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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: The Fly “86”

MPAA Rating: R/ Genre: Sci-Fi Horror/ Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel, Leslie Carlson/Runtime: 96 minutes I feel it is fair to start this review off by saying that remakes really are a tricky business. Indeed whether it be due to audiences and their fond remembrance for the original work, or the […]

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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: Planet of the Apes “68”

MPAA Rating: G/ Genre: Sci-Fi/ Stars: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Daly, Linda Harrison, Robert Gunner, Jeff Burton/ Runtime: 112 minutes In hindsight, it really does seem that the far-gone year of 1968 really was something of a milestone year for cinematic science fiction. The reason I say this […]

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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: Good Night, and Good Luck

MPAA Rating: PG/ Genre: Historical Drama/ Stars: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Frank Langella, Jeff Daniels, Tate Donovan, Ray Wise, Alex Borstein, Grant Heslov/Runtime: 93 minutes It has long been said that the visual mediums that are television and film have always been seen as possessing the ability to be either […]

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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: Halloween “2018”

MPAA Rating: R/ Genre: Horror/ Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Haluk Bilginer, Jefferson Hall, Rhian Rees, Toby Huss, Omar Dorsey, Dylan Arnold, Miles Robbins, Drew Scheid, Jibrail Nantambu/ Runtime: 106 minutes For years dear reader I feel that it is not unreasonable […]

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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: 10 Cloverfield Lane

MPAA Rating: PG-13/ Genre: Sci-Fi Thriller/ Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr.; Voice of Bradley Cooper/ Runtime: 103 minutes In 1971, a young filmmaker by the name of Steven Spielberg directed a film based on a Richard Matheson novel for ABC Television called Duel and to be honest Duel was, and still […]

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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: Sausage Party “2016”

MPAA Rating: R/ Genre: Animated Comedy/ Voices of: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, Salma Hayek/ Runtime: 89 minutes I feel it is safe to start this review off by saying that the premise for Sausage Party […]

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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: The Innocents “61”

MPAA Rating: NR/ Genre: Psychological Horror/ Stars: Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Martin Stephens, Pamela Franklin, Clytie Jessop/ Runtime: 100 minutes “Sometimes one can’t help imagining things. Thus it is with this one line of dialogue that we find ourselves walking smack-dab into a horrific and bloodcurdling nightmare. Yet the most remarkable […]

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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: Green Room

MPAA Rating: R/ Genre: Horror Thriller / Stars: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Patrick Stewart, Mark Webber, Eric Edelstein/ Runtime: 95 minutes Green Room is a rather unique film; I say this because here is a film that finds its director, a Mr. Jeremy Saulnier, in a supremely confident mood. […]

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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: Fantasia

MPAA Rating: G/ Genre: Animated-Family-Fantasy/ Stars: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor/ Runtime: 125 minutes In 1940, long before the “billion-dollar phenomena” that supposedly is Frozen, Walt Disney released a movie called “Fantasia”, a movie that was only the third feature of his studio, but undoubtedly is still one of his most ambitious projects. Indeed while it […]