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Can't Stop the Movies
19Jun/100

Captain Celluloid Vs. The Film Pirates (1966)

Danny no longer writes for Can't Stop the Movies, and can be reached at his fantastic site Pre-Code.com

Danny LIKEBelieve it or not, the film world has changed radically over the last fifty years. Crazy, I know.

Fifty years ago, the men who loved cinema dearly feared one thing above all else: film pirates! Dastardly circles of thieves who copy film negatives and pass off inferior goods to cinemas over the country, all led by the vile Master Duper and his brilliant technological mastermind, the deliciously named Satanya. In a time of such turbulence, who can our cinemas turn to?

5Jun/100

The Call of Cthulu (2005)

29May/100

The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Danny no longer writes for Can't Stop the Movies, and can be reached at his fantastic site Pre-Code.com

Danny LIKEEarly in The Mark of Zorro, we get a pretty hearty taste of who Zorro is. After fighting a duel in a seedy bar, Zorro ducks out of a nearby window to make his escape. A horde of troops give chase, failing to notice that Zorro simply popped back in through the window when they weren't looking. Zorro calmly picks back up his cape and hat, and hides behind the open door as the troops file back in dejectedly. Unable to resist, Zorro pokes the man he'd been dueling with in the butt as he enters. The man thinks it was the soldier behind him fiddling with his sword and promptly wallops him. Laughing, Zorro departs, leaving everyone frustrated and confused.

22May/100

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

Danny no longer writes for Can't Stop the Movies, and can be reached at his fantastic site Pre-Code.com

Danny LIKEGood and evil.

Yes, I'm going to talk about that old maxim. For a good majority of people, I'd wager that life could be defined as the pursuit of being labeled as "a good person." Sure, there is love, money, and plenty of other vices that you can yield to for a temporary pleasure, but the desire to attain some sort of inner peace with oneself can either make or break someone.

15May/100

The Cat and the Canary (1927)

Danny no longer writes for Can't Stop the Movies, and can be reached at his fantastic site Pre-Code.com

Danny INDIFFERENTThere's an old mansion on the hill, filled with cobwebs and billowing drapes from long broken windows. An old woman haunts the halls as she has for the last twenty years, dreading tonight. At midnight the rich old man's will will finally be read, and the bickering family has gathered to find out who inherits the millions. Will it be the scaredy cat, the drama queen, the crotchety old aunt, the bland blonde, or the two shifty eyed men? And whoever it is, will they survive the night to collect their inheritance?

But that's only where this story begins. We haven't yet gotten to the black cat in the road, the ghost, the escaped mental patient, the secret passageways, or the lawyer who turns up dead.