Sunday, March 17, 2019

Episode 50 - Allan Quatermain & the Lost City of Gold (1987)

For our 50th episode we take a look at a sequel to a film that definitely wasn't a Cannon Cruiser favorite. This a sequel to the previous Quatermain movie also starring Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone and is well known for being terrible. And yet we didn't hate it. Consider us surprised.

The movie is still an unfocused mess that could use a lot of trimming and polish in the story, but we've seen much worse here. Nonetheless you can see our full opinions above.

Randy's Score: 2/5
JD's Score: 2/5

Up Next: Non-Cannon!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Episode 49 - Assassination (1987)

Back with more Bronson. Assassination is a movie a bit different than what he has done for Cannon. In this one Bronson is a bodyguard who has to keep watch over the President's wife. Expect much action.

However, it is the weakest work Bronson did with Cannon. Budget issues and confusing pacing and story choices bog down what might have been a better experience. It just doesn't come together.

That said, we didn't hate it. See the episode for more.

Randy's Score: 2/5
JD's Score: 2/5

Up Next: Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Episode 48 - Dutch Treat (1987)

Now we return to our normal schedule of movies.

This one is a bit of an odd duck in that we don't know when this one properly was released to theaters or how long it was there for. We aren't even sure if anyone was aware this movie existed. It's so strange that it's hard to imagine that it did.

Starring the pair from Detective School Dropouts, a movie we both detested, this one is instead part music movie and part screwball comedy. Nonetheless, this isn't all that good. However, it did impress us in several ways that surprised us. See the episode to understand why, but it wasn't as painful as we expected.

What a weird way to begin season 4!

Randy's Score: 2/5
JD's Score: 2/5

Up Next: Assassination!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Non-Cannon ~ Episode 23 - Krull (1983)

We're back with season 4! Notice anything odd? That's right, we're starting this one off with a Non-Cannon episode.

We've wanted to cover this one since we started Cannon Cruisers, but we never had a spot for it. In season 3 we had meant to do it but ran out of space. However, we managed to get it out for you in time for season 4's premiere.

This is a space fantasy movie with more surprises than you might expect, even for one that came in the wake of Star Wars success. This might not be to the stage, but is it worth checking out? See the review and find out.

Randy's Score: 3/5
JD's Score: 4/5

Up Next: Dutch Treat!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Episode 47 - Season 03 Wrap-Up

And with this we leave you with our final episode of season 3, and halfway point for Cannon Cruisers as a whole. It's amazing that we made it this far. However, we have many more works to cover. Please stick with us along the way.

Once again, enjoy this unedited one hour discussion over B-movies. Over 20 movies are included within. We went all in on this one.

We will be back in two weeks for season 4! Until then, thank you for watching!

Up Next: Season 4!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Episode 46 - Duet for One (1986)

For the last film of season 3 we cover this little known drama from 1986. A woman discovers she has a disease that will eventually takes her life and begins reassessing everything she is and has built for herself. Needless to say, it's not the sort of movie we usually cover here.

It's not a bad movie, though. It's a bit typical and expected of a subversive and hedonistic view at mortality, but it has good performances and directing. As usual you can hear our full thoughts in the episode above.

Randy's Score: 3/5
JD's Score: 3/5

Up Next: Season 3 Wrap-Up!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Episode 45 - Firewalker (1986)

We're back to Norris, but not the sort of thing you might expect. This 1986 movie directed by the director of most of Bronson's '80s films is an attempt at a world-hopping buddy comedy with typical Chuck Norris action. This is not what you would normally see from Cannon and it comes together in a surprising way.

As always, check the full episode above for proper impressions. Nonetheless, we had fun.

Randy's Score: 3/5
JD's Score: 3/5

Up Next: Duet for One!