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Cross The Streams: The Terrible Movies Edition

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August is now finished, and September is upon us. Or should I call it Stream-tember? No, we’ll stick with September. It appears the running theme this week is “terrible science fiction flicks,” as you’ll soon see. But we’ll start off with the good stuff, just so you don’t bruise your forehead from slapping it so many times. Suspend your disbelief and get ready to groan.

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Netflix Instant)
Because America couldn’t stand a continued existence without knowing what it would be like to insert Raymond Burr into a Godzilla movie. This classic monster flick is joined by Terror of Mechagodzilla, Godzilla vs. Mothra, Ghidora: The Three-Headed Monster, Rodan, and more on Netflix. You can get your Kaiju fix about 12 times over with this assortment of top-notch cinema, most of it coming from director Ishirô Honda. Assuming the events in Syria worsen, I wonder if we’ll have metaphorical monster movies involving them in the next couple of years.

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Review: Apollo 18 Took Us To The Moon And Made Us Scared Of Rocks

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A movie like Apollo 18 coming out in this day and age has a huge hurdle to overcome before it even gets started–defeat the “it’s just another found footage horror movie” nay sayers and become its own unique film. Apollo 18 doesn’t exactly do that, but it does manage to get a few good scares out of the audience and send everyone home feeling like they should probably sleep with the lights on.

After the Apollo 17 mission, Apollos 18, 19, and 20 were cancelled due to budgetary concerns at NASA, or so the public was meant to think. Apollo 18 intimates that only 19 and 20 were shut down completely, and that 18 was carried out heavily classified by the Department of Defense. Three astronauts were sent into space to place equipment on the moon that would help the United States spy on the Soviet Union. At least, that’s what they thought. The DoD had other plans though as the crew unwittingly investigate an extra-terrestrial presence on the moon, that obviously starts stirring up some shit.