Hart to Hart Returns (1983)

Hart to Hart aired from 1979 to 1984 and was all about Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, a married rich couple who -- much like The Thin Man or McMillan and Wife -- solved mysteries together. Much like Jessica Fletcher, every single person they come into contact with usually dies. Screenwriter and novelist Sidney Sheldon created the show… Continue reading Hart to Hart Returns (1983)

Cliffhanger (1993)

This movie didn't start out being about rock climbing. Carolco Pictures had originally signed Sylvester Stallone to appear opposite John Candy -- of all people -- in Bartholomew Vs. Neffa, a John Hughes written and directed comedy about feuding neighbors. That movie was dropped, but Stallone stayed on for two more projects. Isobara: Written by Jim… Continue reading Cliffhanger (1993)

Demolition Man (1993)

Marco Brambilla is a Milan-born, New York City-based video collage and installation artist, which doesn't make him a natural choice to direct a Sylvester Stallone movie. He also directed Excess Baggage, Dinotopia and the upcoming Abominable, but if you said, "Who should direct a slam-bang action film?" I would not answer with a video installation artist… Continue reading Demolition Man (1993)

The Chill Factor (1993)

Have you ever wondered, "What would happen if The Exorcist and the Winter Olympics came together in a 1980's VHS rental horror film?" Good news. Arrow Video has brought back this barely seen film, originally known as Demon Possessed, for your viewing pleasure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jsN40Y7-Gs This movie produced and directed by Christopher Webster (the producer of Hellraiser, Heathers, Meet… Continue reading The Chill Factor (1993)

Striking Distance (1993)

If you live anywhere else in the world other than Pittsburgh, you'd never care about this movie. But within Allegheny County, Striking Distance is celebrated with the same ardor that some folks reserve for movies like Gone With the Wind and Citizen Kane. Sure, other movies have been filmed here. But few have the names of our streets shouted… Continue reading Striking Distance (1993)