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Vic’s Classic’s – “The Hidden”

A string of cold-blooded murders puzzles diligent Los Angeles detective Tom Beck (Michael Nouri), who can’t figure out why regular people keep turning into merciless killers. When mysterious FBI agent Lloyd arrives (Kyle MacLachlan), Beck learns his problem is from another world. Soon, Beck is the human caught in the middle of an extraterrestrial showdown that’s playing out on the streets of Los Angeles. Jack Sholder directs this sci-fi cult classic.

Victor

Rating 8 out of 10

Jack Sholder directs this 1987 sci fi-action film that is my retro pick of the week. It is a film that oozes 80′s buddy cop charm but with a neat “Terminator meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers” twist. The Hidden stars Micheal Nouri and Kyle MacLachlan as two law enforcement agents paired up to investigate why regular people are turning into wicked killers that rob, flirt, attack, drive very fast and love to shoot civilians. MacLachlan’s character is not all that he seems and he seems to know many things regarding the perps. Nouri of course is in the dark for most of the film as he is lead around the city trying to figure all this out.

The Hidden, besides it’s charm, sports great make-up/alien FX and some great shootouts and car chases that solidify it as a fast action film. Also, just about every conceivable character actor from every 80′s action film is in this. The film also has plenty of great humor and plays out with many nods to early classic sci fi films of the 50′s and 60′s. And the X-Files type storyline doesn’t feel dated either.

The Hidden easily rates a retro classic with it’s amusing amalgam of sci fi heart and action. Mouri and MacLachlan are the meat of the film as we watch them take on some nasty alien slugs that cause mayhem and destruction throughout. A fun, under-rated movie, The Hidden is a must watch. Enjoy.

The Hidden

From The Vault is our new feature, showcasing forgotten favorites from all our writers. Victor DeLeon kicks off the series with one of his favorites, “The Hidden.”

A string of cold-blooded murders puzzles diligent Los Angeles detective Tom Beck (Michael Nouri), who can’t figure out why regular people keep turning into merciless killers. When mysterious FBI agent Lloyd arrives (Kyle MacLachlan), Beck learns his problem is from another world. Soon, Beck is the human caught in the middle of an extraterrestrial showdown that’s playing out on the streets of Los Angeles. Jack Sholder directs this sci-fi cult classic.

Victor
Rating: 8 out of 10

Jack Sholder directs this 1987 sci fi-action film that oozes 80s buddy cop charm but with a neat “Terminator meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers” twist. The Hidden stars Micheal Nouri and Kyle MacLachlan as two law enforcement agents paired up to investigate why regular people are turning into wicked killers that rob, flirt, attack, drive very fast and love to shoot civilians. MacLachlan’s character is not all that he seems — and he seems to know many things regarding the perps. Nouri of course is in the dark for most of the film as he is lead around the city trying to figure all this out.

“The Hidden,” besides it’s charm, sports great make-up and alien FX and some great shootouts and car chases that solidify it as a fast action film. Also, just about every conceivable character actor from every 80s action film is in this. The film also has plenty of great humor and plays out with many nods to early classic sci fi films of the 50s and 60s. And the “X-Files” type storyline doesn’t feel dated, either.

“The Hidden” easily rates a retro classic with it’s amusing amalgam of sci-fi heart and action. Mouri and MacLachlan are the meat of the film as we watch them take on some nasty alien slugs that cause mayhem and destruction throughout. A fun, under-rated movie, “The Hidden” is a must watch for sci-fi fans.

Showgirls: Misunderstood Masterpiece

A notorious bomb when first released, Showgirls eventually carved out a special niche in pop culture and now stands as a camp classic. Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley) moves to Las Vegas with dreams of becoming a showgirl, but ends up working as a stripper. As she fights her way toward her goal, Nomi encounters sexism and dehumanizing conditions while sparring with a fellow dancer (Gina Gershon). Paul Verhoeven directs.

Brian
Rating: 10 out of 10

It’s unfortunate that there’s a large section of the movie going public that has failed to appreciate what I believe is one of the best films of the 1990’s.  Showgirls has been synonymous for years with how NOT to do a big budget NC-17 movie. But, if you look deeper, you’ll find a story that deals with a lot of heavy issues and does so with grace, beauty, and fierce determination.

It all starts with Elizabeth Berkley as Nomi Campbell in a performance that should have been the launching pad to an Oscar-winning career.  She brings so much more to the role than merely taking her clothes off for the camera, as many reviews have stated.  In fact, much has been made of the “flopping fish” sex scene in the pool. Personally, I think the scene took a great deal of bravery by Berkley to expose her flesh and soul on the screen in a daring, out-of-the box love scene. It was the culmination of her past and present colliding in a flurry of passion in the film’s defining moment. I get teary-eyed just thinking about it.

Her character goes through a metamorphosis starting with a young and naive girl who just wants to earn a living to a blossomed and seasoned woman who has learned that the world is full of people that want to exploit you. I’ve noticed upon multiple viewings that the film most closely resembles the classic “Wizard Of Oz,” but obviously wrapped in an explicit adult package. Nomi, of course being the Dorothy character, is swept away to a world that she thinks is Oz (in this case, Las Vegas) and will solve all her problems. But, much like Dorothy, she learns that what you hope for and what life and reality deal you are not one in the same. By the end of her long journey, we all earn, as Nomi surely does, that there’s no place like home. And………

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Showgirls is on of the most rancid piles of pig shit ever created! I hope you enjoyed our joke and thanks for reading!