REVIEW: White House Down vs. Olympus has Fallen (2013)

  Due to their retro roots, George reviews the recent Die Hard rip offs, White House Down and Olympus Has Fallen. Are they guilty pleasures or crimes against the action genre? Read on to find out... There’s a recurring Hollywood phenomenon where, sometimes in the space of a few months, two big pictures were released with … Continue reading REVIEW: White House Down vs. Olympus has Fallen (2013)

FUNNIES: What if The Avengers was made in the 1990’s

Gone are the days of the classic trailer with the growly voiceover man - something we miss here at Retro Ramble. What if such an approach was taken with the blockbusters of today? Well, look no further, as the good people at Vulture put together a trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, complete with a mid-nineties, … Continue reading FUNNIES: What if The Avengers was made in the 1990’s

FUNNIES: Strike Force Eagle 3: The Reckoning

Whilst big names in the US, comedians Key & Peele aren't that well known in the UK, which is a crime, as they're hilarious. Their Comedy Central sketch show skews a variety of popular culture targets, often with polished production values (something many of our own UK shows struggle with) not to mention some very … Continue reading FUNNIES: Strike Force Eagle 3: The Reckoning

REVIEW: Starship Troopers (1997)

1997 brought us so many entertaining films across a variety of genres, it’s really hard to pick a handful of films to focus on. As a fan of director Paul Verhoven, especially his previous sci-fi blockbusters Robocop (1987) and Total Recall (1990), one film that stands out for me is Starship Troopers. No time to … Continue reading REVIEW: Starship Troopers (1997)

TRAILERS: Starship Troopers (1997)

"Everyone fights, no one quits. If you don't do your job I'll shoot you myself." (Michael Ironside) Classic 90s action, with classic Paul Verhoeven at the helm, this is a very enjoyable space romp that takes a satirical look at a future where Earth is run by a totalitarian and facist regime and goes to … Continue reading TRAILERS: Starship Troopers (1997)

TRAILERS: Face/Off (1997)

A solid action film that takes you back to a time when studios took risks on action films that offered bigger actors, high concept plots and an exploding boat load of physical special effects. Face/Off was one of the first films we decided to review it here on Retro Ramble for a number of reasons. … Continue reading TRAILERS: Face/Off (1997)

REVIEW: Air Force One (1997)

RetroRamble's George McGhee gives a more in depth look at Air Force One in terms of how it stacks up today. No time to read the article?  Listen or Download the podcast episode here! Following the success of Die Hard in 1988, Hollywood tried to recreate that high concept/ elevator pitch “It's Die Hard in a … Continue reading REVIEW: Air Force One (1997)