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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Underrated Action/Adventure - Justine Johnson

Justine Johnson is an obsessive former video-store employee and current midnight movie curator at The Black Box in Providence, Rhode Island. You can reach her via the internet on Twitter @moviessexa.
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Blind Fury (1989)
Director: Philip Noyce
 A re-imagining of Zatoichi starring Rutger Hauer as a blind, sword wielding, Vietnam vet. He goes to visit an old army buddy and discovers he isn't there. Without giving too much away, things go awry and he ends up saving his son from being kidnapped and they set out to find and save his friend together. Lots of blood and terrible jokes AND Meg Foster makes a brief appearance.


The Pirate Movie (1982)
Directed by Ken Annakin
I rented this from the public library on VHS as something to watch with my daughter about ten years ago. All I can say is, my mind was blown and I was newly obsessed. Kristy McNichols and Christopher Atkins (back in a loincloth at one point) star in this Australian pirate themed musical...The music...is...amazing. The entire movie is worth watching for the song "Pumpin and Blowin" alone.

The Plague Dogs (1984)
Directed by Martin Rosen
This film follows two dogs on their escape from a medical testing facility. So much crying. All of the crying. I avoided this film forever because I knew too much about it. I highly doubt I will be watching it again soon because of the massive amounts of crying but it is a masterpiece.

The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of Yik Yak (1984)

Directed by Just Jaeckin
This movie is insanely entertaining and showcas7es some of the worst acting I have ever seen. Tawny Kitaen plays Gwendoline, a woman on a mission to find her father, after he disappears searching for a rare butterfly in the jungle. Along with her beefcake mercenary and her sexy french best friend, they head out to the Yik Yak. It only gets more ridiculous (and more naked) from there.


Out for Justice (1991)
Directed by John Flynn
This action movie is bonkers. William Forsythe is the baddie and he plays a psychotic, crack addict on a murderous rampage and Steven Seagal is on the hunt to catch him. So many people get shot in the head in broad daylight. Its delightful. Forsythe and Seagal are at their hokey best and the hyper-violent ludicrously choreographed fight scenes make my heart full.

1 comment:

SteveQ said...

My favorite line from the Perils of Gwendoline: "No one ever goes there. And no one ever comes back."