Spring Break (1983)

I Saw A Film! I have to apologize as this film was so entirely vapid I really had a lot of trouble focusing on it. The premise, of course, some boys, played by actors I vaguely recognize, going to Ft. Lauderdale and gawking at girls, and ending up having to share a hotel room with…

Fatal Beauty (1987)

I Saw A Film! Following on the success of Beverly Hills Cop, which used a wisecracking, street-smart Eddie Murphy as a kind of fantasy police officer, handling his investigation with kooky, potato-in-the-tailpipe aplomb, one can almost hear the producers clamoring for another similar franchise, recruiting Whoopi Goldberg and teaming her with a cast of white…

The Oily Maniac (1976)

I Saw A Film! A fun old, exploitative, part monster and part super-hero (of the Swamp Thing variety) type film with a lot of comeuppances for some nasty folks who abuse their positions for profit. The back story is a fun one and includes a bit of East Asian racism, hey you need an origin…

The Big Chill (1983)

I Saw A Film! So not quite 40 years has gone by for this film, and so much of the pleasure of watching something like this is the bittersweet impact of the youth in the faces of these actors. From Glenn Close to Jeff Goldblum to William Hurt and Kevin Kline, people of a certain…

Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

I Saw A Film! This is the story of a dirty truck that, once buried, can erupt from the ground with it's turbo-charger and make for a great poster. As young dummies, my friends and I wanted to see this old stinker because we thought, like the film-makers must have, that watching Qui-Chiang Kane take…

10 to Midnight (1983)

I Saw a Film! These evil loner serial killers were a dime a dozen in the old action films. This particular film spawns a karate killer that Fear City would reuse the following year. The young fellow, a Ken doll with a knife, strips naked and traps pretty ladies before slaying them with a kitchen…

Mitchell (1975)

I Saw A Film! Having caught this on Mystery Science Theater 3000, decades ago, I thought it might be fun to give it a more fair run through. Also I just reviewed a made-for-TV version of Walking Tall (originally with Jo Don, but swapped out for Brian Dennehy for TV). So what was JDB doing…

Hot Rod Girl (1956)

I Saw A Film! Hot Rod girl! She's driving the hotrods, those old fifty's buggies with the engines exposed. But, only in the beginning of the show. The movie quickly stops being about a lady hot-rodder and switches over to a death in the family, with a new wiseass in town challenging everyone's driving skills…

Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)

I Saw A Film! Pixie Winona with disheveled hair and a little menagerie of lost animals plays a largely unloved kid called Dinky (though, I thought it was Stinky) who has a minor crush on a dullard, falls down a lot and gets no help, and finally imagines she's the daughter of a beloved local…