Black Christmas: Season’s Grievings Editon (1974) – Bob Clark

  Some people love the happy joyous type of films at Christmas, and while there is something to be said for all that good-will, happy endings and schmaltz that seem to highlight most of them, that morbid, macabre underside of humor and the holidays seem to be more appealing… As much as I loved Scrooged,…

The A-Team (1983) – Children of Jamestown and Pros and Cons

  Here’s where the series gets really underway, this week’s episodes see the A-Team falling right into the groove, or the jazz, that we know they’ll be following for the next couple of seasons (to the point where it will become predictable, perhaps even cliché). First up is Children of Jamestown, written by Cannell with…

Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) – Jimmy T. Murakami

With the advent of Star Wars in the late 70s, every studio, almost every writer, wanted to get in on the sci-fi band wagon, including Roger Corman. Known for his exploitation films with incredibly low budgets, Battle Beyond the Stars, was his biggest budgeted film, and was my introduction to the story of the Seven…

Watch “The Mind Reels with John Saxon” on YouTube

Fan Expo continued gloriously yesterday, and it got under way with a photo call for some of the guests. A photo call that Sue and I were lucky enough to be invited to. And we were delighted to be able to chat with some amazing folks, including the legendary John Saxon. Click the link below…

Trailer Tracks: Nightmare On Elm Street – Wes Craven

As a teenager, my brother, our friend and I, suddenly got into horror movies, and we began renting them on VHS and watching them together pretty much every week.  Some were gross, many were cheesy, several were scary as hell, and all of them were good fun.  While it was the 3rd film in this…

The Rockford Files (1976) – The No-Cut Contract & A Portrait of Elizabeth

This week private investigator Jim Rockford (James Garner) is in trouble again. The first episode, written by Cannell, himself is a lot of fun. It originally aired 16 January, 1976, and features Wayne Tippit, back as Agent Shore, Becker (Joe Santos), Angel (Stuart Margolin) and Beth (Gretchen Corbett). The phone gag is all in Spanish,…

Enter The Dragon (1973) – Robert Clouse

Bruce Lee brings an effortless grace and charm to this entry on the 101 Action Movies list. It had been awhile since I’d last watched it, so I quite enjoyed the chance to revisit this one. Lee plays, well, Lee. An exceptional martial artist at a Shaolin temple to go undercover in a tournament on…