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    B-MOVIE BINGO: ROBOT JOX

    ROBOT JOX (1990)
    Showing Tuesday 1/19/2016 at The Hollywood Theatre

    ROBOT JOX takes place in a time far in the distant future, after World War III. It’s been fifty years since the nuclear holocaust that obliterated civilization, and open war is forbidden—nations can no longer wage war against one another using armies. Instead, they send their top warriors to battle each other inside giant stop-motion robots.

    In this awesome future world, the surviving nations merged into two opposing factions: Market, which is pretty much America, and the Confederation, which is modeled after Russia. It seems that in this distant warless world, Alaska is no longer seen as a folly (see: Seward’s Folly, 1867), but as a valuable piece of land that warrants a robot battle.

    When the Confederation wants to claim Alaska as its own, it’s up to Market’s hero Achilles (Gary Graham, “Star Trek: Voyager”), who is oddly illiterate, to fight his robot against the Confederation’s number one comrade, Alexander. If Achilles can win, he would be allowed to retire undefeated. If he loses… Market loses Alaska!

    Directed by Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND).

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: I COME IN PEACE

    I COME IN PEACE (1990)
    Showing Tuesday 12/1/2015 at The Hollywood Theatre

    Time for a Christmas movie! I COME IN PEACE stars Dolph Lundgren (SHARK LAKE, KINDERGARTEN COP 2) as Detective Jack Caine, a cop who refuses to go by the book, and scary-looking actor Matthias Hues (CYBER ZONE, EXECUTIVE TARGET), who portrays a drug dealing alien named Talec. Talec comes to Earth to extract endorphins from human brains, in order to make a fake movie drug to sell in space. Kind of like Lundgren, he is not fluent in English, and has a weapon that’s like a razor-sharp pizza cutter boomerang.

    Caught in the middle are the White Boys, a gang of yuppie white collar drug dealers that Caine is trying to destroy. When Talec the Drug-Dealing Alien shows up and disrupts one of their drug deals, he leaves one his pizza-cutter weapons behind, and the Feds are brought in to investigate this strange piece of alien technology. Caine, who has a personal vendetta against the White Boys, is teamed up with uptight FBI agent Larry Smith (Brian Benben, “Dream On”). Needless to say, they don’t get along at all.

    When an alien cop (who can speak English) shows up to try and capture Talec, Detective Caine and Agent Smith put aside their differences (and overcome a fundamental disbelief regarding the existence of alien worlds) to take him down. If they can’t, more like Talec will come and turn Earth into a huge drug lab!

    Directed by Craig R. Baxley (ACTION JACKSON, STONE COLD).

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: C.I.A. CODENAME: ALEXA

    C.I.A. CODENAME: ALEXA (1992)
    Showing Tuesday 11/3/2015 at The Hollywood Theatre

    Over the last year or so, we’ve discovered a VHS gold mine in the films of PM Entertainment, which was the brainchild of directors Richard Pepin (the P) and Joseph Merhi (the M). They’re responsible for HOLOGRAM MAN, CYBER-TRACKER 2 and T-FORCE. They’re also to blame for C.I.A. CODENAME: ALEXA.

    Alexa, portrayed by Kathleen Kinmont (FINAL IMPACT, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR), is the beautiful but deadly protege of Victor Mahler (Alex Cord – THE BROTHERHOOD, STILETTO), who runs an international crime ring that is threatening the very fabric of society as we know it. Lorenzo Lamas (“Falcon Crest”, NIGHT WARRIORS) stars as C.I.A. agent Mark Graver, who is obsessed with stopping Mahler at all costs… even risking capturing Alexa and turning her against her own boss! The only man who could turn an assassin babe against her boss is a pony-tailed, goateed Lorenzo Lamas.

    It’s worth noting that this movie co-stars O.J. Simpson as Lamas’ sidekick. You’re welcome.

    Directed by Joseph Merhi (LAST MAN STANDING, ZERO TOLERANCE).

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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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