Moonlighting (1985) – Knowing Her, and Somewhere Under the Rainbow

Ron Osborn and Jeff Reno pen the first case for Maddie (Cybill Shepherd) and David (Bruce Willis) this week. Knowing Her, debuted on 12 November, 1985, and sees the Blue Moon Detective Agency taking a case from one of David’s old girlfriends, Jillian (Dana Delaney). She hires them to find a missing locket, but David,…

Miami Vice (1985) – Made For Each Other, and The Home Invaders

Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Micheal Thomas) get a bit of a break in the first episode this week. Made for Each Other was written by Allan Weisbecker, Joel Surnow, and Dennis Cooper, and first aired on 8 March, 1985. Switek (Michael Talbott) and Zito (John Diehl) take centre stage in this…

The Warriors (1979) – Walter Hill

Set in an indefinable point sometime in the Near Future (when 70s fashions come back in style), Walter Hill’s classic The Warriors is the title up for review on the What Else to Watch list following my screening of Rebel Without a Cause for DK Canada’s The Movie Book. Micheal Beck and James Remar play…

Trailer Tracks: Dreamscape (1984) – Joseph Rubin

Dennis Quaid, Kate Capshaw, Max Von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, George Wendt, Eddie Albert and David Patrick Kelly star in this sci-fi thriller about a young man who can project himself into dreams. But he’s not the only one. Now, he has to face his fears as he tries to avert disaster!

The Crow (1994) – Alex Proyas

  The 101 Action Movies brings this dark, goth, ultraviolent actioner based on the comic by James O’Barr. A film now infamous for and overshadowed by the death of its lead actor, Brandon Lee, on-set, it is still, in fact, a wonderfully made film, taut in its script and characterizations, and brutal in its action sequences. Eric Draven (Lee) and…

Commando (1985) – Mark L. Lester

This entry on the 101 Action Movies list is just good fun, its loud, violent, and a lot of fun. It’s also a prime example of the generic action films of the 1980s. It’s rather simplistic in plot, but that doesn’t take anything away from one’s enjoyment of the film. John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is…

48 Hrs. (1982) – Walter Hill

The 101 Action Movies brings me one of the classic buddy action movies, and despite the fact that it’s really good, it’s really tough to like any of the characters in it. Almost all of them come across as coarse, racist, and unlikable. Nick Nolte plays Jack Cates, a bit of a loose cannon of…