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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 Island * (1980, Michael Caine, David Warner, Angela Punch McGregor, Frank Middlemass) – Classic Movie Review 5548

The Jaws writer Peter Benchley adapts his own novel and comes back together with the Jaws producers Richard D Zanuck and David Brown for a movie they would no doubt rather forget. Probably Michael Caine isn’t too […]

Jun, 04

Captain Kidd *** (1945, Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, Reginald Owen, John Carradine, Gilbert Roland, Sheldon Leonard, Henry Daniell, John Qualen) – Classic Movie Review 4803

Director Rowland V Lee’s lively if slack and unhistorical 1945 adventure movie has the great virtue of starring the incomparable Charles Laughton. He enjoys a fine old time in a lip-smacking over-the-top display of dynamic […]

Dec, 21

Spawn of the North **** (1938, George Raft, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, Akim Tamiroff, John Barrymore, Louise Platt) – Classic Movie Review 4582

Director Henry Hathaway’s all-action 1938 sea adventure about a salmon-fishing war between the Americans and Russians off Alaska is a high-spirited movie with great Alaskan glacier scenery. The outstanding special effects, sound effects and photographic […]

Nov, 03

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story **½ (2004, Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Rip Torn, Justin Long, Christine Taylor, Gary Cole) – Classic Movie Review 4356

To save his gym from foreclosure, Vince Vaughn arranges for his gang of gym buddy misfits to fight Ben Stiller’s team for a $50,000 prize at a Las Vegas game of dodgeball. There are as […]

Sep, 13

Fury at Smugglers’ Bay *** (1961, Peter Cushing, John Fraser, Bernard Lee, William Franklyn, June Thorburn, Miles Malleson, Michèle Mercier, George Coulouris, Liz Fraser) – Classic Movie Review 4175

Writer-director John Gilling’s fun 1961 period adventure stars Peter Cushing as a Cornish squire who tries to keep the smugglers at bay. Gilling’s British sea saga about a gang of shipwreckers’ reign of terror in […]

Aug, 15

The Sea Hawk **** (1924, Milton Sills, Enid Bennett, Lloyd Hughes, Wallace Beery) – Classic Movie Review 3859

Director Frank Lloyd’s once famous 1924 silent film of Rafael Sabatini’s sea-borne swashbuckler story is beautifully produced and still exciting. It was a big hit and ended up the highest grossing movie of 1924. Forgotten star […]

Jun, 13


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