Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold

  In recent years I’ve been trying to fill in many of the gaps in my list when it comes to movies of the 80’s. One such film was 1986’s King Solomon’s Mines. It was clearly an attempt by Cannon Films to piggyback on the success of the Indiana Jones films. The film wasn’t quite…

King Solomon’s Mines

Back in the days of VHS, I taped tons of movies off of television. My mom, on the other hand, did not. There was one big exception, though. I remember her taping the miniseries The Thorn Birds. That thing took up like three tapes in our collection! To a teenage movie freak, that felt like…

Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects

J. Lee Thompson is a filmmaker with a unique filmography spread out over his nearly 40 year career. In the 60’s he directed films like The Guns of Navarone and the original Cape Fear. In the early 70’s he helmed the last two Planet of the Apes films. Then in the latter part of the…