Trailer Tracks: Blue Thunder (1983) - John Badham

It seemed kind of fitting today to post the trailer for Blue Thunder starring Roy Scheider and Malcolm McDowell. I remember seeing the movie shortly after it came out, and then, along comes Airwolf as a television series… Not to be outdone, and since they already had a helicopter, a short-lived Blue Thunder series was launched as well. 15 more words

Trailer Tracks

Whose Sequel Is It Anyway?: "2010" (1984)

      “2010” returns the audience to the proximity of the planet Jupiter, the location of the fateful showdown between the murderous computer HAL 9000, astronaut David Bowman and a particularly troublesome black monolith in… 412 more words


The Wages of Fear (1953)/Sorcerer (1977)

The Wages of Fear, Henri-Georges Clouzot/Sorcerer, William Friedkin. A rare instance of both original and re-make being well worth their salt, and also a vivid essay in the difference between French and American cinema. 91 more words

Dr G's Random, Inconsistent, And Unqualified Film Recommendations

The French Connection, 1971

Directed by William Friedkin


If the AFI’s list had a tagline, it would be “the gift that keeps on giving.” And like a street corner Santa who is actually a narcotics cop in disguise, 348 more words

Vienna Vixens

Jaws 2: The One Where Chief Brody Goes Insane

Jaws 2 is an unnecessary sequel in the grand scheme of things, but I suppose if you’re going to make a sequel, one must kick it off.  507 more words


The French Connection (R)

4.5 Stars
Director: William Friedkin
Writers: Ernest Tidyman & Howard Hawks
Based on the Book By: Robin Moore
Runtime: 1 hr. 44 min.
Released: October 9, 1971… 571 more words