July 29, 2015 08:55
In the “future” of 1990, the Big Apple is rotten to the core as gangs rule the Bronx, none more feared than the Riders, led by “Trash” (Mark Gregory, AKA Marco Di Gregorio, in his screen debut), who has hooked up with Anne (Castellari’s daughter Stefania Girolami), heiress to the powerful Manhattan Corporation....
July 22, 2015 08:49
It’s an average Saturday at a suburban high school, where five archetypical students have been given detention. Emilio Estevez plays the jock, Anthony Michael Hall the geek, Judd Nelson the rebel, Molly Ringwald the debutante and Ally Sheedy the misfit....
July 15, 2015 08:42
In order to make Superman IV, Christopher Reeve persuaded the Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus at Cannon Films to produce this 1987 urban drama, which turned out to be one of the better Golan/Globus films (but not a hit) – and brought Morgan Freeman his first Oscar nomination, as Best Supporting Actor....
July 8, 2015 08:45
“THE BOLD ONES: THE SENATOR” -- THE COMPLETE SERIES (Timeless Media Group): From 1969-’73, NBC and Universal broadcast “The Bold Ones,” a rotating series of dramas (The New Doctors, The Lawyers, The Protectors), of which The Senator was both the most-acclaimed and shortest-lived, lasting only eight episodes during the 1970-’71 season....
July 1, 2015 08:59
The success of Jaws (1975) spawned myriad knock-offs including this endearingly silly 1977 shocker produced and directed by Ovidio Assonitis (the latter under the pseudonym “Oliver Hellman”), whose previous money-spinner Beyond the Door (1975) was a Rosemary’s Baby/Exorcist hybrid....
June 24, 2015 08:23
Eric Roberts and Mickey Rourke are a marvelous duo in this 1984 adaptation of Vincent Patrick’s novel that didn’t find its audience until cable-TV and home-video. Michael Cimino was slated to direct, but was replaced by Stuart Rosenberg. (Cimino then joined Footloose, but left that, too....
June 17, 2015 09:53
By 1990, some felt that filmmaker Robert Altman’s best years (and films) were behind him. Although he worked steadily through the ‘80s, none of his films achieved the success of M*A*S*H (1970) or Nashville (1975)....
June 10, 2015 08:07
Before Star Wars changed cinema, British impresario Sir Lew Grade financed this big-budget 1977 throwback to the Hollywood epics of yesteryear in the spirit of Beau Geste (1939) and Rudyard Kipling, produced by preblockbuster Jerry Bruckheimer and director Dick Richards, the latter coming off the 1975 Raymond Chandler hit Farewell, My Lovely....
June 3, 2015 07:57
Iconic cult auteur Larry Cohen’s 1976 shocker (also released as Demon) is one of his most fascinating films, alternately creepy, bizarre, thought-provoking and ragged around the edges – a true original....
May 27, 2015 08:05
Set in a bleak future where civilization hangs by its last thread, Gibson’s Max Rockatansky is a rough-and-tumble cop who embarks on a high-speed mission of vengeance when a gang of bikers (including Hugh Keys-Byrne, who appears in the new Max Mad: Fury Road) murders his family....

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