80s, Action, Mook, Romance

Miracle Mile (1988) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

Sometimes a wrong number can change your life. God help you when it does. Harry Washello is a nerdy trombone player in a big band that travels around the US. While doing a stopover for a show in Los Angeles, California, he meets the woman of his dreams: Julie Peters, a somewhat nerdy, spunky, intelligent […]

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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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80s, Drama, Horror, Monsters, Occult, Uncategorized

Q: The Winged Serpent (1982)

NYPD detectives Powell and Shepard have two very strange cases on their hands. The first involves a bizarre series of ritualistic murders where living victims are either filleted alive or have their hearts cut out of their chests. The second case involves a strange string of disappearances that all seem to be followed up by sightings of an unusually large bird seen flying around Manhattan. Meanwhile, while the two detectives try to figure out what to make of all these strange occurances, two-bit crook Jimmy Quinn, on the run from some not so friendly ‘associates,’ stumbles upon a corpse and an egg in a ridiculously large nest hidden at the top of the Chrysler Building. So what’s a skeevy little opportunist like Jimmy to do? Try to make a quick buck of course.

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70's, Action, Comedy, Drama, Uncategorized

The Super Cops (1974)

TCM has a pattern where they show a bunch of re-runs for a couple of months during its Underground timeslot, before they start showing some new stuff again.  I’m honestly partial to the cheesy horror movies they tend to show, myself, but I do enjoy it when they mix it up a little, something they […]

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