Hopscotch

1980 Avco Embassy Pictures Directed by Ronald Neame Produced by Edie Landau/Ely A. Landau Written by Bryan Forbes/Brian Garfield Based on the novel “Hopscotch” by Brian Garfield I have always been impressed by the genius of Walter Matthau in that he’s equally at home in comedic and dramatic roles. It’s a gift he shared with […]

Read More Hopscotch

Shakedown

1988 Universal Pictures Written and Directed by James Glickenhaus Produced by J. Boyce Harman, Jr.  Ask most fans of 1980s Action Movies what their favorite movie of that decade is and I think it’s a safe bet that you’ll get either “Die Hard” or “Lethal Weapon” as an answer. You’ll also get “Predator” “48 Hours” “Rambo: […]

Read More Shakedown

Freebie and The Bean

1974 Warner Bros. Directed and Produced by Richard Rush Written by Robert Kaufman/Floyd Mutrux You ask most people what’s a Buddy Cop Movie and I’m willing to bet you next month’s rent they’ll say; “Lethal Weapon.” And actually I got no problem with that. The “Lethal Weapon” series is without a doubt The Gold Standard […]

Read More Freebie and The Bean

Vice Squad

1982 Embassy Pictures Directed by Gary Sherman Produced by Frank Capra, Jr./Brian Frankish/Frank Hildebrand/Sandy Howard/Robert Rehme Written by Sandy Howard/Robert Vincent O’Neill/Kenneth Peters/Gary Sherman Let’s be upfront about one thing right at the start of this review: there’s not a single thing original about the plot of VICE SQUAD. I’m willing to bet you that […]

Read More Vice Squad

Pray For Death

1985 Transworld Entertainment Directed by Gordon Hessler Produced by Don Van Atta Written by James Booth Sho Kosugi made PRAY FOR DEATH after the popular and successful “Ninja Trilogy” he did for Cannon Films: “Enter The Ninja” “Revenge of The Ninja” and “Ninja III: The Domination.” And if you don’t mind taking some advice, I’d […]

Read More Pray For Death

Lone Wolf McQuade

1983 Orion Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Directed by Steve Carver Produced by Yoram Ben-Ami/Steve Carver Written by H. Kaye Dyal/B.J. Nelson Music by Francesco De Masi In “Star Trek” there’s an alternative/parallel dimension called The Mirror Universe. If you’re a good guy in this universe, in The Mirror Universe you’re a bad guy and vice versa. I only […]

Read More Lone Wolf McQuade

Enter The Ninja

1981 Cannon Films/MGM/UA Directed by Menahem Golan Produced by Yoram Globus & Menahem Golan Written by Dick Desmond/Story by Mike Stone I can hear some wise ass in the back saying; “If this is the first movie in the Ninja Trilogy then why are you reviewing it last, Ferguson?” Because even though this is indeed […]

Read More Enter The Ninja