3 items from 2017
1987 / Color /1.78:1 / Street Date October 4, 2017
Cinematography by Jacques Haitkin
Written by Jim Kouf
Directed by Jack Sholder
After a demanding evening spent bumping and grinding at The Harem Room, a weary young dancer packs up her gear and exits the club to a chorus of catcalls. She responds by whipping out a state-of-the-art shotgun and laying waste to not only to the would-be lotharios but a good section of Hollywood Boulevard. Is this the continuing story of Abel Ferrara’s Ms. 45? No, it’s Jack Sholder’s The Hidden, one of the wittiest B movies of the eighties.
That stripper’s gun-happy rampage is just the latest in a series of increasingly bizarre crimes catapulting the baffled police into a futile game of whack-a-mole; as soon as the cops eliminate one gunman, »
- Charlie Largent
Jules-Pierre Malartre Jun 28, 2017
A little less than a year ago, in the wake of Jerry Doyle’s passing, Babylon 5 creator J.M. Straczynski made a passionate plea to the universe; too many B5 alumni had died already. Following the untimely deaths of Michael O’Hare, Richard Biggs, Andreas Katsulas, Jeff Conaway, and more recently Jerry Doyle, Straczynski was “goddamned tired of it” and he asked the universe to “knock it off for a while”.
Most will remember Furst as lovable Kent 'Flounder' Dorfman in the 1978 cult classic Animal House, but to sci-fi »
This episode finally delved into the mysterious Operation Willoughby, to which we had only been given the vaguest of clues prior.
There have been some questions as to whether there would be a long-term story arc this season – certainly, this business with Chen lays that to rest.
It would have been nice to have learned about this apparently notorious Super Evil Criminal before now, but we can't have everything.
It was nice that there was at least some prior establishment (however vague) of Operation Willoughby, but Chen's sudden introduction as a Napoleon of Crime-type villain came off as a bit abrupt.
The decision to kill off Rafi Silver's Qasim seemed a bit harsh for the character, especially given what he'd »
- Kathleen Wiedel
3 items from 2017
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