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3 things about Denis Villeneuve’s BLADE RUNNER 2049

Blade Runner 2049 [2017] 1. Giant videoscreen shopping kiosk. 2. Dead eye retina scan. 3. Hologram Liberace. 3 other things.

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3 things about Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER

Blade Runner [1982] 1. He takes his noodles with him. 2. Accumulated dust and debris on the “roof” of Bryant’s office. 3. Climbing up the bookcase and through the floor. 3 other things.

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3 things about Joseph Newman’s THIS ISLAND EARTH

This Island Earth [1955] 1. Catalog with pages made of metal. 2. Pulsing neon green. 3. Cat lapping up milk while perched on a lead slab.

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3 things about Jack Arnold’s TARANTULA

Tarantula [1955] 1. “The bones just stripped clean like peeling a banana!” 2. Pools of goo. 3. Leo G. Carroll’s monstrous brow.

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3 things about Gordon Douglas’s THEM!

Them! [1954] 1. Their first view is of her legs. 2. Flame shadows. 3. Numbered drain pipes. 3 other things.

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3 things about Ranald MacDougall’s THE WORLD, THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL

The World, The Flesh and the Devil [1959] 1. Model train winding through the apartment. 2. Arranging the dropcloth, he draws his arm across her throat. 3. Tied to the helm. 3 other things.

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3 things about Simon Wincer’s D.A.R.Y.L.

D.A.R.Y.L. [1985] 1. Mom hair, mom shorts, doing mom things in the kitchen. 2. On the computer monitor: “I’m scared.” 3. Pole Position for real.

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3 things about Joe Cornish’s ATTACK THE BLOCK

Attack the Block [2011] 1. Ron’s weed room. 2. “Rest in Peace, doggie.” 3. Hanging off the balcony from a Union Jack.

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3 things about James Gray’s AD ASTRA

Ad Astra [2019] 1. Freaking out in the Comfort Room. 2. Wispy purple rings. 3. Okay, I can buy someone resorting to hand-to-hand combat with a knife. But no professional astronaut would fire a gun at someone from long range … Continue reading

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3 things about Thom Eberhardt’s NIGHT OF THE COMET

Night of the Comet [1984] 1. “Reggie, I’m not giving you $15 for making it with me.” 2. Carsick without her bunny. 3. Throwing all the guns away. 3 other things.

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