Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) Classic Movie Review 119

Today’s movie is Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970). This movie followed the original two years later. Based on my youthful remembrances, this movie should rank four out of the original five. Fox studios gave this movie 2.5 million, which is half the amount paid for the original. Director…

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Planet of the Apes (1968) Classic Movie Review 118

Planet of the Apes (1968)

Today’s movie is Planet of the Apes (1968). Because of where I grew up, I missed the summer of love. But I lived through a time from 1968 to 1973 where five, count um, five “Planet of the Apes” movies came out. Of course, they got progressively worse, but that…

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The Buccaneer (1958) Classic Movie Review 68

The Buccaneer (1958)

This movie has so many great actors it can’t help but be good. This movie is a remake of the The Buccaneer (1938) which I will refer to simple as the original. The original was directed by Cecil B. DeMille and had Anthony Quinn in the role of Boluche. This movie…

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The Omega Man (1971) Classic Movie Review 44

The Omega Man (1971)

The Omega Man (1971) is an adaptation of the 1964 novel “I am Legend” by Richard Matheson. Maybe the boogeymen don’t stand up to modern standards, but legendary actor Charlton Heston sets the bar for post- apocalyptic survivors. This movie is one of my all-time favorites. It is the fourth…

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