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 […]

Inferno (1997)

Over four decades, Don “The Dragon” Wilson won eleven world titles that included the IKF, WKA, KICK, ISKA, STAR and the PKO titles, defeating some of the most famous names in the sport of kickboxing, including Branko Cikatic, James Warring, Dennis Alexio and Maurice Smith. He turned that fame into a career in the kind […]

CANNON MONTH: Over the Top (1987)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared during a week of Stallone movies on August 15, 2019. A major film in Cannon’s journey to respectability, I was inspired to go back and update and add to this.  Stirling Silliphant wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for 1967’s In the Heat of the Night, as well as The Towering Inferno, The […]

Philippine War Week II: Invasion Cambodia, aka Intrusion: Cambodia (1983)

“There ain’t gonna be no rematch.” — Apollo Creed, telling you there won’t be a “Philippine War Week III” Thank god. The last and final, ever, Philippine war flick reviewed on this site (well, sans the idiotic Commando Invasion snafu that led us to review it, twice, this week). We started this nonsense four months […]