DRAGON: THE BRUCE LEE STORY

4 Stars
Year Released: 1993
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 120 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO THE LEES! Brandon Lee died right before this movie came out, so the dreamlike scenes depicting a king-sized evil samurai out to get Bruce’s first born son resonate even spookier than they were intended to…


Posted on October 9, 2001 by

HIGHER LEARNING

4 Stars
Year Released: 1995
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 108 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO BLACK CINEMA! Remember back in the day when it felt like every black made movie had to have some important message about the state of race in America? As if, young black directors were amazed that they were getting behind a camera and wanted to make the biggest statement they could before someone took their toys away…


Posted on October 3, 2001 by

CB4

4 Stars
Year Released: 1993
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 89 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO BLACK CINEMA! Never underestimate the ability of the next generation to extend the boundaries of noise, venom, and world threatening bad taste…


Posted on October 3, 2001 by

DEEP COVER

4 Stars
Year Released: 1992
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 107 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO BLACK CINEMA! Laurence Fishburne haunts this movie with his deep set fiercely intense glaring eyes…


Posted on October 3, 2001 by

COMING TO AMERICA

5 Stars
Year Released: 1988
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 116 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO BLACK CINEMA! This movie’s legacy has been filled with so much controversy that somewhere along the way the film’s magnificent heart and hilarious charm have almost been forgotten and ignored…


Posted on October 3, 2001 by

MENACE II SOCIETY

5 Stars
Year Released: 1993
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 97 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO GHETTO SURVIVAL! I am white. I have also often accused by more than a few people of having so much of a reverence for black community and culture that I really wanted to be black…


Posted on September 26, 2001 by

BOYZ N’ THE HOOD

5 Stars
Year Released: 1991
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 107 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO GHETTO SURVIVAL! The amazing thing about “Boyz ‘N’ the Hood” is how quietly effective it is…


Posted on September 26, 2001 by

FRESH

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 1994
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 115 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO GHETTO SURVIVAL! Fresh is a tale of innocence lost and revenge gained, with an unreal performance by Sean Nelson as a 12 year-old drug courier…


Posted on September 26, 2001 by

MIDNIGHT RUN

4 Stars
Year Released: 1988
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 122 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO BUDDY MOVIES! “Midnight Run” is the funniest buddy movie ever and a generally daffy one at that…


Posted on September 19, 2001 by

LETHAL WEAPON

3 Stars
Year Released: 1987
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 110 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO BUDDY MOVIES! Was it really necessary to make four of these?


Posted on September 19, 2001 by

THELMA AND LOUISE

4 Stars
Year Released: 1992
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 127 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO BUDDY MOVIES! In this case, “The Man” is the majority of the male race…


Posted on September 19, 2001 by

TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

0.5 Stars
Year Released: 1983
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 127 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO INSANE MOMS! Sure it won the Oscar for Best Picture. I don’t care…


Posted on September 5, 2001 by

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE

4 Stars
Year Released: 1990
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 101 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO INSANE MOMS! I just watched Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine bicker back and forth, mother and daughter style, in “Postcards from the Edge.” And then I turned on Jerry Springer and saw the white trash equivalent of the same thing…


Posted on September 5, 2001 by

CLERKS

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 1994
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 92 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO JOBS THAT SUCK! The dismissive world will note that Smith’s directorial chops did and still do need some work, but as a writer, his dialogue is sweet, taut, funny and angry…


Posted on August 29, 2001 by

QUICKSILVER

0.5 Stars
Year Released: 1986
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 105 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO JOBS THAT SUCK! The execrable “Quicksilver” would probably not merit mention if I didn’t have personal unique experience with its subjects and surroundings…


Posted on August 29, 2001 by

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