Summer’s winding down. It’s a drag. I didn’t do anything fun. I didn’t even go to our last local drive-in. But then again…why would I? Advertisements
Stallone! Mitchum! An explosive, can’t-miss ’80s action event!
Sad news: that multi-talented actor, Rip Torn, passed away the other day at 88 years old. Most of the news items I read led off with his well-remembered stint on The Larry Sanders Show, but I didn’t see any mentions of his best performance: 1973’s country drama, Payday.
So. It’s getting late and I don’t want to screw around. I don’t want “good” TV or “fine television” (blech), and I don’t want what everyone else wants, like GOT (this country, no question, is doomed). I want old timey stuff from my youth, with grown-up actors and actresses whom I recognize, in plots I… Read More ‘Disaster on the Coastliner’ (1979): It’s Shatner to the rescue when Amtrak goes off the rails
Chilled, stylish Americanized giallo thriller, with just acceptable TV-level suspense, a glamorously grungy New York City production design, a solid lead performance from wide-eyed Faye Dunaway…and a seriously dopey message about “women” and “fashion” and “violence” and “photography” that not one person involved with this movie could believably hawk to you…even with a gun at… Read More ‘Eyes of Laura Mars’ (1978): Stylish but cold – there’s a movie in here somewhere
In yet another pathetically obvious attempt to get Warner Bros.’ Archive Collection to send us review titles sans moola, we here at the Movies & Drinks offices have sobered up just enough to review one of their classic Blu-ray thriller releases, Wait Until Dark…because that’s the only kind of thriller the Archive releases: classic (we’ll… Read More ‘Wait Until Dark’ (1967): Pure suspense thriller gets better with age
Mill Creek Entertainment, our favorite releasing company for cool, off-beat, inexpensive titles here at the Movies & Drinks offices, has released a single Blu-ray disc Western double feature: 1966’s Fort Yuma Gold, starring Giuliano “Montgomery Wood” Gemma, Dan Vadis, and Sophie Daumier, and 1968’s Damned Hot Day of Fire, starring Robert Woods, John Ireland, and… Read More ‘Fort Yuma Gold’ (1966): Zippy spaghetti Western a fun diversion