CHERRY 2000
1987, Park Circus, 99 min, USA, Dir: Steve De Jarnatt

Melanie Griffith plays a female variation on Mad Max in this post-apocalyptic story of a hired killer who takes on psychotic criminals in a robot warehouse. John Ford stalwarts Ben Johnson and Harry Carey Jr. costar, giving this futuristic Western added street cred.


TWELVE MONKEYS
1995, Universal, 129 min, USA, Dir: Terry Gilliam

Chris Marker’s “La Jetee” serves as the inspiration for this haunting and beautiful sci-fi film. Bruce Willis is a time traveler trying to save mankind from a global epidemic; unfortunately, upon arriving in 1990s Philadelphia, he’s immediately incarcerated as a madman and imprisoned alongside a particularly loony Brad Pitt.


BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
1973, 20th Century Fox, 93 min, USA, Dir: J. Lee Thompson

The fifth and final film in the APES franchise finds the title characters battling mutant humans. Roddy McDowall returns as Caesar, and Claude Akins and John Huston provide support to help bring the series full circle.


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