Red Dawn (2012) ☆ ☆

Imagine if you will that North Korea, with the help of Soviet Russia, uses an EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) weapon against the western United States and then takes advantage of our downed defenses to invade Spokane, Washington.  That is the premise […]

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Hooper (1978) ☆ ☆ ☆

Hal Needham had worked as the stunt coordinator on Hellfighters before finally climbing into the director’s chair in the late 1970s.  His second film, Hooper (1978), a loving tribute to stuntmen everywhere and Jock Mahoney in particular (Jock was co-star […]

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Hellfighters (1968) ☆ ☆ ☆

Not all of John Wayne’s contemporary dramas stand up to the passage of time, but I revisit Hellfighters (1968), his oil well-firefighting movie, every few years because it does.  Hellfiighters is a fictionalized version of real-life fire-fighter “Red” Adair’s adventures […]

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