea Hijack pretty much begins with Lloyds of London realising that oil rigs are a potential target for terrorists or criminals and that they bloody well ought to have a plan in place just in case.

    So they bring in ffolkes, a man with his own private band of marines, who figures out how one would go about hijacking a rig and from there, how he would foil such a plan.

    fflokes,…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Happy birthday to 2001, yes, it's been 50 years since it went on general release. Just think on that for a moment, 50 years. Think about how far cinema had come in the half century before Kubrick made this film and how far it's come in that same amount of time since then and you realise, if you hadn't already, what an extraordinary achievement it is.

    Now I'm sure there are people out there who like to decry the love…

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  • Five

    Five

    ★★★½

    50s Sci-Fi Marathon

    Looks like those maniacs did it, they blow it up. Damn them! God damn them all to hell!

    This was apparently the first film to depict the aftermath of nuclear war, and it's not a bad little effort either, with the story of a world almost completely devoid of life, playing nicely into the budgetary constraints.

    As the five survivors gather together, they each have their own story as to how they survived the blast, most interestingly…

  • Cannonball

    Cannonball

    ★★★

    The Chain 2021

    #70 From Tag: The Assassination Game via Robert Carradine

    Starring: Pontiac Firebird, Dodge Charger, Ford Mustang, Lincoln Continental, De Tomaso Pantera, Corvette Stingray, and Chevy Sportsvan.

    One year after Death Race 2000, Roger Corman, Paul Bartel and David Carradine decided to revisit the idea of a cross-country road race, only without the sci-fi element and any of the satire, instead using the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash as inspiration, for a film which would pretty much…

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  • Beware the Slenderman

    Beware the Slenderman

    ★★★

    The story of how two pre-teens, both of whom appear to be delusional and one of whom has been diagnosed as schizophrenic attempted to murder a friend of theirs believing that they are acting under the instructions of Slenderman.

    The thing that lies at the heart of their delusion and what makes it so difficult to break is exactly the same thing that lies at the heart of religious beliefs and that is the inability of anyone to disprove the…

  • Live and Let Die

    Live and Let Die

    ★★★★

    007 Rank-A-Thon

    At last a realistic Bond villain, at least in terms of his aims and the method by which he's setting out to achieve it, flooding the US with a couple of tons of opium (it sounds much more charming than heroin) which will be given away for free thereby knocking out all the competition in one fell swoop. I'm not sure it would actually work out like that but it's not completely unrealistic and what's more the price…