Author Archive: withrow.emily

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Luke and Lucy

Luke and Lucy

| February 22, 2011

While the source material isn’t so widely known as such other comic book titles as Superman, Batman, or Spider-Man, the European Suske en Wiske–which according to a release has sold more than 200 million copies throughout the world, though this author has never known of its existence previously–comes to DVD after having played to audiences […]

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Steele Justice Review

Steele Justice Review

| February 12, 2011

Review: Steele Justice (1987) Steele Justice continues the pathetic trend of suggesting many a Vietnam War veteran is a burned-out loser or a loose cannon unable to find his way back into society. In all likelihood, the studio sought to ride the coattails of such efforts as Lethal Weapon, Rambo: First Blood Part II and […]

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Double Impact Review

Double Impact Review

| February 12, 2011

Review: Double Impact (1991) The fast-footed and flexible Jean Claude Van Damme portrays a pair of separated twins seeking revenge in Double Impact. The initial thought to some, this writer included, is twice the boredom. Not that this piece of chop socky cinema is a great film or even worth the price of admission but […]

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A View to a Kill Review

A View to a Kill Review

| February 12, 2011

Review: A View to a Kill (1985) Roger Moore renews his license to kill in his seventh and last–it is about time he did so–mission for British Intelligence. A View to a Kill is the latest cinematic adventure of Ian Fleming’s agent 007, better known as Bond, James Bond. Moore certainly has no need to […]

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Braddock: Missing in Action III Review

Braddock: Missing in Action III Review

| February 12, 2011

Review: Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988) Can anyone recall any mention of Colonel James Braddock having had a romantic liaison with a Vietnamese woman in either Missing in Action (1984) or the prequel Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985). Maybe there might have been such footage left on the cutting room floor. Well […]

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Swingers Review

Swingers Review

| February 12, 2011

Review: Swingers (1996) If Quentin Tarantino opted to remake Delbert Mann’s Marty (1955)and set it in California the result would be “Swingers,” a tale of a young aspiring actor (Jon Favreau, the film’s writer and co-producer) and his friends looking for love. Like Ernest Borgnine’s Oscar-winning title role, Mike (Favreau) is a large, likable lug […]

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Delta Force 2 Review

Delta Force 2 Review

| February 12, 2011

Review: Delta Force 2 (1990) It’s a given that Cannon is hoping to join the war against drugs by making a drug lord the target of one of their grade z action franchises. After all James Bond did just that last summer in Licence to Kill, Paul Hogan did same two summers ago in Crocoldile […]

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The Road Warrior Review

The Road Warrior Review

| February 12, 2011

Review: The Road Warrior (1982) Like such films of recent years as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Body Heat, the sequel to the Aussie actioner Mad Max is just an old plot, recycled but satisfying. Like old wine in a new wineskin. The Road Warrior continues the post-apocalypse odyssey of a former […]

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Robocop 2 Review

Robocop 2 Review

| February 12, 2011

Review: Robocop 2 (1990) Peter Weller is back on the beat as a crime-busting cyborg in Robocop 2, which like many a sequel is little more than a retread of the original. Unlike its 1987 predecessor, the rather routine follow-up lacks the fun and intelligence of the Paul Verhoeven effort. Director Irvin Kershner previously brought […]

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Predator 2 Review

Predator 2 Review

| February 12, 2011

Review: Predator 2 (1990) Sequels all too often are retreads of the original. Yet there have been instances–few though they might be–where follow-ups merit greater acclaim and bigger bucks at the box office; though the latter accomplishment is always relished more than the former. The sequel to John McTiernan’s Predator has quite a bit going […]

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