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Movie reviews of older, forgotten movies.

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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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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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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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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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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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Body Double (1984)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Jake Scully is a struggling actor going between his acting classes and a starring role in a low budget vampire movie. One day he has a little “incident” at the set, caused by his claustrophobia and the director sends him home for a rest. In the small part as the director I think you’ll recognize Dennis…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Reviews: The Killings At Outpost Zeta (1980)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen This week, ladies and gentlemen, I’ve found an obscure little sci-fi thriller for you. I’ll bet most of you haven’t even heard of it, much less actually seen it. It’s an extremely low-budget movie, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be a bad one, right? In this case, however… it does, because The Killings…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Extreme Prejudice (1987)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen At the start of the movie we see a plane landing! Along with the rest of the passengers, Major Paul Hackett emerges. He’s played by an actor I’ve always liked, namely Michael Ironside from Top Gun and Total Recall for instance. What then follows is an assembly of a highly trained army unit, a “zombie unit”…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Zapped! (1982)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Barney and Peyton are two normal high school boys who are about to have their everyday lives shaken up a little bit by a science-project gone wrong. Barney is experimenting with some sort of growth formula for plants and he also has two mice he uses in different experiments. Nothing harmful, of course! One involves giving…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: The Wraith (1986)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen The small desert town, Brooks, in Arizona is being ”terrorized” by Packard Walsh and his gang of misfits. Well, it’s mostly the younger population being bullied, I suppose, since we don’t really see any of the “older” people getting harassed. They’re forced to participate in car-races where the winner gets the loser’s car. So far, Packard’s…

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