NEW WORLD PICTURES MONTH: Death Race 2000 (1975)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This was first on the site on August 31, 2018. There are people that say there’s no such thing as a perfect movie. Those people have never seen Death Race 2000, a film that’s packed with pop culture references, ultraviolence, black humor, political commentary and great character moments. After the “World Crash of ’79”, […]

CANNON MONTH 2: First Blood (1982)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This was originally on the site on August 16, 2019. First Blood was not produced by Cannon but was released on video by HBO/Cannon Video. The first of the Rambo films has an interesting pedigree. It comes from director Ted Kotcheff (the original Fun With Dick and Jane, North Dallas Forty, Uncommon Valor, Weekend at Bernie’s) and was […]

Samaritan (2022)

25 years ago, Samaritan and Nemesis — twin superhuman brothers whose parents died in a fire — fought to the death in Granite City. Today, graffiti of both of their logos can be seen all over, but if anything, the city has gotten worse. A gang leader named Cyrus (Pilou Asbæk) has found the weapon […]

CANNON MONTH 2: Fifty/Fifty (1992)

Jake Wyer (Peter Weller) and Sam French (Robert Hays) are mercenaries who have been recruited by CIA agent Martin (director Charles Martin Smith) to overthrow a power-mad Tenggaran dictator named Bosavi (Dom Magwili). Weller and Hays were not the first actors picked for the film, as originally this was a Chuck Norris and Michael Dudikoff team-up, […]

Arnold Week: Escape Plan (2013)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This was first on the site on September 2, 2019. Despite the teaming of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Escape Plan underperformed at the U.S. box office. So how have there been three of these films? Simple. International box-office success, as this movie debuted in first place in several foreign markets, with the total […]