One of the first--and most fun!--science fiction movies I've ever seen is Roger Corman's Battle Beyond the Stars.
Shad (Richard Thomas) sets out to save his tiny home world of Akira from John Saxon's aptly named Sador! Shad steals a slightly clingy spaceship and gathers a ragtag band of fighters to help. I was thrilled with George Peppard's space cowboy. Robert Vaughn's mercenary is an amazing reprisal of his Magnificent Seven role.
Fantastic space battles, cute humor, and wonderful performances by a really fun cast.
"Live fast, die well and have a beautiful ending!" -- Saint Exmin, the Space Valkryie
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I'll admit it, as a kid Killer Klowns from Outer Space scared the heck out of me.
Long before ICP comes to earth, this bunch of goofy clowns, with a really great toy-based arsenal, land their space-going big top and get to making mayhem! A really useless cop, his love interest and the heroic Terrenzi brothers are all that stand between us, these man-eating clowns and their terrifying pop-corn. There really isn't much more to this classic terrible scifi horror, there doesn't need to be.
If you missed it when it was released you may have been among the fortunate!
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In a decadent future, The Hunger Games' child-on-child deathmatches entertain the mindless and cow the oppressed. Today, they're as dangerous as a PG-13 movie dares be. Though the sharp edges present in Suzanne Collins' novel are dulled in Gary Ross's film, star Jennifer Lawrence shows a convincing paradox of youthful stoicism and vulnerability, and she pulls it through. Read the rest