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Category: 1990’s

Blue Ice (1992)

Blue Ice – It’s when something unexpected and wonderful falls on you out of a clear blue sky and changes your life. This is what retired British agent Michael Caine […]

Only the Lonely (1991)

What happened when that fiery Irish gal Maureen O’Hara came out of a 20 year retirement to play John Candy’s overbearing mother with her fiery red hair now turned to […]

No Escape (1994)

Directed by Martin Campbell, this futuristic prison flick comes at you as a big scale entertainment that is a cross between a jungle warfare movie, Papillon and Escape From New York. […]

Get Shorty (1995)

The recent release of this Barry Sonnenfeld film adapted from Elmore Leonard’s novel on blu ray from Shout Factory’s Select line up had me salivating with anticipation of revisiting a […]

Payoff (1991)

From director Stuart Cooper comes a film that represents another fine example of what could show up on the new release shelf of the local VHS store back at the […]

Guilty as Charged (1991)

Let me start by saying how much I enjoyed Rod Steiger’s warped performance here as a self appointed executioner with his tongue firmly planted in cheek as he goes about […]

Backtrack (1990)

aka Catchfire …. Once Easy Rider screen legend Dennis Hopper had made the comeback Hollywood loves after quitting the drugs and alcohol that had fueled his existence for far too many […]

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 […]

Quick Change (1990)

“What’s so memorable about a clown stealing a million dollars?” Considering that clown is Bill Murray under the make up who has surrounded himself with a winning team of actors […]

The Crimson Tide (1995)

I may not be old enough to recall the days when the likes of Gable and Bogart had new movies in theater houses but I am old enough to recall […]

Harvey Keitel : From Bugsy to Mickey

Raise your hands if you recall that Harvey Keitel played Mickey Cohen in support of Warren Beatty and Annette Benning in the 1991 big budget take on Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel […]

Purgatory (1999)

Anyone in the room who knows that Randy Quaid played “Doc” Holliday please raise your hands and take a seat at the front of the class, Mike’s Take 101. Along […]

Nightwatch (1997)

Let me preface this post by stating this Giallo like thriller has nothing to do with the Liz Taylor Hammer styled flick, Night Watch and also point out that this […]

Canadian Bacon (1995)

This Michael Moore directed satire is one I hadn’t seen since it’s initial release following the death of it’s star and Canadian Icon, John Candy. I was long overdue for […]

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