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Rousing, thought-provoking sci-fi actioner

6 years, 3 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

Cheesy But Fun

6 years, 6 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 (21), Sci-fi (19), 1988 (18), 1980s (14), Satire (12), Aliens (12), Horror (10), Consumerism (10), Thriller (9), Police Brutality (8), Based On Short Story (8), Conspiracy (7), Comedy (6), Alien (6), Sunglasses (6), Television (5), Social Commentary (5), Usa (4), Alien Invasion (4), Villainess (4)
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