Day 216: Magnum Force (1973)

magnum-force-image1-600x450Dirty Harry is a true American Icon of badasses in the world of cinema and sadly I have only seen the first film in the series. So, I figured what better place than here to see the next film in the series Magnum Force which sees Clint Eastwood (The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly) returns as police officer Harry Callahan.Some officers on the force dressed as a motorcycle cops are taking out all of the scumbags in the city of San Francisco vigilante style and that is upsetting the police force including Harry. After being off homicide for a while, Harry is put back on and is tasked with figuring out who they are before they take out any more undesirables. The film also stars Hal Holbrook (Men Of Honor) as Lt. Briggs, Mitchell Ryan (Electra Glide In Blue) as McCoy, David Soul (Starsky and Hutch) as Davis, Tim Matheson (The West Wing) as Sweet, Kip Niven (New Year’s Evil) as Astrachan, Robert Ulrich (Spenser: For Hire) as Grimes, Felton Perry (Dumb And Dumber) as Early Smith, Margaret Avery (Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins) as prostitute, Tony Giorgio (Foxy Brown) as Palancio, and the film was directed by Ted Post (Beneath The Planet Of The Apes). To see the rest of the review, please click here to go to Moshpits and Movies.

Day 48: Good Guys Wear Black (1978)

IMG_4698For today’s Ass Whoopin Wednesday film, I decided to check out another film from one of my favorite action stars in Chuck Norris (Missing In Action). I decided to check out one of the early Norris films in 1978’s Good Guys Wear Black which sees Norris as former special forces Major John T. Booker. The United States in the film was in the middle of peace talks with Vietnam, but for some reason they believed there were still POW’s. So, Booker along with his team known as The Black Tigers are sent on a mission, but everything goes wrong as the guys were set up. Fast forward five years later and everything is normal in Booker’s life until a reporter named Maggie (Anne Archer) shows up. The next thing you know, the surviving members of John’s team are being killed off one by one. So, John decides to investigate and get to the bottom of it before it’s curtains for him. The film also stars James Franciscus (Beneath The Planet of The Apes) as Conrad Morgan, Lloyd Haynes (The Greatest) as Murray Saunders, Dana Andrews (Laura) as Edgar Harolds, Soon-Teck Oh (The Man With The Golden Gun) as Mhin, and the film was directed by Ted Post (Magnum Force). To see the rest of the review of the film and check out all the cool stats please go here.