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Rousing, thought-provoking sci-fi actioner

3 years, 7 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!

9 years, 1 month 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

3 years, 10 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
UPC: 014381423426
Tags: Action (18), Sci-fi (18), 1988 (16), Satire (12), 1980s (12), Horror (10), Aliens (10), Consumerism (9), Police Brutality (8), Conspiracy (8), Based On Short Story (7), Thriller (7), Sunglasses (6), Alien (6), Comedy (6), Alien Invasion (5), Television (5), Social Commentary (5), Usa (5), Villainess (4)
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"13/4/17 A true cult classic in every sense of the word. John Carpenter's satirical sci-fi thriller has drifter Roddy Piper discovering that the earth has aliens living on it who you can only see while wearing special sunglasses. A terrific idea well executed by a mast filmmaker and a film riddled with memorable lines. Just don't forget your gum!"


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"Reason for the future sucking: What if news reporters, the well off, politicians, and others, are really aliens, and are brain washing us, and the only way to discover this, was to wear sunglasses? Year it takes place: 1988"


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