Big Trouble in Little China (1986) Classic Movie Review 168

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Today’s movie is Big Trouble in Little China (1986). This film has a solid 7.3 rating on iMDB.com[1], and rottentomatoes.com has it at 82 percent on the Tomatometer and 82 percent audience approval[2]. I think it is a little better than that. Roger Ebert didn’t really care for the movie,…

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Red Dawn (1984) Classic Movie Review 142

Red Dawn (1984)

  Today’s movie is Red Dawn (1984). This movie is a brat pack version of an at the time conceivable event, the invasion of the USA by the USSR. It is also a wonderful David and Goliath tale as average American high schoolers bring the best the Soviets and Cuban…

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WarGames (1983) Classic Movie Review 139

WarGames (1983)

    Today’s movie is WarGames (1983). I wanted to get to this movie early on in 2018, because it figures prominently in “Ready Player One” 2011 and the movie Ready Player One (2018) is coming out shortly. When I first saw WarGames, I was still in the Army. I…

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Vanishing Point (1971) Classic Movie Review 114

Vanishing Point (1971)

Today’s movie is Vanishing Point (1971). I’ll begin with a little quote from Wikipedia: “Kowalski is a Medal of Honor Vietnam War veteran and former race car driver and motorcycle racer. He is also a former police officer, who was dishonorably discharged in retaliation for preventing his partner from raping…

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Billy Jack (1971) Classic Movie Review 73

Billy Jack (1971)

Today’s movie is the second in the Billy Jack series, the title character named Billy Jack (1971). This movie, though now dated, taps into the anti-establishment vibes of the late 60s and early 70s. Billy Jack was set up as the protector of the meek but in reality, he was…

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The Born Losers (1967) Classic Movie Review 72

The Born Losers (1967)

Today’s movie is in the badassery genera and 60-70 youthful rebellion. So let’s jump right in to the first of the three released Billy Jack movies, The Born Losers (1967). Tom Laughlin, who played the role of Billy Jack also co-wrote, and directed and produced under another name. I would…

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The Warriors (1979) Classic Movie Review 62

The Warriors (1979)

This is the final of the series about people trying to go somewhere or get somethings done and there are obstacles in the way which includes – The Train (1964), The General (1926), The Great Locomotive Chase (1956), The Command (1954), and today’s episode The Warriors (1979). Today’s movie is…

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Against All Odds (1984) Classic Movie Review 55

Against All Odds (1984)

Against All Odds (1984) – Show Notes Today’s movie is a remake of Out of the Past (1947) and is titled Against All Odds (1984). This movie has some great actors and a few from the original film. Rachel Ward played the lead female role, AKA the woman that keeps…

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Key Largo (1948) Classic Movie Review 40

Key Largo (1948)

Key Largo (1948) is a great Bogie-Becall film. Featuring a cast of villains, a hurricane, and isolated Florida hotel, this movie will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final shot. Today we are looking at another pairing of Bogie and Becall. Episode 40 is the wonderful…

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Hard Times (1975) Classic Movie Review 17

Charles Bronson in Hard Times (1975)

Hard Times (1975) features Charles Bronson as a bare-knuckle fighter in New Orleans during the Great Depression. This movie also features James Coburn and Strother Martin in what may be his strongest role. Welcome to Episode 17. Continuing on the Strother Martin line today’s subject is the 1975 movie Hard…

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