Movies – R

Robin Hood (1973)

This Disney animated feature (their 21st full-length cartoon) has animals taking the roles of the characters in the Robin Hood legend. Robin Hood is a sly fox, Little John a bear, Friar Tuck a badger, and Prince John a scrawny, neurotic lion. Dastardly Prince John and the mean Sheriff of Nottingham are up to their old tricks(...)

Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1993)

The heroic outlaw returns from the Crusades to discover the country is in the grip of evil Prince John and the Sheriff of Rottingham, so he unites a motley band of warriors to overthrow them. This spoof has the (very) occasional flash of vintage Mel Brooks and wonderfully po-faced performances from Cary Elwes as Robin(...)

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991)

After escaping from prison in the Holy Land, Robin of Locksley (Kevin Costner) and his friend Azeem (Morgan Freeman) return to England, where they discover Robin's father murdered and King Richard (Sean Connery) exiled. When they meet a band of thieves in the woods, they join forces to try to oust the wicked Sheriff of(...)

Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

Special-effects wunderkind and genre master Byron Haskin (The War of the Worlds, The Outer Limits) won a place in the hearts of fantasy film lovers everywhere with this gorgeously designed journey into the unknown. Robinson Crusoe on Mars tells the story of US astronaut Commander “Kit” Draper who must fight for survival when his spaceship,(...)

Robocop (1987)

In the not too distant future, Officer Murphy is an experienced cop who just started work in a new precinct. With his new partner Anne Lewis, he is patrolling the streets of Detroit when a radio call puts them on the trail of a group of bank robbers. While in pursuit of their getaway van,(...)

Robocop 2 (1990)

The original was a smart comic strip pastiche. This one is just a comic book, full stop. Robocop fights a new police droid that has the brain of a drug baron.

Robot Monster (1953)

Robot Monster (1953)

Universally derided as one of the worst movies ever made, Robot Monster tells the frightening tale of earth's invasion by "Earth Ro-Man", a killer robot from Mars. Unfortunately, producer/director Phil Tucker's budget came up a little short when it was time to create the "terrifying" alien invader, so he improvised by costuming his creature in a gorilla(...)

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979)

Rock 'n' Roll High School is a musical comedy - a genre that all but died out in the 1960s. However, a soundtrack featuring The Ramones, Devo and The Velvet Underground can't really be classified as a typical musical. There is an endearing retro quality to the film. There are no drugs, the kids just want(...)

Rock & Rule (1983)

Angel, a female member of a punk rock band in the apocalyptic future, is kidnapped by Mok, a legendary and malevolent old rocker. Obsessed with a dark experiment, Mok plans to use Angel's voice to summon a demon from another dimension. The rest of Angel's band follows Mok to Nuke York in an attempt to get her(...)

Rock All Night (1957)

When a pair of killers take refuge in a bar it takes the little man with the big chip on his shoulder to disarm them while he shows the other customers the difference between their real selves and what they think they are. The story begins at the dingy Cloud Nine Club where Al (Robin(...)

Rock Around The Clock (1956)

In this low-budget, 77-minute movie, disc jockey Alan Freed discovers a rock band in a village in the faraway hills and promotes them in New York. And that would be that, except for the fact that the band is Bill Haley and His Comets, and this little film is now history for the effect they(...)

Rock Around The World (1957)

This is the story of the early life and rise to fame of Tommy Steele. It has lousy photography and a metric shit-ton of stock footage, but it nonetheless gives an excellent impression of what was going on in England when The Beatles were still incubating. With a great introduction to the film by Los(...)

Rock, Pretty Baby (1956)

Released almost concurrently with Rock Around The Clock (1956), this teen vehicle was considered a much more respectable and sympathetic portrayal of teen life than the garish Katzman musical. The future doesn't look too bright for the hot combo of a group of high school boys led by Jimmy Daley (John Saxon) when they are thrown off(...)

Rock, Rock, Rock! (1956)

Young teenager Dori Graham (a 13-year-old Tuesday Weld) is popular at school and has landed the dreamy Tommy (Teddy Randazzo) as her boyfriend. Tommy is a singer and plans on entering an upcoming talent contest being held by DJ Alan Freed. New girl Gloria (Jacqueline Kerr) arrives on the scene and tries to snag Tommy for herself.(...)

Rockers (1978)

At its best, Rockers, a picaresque reggae romp, is an enjoyable wallow in Kingston (Jamaica) slum culture. The star, Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, has an engaging, deadpan charm and the natural, loose-limbed shuffle that it took Mick Jagger years to master. Most of the main characters are real people, playing themselves, primarily reggae artists and producers. But(...)

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