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 »


“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 »

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 »