90s, Action, Mook, Robots

Omega Doom (1996) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

That image makes this movie feel way more Slavic than it actually is. Robots in movies! We all love robots in movies. There’s nothing quite like the near-constant whine of robotic joints and servos every single time one moves that makes us cringe and take icepicks to our ears. Seriously, whoever thought this was a […]

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80s, Action, Horror?, Mook

The Zero Boys (1986) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

1980s America. What a fantastic place it was, where any white kid could get a gun and try to solve the world’s problems. Red Dawn, Born American, Savage Streets…the kids end up highly armed and, well, often times dead. Wasn’t it grand? Enter The Zero Boys. Steve, Larry, and Rip are a paintball team known […] […]

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80s, Action, Aliens, Drama, Horror, Monsters, Movies, Mystery, Sci-Fi

They Live (1988)

The movie start with a nameless drifter, referred to only as Nada. He goes to LA looking for work and manages to land a job at a construction site. Having nowhere to stay, one of his coworkers, Frank, takes him to the shantytown he’s staying at. After watching him eat and sleep, we find out […]

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80s, Action, Martial Arts, Mook

Blind Fury (1989) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

Physical disability tends to boil into two camps in B-grade or exploitation film: it’s there to engender sympathy in the audience, or it’s there to provide some kind of handicap for a protagonist to overcome in some way. For example, a movie like Savage Streets features a deaf character, whose purpose is to be brutally […]

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80s, Action, Drama, Mook, Revenge

Black Rain (1989) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

Let’s be honest. If you looked that good sitting on a motorcycle while wearing shades with a bunch of Japanese signs behind you, you’d probably pose like this too. Michael Douglas knows. Shoot, he’s probably somewhere doing this right now. Damn right, he is. Nick Conklin is a New York City cop on the edge. […]

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90s, Action, Martial Arts

The Quest (1996) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

Do you like tournament movies, the kind with a bunch of fighters from around the world taking on one another with different styles until only the last fighter remains? You know, like Bloodsport? Then you might end up enjoying this goofy period piece written by, starring, and directed by Jean-Claude Van Damme. An old man […]

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