Retro Movie Review: Planet of the Apes (1968)
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Planet of the Apes (1968)
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Screenwriters: Rod Serling and Michael Wilson
Cast: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Daly, Linda Harrison
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox
Rated PG-13 | 112 minutes
Release Date: April 3rd, 2016

If I told you I was seeing Planet of the Apes in theaters in 2016, you’d assume I was watching the third film in the new series starring Andy Serkis in motion capture technology as Caesar. Thanks to TCM and their Big Screen Classics promotion, the original 1968 classic is back in theaters for only one more day. It premiered on Sunday, July 24th, at several theaters throughout New York City, and I was there with my entire family, including my 5-year daughter.

More below.

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Kickstarter Spotlight: The Original ‘Fright Night’ Is Getting A Retrospective Documentary

Since the original Fright Night has never been granted an official retrospective documentary despite being highly deserving of one, a group of filmmakers based in the U.K. have taken to Kickstarter to raise funding for their own, You’re So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night.

You can check out the Kickstarter pitch video here below.

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Blu-ray Review: Class Of 1984
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Class of 1984
Blu-ray (Collector’s Edition)
Director: Mark L. Lester
Screenwriter: Mark L. Lester, Tom Holland, John Saxton
Cast: Perry King, Roddy McDowall, Timothy Van Patten, Michael J. Fox, Lisa Langlois, Keith Knight, Stefan Arngrim
Scream Factory
Rated R | 98 Minutes
Release Date: April 14, 2015

“I’m gonna cut you, white-meat!”

I remember seeing the Class of 1984 VHS tape at the local mom-and-pop video store in my hometown. As a Vestron Video title, there was something inherently dangerous and infinitely interesting about the cover art. If you were a kid in the ’80s, you probably saw the cover art for Mark L. Lester’s film on shelves, with punk rock kids on the cover proclaiming, “We are the future… and nothing can stop us!”

Synopsis: Andrew Norris (Perry King), an idealistic and naive music teacher, has moved into a new community with his pregnant wife, Diane (Merrie Lynn Ross), only to find his new job is an academic abyss. Appalled by the crime-infested school, Norris soon crosses paths with its teenage kingpin, the shrewd and sadistic Peter Stegman (Timothy Van Patten). With Norris setting his sights on reforming Stegman and the young punk declaring war on his teacher, the duo is on a collision course for a fateful showdown.

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