The Main Event (1979)

I Saw A Film! Was the world really clamoring for a Steisand / O'Neal reunion or was this hokey comic mis-adventure just taking advantage of the wake caused by the mega-success of Rocky? This is the perm era. Barbara has a ridiculous perm (and in one of the film's outfits she posed for a Playboy…

Mean Johnny Barrow (1975)

Sent to fight for America and mistreated by a stupid ass Lt whom Johnny punches out, a dishonorably discharged Johnny Barrow has to try to make his way in an America that was never for the black man to begin with. While much progress has been made (of course it has!), it seems our racial…

Shoot First, Die Later (1974)

A gritty Italian dirty cop affair pitting a young corrupt officer who has risen in the ranks against his own conscience. Unfortunately for him everyone around him pays the price including his career cop father who assists in one of his criminal acts, and parts company with his son out of disgust. Soon an avalanche…

Soul Brothers of Kung-fu (1977)

In an alternate universe where Bruce Lee survived and transformed himself into a less talented actor/martial artist and renamed himself Bruce Li, we find this team of adorable Chinese misfits trying to survive general hardship and the mysteries of romantic attachment to a singular cute woman they must share between them while vicious crime lords…

Tommy (1975)

This famous old adaptation of a bunch of the Who's famous music went by before I was old enough to go see it, and then of course, it was sort of lost to memory. In retrospect, having seen it for the first time yesterday, I have to admit that I was somewhat disappointed. I should…

Futureworld (1976) and Replika app.

Not particularly fresh off the not particularly successful Westworld (1973) which we're reminded about in a series of violent clips including perennial Steve Franken getting shot, the fantasy world in which robots provide our every whim tries it again! For this incarnation we're treated to a series of fantasy worlds including a 13th century Europe…

Devil’s Express (1976)

I Saw A Film! A lanky NYC, street-tough martial arts teacher and devotee of Eastern philosophical outlook, and sometime peacenik (with the ACTUAL unlikely name of Warhawk Tanzania (The WWWF could have used him)) finds himself having to not only heal a rift between the Chinese and Black street gangs, but also just flat out…

Rock Rock Rock! (1956)

IN which a baby Tuesday Weld (13 years old!) gets into a strange bargaining situation with fifteen dollars and a forty-five dollar dress. The nature of this little convoluted transaction relying on a premise of greed would basically seal her fate as the gold-digging Thalia on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis a few years…

A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

So Elvis had already been pumping out about six films a year for several years when this film was put together. Keef Richards had watched the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival (it breaks my heart in a way that I grew up to my thirties in RI and rarely went anywhere near Newport, and NEVER even…

Record City (1977)

This ninety minutes of juvenalia goes by very slowly and isn't much aided by the fact that most of the humor revolves around some awful masculine stereotypes and business managers getting repeatedly racked in the batteries by offended ladies. The writers of this film had an endless appetite for that groan-worthy gag, but it isn't…