Taglines are an essential part of any promotional package. Along with posters and teaser trailers, their aim is to sell a movie without giving too much away. A great movie tagline says an awful lot using very little. It is clever and memorable […]
I like cheese. True, I dive into the more serious sides of R&B, Rock, 50s, Hip-Hop (the good kind. Shit’s hard to defend the last twenty years), punk, metal, et cetera. In short, I am a music junkie. And that means soundtracks! What kind? All. But here at VHS Revival, we do 80s […]
If the grind-house laid their claim back in the 70s, Cannon Films had theirs in the mid-80s with the VHS era.
Not so much a film company at that point, but rather a genre unto themselves. Aerobic-instructor ninjas, Vietnamese prison camps, inner-city gangs, vigilantes, breakdance battles, arm wrestling, excessive rape, Chuck Norris, 357 Magnums,and Superman questing for peace, these are just a few of the things that come to mind when the name Cannon Films pops up. They spit out classics faster than the bullets from a Charles Bronson hand cannon […]
Things to play with. That’s all we are to some.
Using our own planet for his own personal amusement, the Merciless Ming rained hellfire (literally) on the earth by taking his time to torture us to death with really really bad weather—instead of just blowing us up straight away Darth Vader-style. That’s just too easy for a man who has a thing for the ball worms. Ming, being the “man” that he is, gives us a convenient countdown to total destruction […]
I realize this title is pretty verbose but I liked the sound of it so I will apologize beforehand. Now that I have gotten that out of the way, it’s almost the end of summer. However, there is still time to plan that critical vacay.
Let’s face it. You are overworked, underpaid and probably needing to slip away to some tropical paradise with cabana girls and boys sipping some sort of rum concoction or a nice, cool, refreshing Mojito […]
From political refugee to Miami kingpin, for a brief period the world was truly his, but where exactly did it go wrong for the man who wanted it all? The tenacious Montana was straight off the banana boat, but he didn’t let that stop him. All he had in this world was his word and his balls, and he didn’t break them for no one.
It was this kind of straight-shooting attitude that allowed Montana to quickly climb the ranks […]
I decided I wanted to be a writer in the third grade when I created my first short story, Timmy the Turtle. Honestly, I didn’t believe I had a future, but my English teacher fell in love with it and hung it on the bulletin board. To a young schoolgirl, that was like having a New York Times best seller!
You can learn the craft of writing from reading books by people who are self-publishing gurus, or you can join numerous writers’ support groups, if you are in to that sort of thing […]
In the mid-1980’s, Michael Dudikoff shot to fame as Cannon’s most unlikely stealth assassin.
For many martial arts fans, this was somewhat baffling. Not only did he lack basic martial arts training, he looked more like a teenage pin-up than a warrior trained in the Orient’s deadliest art form, and compared to co-star Steve James, his physique was somewhat wimpy, making him the antithesis of pumped-up 80s action stars like Schwarzenegger and Stallone […]
While watching the movie Roadhouse the other night, I decided to take a trip down memory lane and revisit several films to view their sex scenes. Why would I do this? It is very easy, I needed a good laugh.
For whatever reason, Hollywood seems to think that the average person is a yogi or contortionist. Sex scenes are designed to raise the room temperature […]
My husband John and I were watching a DVD the other day and the trailer for the horror thriller Don’t Breathe came on. I hate to admit it but I was mildly intrigued by the premise. John, on the other hand, was not even remotely interested.
“The guy is blind. What is he going to do to me? I can run. He can’t see me.” I replied, “Yes, but his other senses have probably become more acute out of compensation.” Rolling his eyes, John said […]