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Wed
Jun 9 2010 12:45pm

My Science Project

The summer of 1985 saw a slew of science fiction comedies with teenage heroes. Back To The Future, Explorers, Weird Science and Real Genius were all released within a month of each other. Last out of the gate, and least remembered, is the little known gem My Science Project.

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Wed
Jun 2 2010 6:01pm

Battle Beyond The Stars

If you like second rate Star Wars knock-offs more than Star Wars itself, Battle Beyond The Stars is the film for you! For this 1980 space extravaganza Roger Corman followed George Lucas’ lead, swiping from mythology, westerns, and samurai films. While Star Wars was influenced by Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress, Battle Beyond The Stars blatantly rewrites the director’s The Seven Samurai as well as its western re-imagining The Magnificent Seven. Corman adds a layer of cheap sleaziness that makes the film both bizarre and mesmerizing. If you stayed up all night drinking Smirnoff Ice and watching The Empire Strikes Back, Battle Beyond The Stars is the nightmare you would have.

[Enter the Space Cowboy...]