Derek Winnert

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Cyborg ** (1989, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn, Alex Daniels, Dayle Haddon) – Classic Movie Review 5932

The young Jean-Claude Van Damme at the height of his burgeoning arts hunk career plays a slinger (guide) called Gibson Rickenbacker who meets a woman called Pearl Prophet (Dayle Haddon) who reveals she is a cyborg […]

Aug, 18

The General Died at Dawn **** (1936, Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Akim Tamiroff, Dudley Digges, Porter Hall) – Classic Movie Review 5585

Director Lewis Milestone’s 1936 film-noir adventure crime thriller stars Gary Cooper as American mercenary O’Hara who tries to stop ruthless warlord General Yang (Akim Tamiroff) from taking over part of China. Meanwhile spy Judy Perrie (Madeleine Carroll) lures him […]

Jun, 11

The Wild Geese **** (1978, Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Kruger, Stewart Granger, Jack Watson, Frank Finlay, Kenneth Griffith, Barry Foster) – Classic Movie Review 5489

Director Andrew V McLaglen’s intense, realistic and enjoyable 1978 all-star British blood-and-guts war adventure movie stars Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris and Hardy Kruger as Colonel Allen Faulkener, Lieutenant Shawn Fynn and Captain Rafer […]

May, 24

China Gate *** (1957, Gene Barry, Angie Dickinson, Nat ‘King’ Cole) – Classic Movie Review 5383

Writer/ producer/ director Samuel Fuller’s 1957 movie is gung-ho war adventure stuff, but with considerable edge and intelligence, in which a French-led multinational group of adventurers attack a Communist ammo dump in Indo-China in 1954. […]

May, 02

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi *** (2016, John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale) – Movie Review

Director Michael Bay’s 2012-set real-life action thriller is a sterling 2016 account of the attack at a US compound in Libya in which the American ambassador is killed. It focuses on the bravery of a six-man American […]

Feb, 10

Deadpool *** (2016, Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, T J Miller, Ed Skrein) – Movie Review

Based on Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-superhero, this exceptionally grown-up and tough toned Marvel movie tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, played by a totally up-for-it Ryan Reynolds. He is […]

Feb, 09

Hard Target *** (1993, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler) – Classic Movie Review 1723

Director John Woo’s 1993 action thriller provides Jean-Claude Van Damme with one of his better vehicles, as Chance Boudreaux, a down-on-his-luck New Orleans merchant seaman who comes to the aid of determined young Detroit lawyer […]

Sep, 30

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