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RETRO

A nostalgic (but not blindly nostalgic) look back at some cult and classic movies. Are they worth checking out once you take off the rose-tinted glasses? Find out in this retrospective section.

The Ice Pirates (1984) starring Robert Urich and Mary Crosby

An uneven swashbuckler-influenced 1980s space opera comedy directed by Stewart Raffill, also starring Anjelica Huston, Ron Perlman and John Carradine.

Robert Urich, Anjelica Huston and company in The Ice Pirates

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) directed by James Gunn

This MCU adaptation space opera, starring Chris Pratt and the voice of Bradley Cooper, is still widely considered to be one of the best of the franchise.

Chris Pratt as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy

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A look back at Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982/2007)

A timely retrospective of Ridley Scott's stylishly violent but humanistic sci-fi masterpiece featuring Harrison Ford as the Replicant-pursuing Rick Deckard.

The Los Angeles of the future in Blade Runner

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The Right Stuff (1983)

This adaptation of Tom Wolfe's account of The Great Space Race really deserved its plaudits.

Impressive cast of The Right Stuff

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Flash Gordon (1980)

Dino de Laurentiis's adaptation is a gaudy, Queen-scored cult classic.

Zarkov, Flash and Dale meet Ming

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​Gunbus (1986)

The big budget British film that went straight to video in its own country.

Gunbus was a huge flop

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