Is there no end to Sean Connery's versatility? In Highlander he played a Spaniard with a Scottish accent, in The Hunt for Red October he played a Lithuanian with a Scottish accent and in The Next Man, Big Tam plays a Saudi Arabian with a.... Scottish accent.
The Pope's Exorcist 2023
This truly wild horror flick sees Russell Crowe play a whiskey-swilling, moped-riding, pig-shooting, demon-slayer.
He's despatched by the Pope to save the soul of a young boy who's been possessed by a powerful demon. And wouldn't you know it, the wee lad's home is an old abbey that hides a mysterious past.
No demonic possession cliche is left unused in this entertainingly generic tale where the ending sets up the possibility of 199 sequels. I will look forward to each and every one of them.
Terror of Mechagodzilla 1975
Contains the immortal line: "Kill me, I have Mechagodzilla's brain installed in my stomach."
CHANDLER (1971) is an incomprehensible neo-noir with Warren Oates as a down at heel private eye.
Director Paul Magwood took out an advert after CHANDLER’s release to apologise for the film which was re-cut by the studio.
The butchery is all too apparent. Little makes sense and scenes clearly ‘jump’ as whole sections have been hacked out. All this is a shame, as there are promising ideas within the film, but they flounder amidst the impenetrable plot.
Still CHANDLER does find small roles for two Forties film noir legends, with cameos for gravel voiced b-movie stalwart Charles McGraw and femme fatale Gloria Grahame.