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Dogs (1976)

Sporting a very shaggy dog look himself or a bad imitation of Moe Howard, in need of a haircut and shave, leading man David McCallum is pitted against man’s best […]

Impasse (1969)

Looking to jump start his flagging career, Burt Reynolds signed on to this location shoot in the Philippines for a tale of four adventurers looking for a fortune in lost gold from WW2. Attempting to keep a […]

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 […]

The Purple Plain (1954)

Like many film stars coming out of the studio era, leading man Gregory Peck headed overseas to stay abroad, make movies and capitalize on some income tax loopholes. One of […]

Johnny Guitar (1954)

I hadn’t actually seen this Nicholas Ray western since I was first discovering films as a kid and my tuning in to see it on a late show was mainly […]

Forgotten Action Titles For the VHS Fan

Every generation has their very own outlet for lower tier flicks aimed at the fans who love to wallow in less than stellar “A” list productions. MGM and the other […]

Desire (1936)

Having concluded her tutelage with her very own Svengali, Josef von Sternberg, Marlene Dietrich would find herself starring opposite a very Mr. Deeds like Gary Cooper for this hybrid screwball comedy/heist/ […]

Murph the Surf (1975)

aka Live a Little, Steal a Lot This is one of those seventies flicks that feel as though they were a made for TV project that morphed into a theatrical […]

Last Embrace (1979)

The source novel, The 13th Man becomes an homage to Hitchcock in the hands of  Jonathan Demme during the mystery that unravels for star player Roy Scheider. A thriller featuring the […]

The Police Connection (1973)

aka The Mad Bomber   Director Bert I. Gordon forgoes monsters of Colossal proportions to bring this shower inducing cop movie that features two separate psychotics whose paths will cross […]

Heller in Pink Tights (1960)

The stunning Sophia Loren teamed with one of my favorite leading men, Anthony Quinn for the third and final time in this odd entry in the career of director George Cukor. […]

Slightly Dangerous (1943)

Though this may not be the best screwball comedy that I’ll watch this year, there’s no denying that MGM has thrown together an unbelievable cast of recognizable faces in support of […]

The Domino Principle (1977)

Generally regarded as a weak film in the careers of all those involved, let’s look at the fact that this Stanley Kramer film allows some heavyweight talent to share the […]

Erik the Conqueror (1961)

This tale of Vikings at odds with Britain comes from the man who had unleashed the terrors of Black Sunday just one year prior to this outdoor adventure, Mario Bava. Opening […]

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