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Peter’s Retro Reviews: The Running Man (1987)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Damon Killian: “This is television, that’s all it is! It has nothing to do with people; it’s to do with ratings! For fifty years we’ve told them what to eat, what to drink, what to wear… For Christ’s sake, Ben, don’t you understand? Americans love television! They wean their kids on it! Listen… they love game-shows,…


Peter’s Retro Reviews: Steel Dawn (1987)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen   “He is the desert warrior, carving the future with his sword.” Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to return to a subgenre I have a soft spot for, namely the post apocalyptic action flick! Most of them were basically rip-offs of Mad Max (1979) and The Road Warrior (1981), and let’s be honest… most of…


Peter’s Retro Reviews: The Salute of the Jugger (1989)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen “People no longer remembered the Golden Age of the 20th Century. They didn’t remember the miraculous technology or the cruel wars that followed. They didn’t remember when Juggers first played The Game or how it came to be played with a dog skull…” The world in which the movie is set is a barren and bleak…


Peter’s Retro Reviews: Action Jackson (1988)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”NAME: Jericho Jackson, NICKNAME: Action, HOME: Detroit, PROFESSION: Cop, EDUCATION: Harvard Law, HOBBY: Fighting Crime, WEAPON: You’re lookin’ at ‘em” This week I’m returning to the world of the 80’s action flicks and you can’t go wrong with one with the actual word “action” in the title, can you? Well, you can… but not with this…


Peter’s Retro Reviews: The Impossible Kid (1982)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen I recently bought a book called “Action Movie Freak” written by Katrina Hill. The book is a celebration and homage to all things action and included with the book was a DVD featuring a movie called The Impossible Kid, which is a Filipino spy-movie spoof of sorts. Spoof might be the wrong word, because it’s played…


Peter’s Retro Movie Review: The Road Warrior (1982)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen First off, let me say that, yes… I realize that this movie might not be all that “forgotten” and when the next chapter in Max Rockatansky’s life, Mad Max: Fury Road, is finally released it might get another stint in the spotlight. Hell, they all might! So, why did I choose this flick to review this…


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…


Peter’s Retro Reviews: Red Dawn (1984)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen I think I was 17 when I first saw Red Dawn back in 1985. I never caught it in the theater so that’s why I didn’t see it ‘til then, but I probably watched it a couple more times in the following years. But up until yesterday I hadn’t seen it for more than 20 years!!…


Retro Movie Review: Cobra (1986)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen In 1986 crime was a disease and Marion Cobretti was the cure! It’s an ordinary day and people are minding their own business and doing some shopping, when into the store wanders the character you can recognize a million miles away in this type of movies… The psycho! With a shotgun and a homemade bomb he…