The Seventh Sign - Blu-ray ReviewDemi Moore is apparently the world’s LAST best hope at surviving the end of days.  At least, according to screenwriters W. W. Wicket and George Kaplan, Abby - the character she portrays (and she is quite good here) - possesses the only womb that can deliver the child ...

Ocean's 8 - Movie ReviewBecause crime is a family affair. I’m not going to say that we needed an Ocean’s 11 spin-off. All I am going to say is that, as an avid fan of Steven Soderbergh’s style-centric comedic heist films starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon, I am just thrilled to see the franchise ...

Mandy (2018) - Movie Review

If there is a great spiritual awakening in this country, it will be led by the one-two punch that is Mandy ...

Upgrade (2018) - Movie ReviewWhat if all this autonomous technology and cybernetic artificial intelligence stuff we’ve so ardently allowed to slowly creep into our lives suddenly went haywire and began crashing cars, recording our conversations, and sending our most private discussions to random people in  ...

The Witching Season (2015) - Blu-ray ReviewI don’t know how it happened and I certainly don’t remember why.  The discovery of The Witching Season was completely accidental on my part.  One YouTube video after another – down the rabbit hole, you know – and then, rather suddenly, I found myself in the ...

Deadpool 2 - Movie ReviewHey, Meatsicle! Get your ass some popcorn and go to the show this weekend. Another round of great comic book sendoffs has been sent to theaters and you don’t want to miss this shit. At all.  ...

Mortuary (1983) - Blu-ray ReviewManiacs on the loose are nothing new.  But watching the actress who once played Erin Walton of The Waltons get it on over and over again with her bleach blonde boyfriend (think Fred from the cartoon Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?) adds a novel dimension to the ...

Miss Stevens - DVD ReviewSo many movies have been made about inspiring teachers, you wonder what’s left to say about them. But the indie drama Miss Stevens tells a fresh new story about a very human, flawed English teacher named Rachel (Lily Rabe from American Horror Story) who connects  ...

hereditary blurayHereditary is a movie about secrets and dysfunction as one family’s murky past becomes future tense.  Borne from a tragedy, the film turns into unstoppable nightmare fairly quickly. The faint of heart will shield their eyes as shadows manifest into ghosts and ...

A Quiet Place (2018) - Movie ReviewThe horror genre is going to some interesting new places of late. With the recent critical and box office success of last year’s Get Out, the acceptance of last month’s intoxicating mind trip Annihilation, and now with A Quiet Place’s rousing world premier at Austin’s SXSW  ...

Ghost Stories (2017) - Blu-rayIt has been a long time since I have genuinely been frightened by a movie.  Seriously.  I mean, certain ones make me jump from time to time, but, damn, Ghost Stories, starring  Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther and Martin Freeman, is one chilling display of spooktacular ...

Isle of Dogs (2018) - Blu-ray ReviewFoundations need to be shaken. Whatever happened to man’s best friend?  Isle of Dogs, written and directed by Wes Anderson, has the answer and it comes into focus via stop-motion.  This is Anderson’s second stop-motion feature but it might ...

Dear Dead Delilah (1972) - Blu-rayGothic gooey gruesomeness prevails the censors! Nashville country legend "Cowboy" Jack Clement might have never produced another feature film, but Dear Dead Delilah, his one and only, is truly unforgettable.  Few, before this Blu-ray release from the fine folks ...

Rampage (2018) - Movie ReviewRampage is really big. And really dumb. And, yes, really fun. The film works because NEVER EVER does it take itself seriously. How could it?! After all, this is a film whose only requirement is that it have a giant lizard (er, alligator), a giant wolf, and a giant ape pulverizing buildings into ...

Shot (1973) - Blu-ray ReviewDesolation, thy name is the Midwest…especially during the winter.  Seriously, this place is a freezing ghost land of skulls and souls when the heavy snow begins to fall.  Tree branches snap off.  Fields die.  And the land gets blanketed with thick drifts of snow which makes  ...

Ready Player One - Movie ReviewTo this day, there remains something insanely special about director Brian De Palma’s Carrie.  It is based on the once-discarded novel by Stephen King, but was painstakingly adapted for the screen by Lawrence D. Cohen.  Cohen got everything about King’s first novel right  ...

Brainscan (1993) - Blu-ray ReviewONCE UPON A TIME, there was a limit to the computer’s influence over our lives.  We were suspicious and still lived in a somewhat unconnected world.  That's right, we actually went OUTSIDE. We were a wee bit more suspicious of Artificial Intelligence back then and our ...

Tomb Raider (2018) - Blu-ray ReviewAt least the filmmakers got the character right. Fist pumping all the way out of the theater this March, that was my big takeaway from this reboot. Finally, a Lara Croft film that felt EXACTLY like the character should. She just needed a better storyline. Maybe next time, right? ...

Bram Stoker's Shadowbuilder - Blu-raySomething is in the storm drains again!  A plunger won’t clear it out either.  Afraid of neither man or mutt, what travels through the drainpipes of one idyllic town wants only one thing: a small boy named Chris.  And this foul demon will stop at ...

Game Night (2018) - Movie ReviewWe all have that one friend. That over-stimulated, under-acknowledged, hyper-competitive jerk to whom everything in life is a game with an undeniable winner and a loser. There are a whole bunch of those kind in Game Night, the latest film by 2015’s Vacation reboot  ...

What Have they Done to Your Daughters (1974) - Blu-ray ReviewDirector Massimo Dallamano (What Have They Done to Solange?) goes full steam ahead on the whole police procedural effort with his follow-up to the opening bell in his What Have They Done trilogy of films.  He never finished the third film in the proposed series ...

Red Sparrow - Blu-ray ReviewIn which Katniss Everdeen gets down and dirrrty...but you still won't care.  From Russia with Love this spy game is not.  Red Sparrow is a spy movie that should work. It has a very talented cast and the story, about a former Russian ballerina who ...

Giallo in Venice (1979) - Blu-ray ReviewThe balls!  Why’d it have to be in the balls?!  With all the hanky panky bouncing around in this sin on skin flick, it seems appropriate that Giallo in Venice begins with an unknown killer striking one poor son of a bitch right in the balls with a sharp knife.  OUCH!  What follows ...

Spaceballs (1987) - Blu-ray ReviewBy the 1980s, cinema was in well and truly in the post Star Wars world. Its monster success and permeation into the cultural zeitgeist still looms large over movies today. Like any profitable venture, those left bobbing about aimlessly in the wake of such a phenomenon try to ride that  ...

Hardware (1990) - Blu-ray ReviewNumber Five is alive…and armed to the teeth!  Imagine if the robot in Short Circuit was programmed by the government to wipe out certain members of our society.  Electronic genocide in an easy bake machine!  Now, imagine if that said robot could also rebuild itself and ...

Wonder (2018) - DVD ReviewIt can’t be easy to emote well under a face full of prosthetics, but Jacob Tremblay does a great job doing just that in Wonder. Based on the bestselling children’s novel by R. J. Palacio, Wonder tells the story of 10-year-old August “Auggie” Pullman. In many ways, Auggie’s like a ...

The Human Experiment - Blu-ray ReviewPoor Rachel Foster.  The joint-smoking singer did nothing wrong except witness the brutal execution of a family by one of its members.  BANG! BANG!  And, because it is convenient (being a stranger in a strange county), she pays the ultimate price for the blood spatter ...

Desolation - Blu-ray ReviewHaving toiled for years in the Blumhouse movie factory as both intern and paid hand, it is readily evident that many good things rubbed off on Desolation director Sam Patton, as his first feature film is a certified gem in the world of indie horror. ...

The Tingler (1959) - Blu-ray ReviewFilms like William Castle's are sorely missed these days.  Especially when the object of the terror winds its way into a movie theater.  The Tingler is in the audience!  What fun!  Highlighted by a crazy scene in which a mute woman is targeted and nearly tortured in her own ...

Black Panther - Movie ReviewLet’s get this out of the way quickly: this reviewer is a white male from Australia in his early 40s. I have not, nor will I ever refer to another person or cast with a preface of black, Asian, jupitarian, or anything else, because to this small fry in the world, we are people. I am ...

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