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The Manhattan Project Review


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What kid doesn't want to build a nuclear bomb? This fantastic journey follows a teen (Christopher Collet, long since retired from acting) as he discovers a plutonium skunkworks in his suburban backyard, proceeds to steal some of it, and build his own nuclear weapon to enter into the science fair. It's a wild ride and tons of fun, with comedy, genuine tension, and lots of geeky science fun. Highly underrated... watch especially for Cynthia Nixon as Collet's love interest -- about 15 years before she'd hit it big on Sex and the City, with a far, far worse haircut.

Dracula: The Dark Prince Review


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For you poor souls obsessed with the minutiae of vampires and their intrinsic legendry, Dracula: The Dark Prince is for you. But if you're looking for more of that Buffy experience, you've come to the wrong place.

Misleadingly sold with its red-eyed vampire on the cover, this is essentially a history of Vlad the Impaler, a 15th century Romanian prince/warrior who, as legend has it, could not be killed. Rudolf Martin stars as the titular "dark prince," who spends his days battling his neighbor... known as "the Turk." In fact, he spends virtually the entire movie fighting the Turk or overthrowing stooges trying to relieve him of his crown. And there's even a love story.

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