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Peter’s Retro Reviews: The Final Countdown (1980)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”On December 7, 1980, the nuclear carrier, U.S.S. Nimitz disappeared in the Pacific… and reappeared December 7, 1941… The day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor!” This week I thought we’d take a look at yet another time travel movie involving a military vessel… if you remember, we’ve already covered “The Philadelphia Experiment” on both the podcast…


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 Rewind: The Exterminator (1980)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Do you remember back when I did a review about the movie Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, where Robert Ginty had a small part as a helicopter pilot? I wrote that I was eventually going to “talk” about The Exterminator. Well, it took me a while, but here we are… In 1981 when it was…


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 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…


Peter’s Retro Reviews: The Last Dragon (1985)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Let’s take another trip down memory-lane! It’s 1985 and my 17 year old self was at a late-night screening in Copenhagen, Denmark. My chosen movie for the evening was The Last Dragon and I remember being more or less awestruck already at the opening credits. The movie opens on Leroy Greene during a training session where…


Retro Movie Review: Streets of Fire (1984)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen We all have movies we watch over and over again, right? The ones where we know every damn line by heart? In most cases the movies we do treat like this, are not your typical academy award winners, but the ones that fall more under the forgotten flicks category. Am I right in that assumption? I’d…


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…