Glorious Year 1990: “Darkman”

Time for another look at the film-year 1990. And this time it’s Sam Raimi’s “Darkman”.

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Glorious Year 1990: “Robocop 2”

IAB continues his “1990” series with a look at the best movie ever made featuring an acrobatic violin-player performing “Born to be Wild”.

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Glorious Year 1990: “Dick Tracy”

IAB finally gets back to his 1990-series with a film that still looks purty after all these years.

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Caption Contest Redux – Captain America (1990)

America! F*ck yeah! Join the Caption Contest and win an Amazon gift card- just follow the link!

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The Godfather vs. Goodfellas

Four writers discuss the old question “The Godfather vs. Goodfellas”. Which one of those classic gangster movies held up better?

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Glorious Year 1990: “Arachnophobia”

This time on the “Glorious Year 1990” – IAB re-watches “Arachnophobia”, and finds more in it than he even realized before.

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Caption Contest 138- Dick Tracy (1990)

Participate in the Caption Contest and get a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card at the end of the month! Disqus-comment system account needed.

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Caption Contest 134- Child’s Play 2 (1990)

Due to Brad Dourif’s 65th birthday yesterday, a pic from one of his most successful gigs was obligatory. Participate and win a $50 Amazon gift card!

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Caption Contest 97- Goodfellas (1990)

I had a few arguments if the gangster movie featured in today’s Caption Contest tops “Godfather” (I say yes).

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Glorious year 1990: “Death Warrant” – Van Damme vs. Sandman

I_am_Better continues his “Glorious year 1990”-series with a look to Van Damme’s “Death Warrant”

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Caption Contest 89- Total Recall (1990)
One of the few financially (and artistically) successful movies that feature the “Red Planet”. Yes, the “Mars movie curse” is real and proven! Read more
Caption Contest 72- Miller’s Crossing (1990)
In an act of shameless self-promotion for the Coen Brothers episode of our “Breakfast on Planet X” podcast, I present you an image from their seminal gangster drama with Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney and Marcia Gay Harden. Watch out for the next episode of our “Director’s series” of the... Read more
Caption Contest 65- RoboCop 2
As a sequel to the seminal SciFi action satire by Paul Verhoeven, RoboCop 2 (1990) by Irvin Kerhner is a travesty. As a movie on its own, it’s a quite decent SF-action thriller. After all, it has a cameo by comic book legend Frank Miller (300) and still one... Read more
Glorious year 1990: “Blind Fury” – Rutger Hauer goes Zatoichi
(originally published on Talkbacker on May 23, 2014) Legendary Japanese movie characters are aplenty: Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Hattori Hanzo, Lone Wolf Ogami Itto etc. Then there is Zatoichi. The blind swordsman. Created by novelist Kan Shimozava, the character went on to star in one of the longest running franchises in... Read more
Glorious year 1990: “I Come in Peace aka. Dark Angel”
(originally published on Talkbacker on April 24, 2014) In the turn of the 80/90’s, stunt co-ordinator and 2nd unit director Craig R. Baxley had a nice three-picture run of what I call “Baxley’s bad-ass trilogy”. Three action flicks starring three tough guys, lots of stunts, explosions,  mayhem, wreckage and... Read more
Glorious year 1990: “Tremors” – welcome to perfection
(originally published on Talkbacker on April 8, 2014) You only need to catch a glimpse of the “Jaws”-parodying poster for “Tremors”, and you’ll know exactly what to expect. These filmmakers aren’t about to throw blood and guts or dark stuff at ya. This is strictly tongue-in-cheek; there ARE underground... Read more
Glorious year 1990: “Men at Work” – the best garbagemen film ever made
(originally published on Talkbacker on March 28, 2014) James: This is the last year we throw trash. Carl: You said that last year. James: Yeah, but this year I mean it. Carl: You meant it last year. Stewart Copeland’s propulsive, and very recognizable music opens Men at Work. We... Read more
Glorious year 1990: “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane”
“Glorious year 1990” reverts back to the year that was when I got seriously into movies. In this series, I go back to select releases from that specific year and give them the love they reserve. (Released originally on Talkbacker on March 18, 2014) “They call me Ford Fairlane,... Read more