January 2019 in Review

Here we are off and running and I’ve already rewatched Rio Bravo on January 1st to welcome in the new year. I even caught up with an Oscar winner from […]

Games (1967)

Sometimes a game can go too far and with Curtis Harrington in the director’s chair this thriller goes over the edge. Games tells the story of a young couple played by James […]

Firewalker (1986)

The long shadow of Indiana Jones was still in vogue by the time this J. Lee Thompson effort hit the big screen. Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus who fronted Cannon […]

Castle of the Living Dead (1964)

Not surprisingly, this Italian thriller casts horror icon Christopher Lee in the leading role of the demented Count Drago but what is surprising is that it features the film debut of […]

Nob Hill (1945)

This Henry Hathaway directed effort for 20th Century Fox threw me a curveball that proved to be a welcome one at that. Released on DVD though the Fox made on […]

The Lightship (1985)

It wasn’t until I was no longer a youngster that I came around to truly appreciating the magic of Robert Duvall on screen. That in part is probably due to […]

The Big Shakedown (1934)

The Big Shakedown is exactly what happens when a big city gangster played by suave Ricardo Cortez puts pressure on small time pharmacist Charles Farrell and his soon to be […]

Hangar 18 (1980)

We’re Back! The Video Store Action Heroes have once again turned the clock back to simpler times when we’d all rush over to the local video retailer and return home […]

Nightkill (1980)

Thirty-eight years is a long time. That’s how long I’ve gone between viewings of this Ted Post directed thriller that made it’s television debut in December of 1980 after what […]

Deadly Jaws (1974)

aka No Gold For a Dead Diver ….. and a half dozen other names in foreign languages including the original German title, Ein toter Taucher nimmt kein Gold. From the […]

Singing With the Stars

Each and every time I wander through an antique store or mall looking for original movie posters and lobby cards I’m always reminded of one certainty. Very rarely do I […]

I Walk Alone (1947)

In the five films they actually starred in together not counting a couple cameo bits in another pair, Burt Lancaster always had billing over Kirk Douglas and in all likelihood […]

Nightwing (1979)

This Columbia Pictures release that borrows a certain blueprint or two tosses a few more scare tactics at movie goers as the 70’s came to a close. It has a reputable […]

The Atomic Kid (1954)

Blake Edwards. That name was synonymous with The Pink Panther series in my house growing up laughing till I cried while watching the antics of Inspector Clouseau as enacted by the comedic […]

Women’s Prison (1955)

While it may seem a tad unfair, this behind bars picture that features a sadistic Ida Lupino as the edgy prison warden headed over the top is ripe for poking fun […]

Robbers Roost (1955)

Born in Montana, George Montgomery, was well suited to the western during the decade of the 1950’s when the genre was at it’s zenith. This Sidney Salkow directed effort of […]