Weird Science (1985) – John Hughes

John Hughes’ Weird Science is very much a male teen fantasy fulfillment. It riffs on Frankenstein while drawing in themes of self-confidence, and being who you are instead of worrying about what others think of you, because in the end, if they really like you, they’ll like you for you. Gary (Anthony Michael Hall) and…

American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987) – Sam Firstenberg

I know you’d believe that they made a number of sequels (4 of them all told), but would you believe I watched the second one?! Oh man. Talk about cheesy fun… Golan and Globus have done it again. Our heroes from the first film, Armstrong (Michael Dudikoff) and Jackson (Steve James) are back, and have…

American Ninja (1985) – Sam Firstenberg

My exploration of B-movie 80s action movies continues with American Ninja. And what a surprise this one came from Canon and Golan and Globus as well. I think they must’ve made out alright in the 80s with all the goofy little low budget action movies they were making. It may be hard to believe but…