Tagged: The Running Man

The Essentials: 1987 Action

The year is 1987. Ronald Reagan is at the tail end of his run as the President of the United States. On the other side of the pond, Margaret Thatcher won a third term as the British...

Scene of the Week: The Running Man

If you need proof that Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the biggest action stars of all-time, just take a look at the year 1987. In that one year, Arnold starred in the action masterpiece Predator AND The Running...

Know Your Role: Professor Toru Tanaka

Before it was cool to be a professional wrestler-turned movie star, Professor Toru Tanaka (born Charles Kalani) had already starred in heart-racing action movies with the likes of Chuck Norris, Jeff Speakman, Michael Douglas, and Arnold...

Know Your Role: Yaphet Kotto

Character actors may not get the leading man limelight, but the good ones do enjoy career longevity. Yaphet Kotto is not just a good character actor, he is a great one and he has the 40 plus year career to...

Damsels: Maria Conchita Alonso

Maria Conchita Alonso, which is a name that I can’t say without my stereotypical Latino accent, is one of the first names that come to mind when I think of the beauties of the 1980’s. Her...

The Essentials: Ahhhh-Nold!

The new Arnold-starring Terminator: Genisys comes out in a few days and I thought it would be an excellent time to take a look at what I consider to be the greatest films in his collection....

The Essentials: WrestleMania Action Part 1

Exactly 28 days from today, the WWE will present WrestleMania 31 from Levi Stadium. WrestleMania is the biggest night of the year in the world of sports entertainment (aka professional wrestling). The number of performers who...

Throwback Thursday: The Running Man

On this day in 1987, The Running Man was released and minds all over the world were simultaneously blown with the sheer awesomeness of seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger share the same screen with Richard Dawson. There’s also...

Bullet Points: The Running Man

It is Halloween today and when you think of Halloween and movies, you probably aren’t thinking about action movies. You may be thinking of some classic Universal Monsters movies or maybe a slasher flick or possibly...