Blue Thunder (1983) – John Badham

I remember seeing Blue Thunder when it was released on home video. Or perhaps it was on a free weekend of Super Channel or First Choice. I remember enjoying it as a kid, loved the helicopter, the nude girl doing yoga, Roy Scheider, and the helicopter. It’s been decades since I watched it, and I…

Q (1982) – Larry Cohen

The next title from the Dragons & Dinosaurs chapter in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book is one I remember from my youth, not because I saw, but because I didn’t but the poster fascinated me. Of course, if the special effects were on par with the artwork of the poster this would have…

American Graffiti (1973) – George Lucas

George Lucas’ nostalgic American Graffiti is the next stop on the list of recommendations from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Jailhouse Rock. While not a musical in the technical sense of breaking into song and dance, the music and the voice of deejay Wolfman Jack play an…

Magnum, p.i. (1986) – One Picture is Worth & Straight and Narrow

  Thomas (Tom Selleck) comes to the aid of a deaf painter, Linda Andrews (Stephanie Dunnam) in the first episode this week. One Picture is Worth originally aired 8 October, 1986, and was written by James L. Novack. Linda is a witness to a bank robbery that saw four people killed, but when the murderer, Jack…

Magnum, p.i. (1985) – The Hotel Dick and Round and Around

  Magnum (Tom Selleck) tries to grow up a little this week in The Hotel Dick; written by Reuben Leder, this one aired 17 October, 1985. Feeling age beginning to creep up on him, and even admitting to Higgins (John Hillerman) needing glasses to read, he leaves the estate behind, trying to shed his perceived beach bum private…

The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976) – Nicholas Roeg

This entry on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list is a surreal, dream-like film based on the novel by Walter Tevis, that was interesting, and may require a re-watch at some point in the future, but for now, I’m just going to sit back and just try to soak in what I’ve seen. I didn’t hate…