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    BREAKAWAY (1996)
    Showing Tuesday 3/6/2018 at The Hollywood Theatre

    Tonya Harding was in a movie! She tried her hand at a variety of things after her figure skating heyday, one of them being acting. From the back of the VHS box:

    Myra Styles (Teri Thompson, MARRIED PEOPLE SINGLE SEX, IRONMAN) made the mistake of stealing money from the mob. Now on the run, Myra is betrayed by her boyfriend and loses the money to an innocent bystander, Gina Taylor (Tonya Harding, Olympic Figure Skater). They are pursued by a pack of bloodthirsty mobsters and a relentless hitman, Grey (Joe Estevez, BODY COUNT, CRIMINAL INTENT, DOUBLE BLAST). Each woman gets caught in the searing heat and gripping action of the chase. They both learn that when you bend the rules too far, it’s time to… BREAKAWAY. Directed by Sean Dash.

    Amazingly, this is the first time we’ve shown a movie featuring b-movie heavyweight Joe Estevez. Tonya and Joe seem like a good pairing!

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    ANGEL OF FURY (1992)
    Showing Tuesday 2/6/2018 at The Hollywood Theatre

    Hell has no fury… like a security firm courier scorned! International martial arts star Cynthia Rothrock is Nancy Bolan, whose sole mission is to deliver a top-secret computer for a large security organization. Housed within a silver briefcase, the computer’s purpose is unknown. Enter “Bolt” (aka “Zartan”), who is referred to as “The Terrorist Who Strikes Like Lightning”.  He also happens to be a master of disguise and a beefcake. It turns out that he wants the computer too, and is hot on Nancy’s trail, intercepting her multiple ingenious, and yet failure-prone delivery attempts. The venerable Peter O’Brian, best known for his career-defining roles as The Stabilizer and Rambu, chews up the scenery as Bolt, in his sixth and final film role before returning to his previous life as an English teacher.

    Rothrock is in top form as a tough, “I’m gonna kill you”, no-nonsense agent. Things to watch out for include: a post-computer delivery failure shopping spree, Rothrock’s insane, indescribable kick from a dirt bike through a van’s windshield (and then back again), bizarre editing and dialogue, guys who don’t know how to hold guns, and Peter O’Brian’s face. This movie is PURE BINGO!!!!

    One thing that we like about this movie is that the screenplay was written by Chris Mitchum, son of Robert Mitchum!


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    Showing Tuesday 10/3/2017 at The Hollywood Theatre

    Bound in human flesh, inked in blood — and amazingly hard to pronounce — the ancient “Necronomicon” (Book of the Dead) unleashes unspeakable evil upon mankind in director Sam Raimi’s (DARKMAN) outrageously hilarious sword-and-sorcery epic.
    Back to do battle with the hideous “Deadites”, Bruce Campbell reprises his role from the EVIL DEAD series as Ash, the handsome, shotgun-toting chainsaw-armed department store clerk from S-Mart’s warehouse division. Demonic forces time-warp him — and his ’73 Oldsmobile — into England’s Dark Ages, where he romances a beauty (Embeth Davidtz) and faces legions of undead beasts, including a ghastly army of skeletons. Can Ash save the living from the evil dead, rescue his girlfriend, and get back to his own time?
    Overflowing with spectacular special effects, ARMY OF DARKNESS will make you scream with fear and laughter. In the words of the Washington Post, it’s “drop-dead fun!”
    Directed by Sam Raimi (THE EVIL DEAD, SPIDER-MAN). 
    Here’s the trailer!

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    ESCAPE FROM L.A. (1996)
    Showing Tuesday 5/2/2017 at The Hollywood Theatre

    The man with the patch is back. Call him Snake. Kurt Russell rejoins filmmakers John Carpenter and Debra Hill to do to the Big Orange what they did to the Big Apple in ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK — with even more futuristic thrills and slam-bang action!
    Into the 9.6-quaked Los Angeles of 2013 comes Snake Plissken (Russell). His job: wade through L.A.’s ruined landmarks to retrieve a doomsday device. Don’t miss the excitement as Snake surfs Wilshire Blvd., shoots hoops at the Coliseum, dive bombs the Happy Kingdom theme park, and mixes it up with a wild assortment of friends, fiends and foes (Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi, Peter Fonda, George Corraface, Cliff Robertson, Pam Grier and more). 
    Directed by John Carpenter (THEY LIVE, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA)


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    TOP DOG (1995)
    Showing Tuesday 4/4/2017 at The Hollywood Theatre

    After zany police dog Reno’s partner gets killed doing surveillance at the docks, he is teamed up with tough cop Jake Wilder (Chuck Norris of FOREST WARRIOR).  Why are they teamed up?  Because they have the same police record, of course!  Indeed, they have the same amount of arrests, the same amount of hero medals, and they’ve each been shot in the line of duty four times.  After this unlikely pairing, the film escalates into the zaniest white supremacy action thriller ever committed to film.  Basically, an underground group of neo-nazis have plans to blow up some kind of important racial unity gathering in order to celebrate Hitler’s birthday.  This seems kind of extreme for a dog-genre movie, but once Jake and Reno catch wind of their plans, they unite to become a two-fisted, four-pawed death squad!  You can expect to see some warehouse fights, a montage of Reno wearing different clothes and sunglasses, shipments of illegal weapons and C4, a gang of assassin clowns and more!  Directed by Aaron Norris (Chuck’s brother).


    TOP DOG was the last Chuck Norris movie to be released in theaters.  By the time this came out in April 1995, the 2nd season of Walker, Texas Ranger was nearing completion, and Norris couldn’t have been less cool to moviegoers.  This film bears the stamp of the team of people that helped him make the Walker series, most notably his brother Aaron who directed numerous episodes.  Thus, it’s made-for-TV look begins to make sense.  Norris’ next movie, FOREST WARRIOR, went straight to video, as did the rest of his films through 2005 (he also did a few TV movies for CBS).  He announced his retirement from movie making after THE CUTTER in 2005, to spend time with his family and write books.  Later this year Chuck will be back on the big screen for his first wide-release movie since TOP DOG in the second installment of THE EXPENDABLES franchise.  Rumor has it that he refused to be in the movie unless the producers of the film agreed to tone down its vulgar, R-rated language (link to article).  The producers agreed, which is weird because who knew that Chuck still pulled so much weight after all these years?

    Footnote: While trying to find out how many episodes of Walker Aaron Norris directed, I saw a trend in his career that I could correlate directly to Chuck’s.  I discovered that Aaron’s directorial debut was BRADDOCK: MISSING IN ACTION III from 1988.  He went on to direct every Chuck Norris film after that, and with each we saw Chuck’s career slide closer and closer to the dreaded direct-to-video bin.  The lesson: Hollywood nepotism is always a good thing.

    But enough stuffy analysis.  Here’s the action-packed trailer for the superb film TOP DOG!