The Ten Percent: The Great Escape (1963)

“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon Welcome back to “The Ten Percent,” a regular column where every other week K. Dale Koontz and I take a look … Continue reading The Ten Percent: The Great Escape (1963)

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By the Book: The Magnificent Seven

John Sturges’ 1960 western The Magnificent Seven is considered to be a masterpiece. The movie, based on Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai,  is one of the American Film Institutes top 100 … Continue reading By the Book: The Magnificent Seven

Action Heroes: Too Old to Rock and Roll?

As I write this, Black Sabbath has just announced a new album and tour. David Bowie has released a new single after more than a few years in isolated retirement. … Continue reading Action Heroes: Too Old to Rock and Roll?