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  • At the Drive-In

    At the Drive-In

    ★★

    A good documentary needs a hook or story to keep interest. This has neither.

  • The Wraith

    The Wraith

    ★★★

    What I like about the movie:
    - awesome vibrant colors with creative lighting (and all that smoke)
    - another crazy sidekick role for Clint Howard (who depleted a lot of ozone with that hair)
    - all that scrap metal

    What could have been better:
    - somebody to root for
    - effectively using the licensed music tracks
    - having Quaid and Sheen in the same scene

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  • The Hidden

    The Hidden

    ★★★

    A thoroughly 1987 movie, 'The Hidden' stars Kyle MacLachlan and his perfect coif chasing the murderer of his partner and family. The story has elements of Carpenter's 'The Thing', MacLachlan's uneasy portrayal, and the worst part of the synth score from the 'The Terminator'.

    If you're a fan of John Carpenter's sci-fi movies, 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers', or a stripper shooting a pump shotgun at cops, this movie might be for you.

  • Trouble Man

    Trouble Man

    ★★★★

    A suave fixer gets challenged when he takes on Mr. Big and the mob in this Los Angeles street-level story. This is Ivan Dixon's first film, but his experience in television along with Hook's easy portrayal of T elevates this over most kindred fare.

    Recommended even to those that aren't into blaxploitation or 70s crime flicks.