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5/10
A woke Fantasy Island!
24 February 2020
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Fantasy Island of my childhood was a kids show! There was an innocents of a show which lasted an hour with plot tie ins, formulated stories of do over, if I won money, and ghost etc. The Fantasy Island movie tries to be edgier, more woke like many modern t v series. More different races and sexual orientation reflecting a difference from the 70's show is the Fantasy Island movie. Trying to shock the audience with change is the movie where there is an added features: The Island is evil, and Mr. Roarke of Ricardo Montalban who is smooth and good is replaced with a slimy Michael Peña as a Mr. Roarke who gives out nightmares, and ulterior motives. There is both straight and gay sexual fantasy on a sex Island, and revenge slasher horror movie Fantasy to woke and spice up the Fantasy Island. There is the plot twists, and all stories going together plot devices to keep the viewers guessing. The new Fantasy Island has a few new twists to the old series. Regrettably many new woke shows have to use shock, un-like-able/annoying modern character, and have to sleaze a story up with drugs, sex and violence for a so so story. The new Fantasy Island in the old days would hit 99 cent bin at the old Block Buster back in the day. 5 stars.
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The Ingraham Angle (2017– )
6/10
Getting better with time!
21 February 2020
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I did not like The Ingraham Angle when the show first started.The Ingraham Angle was choppy, brash, and disjointed. Just another news show. The show after Hanity. Like all new projects many shows have to work the bugs out and Laura had to find her rhythm and feel. Now after Sean I find I am watching more and more of The Ingraham Angle. Good quests, humor mixed in with sparkly narrative. Then the P V R runs out and I miss the rest. Then I give Ingraham Angle a 3 and now an 8 so over all the show is a 6. Better guests, and some hot reports has also pushed the show up to an 8. Kind of like watching Bill O'Riely from Inside Addition I hated Bill and first, then I started to like Bill as time evolved when watching The Factor.
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Christine (1983)
7/10
People don't kill people! Cars kill people!
17 February 2020
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People don't kill people! Cars kill people! True If the Car is evil and a killing machine like Christine! John Carpenter does a good interpretation of King's book Christine. Good background for the story of the town geek, nerd, who is picked on at high school aka Arnie . Everyone knew a guy like Arnie; it was sad! The audience has a sympathetic character Arnie who is lucky to have a couple good friend which help out aka Leigh and Dennis. Carpenter creates a great foundation for solid story . A gang of friend and the other high school clicks. Un-like most under dog stories of today King and Carpenter have a twist! The car feels Arnies weakness and calls Arnie to her. There is warning about the car's past and death follows. Yes the town bullies are bad, and want to keep Arnie down, but Arnie evokes her and becomes more evil and refuses to listen to his caring friends. A car on a terror with an understanding of Arnie who likes being strong and is not pushed around anymore goes into the evil world of Carpenters directing. Effects, mixed with music creates Carpenter horror style feel of the car from hell. Like Halloween and The Thing the Car creeps, hunts, as we have many accidents as the body counts keeps rolling up. The speedometer goes down as the car repairs itself, with a plot twist and a final show down for an exciting story. Will the lead characters who meet Christine in a final show down survive? A good adaptation of King's work. 7 stars.
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The Stand (1994)
7/10
I did not mind The Stand!
12 February 2020
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I did not mind The Stand! What works here is: Unlike The Dark Tower, The Stand was a T V mini series which let the whole story develop and un fold. Tower and Stand are very long books, which can no be condensed into 2 or 3 hour movie, which kills the slow burn story. Un-like today's P C movies The Stand just has characters which reflect good flawed characters. Humans who behave flawed, and with out a social message. Envy, rage, compassion, all balled up into the human condition as the public is hit with a killer flu. The Stand's characters react realistically to a disaster situations which would cause a societal collapse. There is the social/spiritual ramifications of a societal Armageddon, the survivors break into two groups one good and one evil, with Spiritual leaders. Great actors,who create believable sub stories which push a story line of what will happen next. What does not work: Well if you see The Stand a second time there is no tension of knowing what will happen next. Great for a t v mini series. 7 stars.
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The Untouchables (1959–1963)
7/10
Watchable old show!
8 February 2020
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Watchable old show! When I endured insomnia, back in the day, when we had the Detroit feed! All we had was infomercials on. Infomercials on Exercise equipment, bras, and the anthem sign off was all that was on. Except, for The Untouchables! Well the Untouchables is a cheesy old show, but in retrospect not bad either. Once a Radio show The Untouchables starts with a narration with back ground info on the bad guy. There is many notable up coming actors like Brian Keith, Jame Coburn etc who match up against Robert Stack(before Unsolved Mysteries) aka Elliot Ness and the crew. The acting and story build up of 1920's Chicago was good. The Untouchables being and old show had the usual old cliches of bunch breaks happening at the right time. A few corny old lines. The ending shoots out are choreographed not as well as today's shows, but I also believe police procedures have evolved with better procedures then back then. Watchable when one has insomnia. Thankfully there was something to watch back then. Stack rocks as Ness. 7 stars.
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Airwolf: Inn at the End of the Road (1985)
Season 2, Episode 14
5/10
T V ish!
4 February 2020
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T V ish formulated episode with an edge. Inn at the End of the Road has a strong beginning with good back ground development. Small town, steamy romance, jokes, stories, and small town characters create Inn at the End of the Road's back ground. The middle part has the formulated heist with the typecast evil characters. Events lead up to the bad guys being holed up in a small town while Airwolf searches for a stolen super wiz device which turns any aircraft in to a terminator drone. There is a plot twist and a few sad moments and the comic book stand final. The final is Airwolf vs the terminator chopper. Watchable, but forgettable. 5 stars.
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Airwolf: Santini's Millions (1985)
Season 2, Episode 15
5/10
Comical episode.
4 February 2020
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Santini's Millions is a play on the 84 moive Brewster's millions, with the famous Howard Hughs will story line. Santini helps a crash victim, while delivering on an important mission. A surprise will meeting for Santini and a board meeting Santini on a mission. Santini being ethical at board meeting creates a conspiracy and a young women needing to be saved. There is a surprise plot twist and some Airwolf action. Watchable. 5 stars.
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The Saint (1962–1969)
7/10
Kind of lame by today's standards.
3 February 2020
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Kind of lame by today's standards. Plot holes, see threw stunts, but Roger Moore shines and makes a good show. I use to love watching this show on late night re-runs as a young boy. The back up cast for The Saint was great. I always though that's Jame's Bond in training. What worked with The Saint tv series from the 60's was the bizarre and ray out story-lines. Like the games the super villains would play. Like the you have just been murdered episode with the 3 chances, and die or pay extortion episode. I never know what would happen next, but like a good Sherlock Holmes episode we knew The Saint was up to the task. Trickery, deception, and just out right smarts and The Saint would figure out something. 7 stars.
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Airwolf: Random Target (1984)
Season 2, Episode 11
7/10
Cheesy!
3 February 2020
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Cheesy! The Soprano's meets an attack helicopter! Random Target has it all for an 80's action adventure show. Hawk and Dom do some aerial footage work for competitor in Hollywood, and take photo's unknowing to the duo of a mob hideout. There is a mystery element. Why? What? Where? as murders and fires happen! We get the type cast mob guys in the middle. Well written and directed with the usual over the top Airwolf feel. What works for Random Target is the plot twists with the ending! There is a St Valentine massacre plot twist and awesome Airwolf action. Cheesy but in a good way. My buddy Tony got a huge laugh at the massacre, and always pointed out the plot holes. Hey it's a tv show I would reply. Random Target is fun to watch! 7 stars.
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Airwolf: Once a Hero (1984)
Season 2, Episode 10
7/10
A solid episode.
2 February 2020
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With Chuck Norris, and Stalone there was a lot of scripts about M I A's from the Vietnam war back in 84. Airwolf and Once a Hero hits this hard emotion. What I like is Hawk trying find his brother. We got information from the firm, and there is a chance Sinjin could be a a bad guy camp. Hawk has to get the old team together! There is spy game, sub stories with twists and turns. Once in the jungle there is some sketchy characters, and a plan. There is an armed camp and a surprise raid with one of the characters freaking out. All goes bad, but a few surprises hit as Airwolf goes hard and fast to save the day. Decent budget and acting for an hour show. 7 stars.
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Airwolf: Flight #093 Is Missing (1984)
Season 2, Episode 9
8/10
Airport 77 meets Airwolf
25 January 2020
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Airport 77 meets Airwolf! Like most disaster movie's Flight #093 Is Missing has a character build up, the cause of disaster , and the aftermath. Like Earthquake, Towering Infernal, and all other 70's movie story lines, Airwolf has Caitlin fling back to Texas on Flight 093 for a wedding. All the characters have disaster movie character arches. Panic guy, good looking women in swimsuits etc, are in the mix with nasty hijackers. The aftermath is Airwolf rescue. I will not give away the whole story but there is memorable double crosses and a take down with the hijackers ending with a big air combat and rescue final. Entertaining 8 stars.
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Airwolf: HX-1 (1984)
Season 2, Episode 8
7/10
Another cool episode.
19 January 2020
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Another cool episode. HX-1 has a cool professional chopper heist. The professional done heist involving arm dealers gets Hawk's attention. The middle part of HX-1 is character development of Hawk. Hawk believes the heist could of only been done by Hawk's brother or brother's best friend. Hawk get's deep into the mercenary underground to find out. The viewer sees why Hawk is a personal man escaping to the cabin away from the world of strife. The ending explains more of Hawks past. We have an ending of HX-1 show down vs Airwolf, while Hawk wants to find out about brother Singin. A memorable episode. 7 stars.
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Airwolf: Fallen Angel (1984)
Season 2, Episode 7
8/10
One of the best Airwolf episodes.
19 January 2020
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One of the best Airwolf episodes! What works: There is intrigue. Archangel has a former K G B lover on a kill list and gets captured trying to rescue her. Airwolf come to the rescue. Is there a trap? Character development, there is an East German Scientist and K G B handler with this double female agents, which the viewer hates and distrusts the evil characters. A cool factor here: The back ground for Fallen Angel has a cool video game heavily arm castle mix with a police state background. A great story: A plot twist if what has happen to Arch Angel with those experiments? The only down side is Fallen Angel should been a two part episode. Must see 8 stars.
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Airwolf: The Hunted (1984)
Season 2, Episode 5
6/10
The Hunted is okay for Airwolf.
18 January 2020
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The Hunted has a keep jobs in America industrialist, which is like today's political theme with Trump, of a leaders who will update and keep factories in America, with a twist. Hawk and Santini are hired for protection, because globalist forces are out to get the leader and hired a pilot hit man. Caitlin the new be is let in on the mission, who has a new man in her life which is the Casanova style hit man; Played by the Val Character for the movie Payback. The guy always plays great scumbags. We have the great Airwolf matched against the hitman's prop plane. A big no contest. A bad miss match final. 6 stars.
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6/10
Not bad and started out strong.
15 January 2020
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Graveyard Shift has a drifter with a story in need of a job. The first half of Graveyard Shift is great; Great back ground development of a tough cotton mill town. A bad boss, the factory girl, and gritty people build the story. There is a job opening because of the huge mutant rat. Just a toxic work environment with a toxic rat infested factory! A great build up, but like the hot date that turns you down Graveyard Shift leaves you cold. Fearing a plant closer the boss creates a grave yard shift to clean up the mess into the basement. A story build up in the basement as the graveyard shift finds a hidden basement. A date with the rat is upon the viewer. Regrettably Graveyard Shift is disjointed, with the characters running around and baseless not knowing how to end the movie. I went with my cousin Eddie back in the day and asked him what did you think? Eh was my cousin's answer. Six stars.
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Silver Bullet (1985)
6/10
Not bad!
15 January 2020
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Silver Bullet was an okay King movie. What works here is Kings characters. The kid in the wheel chair is a persons not a social message. Likable but with the usual teenage mischief. There is a brother sister relationship and a dysfunctional uncle Red all rolled into a Werewolf story. The 3 main characters weakness is their strong points which progress the story. An unusual circumstance of the cycle of the werewolf has the town scared and the brother sister combination must convenience uncle Red the dysfunctional big kid that their is a problem team must solve. The back ground small town story of the sheriff and town big mouths makes for a the story development for good story build up. All in the mix 6 stars
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The Dead Zone (1983)
7/10
One of the better King movies.
12 January 2020
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One of the better King movies. The Dead Zone is a King movie before P C! The Dead Zone is another character driven story. The characters are just believable characters. John Smith is the usual teacher worried about his rep in a small town, and has a true love Sarah. Walken and Adams the star struck lover who are two co worker school teachers is a solid sub story. Walken/Smith get into an accident gains special power of seeing into the future. Cronenberg lets the story unfold in the sub stories. Smith predicts a fire, becomes involved into a serial killer case which makes the viewer becoming more involved with the story. What makes the film memorable is the plot twist; Greg Stillson played by Martin Sheen is not a political character or a social messages character that we have in today's P C culture of movies, but a character that is odd. The viewer does not like Stillson, but does not know why. Our instincts of distrust of a politician, co work, boss or minister character that want power and or something from you. The viewer is teased, but we never know is wrong with Stillson until the hand shake with the foreseer Smith. Well acted directed and okay story. Not the Shinning but still good. 7 stars.
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Airwolf: The Truth About Holly (1984)
Season 2, Episode 4
6/10
Another mystery.
11 January 2020
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Well Holly is not what she seems!?! There is much Airwolf action at the beginning. aka Airwolf hits chopper assault still and rescues Holly. Then we have another mystery. Santini has many problems on the set, and there is a new female crew member who almost dies. Hawk finds Holly a little too much. Is it the mob or Holly causing the problems? A decent episode. Not the best or the worst. 5 stars.
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Airwolf: Moffett's Ghost (1984)
Season 2, Episode 3
5/10
Well watchable!
11 January 2020
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Watchable the second season became a little less on the big budget, but formulated. Airwolf solves a mystery in a town etc. Well Moffett's Ghost has the same formula with a different twist. Airwolf has to bus a scientist of a secret mission into the U S S R and back. But and there is a big but here there is a computer virus in Airwolf. Big for a show done in 1984. A back door, time triggered virus. If a code is not added we a out of controlled virus. Airwolf can not go to the firm but uses a female private contractor to remove the virus which creates a little romantic tension. Will the scientist be saved or does Airwolf goes bonkers? Well a bit of both. Entertaining episode. 5 stars
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Airwolf: Firestorm (1984)
Season 2, Episode 2
7/10
Strange but it a good way
9 January 2020
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Firestorm is a strange episode but in a good way! What works in Firestorm is we got an old fashion U F O story! There is the town drunk and near bar fight and Alpha male posturing for a good start. Santini wonders about the friend. What works is the story about the ex general and the Vietnam experience, which glides into the middle of Firestorm. What is the former general up too? I love the editor for fading to black and white for the viewer and learn of the deep hidden pain of Hawke's past. The plot twist of the hidden camp and finding out what the is up too is brilliant. Airwolf to the rescue. I never will forget the fad to black and white with the atomic explosion. The ending hits like wallop. Very coldwarish with the feel for the 80's A memorable episode. 7 stars.
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Airwolf: Sweet Britches (1984)
Season 2, Episode 1
6/10
Airwolf meets the Rockford files.
7 January 2020
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Airwolf meets the Rockford files. Hawke has a war buddy, of course Hawke owes him, who is in trouble in a small town. Like Jim, Hawk has to investigate. There is a wild hunting rage with a few surprises. A nice lady air cop. A mean sheriff, and Hawk being a human target. Just like the Rockford Files, but with some jazzed up Airwolf action. Kinda liked this one. The bad guys got what's coming. 6 stars.
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Airwolf: To Snare a Wolf (1984)
Season 1, Episode 11
4/10
Well watchable
7 January 2020
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Airwolf with another plot too steal the plan back. LeGault the heavy is off to steal Airwolf with a plot twist. The women pilot is on the annoying side. There is filming for the army bait etc. Okay episode, but more of the same. The flight action is okay! 4 stars. Acted and directed well, just low of story.
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Airwolf: Mind of the Machine (1984)
Season 1, Episode 10
4/10
Kind of lame but hey it's Airwolf!
7 January 2020
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Mind of the Machine was pretty cool, back in the day before Sony playstation etc. The flight simulator was all right. There is a plot to steal Airwolf. Some cold war spy games, which make for a great plot twists. There is the guy from Kung Foo series vs Hawk in the simulator. Old scores to be settled. The ending turns mean, but a friend ship is built with some Airwolf action. More of a action show then Airwolf show with a sad ending. Okay episode, but forgettable. 4 stars.
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Airwolf: And They Are Us (1984)
Season 1, Episode 9
8/10
One of my more favorite episodes!
6 January 2020
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And They Are Us is a character driven episode. One of my more favorite episodes! Wishing us all bad luck is the line! There is an African civil war in a fictitious country with the usual political problems and a general who wants power. What the general needs is some mercenaries which one happens to be Hawk's old commander from Vietnam. And They Are Us has the old commander who chronically drinks, and is a combat junkie. From high to low to high again. Always needing more action. The old commander is a chopper pilot hero who shot down and Ace in the old war in needs another kill. The mercenaries fight over women, drink and even drink with the guy the unit shot down. Crazy for adrenaline and money is the mercenaries goal. The commander even has morals and does not kill Hawk and a down pilot, but want his adrenaline fix! A battle with Hawk! Great dog fighting with a pack of choppers against Airwolf! The viewer finds out is a superior machine. My friends and I had a good laugh watching And They Are Us back in the day.
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Airwolf: Mad Over Miami (1984)
Season 1, Episode 8
4/10
Not my favorite one
5 January 2020
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Mad Over Miami is not my favorite one! Well before Miami Vice we get the feel Miami Vice feel, but the story bogs down. Drama about who stole the money and and getting people free. There is some arms dealers and Airwolf action. Mad Over Miami is if your going skip an episode this one would be a good idea. If you watch Mad Over Miami the final scenes with Airwolf fighting the Cuban Air Force is worth while. Nothing much here. Just okay but lame. 4 stars.
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