Tag: Action & Adventure

Buy “Family Plot Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, William Devane, Ed Lauter, Cathleen Nesbitt, Katherine Helmond, Warren J. Kemmerling, Edith Atwater, William Prince, Alfred Hitchcock Movies & TV” Online

Hitchcock’s last film was criticized as the director using "old tricks" but I prefer to think that Hitchcock knew it would be his last and so he took a story and incorporated favorite moments from other films as a way of tipping his hat to his audience. It’s fun to watch, the performances are first… Continue Reading

Buy “Breaker! Breaker! Chuck Norris, George Murdock, Terry O'Connor, Don Gentry, John Di Fusco, Ron Cedillos, Michael Augenstein, Dan Vandegrift, Douglas Stevenson, Paul Kawecki, Larry Feder, Jack Nance, Mario DiLeo, Don Hulette, Steven Zaillian, Bernard Tabakin, John H. Burrows, Samuel Schulman, Terry Chambers Movies & TV” Online

This 1977 film was a misguided attempt to cash in on the Citizens Band (CB) radio craze of the late Seventies, though actual trucks and truckers figure into it only peripherally. One fine day a young trucker, Billy Dawes, is forced to enter fictional Texas City, California, a dusty, inbred little burg known as a… Continue Reading

Buy “Damn the Defiant! Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock, Richard Carpenter, Peter Gill, David Robinson, Robin Stewart, Ray Brooks, Peter Greenspan, Anthony Quayle, Lewis Gilbert, John Brabourne, Ltd. G.W. Films Movies & TV” Online

I love this movie in spite of its flaws. It has lots of wonderful conflict, is fast-paced, and has not only the great Alec Guinness as Captain Crawford, but other splendid actors. Anthony Quayle may overact a little in his role as leader of the crew, but is right on target in his scenes with… Continue Reading

Buy “Limey Terence Stamp, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzmn, Barry Newman, Joe Dallesandro, Nicky Katt, Peter Fonda, Amelia Heinle, Melissa George, William Lucking, Matthew Kimbrough, John Cothran Jr., Ousaun Elam, Nancy Lenehan, Wayne Pre, Steve Heinze, Carl Ciarfalio, Steven Soderbergh Movies & TV” Online

I remember being blown away the first time I saw The Limey in a theater, and it still holds up after all these years. Director Steven Soderbergh takes a fairly conventional, straight-up story of an ex-con come to the US to avenge/learn the truth about the death of his daughter, and fragments the narrative with… Continue Reading