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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Visiting Hours (1982)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Good evening! Or maybe even afternoon or morning, depending on what time of the day you read this, but I think evening suits this theme better, wouldn’t you agree? I’m glad you came back for our third week in this little excursion of horror we call October Spooky Flix Fest! Have you started getting ready for…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Cujo (1983)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Welcome back ladies and gentlemen! I hope you’re having a good time on this year’s edition of October Spooky Flix Fest and that you’ve enjoyed our shenanigans so far. Be assured that we have much more in store for you in the weeks to come. We have, for inst… I’m sorry? What’s that? Oh… my movie-pick…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Reviews: Bad Dreams (1988)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen First of all, I’d like to welcome you to the 2012 October Spooky Flix Fest! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of the year again and just like last year, the Forgotten Flix crew will try to get you into the Halloween-spirit by presenting a month filled with a string of great horror flicks. Let…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Blastfighter (1984)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen In Blastfighter, an Italian-produced and directed action-flick, the hero is an ex-con who’s just been let out after an eight-year-long stint in prison. His name is “Tiger” Sharp and he used to be a police officer. That is until he shot his wife’s murderer at point blank range. He did it right in front of the…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Here’s one I haven’t watched in a long, long time. I’d almost forgotten how good it is. Almost! Somewhere in the back of my mind there’s a little voice telling me I saw this in the theater, but I honestly don’t remember. I might have, but I’m not sure, so don’t hold it against me. What…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Coffy (1973)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen It’s time to go back to the early 70’s again, my friends. An era that produced a vast amount of great thrillers, along with some superb action and horror movies too. So, there’s a deep well to dive into for some awesome entertainment! I’ll certainly return to that funky well many a time, I can promise…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Dragonslayer (1981)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen In the Dark Ages, magic was a weapon. Love was a mystery. Adventure was everywhere… and dragons were real. It sounds like a fairytale, right? And since it was co-produced by Walt Disney Productions and Paramount Pictures you’d assume it was a light-hearted story of chivalry and fair maidens, right? Wrong! It’s pretty obvious from the…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Revenge of the Ninja (1983)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Here’s another one of those martial arts flicks Michael and I used to watch so many times it was ridiculous. And this one had two bonuses… Shô Kosugi and ninjas! Shô Kosugi was born in 1948 in a suburb to Tokyo, Japan and begun training in the martial arts at the tender age of five. He…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Fatal Beauty (1987)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Whoopi Goldberg from Sister Act, Ghost and Burglar stars as narcotics cop Rita Rizzoli in Fatal Beauty, an action-comedy from the late 80’s. She’s a tough-talking, no-nonsense woman who knows how to get shit done. We start off by seeing her in disguise as she’s trying to bust a local drug dealer. But as is always…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: White Fire (1984)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen When the movie starts we’re immediately thrown into a very dramatic chase scene. Two grown-ups and two kids are seen running for their lives through a forest. The dad tells his wife and kids to run for the beach where they are to meet the American, while he stays back to try to lure their pursuers…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Fade to Black (1980)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Eric Binford is a shy young man who mostly lives for and through his movies. He’s a loner and doesn’t really socialize well with other people. He talks in movie quotes and sometimes acts like the actors he immortalizes. He knows everything about them and their movies and is extremely knowledgeable, especially about the black &…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Airplane! (1980)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Ok, so how would you describe Airplane! (1980) to someone who hasn’t seen it? “Silly” might be the right word, wouldn’t you agree? This zany comedy is among the first successful spoof movies made and it is certainly one of the best, if not THE best, ever made. This is, of course, only my opinion, but I’m…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: I Love You To Death (1990)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Joey Boca is a hardworking family-man! He owns a pizza-parlor and also the building housing said pizza-parlor and has the apartments for rent too, so there’s plenty to do during the days. His wife, Rosalie, also works hard with the place and takes care of the paperwork. Joey is an incurable womanizer, so he also does…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Top Gun (1986)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen This week, ladies & gentlemen, boys & girls, I hope you’ll follow me ”up there with the Best of the Best”. That’s right! I’m taking a look at the classic 80’s movie Top Gun and I’m sure some of you are right now thinking: “What? Top Gun? A forgotten flick?” I would argue that, yes… yes…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Reviews: Wheels on Meals (1984)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen I suppose it was inevitable that I would land on a “Jackie Chan movie” at one point. I like the movies he’s in, especially the early ones. Sure, some of his latter ones like The Medallion, Shanghai Knights or the Rush Hour movies are action-filled and lots of fun to watch, but I’m still partial to…

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Deep-Fried Cheese Movie Review: Jersey Shore Shark Attack (2012)

Tweet   by Jason D. Grooms In July of 1916 an unprecedented heat wave led thousands of tourists to the Jersey shore seeking relief.  But instead of relief, all they found was a tooth-filled horror that filled every newspaper in the country. The terror that filled the waters that summer launched a national obsession with shark attacks and even inspired…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Raw Deal (1986)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Mark Kaminsky is a former FBI-agent who now works as a sheriff in a small town in North Carolina. He was forced to retire after he got a little rough with a suspect in a kidnapping-case involving an 11-year old girl. In his defense, Mr. Kaminsky says that he did what he did because the perpetrator…

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Deep-Fried Cheese Movie Review: Bigfoot (2012)

Tweet By Jason D. Grooms There are scant few creatures that speak louder or bigger to the American fascination with monster lore than the super-hairy, unkempt, woods-tromping, barefooted beast we all know and love.  No, I don’t mean me.  I’m talking about the one and only Sasquatch or as you common folk might refer to him, Bigfoot. OK, I admit…

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Peter’s Retro Movie: Spacehunter – Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen I must have been 16 years old when this was released on VHS here in Sweden. I don’t think I’ve seen it since, so my memory of it was pretty vague going into it this time around. What I do remember thinking back then, is that I thought the pairing of Peter Strauss as the down-on-his-luck…

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Deep-Fried Cheese Movie Review: Arachnoquake (2012)

Tweet   by Jason D. Grooms When I say “New Orleans” and “disaster” what comes to mind? Hurricane? Flooding? Levies breaking? Giant tidal surge? Katrina?  Not this time mon cheri. This time it’s something worse.  Something way worse.  It’s Arachnoquake.  I bet you didn’t think of an earthquake that unleashes giant, fire-breathing dungeon spiders did you?!  You heard me. Fire…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Violent City (1970)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Charles Bronson is one of my favorite action-stars of the late 60’s, through the 70’s and 80’s and I have quite an extensive collection of his work in my movie-library. I’ll go out on a limb here and say that I know you’ve seen at least ONE of his many movies. Let me give you some…

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Return of the Living Deep-Fried Cheese

Tweet by Jason D. Grooms After a long hiatus, the Deep-Fried Cheese column is returning. Why? Quite frankly I’ve been watching a lot of great cheese lately and I feel like they’ve been lost in all of the Avengers/Prometheus/Hunger Games/blah blah blah chatter that has dominated the movie scene this year.  Where is the hype for Piranhaconda or Arachnoquake? And…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Remo Williams – The Adventure Begins (1985)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen This week’s movie-choice is based on a very successful series of books, “The Destroyer”-series, written by Warren Murphy and Richard Ben Sapir.  There are well over a hundred of them published so far and I actually haven’t read any of them. Bits and pieces from some of them sure, but never one in its entirety. Maybe…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Vamp (1986)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen The two fraternity pledges, Keith and AJ, finds the whole initiation mumbo-jumbo they’re being put through, stupid and immature and instead strike up a deal with the frat-leader. They are to get strippers for a big party and that’ll be their ticket in. Piece of cake, right? No, not really, and after striking out on every…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: The Innocents (1961)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen The movie opens with a blank black screen. A child is singing a slightly eerie song and this goes on for about 35-40 seconds before the 20th Century Fox logo fades in. When it fades out again the singing stops and is instead replaced by the sound of a woman sobbing. As the opening credits roll…

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