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Cross The Streams: Screamers Fly (II) To The Moon This Week

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While sci-fi is heating up theaters and VOD, streaming has been slacking like a mothership. I guess with the Fourth of July happening last week, streaming websites thought everyone would just be watching Independence Day on repeat while shooting off Roman Candles. They know what they’re talking about. Let’s Cross the Streams into the past for a trio of oldies but goodies before somebody blows an eyeball out.

innerspaceInnerspace (Amazon Prime)
We were just talking about Joe Dante’s Innerspace the other day, and now Amazon Prime has made it available for your Martin Short-viewing pleasure. Inspired by Fantastic Voyage, this film features Dennis Quaid as an aviator taking part in a microscopic scientific experiment. He is miniaturized and eventually injected into the body of the unassuming Short, who soon finds himself the target of an evil mastermind. Adventurous hilarity ensures, and even if the film wasn’t a silly good time, Dante and his effects team make this film a must-see.

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Innerspace Gets Trailers From Hell Treatment From Max Landis

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I’m not going to lie to you guys. It has been many a year since I sat through the 1987 sci-fi adventure/comedy Innerspace, and while I didn’t think the movie was amazing or anything when I saw it as a kid, it made me laugh and gave me a lot to consider as far as science went. I probably had some terrible dreams accompanying the viewing. And anyway, that was years before I realized the entire idea was seemingly ripped off of Richard Fleischer’s superior 1966 film Fantastic Voyage. But I still haven’t forgotten about the movie, and I can only assume it isn’t because a tiny Dennis Quaid is inside me, fighting to keep the memory alive.