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Happy 35th Anniversary, Blade Runner *AND* The Thing!

That’s right, movie fans! It’s a double dose of Geek Movie Milestone Goodness! 1982 is arguably one of the best summers ever so far as awesome movie releases goes, and two reasons for that are right here. 35 years ago … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Anniversary, The Dirty Dozen!

“You will select twelve general prisoners convicted and sentenced to death or long terms of imprisonment for murder, rape, robbery, and/or other crimes of violence and so forth, and train and qualify these prisoners in as much of the business … Continue reading

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Happy 30th Anniversary, Predator!

So, what happens when you’re a special operations unit called in to rescue the crew of a downed helicopter that’s been taken hostage by guerillas in a Central American country you’re not supposed to be in, anyway? Even on a … Continue reading

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Happy 35th Anniversary, Star Trek II!

“Aren’t you dead?” June 4, 1982: After the commercial and critical oddity that was 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture, those of us who were all into the Trek were worried what this sequel might bring. Would it be like … Continue reading

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Happy 30th Anniversary, The Untouchables!

1930: Prohibition has transformed Chicago into a City at War. Rival gangs compete for control of the city’s billion dollar empire of illegal alcohol, enforcing their will with the hand grenade and tommy gun. It is the time of the … Continue reading

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East bound and down…40 years of truckin’ with Smokey and the Bandit!

“What we’re dealin’ with here is a complete lack of respect for the law.” Yeah, yeah, yeah. May 1977 is a landmark month in movie history, what with bringing to us the first Star Wars film and with it the … Continue reading

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Happy 40th Birthday, Star Wars!

A long time ago, in a theater far, far away…. I was just shy of my 10th birthday in the summer of 1977, when some friends and I went to see Star Wars because out of the movies playing at my neighborhood … Continue reading

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April 9th, 1959: The Mercury Seven.

“Ladies and gentlemen: Today we are introducing to you and to the world these seven men who have been selected to begin training for orbital space flight. These men, the nation’s Project Mercury astronauts, are here after  a long and … Continue reading

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Happy First Contact Day, Trekkies!

April 5th, 2063: We’re only 46 years from this most excellent of events, yo. While we wait, we continue to look to the future with hope and excitement. After all, we know that this monumental meeting between humanity and intelligent beings from a world beyond … Continue reading

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It’s William Shatner’s birthday, everybody!

Today we’re celebrating the 86th birthday of the Man himself: Captain Kirk, T.J. Hooker, Rescue 911 Guy, Denny Crane, Priceline Negotiator, and CAPTAIN JAMES TIBERIUS BY GOD KIRK. :: ahem. :: 86 years old, and still running circles around people … Continue reading

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