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Scream and Scream Again Review


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Screaming the first time might be an issue if you can sit through this collaboration among Price, Lee, and Cushing, none of which do much with their roles. While some of the film's boundary-pushing (for 1969) moments of gore are spine-tingling (namely when a serial killer removes his own hand to escape a pair of cuffs). But this odd conflagration of mass murderer, scientific experimentation, and strange neo-Nazi group on the prowl stories just doesn't work. At all.

Absolute Beginners Review


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Julien Temple's musical adaptation of a classic novel about life in 1950s' London is about as awful as the rock drama can get, with a hapless photographer (Eddie O'Connell) losing his glamour gal (Patsy Kensit, in her screen debut) to a much older fashion designer (James Fox), who gives her instant street cred. Totally forgettable songs, dance numbers, and a ridiculous plot make Absolute Beginners look like absolute junk.
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