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Movie: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 31, 2018 - 14 comments

Movie: Day of the Animals

Animals attack. Seventies style! [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 30, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: MASH

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 29, 2018 - 11 comments

Movie: Coma

When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 28, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Dog Day Afternoon

A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 27, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Mean Streets

A small-time hood aspires to work his way up the ranks of a local mob. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 26, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Three Days of the Condor

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 25, 2018 - 11 comments

Movie: Female Trouble

A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitch-hiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 24, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: The Jerk

An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 23, 2018 - 11 comments

Movie: A Clockwork Orange

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 22, 2018 - 19 comments

Movie: Get Carter

When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 21, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 20, 2018 - 15 comments

Movie: The Ballad of Cable Hogue

A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 19, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Up in Smoke

Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 18, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Shaft

Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 17, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: The Boys in Company C

In 1967, five young men undergo boot camp training before being shipped out to Vietnam. Once they get there, the experience proves worse than they could have imagined. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 16, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Papillon

A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 15, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Dirty Harry

When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 14, 2018 - 10 comments

Movie: Blazing Saddles

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 13, 2018 - 36 comments

Movie: Kelly's Heroes

A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure. [more inside]
posted by valkane on May 12, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: The Last Wave

A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 12, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: The Last Picture Show

In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 11, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: The Getaway

A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 10, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Sleuth

A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 9, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Assault on Precinct 13

An unlikely partnership between a Highway Patrol Officer, two criminals and a station secretary is formed to defend a defunct Los Angeles precinct office against a siege by a bloodthirsty street gang. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 8, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Apocalypse Now

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 7, 2018 - 19 comments

Movie: Bound for Glory

The early life of Woody Guthrie as a vagabond folk singer. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 6, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Logan's Run

An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 5, 2018 - 15 comments

Movie: Carrie

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 4, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 3, 2018 - 13 comments

Movie: The Parallax View

The Parallax View, directed by Alan J. Pakula, stars Warren Beatty as a reporter who unearths evidence of a massive conspiracy to assassinate political figures, the work of the sinister Parallax Corporation. It’s part of a wave of similarly paranoid thrillers that swept through movie theaters in the 1970s in response to post-1968 disillusionment and the bona fide conspiracy of Watergate: Pakula’s All the President’s Men, Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation, Sydney Pollack’s Three Days of the Condor, and many more. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Jul 21, 2017 - 10 comments

Movie: The French Connection

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. [more inside]
posted by valkane on May 6, 2016 - 8 comments

Movie: Cross of Iron

A squad of German soldiers fighting on the Eastern Front during WWII led by a battle-hardened sergeant fight to survive Soviet attacks and dogmatic commanders in a chaotic and lethal environment in this sympathetic portrayal of another side of the war not commonly portrayed in Hollywood film. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 30, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: The Omen

Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the anti-christ? The devil's own son? Full movie here on YouTube. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 29, 2016 - 10 comments

Movie: The Passenger

A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 28, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Marathon Man

A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 27, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: The Boys from Brazil

A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich, culminating in a showdown in, of all places, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 26, 2016 - 11 comments

Movie: Thieves Like Us

Two convicts break out of Mississippi State Penitentiary in 1936 to join a third on a long spree of bank robbing, their special talent and claim to fame. The youngest of the three falls in love along the way with a girl met at their hideout, the older man is a happy professional criminal with a romance of his own, the third is a fast lover and hard drinker fond of his work. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 25, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: Capricorn One

A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret... [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 24, 2016 - 11 comments

Movie: Le Cercle Rouge

After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 23, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: The Crazies

The military attempts to contain a manmade combat virus that causes death and permanent insanity in those infected, as it overtakes a small Pennsylvania town. Movie here on YouTube [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 22, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Straw Dogs

A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 21, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: Dick

The Internet Movie Database has the movie described as follows: "Story of two girls who wander away from a White House tour and meet President Nixon." Ah, but it's so much more. [more inside]
posted by raysmj on Apr 20, 2016 - 9 comments

Movie: Night Moves

Los Angeles private detective Harry Moseby is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter and he stumbles upon a case of murder and artifact smuggling. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 20, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 19, 2016 - 9 comments

Movie: The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 18, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Soylent Green

It's people. PEOPLE! [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 17, 2016 - 12 comments

Movie: Badlands

An impressionable teen girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend go on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 16, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Twilight's Last Gleaming

A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 15, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: The Duellists

A duel between two feuding Napoleonic officers eventually evolves into a decades-long series of duels, after each bout - for various reasons - ends unresolved. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 14, 2016 - 3 comments

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