Kevin: We kicked off our series on the late great Hollywood schlockmeisters Cannon Films with “Missing in Action,” the surprisingly good Chuck Norris POW rescue drama that beat “Rambo: First Blood Part II” to theaters by a year. I had planned on tackling “Invasion USA” next, but unforeseen circumstances (I lost the copious notes I … Continue reading The Cannon: Kevin and CJ Tag Team Stallone’s Arm Wrestling Epic “Over the Top”
Kevin: Internationally respected martial artist who faced off against Bruce Lee, proud patriot who skydived with former President George H.W. Bush, poster boy for the late great Cannon studios, and beloved Internet meme for millennials too young to remember his movies, Chuck Norris is a true action renaissance man, which is why today we are … Continue reading Happy Birthday Chuck Norris!
Kevin: “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.” “The Delta Force.” “Ninja III: The Domination.” “Lifeforce.” “Death Wish 3.” “Over the Top.” None of these 1980s junk cinema masterpieces would exist without Cannon Films, a studio whose output could ironically be best described by the title of Sylvester Stallone’s arm-wrestling opus. If the Cannon logo showed up back … Continue reading The Cannon: Revisiting the Films of Hollywood’s Greatest Schlockmeisters