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    B-MOVIE BINGO: SPACE RAGE

    SPACE RAGE (1985)
    Showing Tuesday 10/6/2015 at The Hollywood Theatre

    Two hundred years in the future, the worst criminals on Earth are sent to a prison called Botany Bay on a planet called Proxima Centauri 3. From this space hell there is no hope of escape.

    In SPACE RAGE, Michael Paré (LUNARCOP, RAGING ANGELS) portrays Grange, a bank-robbing, pony-tailed lunatic sent to Botany Bay to pay for his crimes. He immediately tries to escape, but his attempt is thwarted by Walker…

    Oh, nevermind. Here’s what the back of the VHS box says:

    Richard Farnsworth (THE NATURAL, THE GREY FOX), Michael Paré (STREETS OF FIRE, EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS), and John Laughlin (CRIMES OF PASSION) star in this thrilling action-adventure set in the future where survival is only for those who know how to fight.

    In this futuristic world, the most ruthless criminals are all transported to the planet Botany Bay to work in the mines–there, they are guarded and escapees hunted down.

    Sentenced to life on the penitentiary planet of Botany Bay, Grange (Michael Paré), leads a ruthless bunch of depraved work colony convicts in a terrorizing upheaval against the innocent inhabitants. Defending Botany Bay are highly skilled weapons specialists known as Trackers. John Laughlin portrays their fearless leader who fends off the prisoners’ breakout attempts with a futuristic arsenal of machines and manpower. Farnsworth is The Colonel, a retired LAPD officer brought in from Earth to help. The evil Grange devises a plan that will wipe out Botany Bay and make him self-imposed leader of a new civilization. In an action-packed finale, the criminals execute their plan… SPACE RAGE… a world gone mad! Directed by Conrad E. Palmisano (Stunt coordinator for RUSH HOUR 2, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE).

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: TIMECOP

    TIMECOP (1994)
    Showing Tuesday 9/1/2015 at The Hollywood Theatre

    This has been a year of future-plot movies, and in keeping with that theme, we present to you Jean-Claude Van Damme’s masterpiece TIMECOP.

    Imagine it’s 2004 and time travel has become a reality. JCVD stars as Max Walker, an officer for the Time Enforcement Commission, or TEC. The TEC goes after people who try to use time travel for their own gain—guys like Senator Aaron McComb, who will stop at nothing to be come President. McComb is portrayed with sleazy zeal by the late, great Ron Silver (HEAT VISION AND JACK, DEADLY OUTBREAK). McComb has the TEC in his pocket, and has been in the habit of sending his henchmen back in time to cash in on the past to fund his Presidential campaign.

    One of those henchman is Walker’s partner, and when Walker sticks his nose into McComb’s business, his wife (Mia Sara, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF) pays the ultimate price. Will Walker violate his own principles to go back in time and save her? Will there be two Ron Silvers and two Jean-Claude Van Dammes multiple times in this movie? Yes, and yes. Directed by Peter Hyams (END OF DAYS, SUDDEN DEATH).

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: MARTIAL LAW

    MARTIAL LAW (1990)
    Showing Tuesday 8/4/2015 at The Hollywood Theatre

    Keeping in line with our tradition of bringing you movies starring relatives, friends and employees of big movie stars, we present MARTIAL LAW. It stars Chad McQueen (DEATH RING, NEW YORK COP), whose father was screen legend and racing enthusiast Steve McQueen. The younger McQueen was in the first two KARATE KID movies, and was trained by Chuck Norris. His pedigree is unimpeachable.

    Also starring is Cynthia Rothrock (CHINA O’BRIEN, UNDEFEATABLE), one of our all-time favorite martial arts ladies. McQueen and Rothrock are teamed up as cops Sean Thompson and Billie Blake, who together fight back the rising tide of crime in Los Angeles. They’re also lovers and martial arts champions. When Thompson’s estranged younger brother shows up and starts getting mixed up with the wrong crowd, it’s up to him to bail him out. Enter Dalton Rhodes, played by a scenery-chewing David Carradine (FUTURE FORCE, FUTURE ZONE), who takes him under his wing as a henchman in training. Rhodes is not only the biggest crime boss in Los Angeles, but also a Martial Arts Grand Master. You know where this is going… not even big brother can save him now!

    Directed by Steve Cohen (TOUGH AND DEADLY, LAW & ORDER).

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: INVASION U.S.A.

    INVASION U.S.A. (1985)
    Showing Tuesday 7/7/2015 at The Hollywood Theatre

    It’s Christmas in July for the 4th Anniversary of B-Movie Bingo at the Hollywood Theatre! That’s right, INVASION U.S.A. (story by Chuck Norris) takes place at Christmastime in the South, where a horde of foreign militia invade our beloved nation, gleefully shooting up malls and suburban streets with machine guns and bazookas. The invading force is led by Mikhail Rostov (Richard Lynch), a Russian, who upon first entering our nation travels to the Everglades on a fan boat to kill the one man who could stop him: former CIA agent Matt Hunter (Chuck Norris). But he fails, and doesn’t know it.

    Rostov’s plan is two-fold and simple:

    1) Kill Matt Hunter – failed.

    2) Infiltrate America and turn its people against each other, bringing on chaos and ultimately marshall law.

    It’s hard to say what his plan is after that, but I bet it involves shoving his pistol down men’s pants and blowing their balls off. That seems to be his “big move” he does on people who get in his way. In the end, it doesn’t really matter what his plan is, as it’s no match for Norris’ ability to be everywhere at once. Every time Rostov’s minions are trying to blow up a church or a school bus, he’s right there, ready to make them look stupid, say something awesome, and then kill them.

    This movie is way better than we remember it being. Its got tons of action, including a mall car chase second to only THE BLUES BROTHERS, and even the long boring scenes near the end are entertaining because of the bizarre pacing. This is the first writing collaboration between Chuck and his younger brother Aaron Norris, who went on to write and direct TOP DOG and numerous episodes of “Walker, Texas Ranger“. Directed by Joseph Zito.

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: OMEGA COP at EVERYTHING IS FESTIVAL

    OMEGA COP (1990)
    Showing Friday 5/29/2015 at The Hollywood Theatre

    For Everything Is Festival we’re proud to present “An Evening with Ron Marchini” with special guest and star of OMEGA COP, Ron Marchini! Ron was gracious enough to do an interview about his movie career with us, which you can read here. Now, on to OMEGA COP!

    The year is 1999.  In a desolate future world devastated by global warming, Ron Marchini is Special Policeman John Travis.  He is Omega Cop, the last (and thus, the toughest) cop alive.  He drives a Jeep, listens to surf music, and lives in a baseball dugout.

    While on a routine mission to bust up a sex slave auction run by Wraith and his nasty gang of Scavs, Travis’ team is wiped out.  The last man standing, he seeks cover and is able to escape during a solar flare.  Solar flares occur without warning, and exposure is known to make people go insane.  To make things worse, the insanity is also somehow contagious.  As a result, his boss, played by a profusely sweating Adam West, refuses to let him back in the police compound, fearing further infection.

    Travis, now with two scantily clad women in tow, decides to make a run for Montana, where the air and water are still clean.  On the run from some Scavs, they hide out for the night in Travis’ space-age bachelor pad–a baseball dugout with a human skeleton in it.  Other major plot points involve Omega Cop beating up some Scavs who stole his baseball cap (“That’s my hat!”), and a brief appearance by Stuart Whitman as the Omega Doctor.  Troy Donahue also has a short scene as the father of one of the women, but gets shot in the heart and dies.

    It’s hard to know what to say about this one–you just have to see it to believe it.  What other movie can you think of that begins with a doomsday warning voiceover from Adam West and then goes straight to faux surf music over the credits?   Directed by Paul Kyriazi, creator of “Live the James Bond Lifestyle” seminar.

    Prize Hoard for OMEGA COP:

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