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A Movie A Day #186: Joysticks (1983, directed by Greydon Clark)

It’s Porky’s in an arcade!

Jeff Bailey (Scott McGinnis) is the manager of the hottest (and only) arcade in town.  His grandfather owns the place and Jeff is everyone’s friend but he does not play any of the games.   314 more words


The Living Daylights

A truck wreaks havoc on stunt people and J&B umbrellas. Photos courtesy of Brett McAleer.

Action Crime

The Distinguished Gentleman

Dir: Jonathan Lynn, 1992


By this point in his career, Eddie Murphy had fallen out of favour with critics. Any movies he made, were immediately treated with derision and written off without being given a chance. 227 more words

Hard Times (1975) on blu ray from Eureka!

“He sure was something.”

Is Hard Times the best feature film of the 1970’s to have starred Charles Bronson? I guess that depends on one’s point of view. 1,075 more words


Dogs (1976)

Sporting a very shaggy dog look himself or a bad imitation of Moe Howard, in need of a haircut and shave, leading man David McCallum is pitted against man’s best friends in this thriller that came to theaters as one of the many knock offs hoping to cash in on the astounding world wide success of Jaws. 916 more words

Daily Take

Wild Rovers with William Holden

The second round of the Golden Boy Blogathon has arrived. This year I decided to tackle Wild Rovers. Another one my parents had on Super 8 but I honestly couldn’t remember it (I know I’ve watched it though). 374 more words


Cape Fear (1991)

Dir. Martin Scorsese. Starring Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Juliette Lewis

Among its top ten grossing films in the colorfully named genre “Thriller – Psycho/Stalker/Blank from Hell,” Box Office Mojo places seven of them between 1987 and 1994. 1,321 more words