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‘Pound of Flesh’ Review: Variety

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Nice review in Variety today of ‘Pound of Flesh’ Review: Jean-Claude Van Damme Takes on the Illegal Organ Trade that mentions lots of good people and the writer, too, which I appreciate.

Pound Of Flesh - The Movie

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

So if you follow my FB page or Twitter, you’re no doubt already aware that a movie I wrote, POUND OF FLESH, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, opens tomorrow. Here’s the trailer for it:

And here’s a interview with director Ernie Barbarash Talks Pound of Flesh | The Action Elite that you must read.
And some good reviews:

Movie […]

Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - Eddie and the Cruisers

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Today’s pick, a film that failed at the box office but later blossomed on cable, Eddie and the Cruisers (1983).
Here’s the trailer for the film.

This film is an excellent piece of work, featuring Tom Berenger and Ellen Barkin, Micheal Pare’ as Eddie, and I think Joey Pants is in this film.
Released in 83, […]

Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - Code Of Silence

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Stop me if you’ve heard this one.
Chuck Norris is a tough Chicago cop on the edge …
Walks into a bar filled with lowlifes, looking for a missing girl.
The lowlifes give Chuck a hard time … Chuck takes a stand and … and …
… and gets his cop-ass KICKED by the bar of lowlifes … […]

Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - Streets of Fire

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

For fans of kickass movies, it doesn’t get much more awesome than Walter Hill’s Streets of Fire (1984), which, for whatever reason, didn’t connect when originally released.
Which was too bad, because it truly is a classic noir action flick in its own right … set in another time, another place, it combines music and […]

Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - Rob Roy

Monday, February 16th, 2009

An existential action flick about Scottish guys in kilts going on about honor during the middle ages? Really?
You bet.
It wouldn’t get the attention that Braveheart did a year later, but for my money, Rob Roy (1995) is as good, if not better.
While a smaller film in terms of scope (there are […]

Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - Hard Times

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Our country is mired in a desperate economic recession / depression, thanks to the Republi-cons and Bush and their media pundit-puppets … and it naturally made me think of Walter Hill’s excellent depression era film Hard Times (1975) about a bare knuckle fighter (Charles Bronson) who is way to old to be doing what he’s […]

Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - The Sea Inside

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Today’s unheralded cool movie you should know about … The Sea Inside … it messes me up, man … it’s that good.
I know, we had a wheelchair movie last week, and this week it’s a guy completely paralyzed, so you’re sitting there going, what the fuck, Josh, having a rough month or what?
Nah, not […]

Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - The Waterdance

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Today’s pick … The Waterdance (1992), a drama about a bunch of guys in wheelchairs.
Yeah, I know. But it’s damn good. Stars Eric Stoltz, Wesley Snipes, William Forsythe and Helen Hunt (who goes full monty, for those pervs into that kinda thing) and it’s a drama, but it’s also witty and insightful and about […]

Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - Young at Heart

Monday, November 24th, 2008

I know, it’s a documentary, but Young at Heart (2007) has to qualify as one of the best films from last year . . . funny, inspiring and heartbreaking.
We just watched it this weekend and it’s still with us. A truly great film, so go get Young at Heart (2007) now.
And you’ll […]

Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - Bless The Beasts & The Children

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Not a well known cult film, but a touching cult film nonetheless, this week’s selection is Bless the Beasts & Children (1971) . . . dated, sure . . . but strong and powerful and about all the tragic things misfits endure . . . and about a group of kids who decide to do […]