48 Hrs. (1982) – Walter Hill

It has been a number of decades since I watched 48 Hrs. In fact I remember watching it on videotape after I had put some kid, who I was babysitting, to bed. Watching it now, in 2021, I was stunned at how harsh, homophobic and racist the film comes across as. It also has a…

Millennium (1998) – Goodbye Charlie, and Luminary

Frank (Lance Henriksen) and Lara (Kristen Cloke) find themselves involved in an interesting case, is it murder or assisted suicide? Goodbye Charlie was written by Richard Whitley, and debuted on 9 January, 1998. Steven Kiley (Tucker Smallwood), who works at a call centre, but may have other things going on, and abilities (?) has been…

Silverado (1985) – Lawrence Kasdan

Occasionally a film comes along and revitalises the genre. Eastwood would return to the western trough countless times before he revitalised it with his own take on it, Unforgiven, but in the mid-80s, that shake-up was left to Lawrence Kasdan and his brother Mark. Lawrence had his fingers in Raiders of the Lost Ark, and…

Miami Vice (1988) – Bad Timing, and Borrasca

Bad Timing written by Scott Shepherd, is the final episode in the Sonny Burnett arc. Vice detective Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) is under review and testimony seems to be pretty damning, but I’m sure he’ll find his way through. First airing on 2 December, 1988, Sonny has his hands full with the review, and takes…

The A-Team (1983) – The Taxicab Wars and Labor Pains

  The A-Team continues to be on the run from the devious Decker (Lance LeGault) in this pair of episodes. First up is The Taxicab Wars, which was written by Cannell with an airdate of 1 November, 1983. Once again we find Mr. T in another (D.C.) cab. This time our heroes are on their…

Trailer Tracks: Tango & Cash (1989) – Andrey Konchalovskiy

Sometimes you just want a guilty pleasure movie, and this one is very much one of those, featuring Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance, James Hong and Brion James this is pure 80s cheese, and is perfect for those Monday morning blahs…