Two more murders and the madman was free, escaped from the sanitarium. He hit the road and got himself some new clothes as well as a bit of spending cash by visiting some locals. He then hitches his way as far as he can. The madman has one plan to start with: Escape Doctor Chax […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: PITY HIM AFTERWARDS"
Synopsis: Adonis Johnson got little to no breaks in his early life. His father was an unknown sperm donor, and his mother died when he was a boy sending him to spend some of his more formative years in a youth home. There he gave in to impulses to fight, to smash the laughing kids […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: CREED"
Synopsis: Kirsty Cotton has been on the run from the strange forces of Hell for almost thirty years. Ever since her family was touched by the Lament Configuration and the weird menaces it brought with it, ever since uncle Frank sought pleasures beyond the pale and was torn apart for his troubles, and ever since […]Read more "SUCH SIGHTS TO SHOW YOU: MARK ALAN MILLER’S HELLRAISER: THE TOLL"
Synopsis: When a deep sea mining group discovers a mysterious sunken Russian ship off the coast of Florida, they discover that some mysteries are better left unexplored. According to official records, the Russian vessel Leviathan is supposed to be on active duty in the Baltic Sea. However, it is in an Atlantic watery grave, perhaps […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: LEVIATHAN"
When a deal comes along that looks too good to be real, Parker is hesitant. Take the case of this latest job: an amateur he is not familiar with called Edgars has a line on how a large team of thieves can take on a whole town. The town in question is a remote location, […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: THE SCORE"
Synopsis: Earl Macklin (Robert Duvall) is fresh out of jail for hitting a bank in Wichita. He’s not out long before he learns his brother has been killed. Not just a crime of passion, this was a hit. Further, Macklin has made a list as well. As it turns out the bank the two brothers […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: THE OUTFIT"
Parker is no stranger to applied pressure. In his kill or be killed world of sudden, ferocious violence and transgressive behavior, he knows all about using every possible tool in his arsenal to get what he wants. However, he is not often on the put-upon side. In the fourth Richard Stark novel, THE MOURNER, a […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: THE MOURNER"
Synopsis: Porter (Mel Gibson) stumbles back into the city, eager to claim vengeance on the partners who double-crossed him, left him for dead, and stole the seventy grand that was his fair share. Lynne (Deborah Kara Unger) is Porter’s wife, and she was the one who shot him after the job was done. Not her […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAY: PAYBACK: STRAIGHT UP"
In the conclusion to the second volume in the Parker series, THE MAN WITH THE GETAWAY FACE decided to take his war to the Outfit directly. It is a terribly Parker move, since that character attacks things directly when possible and indirectly when necessary, and this third novel in the series (THE OUTFIT) results directly […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: THE OUTFIT"