80s, Action, Mook

Blastfighter (1984)— Movie Reviews by a Mook

This time, the movie poster definitely captures some of what happens, like vehicle explosions. For a mix of hixploitation and revenge cinema set in the woods, there are a surprising number of cars and trucks that get blown up. Yet there is only one rainstorm and no lightning, so I feel a little let down. […]

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90s, Action, Demons, Horror, Mook, Supernatural

The Minion (1998) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

At the end of the last millennium, Dolph Lundgren acted in an action supernatural horror movie about the oncoming apocalypse. Surprisingly, this was done in 1998, the year before Arnold Schwarzenegger would release his own action supernatural horror movie End of Days. Of course, there are some similarities between the two, both involving fighting the forces […] […]

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Action, Drama, Modern

American Assassin (2017) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

Mel Brooks once told Jerry Seinfeld some years ago that he liked to eat dinner with Carl Reiner once a week and watch what he called “secure the perimeter movies,” meaning the kind of movies where at some point someone would utter the line “Secure the perimeter.” Two of the greatest comedic minds of all […]

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90s, Action, Aliens, Horror, Monsters, Sci-Fi

Legion (1998) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

Made-for-TV misadventures, is there anything grander? Don’t answer that, we both know there isn’t. Legion is another made-for-tv movie, a 1998 science fiction horror picture that borrows more than a little from the likes of Aliens, Predator, and The Dirty Dozen. It’s a story of prisoner soldiers in wartime turning on each other to confront […] […]

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80s, Action, Comedy, Ghosts, Horror, Movies, Thriller

Bloody Wednesday (1988)

Harry is having a rough time of it. Due to some obvious mental instability that he is in complete denial of, he just lost his job as a mechanic, his marriage has fallen apart, and he’s lost his place to live. His brother covertly sets him up in an abandoned hotel one of his clients […]

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80s, Action, Drama, Horror, Movies, Romance, Thriller

Hostile Takeover (1988)

Mild mannered workman, Eugene Brackin, has volunteered, along with three other coworkers, to go in and work over the Thanksgiving weekend. He sits quietly for the entire day and then, after everyone has clocked out, he locks the door, pulls out a gun, and takes his three coworkers hostage. He does not give anyone a reason for his actions, only saying that he won’t hurt anyone and that everything will be over when the circle is complete.

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