Angel of Destruction (1994) – Crazy for action

Angel of Destruction, how could you possibly pass up a movie with a title that good? It has everything you could want too, from kickboxers in comically intense fight scenes, to a weird Cold War undercurrent, and pop star strippers performing original songs. It is a cheesy, seedy, and dark film where justice gets served hot, and the women do a lot of arse-kicking…

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Miami Connection (1987) – Retro overload

Let me introduce you to a corrupt, 1980s Florida with beaches and neon as far as the eye can see. Here, a spirited Tae Kwon Do band fights a camp, camo-wearing street gang and a horde of drug-dealing motorcycle Ninjas. They do so only with the power of friendship and martial arts, all backed by a deliciously cheesy, original soundtrack…

Private Resort (1986) – Dudes in paradise

Private Resort is a crisp, cool comedy, light on substance but full on fruity flavour, best served chilled. While the narrative is not exactly a square meal, between avoiding the bad guys and chasing chicks, our would-be teen heartthrobs have their work cut out for them…

The Last American Virgin (1982) – Teensploitation shenanigans

The Last American Virgin is kind of the missing link between the sexploitation comedies of the mid 70s and the teen comedies of the 80s – very gritty and low budget, but also having a keenly youth-sympathetic story and production. It’s finest feature is definitely the soundtrack, Davidson rather impressively spent most of whatever modest budget he had on it. Consequently it’s one of the best Pop soundtracks in film history…

Samurai Cop (1991) – You’d better buckle up

What better way to kick off the year than with a fantastic piece of Hollywood imitating, Japanese culture appropriating, nigh unreleased cinema by an Iranian writer-director with an American Dream? This is a wild ride complete with shootouts and fist fights aplenty, flamboyant Costa Rican waiters, and Samurai Cop making passes at any pretty woman within 100 yards…

Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987) – Frightful festive fun

Well it’s that most wonderful time of year again, a time where we come together and get stuck into the eggnog, or beer where I’m from, and replay all the festive classics from Home Alone to Elves, and maybe even a cheeky Lethal Weapon. Sitting somewhere on the naughty end of that list is Silent Night, Deadly Night 2. That’s right, don’t even bother with the first one, just skip straight to desert…

Mutant Girls Squad (2010) – Cowabunga dudes

If you haven’t already checked out a Japanese splatter film, you’re missing out. In fact, this is a pretty good a place to start, considering it is one of the more plot driven of the lot. Although, as with any truly great movie, the plot is mostly there to string a bunch of awesomely ludicrous action and effects scenes together. It sets a pretty relentless pace from the get go as the girls plough through soldiers and civilians alike in this slaughter fiesta…