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    Bubbas, Chop-Sockies, Splatters And Sleaze – Oh My!

    Since the earliest days of American cinema there has been a shadowy counterpart to the commercial mainstream:  exploitation movies — pictures whose appeal lies in their sensational treatment and leering promotion of often lurid and prurient material.  Pre-1960, when mainstream Hollywood worked within severe restrictions on content, exploitation movies offered audiences titillating glimpses of the […] More

  • Sound On Sight Podcast Rewind – Episode #226: Director Robert Rodriguez

    With the release of the Machete DVD-Blu-ray, I thought we should once again plug this show. Mexican-American filmmaker Robert Rodriguez burst upon the independent scene with a $7000 action film geared for the Mexican Spanish-language video market. Labelled the cheapest film ever released by a studio, El Mariachi was a fun send-up of Mexican action […] More

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    ‘Planet Terror’ vs. ‘Death Proof’

    With Grindhouse, directors Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino made a movie in the grand tradition of Umberto Lenzi and John Carpenter. Masquerading as a double bill, the homage of ’60s- and ’70s-era drive-in flicks stitched into one shambling feature also included four goofball “Coming Attractions” for nonexistent B-movies. This Frankenstein monster runs just over the […] More

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    Sound On Sight Radio #226: Director Robert Rodriguez

    Mexican-American filmmaker Robert Rodriguez burst upon the independent scene with a $7000 action film geared for the Mexican Spanish-language video market. Labelled the cheapest film ever released by a studio, El Mariachi was a fun send-up of Mexican action films, American Westerns and tough anti-hero movies informed by such auteurs as Sergio Leone and Sam […] More

  • Top 10 Bruce Willis characters in film

    With Bruce Willis rumored to be in the new A- Team movie as Col. Hannibal Smith, we were inspired to come up with a top 10 list of characters he has played in the past. 10- Four Rooms – LEo 9- Death Becomes Her – Dr. Ernest Menville 8- Planet Terror – Lt. Muldoon 7- […] More