Forbidden World

1982 New World Pictures Directed by Alan Holzman Produced by Roger Corman Written by Tim Curnen/R.J. Robertson/Jim Wynorski I watched FORBIDDEN WORLD on the heels of watching another “Alien” knock-off: “Life.” Despite is having been made 30 years ago, I’d have to say that FORBIDDEN WORLD is the better movie in terms of sheer entertainment. […]

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Vice Squad

1982 Embassy Pictures Directed by Gary Sherman Produced by Frank Capra, Jr./Brian Frankish/Frank Hildebrand/Sandy Howard/Robert Rehme Written by Sandy Howard/Robert Vincent O’Neill/Kenneth Peters/Gary Sherman Let’s be upfront about one thing right at the start of this review: there’s not a single thing original about the plot of VICE SQUAD. I’m willing to bet you that […]

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Foxy Brown

1974 American International Pictures Written and Directed by Jack Hill Produced by Buzz Feitshans Costumes for Pam Grier Created and Designed by Ruthie West Music Composed, Conducted, Arranged and Produced by Willie Hutch FOXY BROWN wasn’t the first Pam Grier movie I saw. That would be “The Arena” released that same year. It actually was […]

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Rio Conchos

1964 20th Century Fox Directed by Gordon Douglas Produced by David Weisbart Screenplay by Joseph Landon and Clair Huffaker Based on the novel “Guns of Rio Conchos” written by Clair Huffaker Music by Jerry Goldsmith You tell me that there’s a movie or television show with Richard Boone in it and I’m watching it. Period. […]

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Lone Wolf McQuade

1983 Orion Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Directed by Steve Carver Produced by Yoram Ben-Ami/Steve Carver Written by H. Kaye Dyal/B.J. Nelson Music by Francesco De Masi In “Star Trek” there’s an alternative/parallel dimension called The Mirror Universe. If you’re a good guy in this universe, in The Mirror Universe you’re a bad guy and vice versa. I only […]

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Enter The Ninja

1981 Cannon Films/MGM/UA Directed by Menahem Golan Produced by Yoram Globus & Menahem Golan Written by Dick Desmond/Story by Mike Stone I can hear some wise ass in the back saying; “If this is the first movie in the Ninja Trilogy then why are you reviewing it last, Ferguson?” Because even though this is indeed […]

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Ninja III: The Domination

1984 Cannon Films/MGM/UA Directed by Sam Firstenberg Produced by Yoram Globus & Menahem Golan Written by James R. Silke What’s the one thing movie fans can unite behind no matter their race, religion or film preference? Remakes. Mention to movie fans that there’s going to be a remake of a beloved movie and stand back. […]

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