Tag Archives: 1980s

Invaders from Mars (1986) Tobe Hooper, Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Horror, Sci-fi

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Invaders from Mars, horror-film director Tobe Hooper’s remake of the classic 1950’s science fiction film, directed by William Cameron Menzies, centers on a young boy named David (Hunter Carson) who tries to stop an invasion of his town as aliens take over the minds of his parents George (Timothy Bottoms) and Ellen (Laraine Newman), his teachers and the townspeople. With the help of the school nurse (Karen Black), the boy enlists the aid of the U.S. Army to help save the world. With makeup effects supplied by Stan Winston and visual effects by John Dykstra, Invaders From Mars is a wild sci-fi feast that hearkens back to the 1950’s invasion films, made popular by the original film and others like Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

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Brenda Starr (1989) Robert Ellis Miller, Brooke Shields, Timothy Dalton, Tony Peck, Adventure, Comedy, Romance

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Mike is a struggling artist who draws the ‘Brenda Starr’ strip for the papers. When Brenda comes to life in the strip and sees how unappreciated she is by Mike, she leaves the strip. To get her back, and keep his job, Mike draws himself into the strip. In her world, Brenda Starr is the Ace Reporter for the New York Flash. She is talented, fearless, smart and a very snappy dresser. The only competition she has is from the rival paper’s top reporter Libby Lipscomb. Brenda heads to the Amazon jungle to find a scientist with a secret formula which will create cheap and powerful gas from ordinary water

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