Monday 5 November 2018



Crime is a disease. Meet the cure.

Studio: Warner Bros. :::::::::: Release Date: May 23rd 1986

Director: George P. Cosmatos :::::::::: Starring: Sylvester Stallone

Budget: $25M :::::::::: 2015 Equivalent: $57.3M

U.S Box Office: $49M :::::::::: 2015 Equivalent: $105.2M

When Los Angeles finds itself terrorized by the brutal Night Slasher and his New World cult, Marion 'Cobra' Cobretti of the Zombie Squad is called in to hunt them down. An unconventional cop, he represents the police department's last resort. But when a witness to a Night Slasher murder escapes with her life, Cobra must go on the run to protect her, even if means taking on the killer and his entire army.

Saturday 25 August 2018

Risky Business

Risky Business

There’s a time for playing it safe and a time for…..

Studio: Warner Bros Release :::::::::: Date: 5th August 1983
Director: Paul Brickman :::::::::: Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay
Budget: $6.2M :::::::::: 2015 Equivalent: $14.9M
U.S Box Office: $63.5M :::::::::: 2015 Equivalent: $152.7M

Joel Goodson is on the verge of graduating from high school, with thoughts of attending Princeton, like his father. Left alone for a few days while his parents are away, Joel inadvertently gets involved in a one night stand with a call girl named Lana. But after his father's Porsche ends up in Lake Michigan, Joel needs the help of Lana, and her friends to raise the money to get it fixed before his folks return. Joel is about to find out more about life and business than he could ever learn in college.

Friday 20 October 2017

Running Scared

Running Scared (1986)
Release Date: June 27th 1986
Directed By: Peter Hyams
Starring: Billy Crystal, Gregory Hines
"Two of Chicago's Finest?"

Ray Hughes and Danny Costanzo are two Chicago cops on the trail of local drug kingpin Julio Gonzales. But after being nearly killed when a bust goes awry they're put on vacation. Living the easy life in Florida the pair plan to quit the force and open a bar. However, upon returning to Chicago they discover Gonzales is back on the streets. Will they survive 30 days in the city, get Gonzales back behind bars and retire to the sun? 

Saturday 30 September 2017

Police Academy

Police Academy

The new police recruits. Call them slobs. Call them jerks. Call them gross. Just don’t call them when you’re in trouble.

Studio: Warner Bros. :::::::::: Release Date: March 23rd 1984
Director: Hugh Wilson :::::::::: Starring: Steve Guttenberg
Budget: $4.5M :::::::::: 2015 Equivalent: $10.4M
U.S Box Office: $81.1M :::::::::: 2015 Equivalent: $187.9M

Due to a shortage of police officers, the mayor decides that police academies have to take on any willing recruit - no matter how unsuitable they might be. Carey Mahoney doesn't have much of a choice - go to jail or join the academy. With a rag-tag band of recruits, schooled under the watchful eye of the vindictive Lt.Harris, Mahoney might just have what it takes to become one of the future finest - providing he survives the training!

Friday 10 June 2016

80 From the 80s Paperback Edition - Out Now!

I'm pleased to announce the paperback edition of 80 From the 80s is now out - priced £10 from Amazon - meaning it qualifies for free postage. Currently the book has sixteen 5* reviews on the site.

80 From the 80s - Paperback

Saturday 14 May 2016

Ebook Version of 80 From the 80s Out Now!

Available now at Amazon 

US Version

UK Version - with twelve 5-star reviews!

Australian Version

There's also a paperback version coming soon! Watch this space!

Saturday 12 December 2015

Clue - 30th Anniversary


It’s not just a game anymore.
Studio: Paramount :::::::::: Release Date: 13th December 1985
Director: Jonathan Lynn :::::::::: Starring: Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn
Budget: $8M :::::::::: 2015 Equivalent: $17.8M
U.S Box Office: $14.6M :::::::::: 2015 Equivalent: $32.5M

Inspiration for a movie can come from all manner of places and over the years that list has expanded far beyond what many thought possible. Books and plays soon gave way to comics, short stories and poems as the basis for film, while real life events and mythology added further to the medium. The common theme was that there was a plot or narrative of some kind that could be adapted or expanded upon, no matter how flimsy the source. But when it was announced that Paramount Pictures were intending to make a movie based on the board game Cluedo, many thought Hollywood had really begun to scrape the barrel. Indeed, even the film's eventual director described it as "....the dumbest thing I ever heard.” when it was pitched to him in the early 1980s.