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Speed Week Plus: Bullitt – a Review

I mentioned this chase scene recently in my post about Cobra. Despite swinging ’60s soundtrack and the advance of both special effects and automotive technology since this cop flick was made, this is still the best car chase I’ve ever seen. So help me, if somebody so much as mentions any of the abysmal Fast […]
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March 18, 2017, 5:38 p.m.

Speed Week Plus: Ronin

Welcome to Speed Week Plus! You’re in the middle of a series of blog posts dedicated to a specific selection of action adventure, featuring blazing horsepower, shattered speed limits and melting tire rubber. Up this time is Ronin, an action flick that is part caper and part espionage, with plot twists and double-crosses in all […]
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March 15, 2017, 1:57 a.m.

Speed Week Plus: Vanishing Point (1971) – a Review

In this low budget counter-culture extravaganza from the Vietnam era, a former race driver Kowalski, whose current job is delivering new cars, makes a bet Friday night that he can deliver the new white Dodge Challenger from Denver to San Francisco by 3pm the next day. That’s it–no medical situation, family emergency or secret assignment […]
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March 5, 2017, 2:38 a.m.

Cobra (1986)–a Review

The centerpiece of NASCAR’s Speed Week–the Daytona 500–just took place. We’re considering a Speed Week of our own right here. Or maybe a Speed Month, anyway. I have been informed that Virtual Pulp is lacking a review of Cobra, and this simply will not do. So without further ado…here it is: I would call this […]
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Feb. 27, 2017, 12:58 p.m.

Razorfist Rants on a 1980s Action Classic

We’ve only recently discovered Razorfist AKA the Rageaholic. Not only are his epic rants impressive simply for lung capacity and linguistic aplomb, but a whole lot of his observations are savvy, too. I can’t believe this, but there is no review of Cobra posted here or at the Two-Fisted Blog. How can this be? I […]
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Feb. 22, 2017, 2:55 a.m.

An Cosantoir reviews Hell & Gone

An Cosantoir is the official magazine of Ireland’s Defense Forces. Sgt. Wayne Fitzgelarld, the editor, has recently reviewed Hell & Gone. From his review: “Henry goes for all action with his ‘Dirty Dozen’ like squad sent on a daring mission in Sudan, with a final battle that reminded me of Black Hawk Down. …The ending […]
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Feb. 14, 2017, 7:01 p.m.

Marvel Comics Regains its Senses?

Probably not. This is more likely economic reality putting the temporary kibosh on their agenda. Comic book fans are among the most loyal fans. Few things run them off of their favorite books. For some reason, Marvel decided to do three of the most likely things to cost them fans: remove their favorite characters, tarnish […]
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Feb. 12, 2017, 2:16 p.m.

McCarthyism, “Witch Hunts,” and Coincidence Theory

A lot of people in 2017 are aware of the deceitfulness of the mainstream media, academia, and Hollywood, and the duplicity of those in government. But it would no doubt surprise them to learn this is nothing new. It’s been going on for generations–but with no alternative media to blow the whistle on them. Before […]
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Jan. 22, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

Ding, Dong, the Fraud is Gone!

Pray tell what fraud? The Muslim fraud. Ding, dong, the Muslim fraud is gone! He’ll take Jimmy Carter’s role More apology tours on the public dole But let’s make our country great again, And bring those jobs back!   Now he can’t worry ya. Send the candidate back to Manchuria. Worship Allah and Karl Marx […]
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Jan. 20, 2017, 9 a.m.

Movie Fight Scenes

When the audience is young, suspension of disbelief is much easier. I watched some abysmal movies and TV shows up into my teen years that usually didn’t bother me. Whether the movie is good or bad, though, the fight scenes are almost always laughable. Once you begin paying attention, it’s hard not to notice the […]
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Jan. 18, 2017, 8:28 p.m.

My Dream Superbowl

I stopped being a sucker for bread and circuses a few years ago. My irritation with the NFL had been growing for years before that. Free agency destroyed team loyalty among players and coaches, and even team coherency in most cases. Officiating has been inconsistent at best, and smacks of fixing at its worst. And […]
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Jan. 15, 2017, 4:55 p.m.

Russian Hackers!

Yes–that’s right: Elite hackers from the Kremlin prevented us from posting anything at Virtual Pulp for the month of December! 13 different intelligence organizations have determined that Putin’s Cyber Warfare Department rigged the blogosphere in a misogynist conspiracy to prevent the first female president from taking power. The exact connection between Virtual Pulp and the […]
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Jan. 7, 2017, 6:39 p.m.

The Magnificent Seven 3.1

The grandfather of this latest Magnificent Seven movie was Akira Kurosawa’s classic The Seven Samurai. Set toward the end of the feudal period in Japan, the plot blossoms out of a small village ravaged by “brigands.” The villagers’ livelihoods are being progressively wiped out by succeeding raids, and their very existence will soon be threatened. […]
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Dec. 31, 2016, 6:39 p.m.

Boomtown by Gilbert Morris – A Review

(From the Two-Fisted Blog Archives) I originally read this as a mass-market paperback titled Vigilante. I was just beginning to appreciate westerns at the time. I’m so glad to have found this. I subsequently bought and read the entire Reno series. Most were pretty good but I’m confident this is Morris’ pinnacle in fiction. Jim […]
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Nov. 27, 2016, 11:13 p.m.

Dialog at Twilight’s Last Gleaming #2

SILVER SPOON BLACK WOMAN: This country was built on the oppression of dark people! WORKING CLASS WHITE MAN: First of all, slavery was brought over here before there was a United States of America. Second, we fought a war to end slavery. We fought and killed our brothers and cousins to free the slaves, because […]
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Nov. 14, 2016, 2:32 a.m.

Keeping Trump Honest

Hopefully, with Trump’s underdog upset victory, his constituents will not go back to sleep assuming that all will be sunshine and puppies forever, now. The man made some promises that convinced us to vote for him, and he needs to keep them regardless of what political “experts” advise. In most cases he would (and should) […]
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Nov. 13, 2016, 3:12 a.m.

Tuesday 11/8/16 is America’s Last Chance

And it’s an uphill fight, all the way. Not even counting the unprecedented, massive election fraud already proven to be taking place across the USA, over half the population is either completely brainwashed by the cultural svengalis of the media-entertainment-education axis, or have already sold their souls for their entitlement check. Or both. Hillary Clinton […]
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Nov. 7, 2016, 2:21 p.m.

False Flag Is On Sale

The third book in The Retreads series is now on sale for 99 cents at Amazon. False Flag is a near-future SHTF speculative saga of economic collapse and civil war, in which the specops-veterans-turned-military-contractors from Hell & Gone and Tier Zero face catastrophes on the home front. “Henry Brown takes down some very dark paths in this cautionary […]
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Nov. 6, 2016, 3:09 p.m.

Election Fraud in Key Battleground State

It’s happening all over, and looks like it will make 2012′s election to be legitimate by comparison. This report is about Broward County in Florida, and is not the usual fraud involving dead voters, serial voters and illegal aliens voting. This is election officials taking the matter into their own hands to ensure Hillary Clinton […]
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Nov. 5, 2016, 2:08 p.m.

Hell & Gone Spikes at Amazon

Recently I organized a little media blitz for my debut shoot-’em-up, and ran a 99 cent promotion. The results have been encouraging. I’m not a full-time author (I still work a “real” job, drat the luck), so I’m not able to sit at a computer all day and track rankings. The best I saw was […]
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Nov. 3, 2016, 7:26 p.m.