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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The Black Cat

1934 Universal Pictures Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer Produced by E.M. Asher Screenplay by Peter Ruric Story by Edgar G. Ulmer/Peter Ruric  You want to know how twisted 1934’s THE BLACK CAT is? Besides the Satanism cult, human sacrifice and necrophilia fetishism? Mollyfoggin’ Bela Lugosi is the hero of this movie. Seriously. When you’re a […]

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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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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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Revenge of The Ninja

1983 Cannon Films/MGM/UA Directed by Sam Firstenberg Produced by Yoram Globus & Menahem Golan Written by James Silke He never achieved the same level of popularity that say, Chuck Norris or Jean-Claude Van Damme or Steven Seagal did. But I’ll bet you next month’s rent that anytime you get aficionados of Martial Arts Movies together […]

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The Legend of Tarzan

2016 Village Roadshow Pictures/RatPac Entertainment/Warner Bros. Pictures Directed by David Yates Produced by Jerry Wentraub/David Barron/Mike Richardson Written by Adam Cozad/Craig Brewer Based on the character “Tarzan” created by Edgar Rice Burroughs Before I get into the review of THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, a bit of personal history. Some of you have heard this story […]

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