Cruising is a 1980 American crime thriller film written and directed by William Friedkin (The Exorcist, French Connection,Sorceror) and starring Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), and Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark).
Biker gangs and linebackers don’t usually belong in the same sentence, outside of an obituary or police radio but, here is the only occasion the two blended together into a steroid pumping dude-fest.
Don’t let the hording meandering of acrylic keyboard social justice pounding tell you that “strong female protagonists are a rarity in cinema [whiny voice]”.
One of the greatest horror films ever made is Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive. Originally or alternately titled Brain Dead, this is Peter Jackson’s third film after BAD TASTE (1987) and Meet the Feebles (1989).
If you are sitting where you are having a déjà vu feeling all over your body well, guess what? You’re damn right you are. Happy Halloween Retro space cowboys! This month’s haunted house begins with Fright Night 2.
This is the film were the song “Da Mystery of Chessboxin’” got its name from and where Dennis Coles took his now famous name of Ghostface Killah from. The legendary Ninja Checkmate otherwise known as Mystery of Chessboxing.
Directed by Joseph Kuo and starring
The film was given a limited release theatrically in the United States by Imperial Entertainment on 29 January 1993, grossing $2,001,124 at the box office. Not bad for a B-movie.
Directed, written, produced, photographed, co-edited by and co-starring; as well special fx provided by Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, Frighteners, Dead Alive).
I know it’s late. It’s late in the month; it’s late in the evening and it’s time to tune into this month’s Retro Movie, Michael Mann’s THIEF 1981.
Originally aired on PBS television on January 18th, 1984, and was subsequently shown in several film festivals to much acclaim, including theVancouver Film Festival. It also won the Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival.
Short Eyes is a 1977 American film adaptation of the Miguel Piñero play of the same title, directed by Robert M. Young
It was 1988 and Cannon Films head honchos Golan & Globus apparently were interested in capitalizing on the next dance craze to sweep through suburban malls across the country.