Back in the 80’s I remember seeing this film on the shelf of my local video library, under the title Saigon. Then the Tremors bandwagon had got me on the trail of watching all things Fred Ward and this was one that seemed a little less accessible. The video library was closed when I went … Read moreOff Limits (1988) (aka Saigon)
There comes a point in a franchise when naming conventions really don’t work anymore. Think about The Fast and The Furious sequel Fast & Furious or the Halloween remake Halloween, or the other remake, Halloween. Then there is the prequel of 1982’s The Thing, in 2011, The Thing. In this case some listings show this … Read moreTexas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)
There is word that Sir Michael Caine is retiring from acting after 60+ years in the business, over 140 films. Some classics, some stinkers. Whats my pick for best and worst? Easy… Best has to be The Man Who Would Be King – Stunning epic with the ultimate star pairing! Both Michael Caine and Sean Connery under … Read moreSo long Sir Michael! Could Michael Caine retire?
This is a little bit of a cheat. Orion tried to make a third Cannonball Run movie and Burt Reynolds turned it down. Instead, they rewrote the movie and called it Speed Zone! This is not an official sequel, yet, it has been released under a number of titles since it’s arrival (released in the … Read moreSpeed Zone! aka Cannonball Fever aka Cannonball Run III
I think I saw Romancing the Stone once during my childhood. Cinemas had an endless roll-out of Indiana Jones, James Bond, Cannonballers, Smokeys and Bandits in the early 80’s for me to investigate a movie with Romance in the title. However, Romancing the Stone had a trick up it’s sleeve. Taking the ingredients that made … Read moreRomancing The Stone (1984)
When it comes to Italian cop thrillers the genre is awash with cheaper rips on popular American films. Several have a tendency to lean into a nastier exploitation genre. They can be a mixed bag. A little research will show any movie buff the do’s and don’t of Italian cinema. High up the list of … Read moreSilent Action (1975)