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Peter’s Retro Reviews: 10 to Midnight (1983)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”Forget what’s legal… Do what’s right!” I’ve stated before that I’m a huge Charles Bronson fan, so it was only a matter of time before we landed on one of his flicks again. I vaguely remember watching 10 to Midnight in the theater back in the day, but it’s been so damn long since I last…


Peter’s Retro Reviews: Blow Out (1981)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen With this week’s movie-pick I, once again, find myself returning to the world of Brian De Palma. That’s not surprising though, considering the fact that he’s a great director who’s given us such gems as Dressed To Kill, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carrie, Carlito’s Way and a personal favorite of mine, Phantom of the Paradise. The comedy…


Peter’s Retro Reviews: Flashpoint (1984)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”A wrecked jeep… a skeleton… a rifle… 800,000 dollars in cash.” Flashpoint was released in Sweden in 1985 and I know my friend, Michael, and I rented it at one point. But I remember next to nothing about it.  So, I went into this movie with no preconceived notions at all, other than a hope that…


Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Sharky’s Machine (1981)

Tweet By Peter Nielsen ”You know Friscoe, when we used to flush the toilet up-stairs, we always wondered where it came to…” When a drug-bust goes horribly wrong, the department blames Sgt. Sharky who’s promptly transferred from Narcotics to Vice. I love the way they’ve filmed his “descent”… It’s one continuous shot from his nice and bright office down the…


Peter’s Retro Movie Review: The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”In 1943 the U.S. Navy conducted a series of tests to render allied ships invisible to enemy radar. The results of these tests have never been made public. The final test, which resulted in the project’s termination, has come to be known as… The Philadelphia Experiment.” This is the text with which the movie opens and…


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 &…


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…


Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Runaway (1986)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen In the not too distant future most of the ”boring” daily chores are taken care of by robots in all shapes and sizes. Everything from cooking and cleaning in your home, to helping out and making life simpler in offices and factories. Ok, so robots in factories isn’t exactly science fiction and hasn’t been for a…


Peter’s Retro Movie Review: The Burning (1981)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”There used to be a camp not far from here, just across the lake. It was called Camp Blackfoot. No one goes there anymore. Everything burnt down. This camp had a caretaker, and his name was Cropsy. Now, this Cropsy was a drunkard… a sadist, and he got real pleasure out of hurting… scaring. And he…