A wonderfully lurid, pulpy TV actioner. Continue reading ‘M Squad’: Lurid, late ’50s actioner forever packs a punch
I knew it, I knew it. The minute I start making friends…. Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die’ (1994): Disappointing reunion film not up to standard
Mill Creek Entertainment has released a DVD and digital download combo pack of Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart, the true-crime made-for-TV movie that originally aired on NBC back in November, 1993. “Dramatized” (uh oh…) from Leslie Walker’s non-fiction book, Sudden Fury, which detailed the 1984 killings of Bob and Kay Swartz by their adopted son, Larry, Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart, written by Matthew Bombeck and directed by Craig R. Baxley, stars Neil Patrick Harris, Johnny Galecki, Linda Kelsey, John M. Jackson, Lisa Banes, James Handy, Tim Kelleher, Timothy Bass, Eric Lloyd, and Gregory Harrison. Continue reading ‘Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart’ (1993): Solid performances in true crime dramatization
Enjoyably simple and light early 80s fantasy sci-fi fluff. It could have been better, but staggering competition at the other networks spelled low ratings and a mid-season thematic shift likely left casual viewers confused, leading to its first season also being its last. Continue reading ‘The Powers of Matthew Star’: A cute, 80s sci-fi/fantasy diversion
Yes. I’m going to write that word in this review. Continue reading ‘Sanford and Son’: When sitcoms were truly edgy & controversial
Flashbacks, flash forwards, alternate realities…no, this isn’t a review of Lost.
A continuance has been granted, pursuant to improved ratings, for Petrocelli’s second season. Too bad about Starsky and Hutch, though….