Sept. 23, 2015 08:00
Before the events dramatized in the Oscar-winning Argo (2012), there was another, similar incident in Iran as the Shah’s empire crumbled in the late 1970s, recalled in a nonfiction best-seller by Ken Follett and adapted into this 1986 NBC mini-series directed by Andrew V....
Sept. 16, 2015 08:01
After his execution, Pinker’s evil spirit is able to travel via electrical current – hence the film’s title – and he’s hell-bent on exacting revenge upon dogged detective Michael Murphy (always reliable) and Murphy’s son Peter Berg (now a director). Needless to say, anyone who gets in Pinker’s way is duly dispatched, in suitably grisly fashion....
Sept. 11, 2015 10:33
MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK THE MEAN SEASON (Olive Films): This overlooked 1985 adaptation of John Katzenbach's best-seller In the Heat of the S...
Sept. 2, 2015 08:08
A derelict ship arrives in New York, filled with glowing, pulsating eggs that have a nasty tendency to explode, spewing a corrosive acid that makes humans likewise explode. Cozzi lingers over these grisly deaths in blooddrenched slow-motion, accentuated by a fabulous score by Goblin....
Aug. 26, 2015 07:59
Instead, he witnesses a catastrophic plane crash. It’s not just any plane – it’s Air Force One. He soon encounters one of two survivors, William Alan (Samuel L. Jackson) – the President of the United States....
Aug. 19, 2015 08:51
Hildy Johnson (Pat O’Brien) is a tenacious Chicago crime reporter determined to settle down and marry, but not if managing editor Walter Burns (Adolphe Menjou) has anything to say about it. He badgers, cajoles and manipulates Hildy by dangling before him the one thing he loves most, even more than fiancee Peggy (Mary Brian) – a front-page story....
Aug. 12, 2015 08:43
Director Joe Dante’s 1987 comedy/fantasy, produced under the auspices of executive producer Steven Spielberg, was predicted to be a box-office smash....
Aug. 5, 2015 08:54
A chance encounter in late-’90s Maine between filmmaker Workman and Carbee, a reclusive and eccentric artist specializing in dioramas populated by Barbie dolls, led to Workman’s short film Carbee’s Barbies, and the beginning of a beautiful......
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....

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