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Flipper's New Adventure Review


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Back in the '60s, sequels didn't need fancy names. Therefore, instead of Flipper 2: Full Throttle we get the more prosaically named Flipper's New Adventure, a family-friendly story that has as much fun and excitement as the first classic film, although this time around it's slightly sodden with schmaltz.

When we last left young teen Sandy Ricks (Luke Halpin), he had convinced his parents to let him keep Flipper the dolphin as his pet and lifelong friend, but in the months that have passed, life's gotten a bit rough down in the Keys. Ma Ricks has died, and Pa (Brian Kelly, a less scary replacement for the first film's Chuck Connors), is off at marine park ranger training school. Sandy and Flipper have been in the care of a neighbor, but now the state is building a new causeway right through Flipper's lagoon, and the Miami Seaquarium is coming to take him away.

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The Time Machine (1960) Review


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Probably edgy and thrilling in its day, The Time Machine hasn't aged so well. The menacing Morlocks are just fat guys in blue paint, and Wells turned out to be not-so-right predicting a nuclear holocaust in 1966. Oh well. An interesting side note: Fragments of virtually every episode of the original Star Trek can be found within this film.
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