Them! (1954) Classic Movie Review 169

Them! (1954)

Today’s movie is Them! (1954). This movie is a beloved sci-fi film that fits in the “we messed up exploding atomic bombs” genre. There were spiders, grasshoppers, 50-foot women, shrinking men, and of course the king of the monsters, Godzilla, that were all created in this general way. This film…

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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 Command (1954) Classic Movie Review 60

The Command (1954) Joan Weldon and Guy Madison

I am continuing the series about people trying to go somewhere or get something done, and there are obstacles in the way. The main star The Command (1954) is Capt. Robert MacClaw, the Army doctor who ended up in command of a cavalry troop. This role was played by hunk-a-rama…

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Battleground (1949) Classic Movie Review 50

Battleground (1949)

Battleground (1949) is the first movie to show US troops in action during World War II. It features an ensemble cast many of which were World War II veterans. The action is set during the Battle of the Bulge and gives a highly fictionalized version of the action that took…

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