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The Omega Man (1971) – reviewed by George

Alpha to Omega – The Last Man. Only he isn’t – not quite.The film begins with Neville (Charlton Heston) motoring around a big deserted city in a convertible, just enjoying the sun and the breeze. At least it’s good until … Continue reading

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Stir of Echoes (1999) – reviewed by George

At a party hypnosis comes up and naturally the biggest disbeliever is the one teased into getting hypnotized. He is Tom (Kevin Bacon), and the hypnotist is his sister-in-law Lisa (Illeana Douglas). Not much happens right away, but Tom and … Continue reading

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Darren McGavin is Carl Kolchak in “The Night Strangler” (1973) – reviewed by George

The first TV movie was so successful that a sequel was ordered. In Seattle one night at 2:35 a.m. Omar’s Tent belly dancer Merissa, real name Ethel Parker, was walking down an alley toward the bus stop around the corner. … Continue reading

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Darren McGavin is Carl Kolchak in “The Night Stalker” (1971) – reviewed by George

Reporter Carl Kolchak is dictating a book onto an audiotape. Chapter One says it will “tell about the greatest manhunt in history, and that if you have never heard of it, it’s because only bits were ever published. But what … Continue reading

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The Last Man on Earth (1964) – reviewed by George

A C movie or maybe C+, this black and white film needs a serious restoration. It deals with a virus which starts in Europe, and despite best efforts crosses the pond to wipe out a sizable chunk of the population … Continue reading

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