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Breathless (1983) Breathless (1983)

A kind of interesting if polarizing movie. On this-TV after Semi-Tough last night. Directed by Jim McBride. Remake of the Godard film. Richard Gere is a big Silver Surfer fan and it pops up several times. Not surprisingly this is one of Tarantino’s favorite movies. All I remembered was the color red. If you’ve seen it…

Who is Michael Caine? Who is Michael Caine?

A spaced99 curated Michael Caine filmography:

Semi-Tough (1977) Semi-Tough (1977)

Playing on this-TV. Directed by Michael Ritchie. Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh. From the book by Dan Jenkins. What should have been a good football movie ruined by all the EST crap. Same mistake made by the TV show The Americans. It’s not interesting. Good book though. Stick to football.

Coneheads (1993) Coneheads (1993)

Playing on Laff. Underrated. For an SNL movie, very underrated. Good cast. Michael McKean and David Spade are great as the bumbling immigration agents.

Svengoolie: 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) Svengoolie: 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)

The Svengoolie movie this week will be 20 Million Miles to Earth. Ray Harryhausen effects.

Squirm Squirm

An AIP film. One of the MST3K episodes I taped on VHS from the Sci-Fi Channel.

DVD Player! DVD Player!

Stopped in Barnes & Noble yesterday for a few minutes to get out of traffic and used up the rest of a gift card. A few days ago I grabbed a couple of things at Big Lots!, including the Reality Bites DVD for 75 cents. Hold on to your butts, it’s DVD/Blu-ray time.

Police Academy Promos and TV Spots Police Academy Promos and TV Spots

Nathan Rabin has reviewed a couple of the sequels recently and the original was in the top ten earners of 1984. Big hit. (Now with more Guttenberg. Added a couple of interviews and Random Roles. And Tim Kazurinsky. Always liked that guy.)

It's Not Easy Being a Hollywood Caveman It's Not Easy Being a Hollywood Caveman

Me want points, and merchandising, and three fat pigs.

Iceman (1984) Iceman (1984)

I caught this on late night TV or cable many years ago and loved it. Harlan Ellison is also a fan according to Wiki. All but forgotten now. Timothy Hutton, John Lone, Lindsay Crouse. Directed by Fred Schepisi. I had bookmarked it on Youtube a couple of years ago and it got deleted before I could watch it. Another up…

Svengoolie: The Blob (1958) Svengoolie: The Blob (1958)

The Svengoolie movie this week will be The Blob with Steve McQueen.

Was 1984 the Greatest Year? Was 1984 the Greatest Year?

I noticed I had a lot on Kinja recently from the year. When I Googled it I saw a bunch of stories about the greatest summer of movies ever and even greatest year ever for movies, period. There are a few good ones.

Streets of Fire (1984) Streets of Fire (1984)

New upload 1984 MTV block with Gremlins and Making the Grade. I saw this in the theater and have the DVD. Directed by Walter Hill. Amy Madigan, Rick Moranis, Diane Lane, Bill Paxton, Michael Pare, Willem Dafoe.

Honky Tonk Freeway (1981) Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)

One of the biggest flops in history. Directed by John Schlesinger. I saw it in the theater. Dying Florida town tries to attract tourists. Beau Bridges, William Devane, Howard Hesseman, David Rasche, Teri Garr, Beverly D’Angelo, Daniel Stern, Peter Billingsley, George Dzundza, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Jerry Hardin,…

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Directed by Martin Brest. I don’t know what made me want to watch this again. May have been a song in my head. It has been a while. Jonathan Banks, Bronson Pinchot, John Ashton, Judge Reinhold. A huge, big hit. Stallone was originally supposed to star and that story eventually became Cobra.

The Frisco Kid (1979) The Frisco Kid (1979)

Always a favorite of mine from endless showings on cable. It was the Shawshank of its day. It is long but not that long. I have the DVD and for a long time it was a most watched. My VHS copy was also watched a lot. I’m pretty hungry myself at the moment.

Svengoolie: Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) Svengoolie: Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

The Svengoolie movie this week will be Earth vs. the Flying Saucers. Effects by Ray Harryhausen. Curt Siodmak has a screen story credit.

The China Syndrome (1979) The China Syndrome (1979)

70s paranoia theme comes back. Directed by James Bridges. Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Jane Fonda.

Breaking Away (1979) Breaking Away (1979)

Paul Dooley was robbed. You’ll never see a finer wire to wire performance. Directed by Peter Yates. Daniel Stern, Dennis Quaid, Jackie Earle Haley, Dennis Christopher. Not to leave out Barbara Barrie as Mrs. Stoller. And early P.J. Soles. Great, great movie.

Ricky Jay and House of Games (1987) Ricky Jay and House of Games (1987)

Three topics? His commentary on the Criterion DVD is excellent.

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