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  • Police Academy 3: Back in Training

    ★★★

  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

    ★★½

  • RoboCop 2

    ★★½

  • Police Academy

    ★★★½

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  • Police Academy 3: Back in Training

    Police Academy 3: Back in Training

    ★★★

    BACK ON THE ACADEMY TRACK

    After the POLICE ACADEMY sequel more or less got by without an academy in it, we now return to the roots and conjure up a competing academy, which was never mentioned before.

    Some characters from parts 1 and 2 return and are expanded by several little remembered new characters. There are some good gags, clichés are served and above all jokes are repeated only slightly varied. At the end there is a yacht robbery out…

  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

    Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

    ★★½

    ACADEMY NO MORE - ASSIGNMENT CITY

    The first sequel to the hit film eliminates the title as a location from the story and sends (some of) the popular recruits into active road duty. The latter largely degenerates into a stapled-together gag parade, but at least some of the jokes still work.

    Where old characters give way, new ones like Mauser and Proctor complement the ensemble and function largely as surrogates of their predecessors (I still miss Lt. Harris).

    Curious; as a kid, I found Bobcat as "Zed" very exhausting. Today, he's the funniest thing about the movie to me, followed closely by undercover Guttenberg!

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  • Against the Wall

    Against the Wall

    ★★★★

    HOT SOUP RIOT

    Intense HBO-TV-movie by John Frankenheimer who earned a deserved Emmy for this. Set in 1971 the movie depicts the Attica prison riot in 1971 with a great ensemble cast. For an early 90's TV movie it's a very strong one, even going far with blood. But it's the performances and Frankenheimer's captivating style of directing the movie that will make you remember this one.

    It's on Amazon Prime Video right now and I'm glad I was able to watch it since the German DVD is long out of print.

  • The Guest

    The Guest

    ★★★★

    UNCLE BUCK: PTSD

    This will be one of my shortest reviews ever. Go and watch this movie. It's an inspired mixture from all the things you loved in the inventive genre films of the late 80's and early 90's.

    The less one knows about THE GUEST the better. Trust me. I didn't even watched the trailer. Just had complete trust in director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett and it was such a rewarding experience.

    If you need proof it's a great movie; my wife loved it and she's not even into genre flicks and 80's films.