Sunday, September 13, 2020

Episode 76 - Gor (1987)



Cannon is back! We've returned again!

For certain episodes in this season we went back to grab Cannon movies we might have missed for one reason or another. There are a few we wanted to show you that we missed out on. Today we start with the first Gor movie, based on John Norman's Gor book series!

Unfortunately, we don't find the first movie that exciting. Once again, check the episode above for our impressions! Next week it's business as usual again. 

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



Up Next: More Cannon!

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Non-Cannon ~ Episode 52 - Commando (1985)



We're back!

That's right, Cannon Cruisers is back to full power as we continue on with our brand new season six! As usual, we start with a Non-Cannon, and one that is long overdue: a Schwarzenegger movies. But it's not just any movie, but one of his most infamous films and most influential. That's right, it's time for 1986's Commando!

I was already familiar with this one, but Randy wasn't, so what you get here is an honest reaction to someone seeing it for the first time, and someone who knows it quite well. As always, and for the first time in a while, you can hear both our thoughts in the episode above.

It's good to be back!

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



Up Next: Gor!

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Special: "The Cannon Film Guide, Volume 1: 1980-1984" Review!

Find it Here!

Surprise! This week I wanted to do something special as we are still between seasons and recording new material. The wheels are rolling again! So I decided to record a review I made on my other blog for a project that will excite anyone who listens to Cannon Cruisers. You can find the original post I read from here. This side episode is all about The Cannon Film Guide, and then some!

Suffice to say, it's a bit long. Sorry if you like it brief!

It's a bit rambly since I'm not used to talking for so long uninterrupted, and I'm dying in a heated room in the middle of summer, so please excuse the quality. Nonetheless, I think this is a review you're going to want to hear! Anyone who has an interest in Cannon Films should look into this new book. It is exactly what you've been waiting for.

JD's rating: Recommended




Up Next: Commando!

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Cannon Cruisers GAIDEN ~ Episode 20 - Society (1989)

Check it out on Bitchute Here! (The file is too big!)

For this week I decided to take a look at an oddball that flew under many people's radars. That would be Brian Yuzna's Society from 1989. This one is a Lovecraft-style story about a teenager who learns his world isn't quite what he thinks it is. To find out more, click on the episode above! I'm not one for avoiding spoilers, but I think it helps with a movie like this.

So this is our last episode of the GAIDEN miniseries. I hope you've had a good time during this turbulent period as we went through some obscure favorites and not-so-favorites we might have missed out on normal Cannon Cruisers. It's been a blast for me.

Thanks for the good times, and I'll see you with next week's surprise!

JD's rating: Recommended



Up Next: Cannon Film Guide!

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Cannon Cruisers GAIDEN ~ Episode 19 - Split Second (1992)

 


Welcome to our weekly installment of Cannon Cruisers GAIDEN! This time we're taking a look at the overlooked 1992 classic Split Second starring the immortal Rutger Hauer. In this one, an unholy monster stalks a cyberpunk world where only two mismatched cops can find it and dispense justice. Needless to say, there is a lot of action.

Though it came out at a bad time it has since enjoyed a cult following that has only grown with the passage of time. In this episode we look to see if that praise is justified, or full of hot air. As always, listen to the episode above (or find us on Bitchute!) to see my full thoughts on the action/ horror/ cyberpunk romp.

JD's rating: Recommended



Up Next: Society!

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Cannon Cruisers GAIDEN ~ Episode 18 - Convoy (1978)

Bet you didn't expect this one. Due to a suggestion  decided to cover Sam Peckinpah's 1978 trucker movie classic, Convoy! I cover events surrounding the movie on top of the context as to why this one might be more important than you might think, especially in the context of a project like Cannon Cruisers.

Despite critical savaging, Convoy has gone on to be the director's most profitable movie and a popular guys night out flick. Despite its age, it remains a cult classic to this day. Check out the episode to understand why.

JD's rating: Recommended



Up Next: Split Second!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Cannon Cruisers GAIDEN ~ Episode 17 - TerrorVision (1986)


This week I wanted to cover a movie I hadn't seen before, one quite a bit different from the usual. Today we take a look at a satirical horror movie that is as silly as it is gory, though it doesn't have the reputation you would expect. TerrorVision is an incredibly maligned and hated movie, though I don't quite understand why that is.

Check out the above episode to see just why that is, and wonder with me as to just how it can be so hated. To be honest, I don't quite see it. The movie does exactly what it sets out to do, and for for that I find myself enjoying it.

JD's rating: Recommended



Up Next: Convoy!