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Rousing, thought-provoking sci-fi actioner

2 years, 2 months ago at Nov 13 14:07
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"I've come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum."

Although director John Carpenter masterminded a number of cinematic gems during the 1980s, They Live is arguably his coolest and most enjoyable effort from the decade. Written by Carpenter himself, it's a delightful sci-fi action romp, bolstered by an astute screenplay which mixes social commentary, exc... read more

He lives!

7 years, 9 months ago at May 11 13:09
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They Live is another cult favourite from sci-fi supremo John Carpenter. Based on the short story Eight O’Clock in the Morning by Ray Nelson, They Live follows a homeless labourer who has drifted into Los Angeles in the search for work.

Set in a future where the divide between the rich and the poor is exacerbating at an extraordinary rate, unemployment and homelessness are common p... read more

Cheesy But Fun

2 years, 5 months ago at Aug 19 0:50
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"They Live" is cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, Brie Cheese, topped by a great terrible performance by pro wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper as the unnamed shotgun-toting protagonist. "I'm here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum." Yes you are, Rowdy, and never has such a line, so daringly uttered, struck such fear into the hearts into cadaver-faced extra-terrestrials as this.read more
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A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.
Release date: 4 November 1988
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Tags: Action (18), Sci-fi (17), 1988 (15), 1980s (12), Satire (12), Horror (10), Aliens (10), Consumerism (9), Police Brutality (8), Conspiracy (8), Thriller (7), Based On Short Story (7), Comedy (6), Sunglasses (6), Alien (6), Alien Invasion (5), Television (5), Social Commentary (5), Usa (5), Villainess (4)
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" Whether you believe that there's some great conspiracy to oppress the masses or not.   They Live has some messages about marketing and conformity that will always seem to be relevant in society. "


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"24.9, PC, Rewatch, no change They Liven idea on kuin suoraan jostain salaliittoteoriasta, ja näin uusintakatselulla koko ajatus tuntuu elokuvan camp-henkisyyden ansiosta enemmänkin ironiselta kuin vakavalla naamalla otettavalta kritiikiltä yhteiskuntaa kohtaan. Carpentermaista tunnelmanluontia löytyy alkupuoliskolta jonkin verran, mutta loppua kohden meno muuttuu yksinkertaisuudessaan hauskasti scifi-elementeillä höystetyksi toimintahömpäksi. Viihdyttävä soppa tämä They Live."


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"Re-Watched 9/12/2015 Rating: 8.0/10 Format: Blu Ray A awesome sci fi movie with the late grate Roddy Piper so this needed to be rewatched. "


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"Re-watch - Aug. 6th This was a memorial screening for the late, great Rowdy Roddy Piper & I'd been wanting to revisit this film since the night I found out he'd died. I used to watch wrestling growing up & was a big fan of his as a kid, and this is easily my favorite film I've seen him in. So I thought it was super cool for Drafthouse to screen it, and that they gave away all ticket proceeds to his favorite charity organization. Also very cool that they gave everyone bubble gum as we walked int"


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