The Land of Forgotten Cinema

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Adam Lafferty

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/mar/12/251100/ There are bad movies, and then there are bad movies. Some movies are made with the sole intent to cause physical and mental pain to its audience. Some movies are made by directors and film crews with dim outlooks on life and low opinions of humanity. Some movies are ...

Carnival of Souls (1962)

Adam Lafferty

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/jan/29/248441/ In 1947, University of Kansas alumni Russell Mosser and Arthur Wolf founded the Centron Corporation, a small Midwestern movie studio which specialized in making hygiene films that they used to show in classrooms to get kids to brush their teeth, keep clean and neat and avoid the dangers of ...

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Adam Lafferty

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2012/dec/11/246123/ I was going to think up a nice introduction for this review, but then I remembered that the title of this movie is *Santa Claus Conquers the Martians*. I'll pause for a moment to let that sink in a little. Okay, let's get started. We begin in a house ...

Yellow Submarine (1968)

Adam Lafferty

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2012/nov/20/245164/ From the Cavern Club in Liverpool in 1963 would emerge a quartet which would forever change the face of popular music. What could be said about the Beatles that hasn't already been said millions of times by millions of people in the past few decades? Apart from "about time ...

The Witches (1990)

Adam Lafferty

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2012/oct/30/243940/ Ah yes. Roald Dahl. My and many a person's favorite children's author, whose books about chocolate factories, big friendly giants and telekinetic child prodigies have wowed readers for decades, and whose books have just as often been turned into feature films. Based on the eponymous book written by Dahl ...

The Black Hole (1979)

Adam Lafferty

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2012/oct/16/242995/ *The Black Hole* was a milestone for the Walt Disney studio--it was their very first PG rated production. Fifty years after the founding of the only major movie company that was devoted exclusively to squeaky-clean family-friendly entertainment, they had finally made a film where people were using CURSE WORDS. ...

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989)

Adam Lafferty

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2012/sep/18/241373/ Karl Friedrich Heironymus, better known to the English-speaking world as Baron Munchausen, born in 1720, died in 1797, was a nobleman of German descent who served under Duke Anthony Ulrich II of Brunswick-Luneburg in his youth, and later fought the Turks of the Ottoman Empire with the Russian army. ...

Brazil (1985)

Adam Lafferty

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2012/aug/28/240246/ *Dear Sid Sheinberg,* *When are you going to release my film, 'BRAZIL'?* *Terry Gilliam* This was from a full-page ad that Gilliam took out in a 1985 issue of *Variety*. It was addressed to Universal Pictures head Sid Sheinberg, whose company had obtained the U.S. distribution rights to Gilliam's ...

Time Bandits (1981)

Adam Lafferty

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2012/jul/31/238537/ The 1980s were a golden age for sci-fi/fantasy movies. Before hobbits, teenage wizards and CG effects dominated the market, you had movies like *Labyrinth*, *The Dark Crystal*, *Tron*, *The Neverending Story*, *Gremlins*, *Ghostbusters* one AND two, the original *Indiana Jones* and *Conan the Barbarian* movies, two of the first ...

Demolition Man (1993)

Adam Lafferty

http://www.lawrence.com/users/alaffert/photos/2012/jun/19/236456/ The year is 1993, and Sly Stallone's career had fallen on hard times. His reputation as an actor had been tainted with such cinematic disasters as *Rocky V*, *Oscar*, and *Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!*, and the Iron Curtain had fallen two years ago which meant there were ...

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