Used Cars (1980) - Blu-rayI hate buying cars.  I hate the hassle and I hate dealing with the annoying sales people.  But I know lots of other people love the art of the deal.  And that’s where Used Cars, a film executive produced by Steven Spielberg and John Milius, comes into play.  It is sort of a bridge  ...

kingsman: The Golden Circle - Movie ReviewDirector Matthew Vaughn likes to get people talking.  Recall, if you will, Kick-Ass and the choice vocabulary uttered by Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit Girl.  It’s his thing, you know.  Well, audiences are going to be talking about the hot bedroom action in his new film for months.  It’s a great ...

Between Worlds (2018) - Blu-ray Review

He's the leader of the pack! Stop me if you have heard this one before: the critical reaction to the latest Nicolas Cage movie just leveled Hiroshima.  Yup.  Yup. Yup.  All true, mofos.  Well, here’s another one that fits that description . . . except that, once again, the critics are ...

Misery Collector's Edition - blu-ray2017 has been something of a marquee year for Stephen King cinematic adaptations, with TV scoring big on Gerald’s Game, 1922, and Mr. Mercedes, and It breaking records on the big screen. (Note: The Dark Tower was a big stumble.) So although this year is a few shy of Misery’s 30th anniversary ...

Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1971) - Blu-rayOl’ Jimmie needs a drink at the Huddle II.  That’s how Invasion of the Blood Farmers begins.  The film, a true trashterpiece of schlock SINema is wildly absurd, sick-minded, and loopy as hell.  It is also a ripe find thanks to Severin’s blu-ray release of this grindhouse classic ...

Dunkirk - Movie ReviewBritish Prime Minister Winston Churchill, during a speech to the House of Commons in June of 1940 in the opening months of World War II, famously said, “Our policy is to wage war, by sea, land, and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us.” ...

Beast of the Yellow Night - Blu-rayBeneath a full moon, one man walks alone.  There is a pain in his side; something within him that is awakened whenever he is sexually aroused.  He, after making a deal with the devil, knows exactly what it means and face it alone he must . . . or at least he needs to be  ...

Wind River - Movie ReviewScreenwriter Taylor Sheridan concludes his American frontier trilogy with Wind River, a suspenseful murder mystery set in the snow-covered barrens of Wyoming. Sheridan burst on the scene with his blistering essay on the epidemic of violence along the Texas/Mexico border with ...

The Mole People (1954) - Blu-rayFirst, there was It Came From Outer Space and then there was The Creature from the Black Lagoon.  Both of those films – and the success they shared – led to Universal’s B-movie dominance in the 1950s and, no matter how minor of it a flick it was, we have a curio ...

Atomic Bonde - Movie ReviewYou can keep your Kate Beckinsale.  Move over Milla!  It’s official.  Charlize Theron is the Wonder Woman we need.  With Atomic Blonde, Theron becomes THE female action star by which all others should be measured against.  The character she plays, Agent Lorraine Broughton of  ...

Cry Baby (1990) - Blu-ray ReviewA single tear is all it takes for this dude to land all the ladies.  His name is Cry-Baby and this is his story . . . with guitars! The motorcycles!  The music!  The Squares!  The Drapes! And all the raging hormones!  It’s 1954 again in Roger Waters’ classic teenage musical, Cry-Baby.  It has been ...

The Philadelphia Story: The Criterion Collection (1940) - Blu-rayHi-Ho Silver!

There aren’t many films as flawless in tone, performance, and spirit as The Philadelphia Story.  From beginning to end, director George Cukor’s film is perfectly balanced with charm and wit and, of course ...

Overlord - blu-rayIf you thought that the opening battle in Saving Private Ryan was intense, you haven’t seen anything yet.  Overlord takes that PTSD-causing opening to task with a sequence in the skies above Germany as American paratroopers are absolutely gutted right before our  ...

Spider-man: Homecoming - Movie Review“Face it, Tiger.  You just hit the jackpot.”  It’s the line Mary Jane says to Peter Parker when, in the comic book, he first sets eyes on her.  It’s sort of how I feel after watching this movie.  We. Just. Hit. The. Jackpot. om Holland is the full package.  He is both Peter Parker and Spider-Man ...

Doctor Who: Resolution - blu-ray

Exterminate! Exterminate!  Exterminaaaaaaate!  Guess who is back?!?!?! The Eleventh Season of the rebooted Doctor Who has had its fair share of criticisms, beginning with the fact that the beloved Doctor has regenerated into a female.  Truthfully, actress  Jodie Whittaker is ...

Annabelle: Creation - Movie ReviewThe pigtails.  The big, buggy eyes.  That wretched smile.  That damn doll is back.  And she’s ready for her turn to guide you through a funhouse of holy hell. Annabelle sits in the gathering darkness of a closed closet.  A little girl stands on the other side of the door ...

Barb Wire (1996) blu-rayThe opening moments of Barb Wire, a critically panned film that is based on the Dark Horse comic book series, is thankfully filled with a whole lot of Pamela Anderson.  She is on stage, dancing, and being sprayed with champagne from a hose.  The scene, especially Anderson in ...

War for the Planet of the Apes - Movie ReviewHello, Oscars!  Allow me to introduce you to your first 2017 contender for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor at the next Academy Awards.   War for the Planet of the Apes is THAT good ...

Revenge of the Spacemen - Blu-rayUsing oversized Invasion of the Saucer Men Halloween masks and silver sweat suits for the look of its alien invaders, Revenge of the Spacemen is a cheaply-made homage to 1950s rock and schlock that plays for solely laughs.  The film is cheesy, occasionally funny, and  ...

Wilson (2017) - DVDThis is the story of a man who says just about everything that comes into his head. Wilson is a brutally honest middle-aged misanthrope (Woody Harrelson) who longs for a family, after friends move away and his father’s death leaves him all alone. Luckily it turns out he  ...

The Return of the Vampire - Blu-rayThe Return of the Vampire, now on blu-ray thanks to Shout! Factory, is the film with which Columbia Pictures flies the B-movie, with director Lew Landers (The Raven) at the helm, to new heights courtesy of the German Luftwaffe aircraft in this unofficial (but, probably, yes) sequel ...

Baby Driver - Movie ReviewNever before have the loves of speed and killer tunes come together so magically as they do in filmmaker Edgar Wright’s latest, a genre-crossing masterpiece with music on the brain and burnt rubber in its soul. It’s called Baby Driver and it’s a mob movie. It’s also a heist movie ...

Judgment Night (1993)This is why, no matter how bad the traffic jam is, you STAY THE COURSE.  You want to get to the boxing match?  Keep your ass in line.  One wrong turn later and your entire life could be rendered null and void thanks to a dangerous neighborhood and a stray bullet. ...

Justice League: The New Frontier - Blu-ray ReviewThe DC Comics & Warner Bros. Animation co-production venture is already a very successful enterprise and, with Gotham by Gaslight coming soon, they continue to be of interest.  Comic book fans have a lot of animated features to celebrate over the years.  They were  ...

Poison Ivy Collection - blu-rayPoison Ivy.  The itch you shouldn’t scratch.  But we did, didn’t we?!  And we got a collection of movies that helped former child stars strip out of their past image and into something new and racy and all kinds of shocking!  That is what the 1990s brought those of us raised ...

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Movie ReviewThe magic in the kingdom is still there, mateys. Yo ho! Directed by Norwegians Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) and written by Jeff Nathanson, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales moves swiftly, energized by the new blood involved in the project. ...

Valentine (2001) - Blu-rayDoes this mean that you WON'T be my valentine?  With those words, one scorned nerd has his revenge on a group of pretty little liars.  Valentine, directed by Jamie Blanks, is immediately better than most of the teen slasher flicks of the late ‘90s and early 2000s.  It just doesn’t  ...

Starship Troopers: Traitors of Mars - Blu-ray“C’mon you apes, you wanna live forever?!” ...

Tower of Evil (1972) - Blu-ray ReviewIn the years before the slasher subgenre officially arrived thanks to Black Christmas and Halloween, there were a few horror films that definitely played around with the idea of a psycho killer taking out teenagers with nothing but sex on their minds.   Tower of Evil, a 1972  ...

Wonder Woman - Blu-ray ReviewWell, that’s more like it. Warner Bros. entry into a shared universe of super heroes on film has been a lot more miss than hit. I, admittedly a lifelong DC Comics’ reader, have grown tired of the comparisons made between Marvel’s output and everyone else’s ...

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