The Shaggy Dog (1959)

Brando’s Pick of the Month You might say it was inevitable in the selection of canine classics available that “Brando the movie watching Dachshund” would want to sit in and see […]

Johnny Apollo (1940)

Under Henry Hathaway’s direction screen idol, Tyrone Power, turns from cute college boy to a life of crime with gangster pal Lloyd Nolan calling the shots. Can the love of […]

Conquest of Space (1955)

Having previously directed the box office hit War of the Worlds for Paramount Studios in 1953, Byron Haskin proved the logical choice for the studios’ newest venture into outer space with […]

Absolution (1978)

Having portrayed a man of the cloth in films like The Night of the Iguana and The Exorcist II, Richard Burton finds himself right at home as another tortured figure […]

Web of the Spider (1971)

Remaking one’s own film isn’t exactly a common occurrence but it has been done before. Look no further than Alfred Hitchcock to realize that even the great ones attempt to […]

Dreyfuss & Estevez : A Pair of Stakeouts

In 1987 director John Badham unleashed this winning buddy/buddy cop film that teamed an unlikely pair of actors who for me offered up genuine screen chemistry. Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio […]

The Killer Elite (1975)

Espionage and San Francisco replace hardened outlaws and Mexico for this Sam Peckinpah effort that once again sees the director assemble a first rate cast for more slow motion blood […]

They Came To Rob Las Vegas (1968)

“They? Who the hell is “they?”  Being one who loves to borrow lines from movies, I couldn’t help myself starting off with an Edmond O’Brien quote. Anyone know the classic […]

May 2018 In Review

Highs and lows of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Balls and strikes, mostly strikes for the Blue Jays. Classics and Guilty pleasures. Toss in a road trip to end off the […]

How Do You Spell Holiday?

For the next week or so I’m spelling it beginning with an R for road trip as I head to the province of Nova Scotia to visit family. Yes Mike’s […]

Fire Maidens Of Outer Space (1956)

“I wonder if the beings on Jupiter’s Satellite will look anything like her?”  This comment between two men of science as they watch a shapely secretary ascend a set of […]

Clint Walker 1927-2018

With the passing of Clint Walker today, the movies lost #1 in The Dirty Dozen line-up. #1 because he was the biggest man in the group that saw him paired […]

The Chase (1946)

In this mysterious Noir entry, Robert Cummings, has left behind his light hearted leading man persona to tackle a role that leaves him doubting his sanity at times while possibly […]

The Honeymoon Machine (1961)

I can only guess that Glenn Ford was unavailable for this military comedy from MGM. A genre that Ford frequently excelled in during the late fifties and on into the early […]

Cold Sweat (1970)

I’ll agree that this Terence Young directed effort might not be the best movie of Charles Bronson’s career but it might be the best he ever looked on camera. One […]

Brass Target (1978)

The conspiracy theory prevails as fact in this John Hough directed effort that sees George Kennedy assume the role of General George S. Patton and the telling of events that […]