70's, Drama, Horror, Horror?, Movies, Mystery, Supernatural, Thriller

The Shout (1978)

Doctor Robert Graves heads to an insane asylum to help keep score of a cricket match the inmates are having. While there he’s introduced to the other scorekeeper of the match, patient Charles Crossley. Graves has already been informed that Crossley is considered an odd duck among odd ducks, even for someone housed in an […]

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70's, Drama, Romance

Harold and Maude (1971) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

I don’t watch much in the way of romance movies. It’s one of those genres I have a major blindspot for, like teen movies or dance movies not about break dancers in the 1980s. Hell, I’ve seen more episodes of Manimal than I have some of these genres, and there’s only eight of those. Why […]

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60s, Comedy, Dance Dance Dance, Drama, Movies, music, Romance

Wild Guitar (1962)

This movie is actually less exciting than that horrible poster makes it out to be. Motorcycle riding, poor Elvis impersonator and idol wannabe Bud Eagle arrives in California looking for his big break in the music industry. Of course he gets it (and his dream girl), but along the way has to deal with a […]

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80s, Drama, Movies, music, Western

Border Radio (1987)

L.A. musician Jeff is hounded by some thugs and flees to Mexico, leaving his family behind and his wife alone to try to figure out just what the hell made him run off. Border Radio can’t seem to figure out what it wants to be. It’s sprinkled with little bits of noir, western, crime, mystery […]

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80s, Dance Dance Dance, Horror, Monsters, Movies, music, Mystery

Lone Wolf (1988)

The small town of Fairview is suddenly plagued by a string of deaths that the local police are attributing to wild dog attacks. But when some local college students become victims of these violent crimes, some of their classmates start to become skeptical of the official reports. The more they dig into the death of […]

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70's, Drama, Horror, Movies, music, Thriller

Poor Pretty Eddie (1975)

Popular African American singer Liz Wetherly (Leslie Uggams) has just finished a performance and has a full two weeks to get away from it all and relax before her next concert. Her goal is to get off the beaten path and find a nice, quiet place out in the middle of nowhere where she hopes no one will bother her. But she only gets half her wish when her car breaks down and she becomes stranded in a rural, remote southern town.

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70's, Action, Documentary, Drama, music, Uncategorized

Stunt Rock (1978)

Australian stuntman Grant Page goes to L.A. to do some work on a television show. While he’s there he meets up with his cousin, Curtis Hyde, a member of the band Sorcery. While Grant is there he lends his expertise to the band, helps one of his coworkers (Monique van de Ven), and gets injured, attracting the attention of newspaper reporter, Margaret Gerard, who is writing a story about people who get a little too into their work. She’s nice enough to pick him up once he breaks out of the hospital.

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80s, Horror, Slasher, Uncategorized

New Year’s Evil (1980)

So not too long ago I stayed up extra late (or really early depending on how you look at it) to watch one of TCM’s late night/early morning showings. I’ve noticed on Fridays that after the Underground is over they usually show another movie very similar to the first. So after catching the end of […]

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