Talk about an up-and-down experience for me… while having moments early on, the trajectory of “Ready Player Two” was on a steady downward profile as it rolled into its midpoint. Then it muddled its way through a Prince-centered (yes, the purple-fixated musician) ‘quest’ that was all sorts of problematic (and boring). Things officially hit rock […]
Detailed reviews of the Cannon Films productions “King Solomon’s Mines” and “Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold” that aped the “Indiana Jones” films.
A look back at the 1985 film “The Legend of Billie Jean” that starred Helen Slater. The film was a representative 1980s teen film that foresaw media trends.
A look back at the career of Leonard Nimoy after learning that Nimoy had passed away. Nimoy’s professional intersections with William Shatner is also covered.
A review of the ‘Ninja Trilogy’ – the three early ninja-focused films from 1980s production company Cannon Films that all featured Sho Kosugi.
Film reviews focused on Steven Seagal’s ‘Golden’ era and including part of his higher-profile ‘Silver’ era. This period spanned from 1988 thru 1995.
A look back at Jim Wynorski’s 1985 film “The Lost Empire,” with particular attention paid to some of Wynorski’s comments regarding the making of the film.
A detailed examination of the development, production, and aftermath surrounding the making of Michael Cimino’s film, “Heaven’s Gate.”
A comprehensive history of films based on Robert E. Howard’s “Conan,” analyzing the Arnold Schwarzenegger films, John Milius’s “King Conan,” and the 2011 remake.
A look at the best of the 1980s and 1990s films produced by Charles Band. Band’s production companies included Empire Pictures and Full Moon Entertainment.