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Predator 2

Published July 25, 2019

Predator 2

I wasn’t necessarily looking forward to this movie, what with it being a sequel (eek) to a very popular action movie. But hey, it was surprisingly good. Not as good as the first, but decent, amusing in places, tense in others. Good characters, an interesting story, and it got to that fabled point - how on earth are they going to get out of this one? Well, the answer is: terribly.

Rocky V

Published February 9, 2019

Rocky V

After Rocky IV didn’t quite live up to the expectations of the previous three outings, I wasn’t expecting too much from this fifth Rocky appearance. Thankfully, it was a lot better than that one. I have to admit that the kid was pretty annoying, and any moment he was wearing that dangling earring, I wanted to rip it out of his ear.

852. Crazy People

Published September 8, 2018

852. Crazy People

Title: Crazy People Director: Tony Bill, Barry L. Young Year: 1990 Run time: 1hr 30m “He’s Dudley Moore (10, Arthur). She’s Daryl Hannah (Splash, Roxanne, Steel Magnolias). Separately, they’re two of Hollywood’s most popular stars. Together, they’re Crazy People. When a stressed-out ad exec (Moore) proposes a “truth in advertising” scheme, he is promptly shipped off to a mental institution. There he teams up with a kooky blonde (Hannah) and a slew of nutty patients.

840. Mermaids

Published August 12, 2018

840. Mermaids

Title: Mermaids Director: Richard Benjamin Year: 1990 Run time: 1hr 50m “Charlotte (Ryder) is an adolescent girl torn between her blossoming passions for a handsome caretaker (Michael Schoeffling)… and her desire to be a nun (a tough calling for a girl who’s Jewish). Complicating her already precarious teen angst is a little sister (Ricci), a determined would-be swimmer she affectionately calls “fishhead” and their mother (Cher), a non-traditional, sexy, flamboyant woman who relocates them to a new town every time she causes a hint of scandal - which is often.

511. Young Guns II

Published January 16, 2015

511. Young Guns II

Background info Title: Young Guns II Director: Geoff Murphy Year: 1990 Run time: 1hr 44m “Academy Award-nominated sequel to the smash western “Young Guns” reunites the original cast member Emilio Estevez as outlaw Billy the Kid with his fellow gang members. Newcomer Christian Slater joins the action as the young gunslingers find themselves heading towards a climactic showdown with Sheriff Pat Garret, Billy’s former friend. With original songs by rock superstar Jon Bon Jovi.

443. Edward Scissorhands

Published July 14, 2014

443. Edward Scissorhands

Background info Title: Edward Scissorhands Director: Tim Burton Year: 1990 Run time: 1hr 45m “Once upon a time in a castle high on a hill lived an inventor whose greatest creation was named Edward. Although Edward had an irresistible charm, he wasn’t quite perfect. The inventor’s sudden death left him unfinished, with sharp shears of metal for hands. Edward lived alone in the darkness until one day a kind Avon lady took him home to live with her family.

418. Pretty Woman

Published April 17, 2014

418. Pretty Woman

Background info Title: Pretty Woman Director: Garry Marshall Year: 1990 Run time: 1hr 59m “Academy Award winner Julia Roberts and golden Globe winner Richard Gere will leave you breathless in Pretty Woman. Vivian is a spirited, streetwise diamond in the rough when she meets shrewd, no-nonsense billionaire Edward Lewis. It’s a chance encounter that turns a weeklong “business arrangement” into a timeless rags-to-riches romance. Fall in love all over again as this contemporary Cinderells story unfolds before your eyes.

Film Watch - 380. Home Alone

Published December 26, 2013

Film Watch - 380. Home Alone

Fast Facts Title: Home Alone Director: Chris Columbus Year: 1990 Run time: 1 hr 43 mins Background Info I’ve had a hankering to watch this for a long while now, remembering that the last time I watched it I pretty much laughed solidly for the last half an hour. Unfortunately, it’s not been available digitally until very recently, but as soon as it was, we set up a viewing. As it coincided with Christmas, we opted for a Sidepodfilmclub watching of the film, which can be seen with Factbyte Factbox and live comments here.

Film Watch - 352. The Hunt for Red October

Published September 21, 2013

Film Watch - 352. The Hunt for Red October

Fast Facts Title: The Hunt for Red October Director: John McTiernan Year: 1990 Run time: 2 hrs 14 mins Background Info It’s been a while since we watched a submarine movie, my obsession with them has faded a little in recent months. However, we’ve been super tired of late and it seemed like a great movie to spend a couple of hours on the sofa enjoying, particularly as it was recommended highly after we watched Crimson Tide.

Film Watch - 300. Die Hard 2

Published March 3, 2013

Film Watch - 300. Die Hard 2

Fast Facts Title: Die Hard 2 Director: Renny Harlin Year: 1990 Run time: 2hrs 4m Background Info Ahh, I love this film. I don’t know why, given some of the plane stuff and my own weird phobias on that, but still, it’s brilliant. Where most prefer the original, I’ve always loved the sequel more. We waited for the longest time for it to be available in HD, and when it was, it seemed the perfect movie to mark my 300th Film Watch!