Teen Wolf (1985)

I Saw A Film! A movie about a baby Michael J Fox who inherits his wolfishness from family, spins it into success with the ladies and in his chosen sports of basketball, and dancing on the roof of vans in traffic, and then chooses to somehow reject his wolfy side in favor of not needing…

The Hunter (1980)

I Saw A Film! The legendary McQueen plays a well known bounty hunter in this no frills story about catching rednecks and other louts for the cash reward. McQueen chases dynamite throwing weirdos with a combine, he gets into a difficult hand-to-hand with a massive oaf, and is himself pursued, or his wife rather, by…

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

I Saw A Film! It's a one of those accidents of life that kept me from seeing this silly mess of a musical until now. While it was always popular while I was growing up, the opportunity to easily catch it never materialized. Then of course it drifts back into the darkness of all those…

Out Of Bounds (1986)

I Saw a Film! Anthony Michael Hall ends up with a massive amount of a psychopath's drugs in a duffel bag. He's also equipped with a Three Stooges like ability to create goofy inconvenience for himself by stumbling onto bodies, and producing guns in front of nervous cops. The movie opens with a lilt toward…

Willow (1988)

I saw a film! A rollicking para-comic, fantasy and adventure story with not just hues of Lord of the Rings if the story sort of never left the shire. It's perhaps, not really fair to suggest the tale borrows heavily from a LOTR playbook, as that basically is *the playbook* for this sort of sword…

Grosse Point Blank (1997)

I Saw A film! In which John Cusack, a lovesick hired gun, manages to fistfight Benny the Jet and win! He also manages to win over Minnie Driver, a small town radio host who plays lots of Clash music nearly two decades post punk. The central and hard to take conceit of this crud is…

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

I Saw A Film! A story by the great John Cleese and outfitted with no less talents than Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, and possibly the sexiest and most amusing con-artist version of Jamie Lee Curtis ever put on film. The film has it's flaws, of course, but it is mostly meant as a hysterical bank…

The Thin Red Line (1998)

I Saw A Film! War produces two kinds of stories, one, the Audie Murphy to Saving Private Ryan revelation of heroic necessity in a time of demand. We bow to those elders who took upon themselves the life-risking tasks of accomplishing the massive and horrible duties of soldiering under fire. Bloody horror surrounds them, yet…

Grizzly (1976)

I Saw A Film! Your basic killer monster film based on a bear and set in the woods. Our beast has an appetite for lovely young women (appropriately enough as classic monsters go), and the kills are sequences of flashes of violence with cheap aftermath effects. Body parts fly, faces are scratched, and we're told…

Midnight Run (1988)

I Saw A film! A planes, Trains and automobiles adventure that puts De Niro and Grodin together in comic, but adversarial framing. Of course, with the likes of Dennis Farina as a mob boss, Yaphet Kotto as an FBI investigator and Joey "Pants" as a bail bonds chief all coming at them from different sides,…