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*contains spoilers The movie Superintelligence (2020) shows us how a person who would otherwise be deemed ‘unremarkable’ could possibly be chosen as a test case over the goodness of humanity to an omnipresent artificial intelligence. This intelligence is weighing up whether to destroy humanity or to save it… Or just leave them to their own…

Read more The Superintelligence (2020) of The Twonky (1953) leads to TerrorVision (1986)

*contains spoilers Fans of Gene Wilder (1933-2016 Alzheimer’s disease) and Zero Mostel (1915-77 heart aneurysm) who appeared together in the Mel Brooks comedy The Producers (1968) are probably not aware of the theatre of the absurd movie version of playwright Eugene Ionesco’s (1909-94) Rhinoceros (1974). While this isn’t a great movie, part of the absurdist…

Read more Actor Gene Wilder in Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros (1974)

*contains spoilers If we jump to Tucker’s The Cape Canaveral Monsters and while that film relates to the space race between superpowers back in the late 1950s, it is still relevant today with each rich nation seeming to be spending money on becoming the first to have a colony on Mars. I bet the Martians…

Read more The Cult of Director Phil Tucker’s The Cape Canaveral Monsters (Part Two)

*contains spoilers The Linda Blair (1959-) movie Dead Sleep (1990) looks into a part of Australian medical history which should not be forgotten like this movie unfortunately is. The fundamental question of whether a family and the patient themselves should listen and take psychiatric treatment and advice as the gospel truth and not just as…

Read more The Aussie Cult of Actress Linda Blair in Dead Sleep (1990)

*contains spoilers and strong course language “My show is about racial healing,” says actor Damon Wayons (1960-)  in Spike Lee’s (1957-) movie Bamboozled (2000). This film, which was dismissed back when it was first released, is now regarded as some sort of cult film. It hints at the possibility that you can be white on…

Read more Hallelujah for the Bamboozled Cult of Actor Willie Best (Part One)

*contains spoilers Bipolar and bisexual actor Jack Cassidy (1927-76 burned to death) was the father of pop star David Cassidy (1950-2017 liver failure) and he seemed to be on the verge of something big in terms of his character acting career just before he died in an inferno in his West Hollywood penthouse apartment sparked…

Read more The Cult of Actor Jack Cassidy in The Phantom of Hollywood (1974)