While The Sea Chase is an interesting viewpoint for WWII following the German side, it was utterly distracting seeing someone like John Wayne trying to pass himself off as a German captain, not even bothering with a fake German accent.
Where the Boys Are, on the surface looks like another 1960s-era beach party films but is a excellent coming-of-age drama/comedy and features some wonderful and even heartfelt performances from Dolores Hart, George Hamilton and Paula Prentiss.
Although Joe Versus the Volcano didn’t quite match up with my fond memories of seeing it back in 1990, it’s still a fun little romantic comedy that excels with its two charming stars and some truly funny scenes.
The Ballad of Cable Hogue is a wonderful western-drama that not only features an underrated performances from the great Jason Robards, who he failed to get an Oscar nomination is beyond me, but also a story about the change of times.
The Gumball Rally is a fun little movie from the mid-70s and while its carbon copy Cannonball Run is better known, and probably a better film on the whole, this is a gem still and well worth checking out if only for the impressive car stunt work.
Warner Archive’s release of Vision Quest may not wow you in terms of its technical aspects as both the video and audio transfers I’d term as above average, and the bonus material is lacking, but this is a decently made drama from the mid-80s that likely would ever look better.
There’s probably a reason Protocol isn’t exactly a memorable entry in Goldie Hawn’s résumé from the 1980s as it’s not exactly laugh-out-loud funny but at least excels on her charms more so than the writing or plot.
Seven Days in May certainly seems to be a prescient film given today’s climate and the movie itself is a showcase of some solid performances by prominent actors of that era, namely Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas.
From Hell It Came is just the usual, and crappy, horror/fantasy that came out of the 1950s with cheap effects, bad acting and an all around lousy story. I suppose if you’re into that era, this might be worth picking up.
The Rounders is a fun little Western romp starring the two veteran actors, Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda. The Blu-ray released through Warner’s Archive Collection is limited in the features department (only a trailer) but the video and audio transfers are both well done.
World Without End is the typical cheesy sci-fi adventure film from the mid-50s with some impressive enough effects (for its time) and an absolutely forgettable story filled with cardboard cutout characters.