The Cannon: Kevin and CJ Tag Team Stallone’s Arm Wrestling Epic “Over the Top”

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”

The Cannon: Revisiting the Films of Hollywood’s Greatest Schlockmeisters

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