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Looking back at The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension

3 November 2011 5:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

It’s quite possibly the weirdest sci-fi movie ever made, and features a great, eclectic cast. Jeff takes a look back at the classic Buckaroo Banzai…

It’s safe to say there are few movies out there like The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension, a film whose title alone announces its intention to diverge from the often prefabricated course of studio films (just as Banzai’s jetcar does in the film’s opening moments).

Based on the book by Earl Mac Rauch, and directed by Wd Richter, it’s clear that the early-to-mid 1980s were a good time for science fiction films to get made in the wake of the wild success of Star Wars and its ilk, which meant that some pretty weird and idiosyncratic ones trickled through as well (like some of Joe Dante’s work of the era).

Still, it’s a wonder the »

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Understanding Scorsese: A Martin Scorsese Profile (Part 2)

16 March 2011 12:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of legendary American filmmaker Martin Scorsese in the second of a five-part feature... read part one here.

“It’s true that some films will involve me more than others,” admitted American filmmaker Martin Scorsese. “It’s also true that I might have never made Taxi Driver [1976] were it not for the success of Alice [Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, 1974]. The question of commercialism is a source of worry. Must one make a choice, must it be a matter of either setting your sights on winning an Academy Award and becoming a millionaire, or making only the movies you want to make and starving to death?” The $1.3 million production about a lonely New York City taxi driver (Robert De Niro), who has an unrequited romantic attachment with political campaign volunteer (Cybill Shepherd) and becomes a vengeful angel for a child prostitute (Jodie Foster), potently harnessed the sense of public disillusionment fueled »

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Moonstone Brings New Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai in Comic Book Form!

14 March 2011 11:12 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

From the cult movie Buckaroo Banzai Moonstone is bringing back another hero, this one the human achievement of action and rock itself Buckaroo! The synopsis: Your favorite neurosurgeon/rock star/adventurer returns, along with his Hong Kong Cavaliers, in: Tears of a Clone!...where a Death's Head tank squad lurks in suburbia, talking bouncer-robots attack, expensive love wants to erupt, and Lectroids run with scissors, and thenÉ shotguns! The world may never be the same. Buckaroo Banzai #1 is written by Earl Mac Rauch and Paul D. Storrie, art's by David Daza, colors by Patrick Williams and covers are by Paul Gulacy and Bill Wiist. The Moonstone production will retail for $3.99 and be 32 pages. Heres the classic trailer: LEEE777 - I've seen the film before, I liked it, read looks good, how about you? »

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