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Creature From The Black Lagoon Review


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Affectionate amphibians, river cruises down the Amazon, femme fatales in one-piece bathing suits: it must be the 50s B-flick. The 50s B-flick in question is Creature from the Black Lagoon, a movie that you probably know better from the pinball machine inspired by it. Said pinball machine is very popular as a novelty item, and can be found at about whatever place where you will find old pinball machines that the company doesn't have enough money to replace yet.

Creature from the Black Lagoon was one of many B-movies that found its way into cult status mainly through steamy-car sessions at the drive-ins and the beginning of popcorn projectile throwing as an art (I still think that should be an Olympic event).

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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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