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Category: 1980’s

Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

By way of New World Pictures and the sure to be frugal, Roger Corman comes this not so epic space opera that is essentially a reworking of The Magnificent Seven […]

I, The Jury (1982)

This version of the Mickey Spillane/Mike Hammer story is about the most perfect example of  what the VHS age was all about when it came to exploitation titles finding legs […]

Blow Out (1981)

The word stylish rules the day when viewing this Brian De Palma film featuring John Travolta in the leading role as a sound man working the low budget film industry who […]

Family Business (1989)

After going nearly 28 years between viewings, I came away from this Sidney Lumet film feeling a little better than I did the first time if my recollections are correct. Am […]

Tough Enough (1983)

I can’t think of a better way to start a redneck comedy tough guy competition movie than with a barroom setting and eight finalists in the nightly wet T-Shirt contest. Now […]

Fort Apache, The Bronx (1981)

When an actor of Paul Newman’s stature signs up for any film role, that movie becomes another that winds up on the must see list. See it I did when […]

Nadine (1987)

“Why is it you work your butt off all your entire life just to get ahead, and it takes a couple of nitwits about ten minutes to screw the whole […]

The Final Countdown (1980)

Like many others I suppose, I’ve always enjoyed a good time travel story and this feature starring Kirk Douglas offers us a great “what if” to Pearl Harbor on December […]

Class of 1984 (1982)

Juvenile delinquents on film had changed a lot by the time of this  Mark Lester release when compared to 1955’s Richard Brooks smash hit Blackboard Jungle which pitted Glenn Ford as […]

Suspect (1987)

Released to local theaters during the same year as her Oscar winning performance in Moonstruck, Cher appears in this Peter Yates thriller as a court appointed attorney assigned to defend a mute Liam […]

Malone (1987)

“I’m Malone.” Simply put and to the point when asked just who he is. Burt Reynolds stars as the title character in this above average entry from the days when […]

The Defiant Ones (1986)

Let’s get this out of the way first and foremost. Yes, there really is a remake of the 1958 racially charged film from director Stanley Kramer that pitted two convicts played by […]

The Fog (1980)

aka John Carpenter’s The Fog Upon a long awaited revisiting of John Carpenter’s big screen follow up to his phenomenally successful Halloween and the tale of Michael Myers, I realized The Fog […]

The House of Usher (1989)

While this may do nothing to erase the hold that the 1960 version of the Edgar Allan Poe classic starring Vincent Price has on me, it does give us a chance […]

House of the Long Shadows (1983)

While the end result might not be what the cast and crew had hoped for, this just might be the greatest idea that Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus had while […]

The Protector (1985)

Before the North American release of Rumble In the Bronx and it’s surprising success, Jackie Chan had already made a few forgotten attempts to become the next “Bruce Lee” on […]

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