Sunday, October 21, 2018

Non-Cannon ~ Episode 18 - The Twilight Zone Movie (1983)

In a very season appropriate time, we take a look at one of the more infamous horror movies of the 1980s. This is anthology film with segments directed by John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, and George Miller. The cast is also filed with familiar faces from the time including Dan Akroyd, John Lithgow, and most infamously, Vic Morrow. In all honestly, this should have been a big hit.

But anyone who knows about the history behind this movie knows why that didn't happen, and why it ended up damaging so many careers and affected the film's quality on top of it. There's a reason it isn't talked about much.

Needless to say, of you want our full thoughts then listen to the full episode. The story of this movie is quite interesting.

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

Up Next: Behind Enemy Lines!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Episode 35 - America 3000 (1986)

In a world where plot doesn't exist and characters just as forgotten, one company will make a nonsensical film that will become a cult classic. For some reason. In case you haven't figured it out, I am referring to Cannon's America 3000, hands down one of the worst films we've reviewed yet.

If you're wondering why I didn't mention the plot then listen to the episode to understand why. It's quite the flop of a movie.

Randy's Score: 1/5
JD's Score: 1/5

Up Next: Non-Cannon!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Episode 34 - Highlander (1986)

It's time for a quickening. That's right, on this edition of Cannon Cruisers, we are covering the action adventure classic, The Highlander. Starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, and Clancy Brown, this is well known for a reason. Immortals, sword fights, and a kick butt soundtrack await you in this 1986 picture.

But what did we think of it? You might be surprised. Or maybe not.

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

Up Next: America 3000

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Episode 33 - The Delta Force (1986)

Welcome back for season 3!

Norris is back. One of Cannon's biggest films, The Delta Force was quite the hit back in the day. Featuring a plot about a plane hijacked for ransom by terrorists, this part-thriller part-action film is supercharged from start to finish. It's not every day you see someone blow terrorists up with motorcycle rockets.

Oddly enough, we were split on this movie. Why? Well, you'll have to tune in and find out. I'm honestly not sure myself.

Randy's Score: 1/5
JD's Score: 3/5

Up next: Highlander

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Summer Special #8 - Midnight Run (1991) [Non-Cannon ~ Episode 17]

One of the biggest surprises on the show to date. Midnight Run is an action comedy movie most similar to a film like Plane, Trains, and Automobiles, except in a buddy cop framework. Not only is it funny, but it's full of great action as well. Written by the man behind Beverly Hills Cop, it's no wonder it's such a surprise. We both agreed on how good this was.

And that is it for out summer special! After this we will be off for two weeks while we get a head on season 3! It's sure to be a good one. See you there!

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

Up next: The Delta Force

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Summer Special #7 - Toy Soldiers (1991) [Non-Cannon ~ Episode 16]

Wil Wheaton dies.

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


Okay, but seriously, Toy Soldiers is a movie I didn't even know existed. Starring Sean Astin, Louis Gossett Jr. and, yes, Wil Wheaton, this is about a boy's boarding school invaded by terrorists who wish to use them for ransom in order to get a prisoner released from prison. Part teen movie, part action movie, it is a bit difficult to tell who this is aimed at. Nonetheless, it is solid entertainment. Listen to the full episode to get our impressions.

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

Next episode: Summer Special finale!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Summer Special #6 - Time After Time (1979) [Non-Cannon ~ Episode 15]

We went back far for this one. A time travel story starring Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, and Mary Steenburgen, this is part fish out of water story, part romantic comedy, and part thriller, all while wrapped in a very interesting time travel plot. Jack the Ripper escapes in a time machine to 1979 and H.G. Wells (Yes, that one) follows to put a stop to him.

Needless to say, Randy and I both enjoyed this quite a lot. But if you want to see out full thoughts check out the full episode above.

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

Up next: Toy Soldiers