• B-MOVIE BINGO: JOHNNY MNEMONIC

    JOHNNY MNEMONIC (1995)
    Showing Tuesday 2/5/2019 at The Hollywood Theatre

    Fasten your seat belts for a wild ride down the fast lane of the information super-highway.

    In the 21st century, information is the ultimate commodity. In a world where cyberspace is a workday reality and outlaw hackers thrive, the most valuable information must be transported in the heads of specialist Mnemonic couriers. Johnny (Keanu Reeves, SPEED) is the best in the business and will guarantee delivery – for the right price.

    Only this time he is carrying the most important data of the 21st century, data that he must fight to protect from falling into the hands of his merciless pursuers. Failure to deliver this time will result in Johnny paying the ultimate price – with his head! Directed by Robert Longo.

     

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: VIRTUOSITY

    VIRTUOSITY (1995)
    Showing Tuesday 12/4/2018 at The Hollywood Theatre

    He’s a composite of some 200 personalities, each and every one a notorious killer. He’s Sid 6.7, a virtual reality creation designed to put L.A. police officers to the test. But Sid isn’t playing games anymore. He’s escaped the bounds of cyberspace. And if you think he’s unconquerable in the world of bits and bytes, wait till you see what Sid has in store for a world of flesh and blood.

    Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe square off on opposite sides of the law and on both sides of reality in this thunderous cyber-age thriller from the director of THE LAWNMOWER MAN. Crowe plays Sid: Sadistic, Intelligent, Dangerous — and able to take a licking and keep on ticking because he can re-generate his silicone-based body parts. Washington portrays Parker Barnes, an LA cop who once took the law into his own hands… and now carries the fate of the city in them. It’s his job to shut Sid down. But how do you stop the virtually unstoppable? Directed by Brett Leonard.

     

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: HOLOGRAM MAN

    HOLOGRAM MAN (1995)
    Showing Tuesday 3/3/2015 at The Hollywood Theatre

    Nothing in this movie is even remotely possible, but if you’re interested in movies that “have it all”, look no further! In a future world that looks suspiciously like early 90s Los Angeles, psychotic criminal mastermind Slash Gallagher (Evan Lurie—DOUBLE IMPACT) is brought down by rookie cop Kurt Decoda (Joe Lara—STEEL FRONTIER). A convicted insane person, he is sentenced to a futuristic version of prison torture called Holographic Stasis. His body is put on ice, while his mind and soul are re-programmed.

    After literally no time, Slash’s gang of insane cyber criminals break him out of what is already an impossible prison situation—but his body is destroyed in the process. Slash is rendered a nightmare hologram, able to walk through walls and smile as bullets pass through his digital body. Imagine Princess Leia as projected by R2D2, if Leia was a dreadlocked beefcake in a white leotard. When he speaks at normal volume, he sounds EXACTLY like Ross from “Friends”. Close your eyes and listen, and you’ll see.

    Once former rookie cop Kurt Decoda hears that Slash is out of hologram prison, he hits the streets—this time it’s personal. Decoda’s plan isn’t to send him back to jail… it’s to send him straight to hell! Directed by Richard Pepin (T-FORCE, CYBER-TRACKER 2).

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: TC 2000

    TC 2000 (1993)
    Showing Tuesday 2/3/2015 at The Hollywood Theatre

    The first (and main) thing you need to know about this movie is that it stars Billy Blanks, the creator of Tae Bo. The second thing you need to know is that TC 2000 takes place in a pollution-tainted future (2020 to be exact). We learn from Blanks’ wooden narration that the rich have moved below ground to escape the polluted surface of the earth, leaving the poor and helpless above ground. In his words, “Killers and criminals formed ruthless gangs. When they weren’t fighting each other they were trying to break into the underworld to steal our food and water. That’s where I come in.”

    Blanks plays Jason Storm, a “Tracker/Communicator” who, along with his rookie partner Zoey Kinsella (Bobbie Phillips, “Baywatch”), keeps the gangs at bay and protects the rich of the underworld. When Zoey is killed by Niki Picasso, leader of the gang “The Picassos”, the bosses of the underworld, a corrupt organization called The Controller, turn her into a ruthless killer cyborg called TC 2000 X. She’s been re-animated, and programmed to hunt down and kill people above ground. This pisses off Storm, who wants access to her memory chip, and he leaves the underworld and becomes a hunted man.

    Above ground he befriends Master Samui, played by Bolo Yeung (BLOODSPORT). Master Samui has the rare ability to transfer the energy of his punches through people to other people nearby, which is strange to see. This is an agreeable attribute for him to have in the eyes of Storm. Together they team up to fight Zoey and prevent the destruction of the world. Directed by T.J. Scott (“Xena: Warrior Princess”).

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: T-FORCE

    T-FORCE (1994)
    Showing Tuesday 1/6/2015 at The Hollywood Theatre

    Imagine the future in Los Angeles (2007 to be exact). The British embassy has been seized by terrorists and there is a worsening hostage situation. An expert team is called in… only they’re not people. They’re cyborgs!

    The cybernaut police force, or “T-Force” as it’s called, wipe out the terrorist threat in mere minutes, with only a handful of civilian casualties. In wake of these deaths, the T-Force program is shut down by the mayor and police chief. However, it seems the agents of T-Force have neuronet processors (aka “learning computers”), and were able to learn the instinct of self-preservation, because instead of going quietly, they go on a rampage trying to kill those who want to shut them down.

    Jack Scalia (“Dallas”, “Tequila & Bonetti”) stars as Lt. Jack Floyd, and it’s up to him to stop the rebel force of cybernauts from destroying the greater Los Angeles area. He is joined by a cyborg named Cain, played by Bobby Johnston (BODY STROKES, I LIKE TO PLAY GAMES TOO), as they take on one of our favorite American Gladiators who made the transition from that padded world to “cyborg/immortal being” character acting, Malibu! You may remember him from IMMORTAL COMBAT (1994), in which he played a blonde immortal beefcake.

    This direct-to-video treat is brought to us by Richard Pepin, who’s responsible for both CYBER-TRACKER 2 and HOLOGRAM MAN. Rated T for T-Force.

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