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Lawrence of Arabia (1962) December 16, 2013

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2013 #100

In tribute to the great Peter O’Toole, who passed away on Saturday, today’s advent review is his defining role, and this year’s very special #100.

Make/Remake: The Daleks’ Invasions of Earth November 16, 2013

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Doctor Who is 50 this month! As part of the celebrations, I thought I’d compare the ’60s Peter Cushing movies to their TV inspiration.

Finally: 200 years in the future, London is reduced to rubble after being invaded… by the Daleks!

Sean Connery as James Bond, Part 1 November 14, 2013

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The name’s Connery, Sean Connery, the star of the first five world-conquering James Bond movies…

Featuring reviews of Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, and You Only Live Twice.

Make/Remake: Doctor Who and the Daleks November 9, 2013

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Doctor Who is 50 this month! As part of the celebrations, I thought I’d compare the ’60s Peter Cushing movies to their TV inspiration.

First: on the big screen and in colour for the first time, it’s Dr Who vs the Daleks!

Night of the Living Dead (1968) October 28, 2013

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2013 #93

The original… and the best?

Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece (1961) October 7, 2013

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2013 #46

aka Tintin et le mystère de la Toison d’Or

Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson weren’t the first to bring Hergé’s journalist-adventurer to the big screen y’know…

Dr. Strangelove (1964) September 29, 2013

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2013 #21

or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

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