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Cult Cinema

Legend

Fri., February 19, 2016

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Directed by Ridley Scott. US. 1985. PG. 94 minutes. Universal. 35mm.

“…Against a Tolkienesque backdrop, Tim Curry camps it up as the Lord of Darkness – a horned, goat-footed bad guy who once ruled the earth, but was banished to the lower depths by Sunlight. The power of Sunlight, it seems, resides in the innocent unicorn, so Darkness orders a crew of trolls, goblins, and assorted uglies to pull a Lorena Bobbit on the horse’s magical horn. Topside, nature-boy . . .

Drunken Master 2

Fri., March 18, 2016

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Directed by Chia-Liang Liu. Hong Kong. 1994. R. 102 minutes. Miramax. 35mm.

“Filmed at the peak of Chanís prime, 16 years after his breakout turn in “Drunken Master,” this transcendent pairing of classic Shaw Brothers director Lau Kar-leung and Jackie Chan resulted in what many claim to be the greatest martial arts film ever made. In this take on the legend of Wong Fei-hung, Chan shares the screen with the great Ti Lung and also Anita Mui, who almost . . .