Action Jackson (1988) – A Quick Capsule Review

Action Jackson (1988) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Action Jackson is a top notch film.  It’s got everything – action, Al Leong, gratuitous nudity, synth music, familiar faces, Carl Weathers, a silly lead character name (Jericho ‘Action’ Jackson) quips, stunts and, of course, Vanity.  It’s screams the 80’s from every second of its tightly edited ninety minute run time.  It also has held up quite well, all things considered.  It’s odd that in the pantheon of great 80’s action films that Jackson it isn’t remembered more fondly.  Seek it out – it’s well worth it.

Best Bit: Weathers is superb

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Never Too Young To Die, Lethal Weapon 2, Tango & Cash

 


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Tango & Cash (1989) – The Education Of Josh Quick Review

Tango & Cash (1989) – The Education Of Josh Quick Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Tango & Cash is an bang on 80’s classic.  The action is tight, the run time perfect and the chemistry between Russell and Stallone is almost unmatched.  In fact it’s so good I’m surprised they didn’t make more films together – I for one would even now (all these years later) would love to see a sequel.  Or a cross over with Lethal Weapon.  Anyway… Tango & Cash sails through on it’s charm and even now almost 30 years later it still packs it in spades.  A must watch for action fans.

Best Bit: The shower scene is hysterical

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Cobra, Lethal Weapon 2, Beverley Hills Cop, Showdown In Little Tokyo 

 

 

 

 


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Tango & Cash (1989) – A Quick Capsule Review

Tango & Cash (1989) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Tango & Cash is an bang on 80’s classic.  The action is tight, the run time perfect and the chemistry between Russell and Stallone is almost unmatched.  In fact it’s so good I’m surprised they didn’t make more films together – I for one would even now (all these years later) would love to see a sequel.  Or a cross over with Lethal Weapon.  Anyway… Tango & Cash sails through on it’s charm and even now almost 30 years later it still packs it in spades.  A must watch for action fans.

Best Bit: The shower scene is hysterical

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Cobra, Lethal Weapon 2, Beverley Hills Cop, Showdown In Little Tokyo 

 

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Phil’s Top 5… Summer Movie Seasons

Phil’s Top 5… Summer Movie Seasons

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In a new semi-regular feature each week Phil takes a lookout a different movie related Top Five… this time out: the best summer movie seasons (Post 1975).

Close but no cigar: 1981 (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Stripes, Escape from New York), 1991 (Terminator 2, Boyz n the Hood), 1989 (Batman, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Lethal Weapon 2, License to Kill), 1987 ( Predator, Robocop, Dirty Dancing, The Living Daylights, Full Metal Jacket)

5 – 1984
Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins, The Karate Kid, Once Upon a Time in America, Purple Rain, The Last Starfighter, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Top Secret!, Conan the Destroyer

4 – 1999
The Sixth Sense, Run Lola Run, The Blair Witch Project, The Iron Giant, South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut, Dick, American Pie, Bowfinger , The Thomas Crown Affair, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

3 – 1985
Back to the Future, The Goonies, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Cocoon, Fletch, Explorers, Fright Night, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Pale Rider, Prizzi’s Honor, Silverado, Weird Science, Brewster’s Millions 

2 – 1982
E.T., Poltergeist, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Thing, TRON, The Road Warrior, Conan the Barbarian, Rocky III

1- 1986
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Aliens, Top Gun, Stand by Me, The Fly, Big Trouble in Little China, Back to School, Cobra, Labyrinth, Short Circuit, Transformers: The Movie, SpaceCamp, Flight of the Navigator