‘Magnum, P.I.’ (Season 5): Quintessential 80s detective show still delivers

Versatile character actor John Hillerman passed away in 2017, so we thought we’d dig out a Magnum, P.I. season five review, featuring Hillerman in his most recognizable role as the indomitable Higgins. Continue reading “‘Magnum, P.I.’ (Season 5): Quintessential 80s detective show still delivers”

‘Benson’ (Season 1): Scene-stealer Robert Guillaume now front & center

With the death of Robert Guillaume in 2017, we thought it would be a nice tribute to go back to the first season of Guillaume’s best-remembered role, Benson. Continue reading “‘Benson’ (Season 1): Scene-stealer Robert Guillaume now front & center”

‘Dynasty’ (Season 1): Nighttime soap in search of a villain

Having suffered through the CW’s way more Hispanic, way more gay Dynasty reboot in 2017, why don’t we go back to the all-white, just a tad gay original ABC primetime soap opera that debuted in 1981. Continue reading “‘Dynasty’ (Season 1): Nighttime soap in search of a villain”

‘Dreamscape’ (1984): Silly in the 80s, prescient today

It’s dumb, right? Remember 1984’s fun summer sci-fi flick, Dreamscape, where psychic Dennis Quaid could not only enter U.S. President Eddie Albert’s nuclear holocaust nightmares, but participate in them, and shape them into reality? Can’t be done, correct? Continue reading “‘Dreamscape’ (1984): Silly in the 80s, prescient today”

‘Hammer House of Horror’: UK anthology sports tight scripts, nimble direction

The Complete Hammer House of Horror is perfect Halloween viewing for anyone interested in 80s UK horror and the Hammer Films studio: the scripts are tight, the direction nimble, and the performances spot-on…with plenty of gore and slight nudity to keep you tuned in. Continue reading “‘Hammer House of Horror’: UK anthology sports tight scripts, nimble direction”

‘The Seduction’ (1982): Morgan Fairchild stars in vintage early 80s sleaze

Early 80s hot house tramp Morgan Fairchild naked? Automatic “recommend” for The Seduction. Continue reading “‘The Seduction’ (1982): Morgan Fairchild stars in vintage early 80s sleaze”

‘Malibu Express’ (1985): 80s clichés abound in kickoff to (G-)string of Sidaris B-actioners

What, you didn’t expect to see Regis and Joy Philbin in a sleazy exploitation flick?  I say…good for them! You could do worse than appear in one of the fun, silly, sexy films of the late Andy Sidaris, he who put the female action star front and center while poking fun at his bumbling male leads in a comedic twist on the usual 1980s action/detective/spy film genres, as seen in 1985’s Malibu Express. Continue reading “‘Malibu Express’ (1985): 80s clichés abound in kickoff to (G-)string of Sidaris B-actioners”

‘The World of Strawberry Shortcake’ (1980) & ‘Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City’ (1981): Charming kids fare

It’s berry berry good! Continue reading “‘The World of Strawberry Shortcake’ (1980) & ‘Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City’ (1981): Charming kids fare”