Streets of Fire (1984)

Streets of Fire is one of those 80’s flicks that I’d frequently heard of in the pop culture peripherals, but never saw and actually knew very little about. I knew that Walter Hill (Last Man Standing), who’s films I generally love, directed it, that it had a weird, stylized and off-kilter in-film universe and involved […]

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Worth Pondering

A short story by LR Forgues Started Oct 6, 2021 — When it was late and dark, as it was now, his mind tended to wander. Not too far, mind you, there was still a job to do. But just far enough to tickle a deep-rooted intellectual curiosity, which was a most welcome distraction on […]

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The Fourth Protocol (1987)

It was around the period of this espionage thrillers release that I was able to start embracing more adult fare, when it came to movies. My parents were very cool (or very naïve, take your pick) and let me check out a number of the more hardcore type classics that were hitting the theatre’s and […]

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A short story by LR Forgues Chapter One – Smoke and Shadow 11:42 pm Saturday *Meow* The girl, not yet into her 20’s, pulled the smouldering joint from her glossed lips and quickly brushed a blond dread away from her pretty soon-to-be-bloodshot eyes; sky blue eyes which scanned the bushes with an edge of oddly […]


T2 Trainspotting (2017)

In the 90’s, if there were two flicks that demonstrated the impact a solid soundtrack can have on a movie’s place in pop culture history, they were Pulp Fiction (1994) and Trainspotting (1996), arguably then followed by Judgement Night (1993) and Reservoir Dogs (1992) (personal bias but I would also throw 1993’s Cool World soundtrack […]

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The Suicide Squad (2021)

When the advertising campaign for writer / director David Ayer’s Suicide Squad adaptation kicked off back in 2016, I’ll admit that I was hyped (and even went and saw it as a birthday thing with my wife). It looked like a cool, moody, action-packed story of super-villains being forced to fight for the forces of […]

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Shadow in the Cloud (2020)

I had forgotten that this movie existed until a coworker mentioned that he’d caught it on Netflix and that I should check it out. I had already been curious, based on the little I knew (and what I knew wasn’t all good, that’s for sure) but on a tipsy Saturday night, my wife and I […]

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Godzilla VS Kong (2021)

As I’ve mentioned before, I love the old school Kaiju flicks that have poured out of Asia, going back to Japan’s first terror-filled introduction to the genre in 1954, with the original Godzilla (or Gojira, more accurately) when he was acting as the cathartic personification of the fear and horror the Japanese population endured in […]

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Army of the Dead (2021)

Zack Snyder has taken a lot of shit in his career, especially over the last decade, really from around the time that he (unwisely?) hitched his wagon to the DC Cinematic Universe, as overseen by Warner Bros. Before I proceed further, I’ll just preface this by saying that, without shame, I’ve always been entertained by […]

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Greenland (2020)

The Scene – it was a Friday night after yet another taxing week and my Better Half and I were wanting to check out something with an escapist slant to it…you know…the equivalent to tasty cinematic pablum. Easily digestible. Not too strenuous on the brain or nerves. Sifting through our streaming choices…I stumbled upon Greenland. […]

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