Archive for August, 1998

Black Dog

Who says they don’t make them like they used to? Even after 20 years, if Hollywood sees a cash cow, they’re going to milk it. Say moo to “Black Dog,” a film so familiar you’d swear you’ve seen it before. You have. It was called “SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT.” Both films come from Universal Studios. Both films feature a renegade truck driver who must make an illegal haul over a short period of times. Read the rest of this entry »

Knock Off

It is June of 1997. In 72 hours, Hong Kong will return to Chinese rule after 150 years as a British-ruled colony. Marcus Ray and Tommy Hendricks are sales reps for V SIX Jeans, and they are enjoying life in Hong Kong in this time before the island nation’s transition back to Chinese rule Read the rest of this entry »

Blade

“Blade” begins with a bloodbath, ends with a bloodbath, and has enough blood in between to give a hematologist wet dreams. God how I love this movie. You can’t make a good vampire film without spilling a little of the red stuff. That is what it is all about. Read the rest of this entry »

Godzilla

Following the French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passing eastward through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla then makes its way north, landing at Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

At first glance, “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story” would seem like an odd choice to release as a “Collector’s Edition.” Originally released in 1993 to capitalize on the 20th anniversary of “Enter the Dragon,” the docu-drama stars Jason Scott Lee (no relation) as the Honk Kong martial arts star whose spiraling career came to a sudden and unexpected end when Lee mysteriously died. Read the rest of this entry »

Blues Brothers 2000

“The Blues Brothers” was a seminal movie eighteen years ago. It marked the first time that a “skit” from Saturday Night Live leaped to the big screen. It was a natural leap, as “The Blues Brothers” were way to big and showy for a small television screen. Read the rest of this entry »

Negotiator, The

In the midst of an elaborate conspiracy, an expert negotiator is driven to the edge when he’s framed for the murder of his partner, as well as embezzling money from his department’s pension fund. His only chance to prove his innocence is to take hostages himself, acquire the services of another expert negotiator, and find out who’s running the conspiracy before it’s too late. Read the rest of this entry »