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 ...

You Might be the Killer - Blu-rayCamp Clear Vista is now hiring!  If you have a love for giving kids the time of their lives over summer vacation then this is the job for you.  It also helps if you have a love for horror films and long, sharp knives that are just perfect for slicing and dicing . . .

Captain Underpants: The FIrst Movie - Blu-ray ReviewNow, this is how you build a franchise...with sock puppets ...

The CLoverfield Paradox - Blu-rayThis is a movie for anyone who has ever sent a voice message to themselves.  Whether a warning or a reminder, there’s always an interesting collision of realities that occurs when the past offers insight into the Here and Now.  William Faulkner suggested the past is never dead  ...

It Comes at Night - Movie Review…in which Nietzsche, forever staring into that damned abyss, is proven right once again.  It is us!  It is us! ...

Double Dragon - Blu-rayTo 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  ...

The Mummy - Movie ReviewAs the undead do, Universal’s stable of legendary monsters rises from the cloak of darkness in the form of The Mummy, which is to be the first chapter in what the studio is calling the Dark Universe, its very own version of a cinematic franchise. Hey, Disney, Warner, and others  ...

Beat the Devil (1953) - Blu-ray ReviewOkay, okay, okay, Uranium deals in East Africa might not sound all that exciting, but when your business associates are Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre, Gina Lollobrigida, Jennifer Jones, and your location is Italy’s scenic Amalfi Coast, well you have the attention  ...

A Dark Song - Movie ReviewHow far would you go to break on through to the other side?  That answer probably depends upon the situation and the person.  All of which makes soaking in the sounds of A Dark Song so incredibly rewarding.  It is easily on par with The Witch when it comes to mood ...

Screamers (1996) - Blu-ray

"Can I come with you?"  Are the people around you really who they claim to be?  This reality-bending question is at the heart of Screamers, a quiet little science fiction movie that, once seen, tugs at the back of the consciousness far more effectively than ...

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - Movie Review…in which writer/director James Gunn (Slithers) invites us to dance right alongside him to the deep cuts of the 1970s that he has playing on the turntable in his head AND heart.  Can I get an amen!  Our lovable ragtag gang of spaced invaders is back! ...

Suburbia - Blu-rayCould there be anything more punk than producer Roger Corman hiring director Penelope Spheeris (Wayne’s World) in 1983 to direct a movie about youth alienation in Los Angeles?  I think not.  Call it Punxploitation; call it a walk on the wild side of safe suburban homes ...

Alien: Covenant - Movie ReviewThough it took nearly 40 years, the Alien franchise has come full circle with the release of the latest chapter in the saga, Alien: Covenant, a film which picks up some ten years after 2014’s Prometheus and acts as a direct prequel to 1979’s original. That’s right, four decades after ...

10 to Midnight: Collector's Edition - Blu-rayIt is a film that Roger Ebert eviscerated with his review, taking the moral high ground and shaming 10 to Midnight for its portrayal of sex, violence, and the female condition.  He also took to the review to suggest that Charles Bronson was just showing up for a paycheck.  And,  ...

Going In Style - Movie ReviewWe’ve all been there. Aggravated to the breaking point by intolerable mistreatment from the man. There’s only so much one can withstand before the strings of sanity snap and we take matters into our own hands. More often than not, our level-headed decision making skills ...

Cobra: Collector's Edition - Blu-rayMarion “Cobra” Cobretti is back on the streets.  Wearing his Judas Priest-styled sunglasses, a must for ANY badass in the 1980s, and taking out any number of axe-swinging maniacs, his beat on the street gets a major visual HD upgrade thanks to Shout! Factory’s Collector’s  ...

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - Blu-ray ReviewHe wields a magical sword and a stylized sense of swagger.  He’s King Arthur for the hipsters and he’s hoping to make a big splash on blu-ray.  Fingers crossed or whatever ...

The Giant Behemoth (1959) - Bl-rayIt is a calm, grey day.  The surface of the water is still.  A ferry cuts calmly across the surface, careful to make gentle waves.  And then it happens.  Your worst fears become reality.  Rising from the surface of the once calm waters is a beast ...

The Fate of the FUrious - Movie poster one-sheetBig DUMB fun.  Amen to that. Look, at this point in the Fast and Furious franchise, you either “ride or die” with its ongoing vehicular antics or you simply thumb for another ride.  It’s really quite that simple.  The series has managed to win over most critics and even a few ...

Sheborg (2016) - Blu-ray

Part Woman. Part Machine. Total Destruction. When was the last time we had a female kickass alien cyborg film?  It’s been a hot minute since, hmm, 1993.  Which is why SheBorg (originally released as SheBorg Massacre, a better title if you ask me) immediately grabbed my ...

Saban's Power Rangers - Movie ReviewWell, Super Sentai it isn’t. As the bedrock of the kids’ television show, that’s not exactly a good thing for fans of the original series to hear. All is not yet lost, though. The rock quarry is back and so too is Bryan Cranston (who once voiced Snizzard from the popular television  ...

Nurse Jill (2016) - Blu-rayBecause sometimes the act of revenge is stronger medicine than actually doing it.  Sometimes. The 16mm footage.  The dialogue cards.  The city atmospheres.  Everything about Nurse Jill, including its smaller than small  ...

The Belko Experiment - Movie ReviewEver complained about where you work? Ever wanted to kill a dumbass co-worker? Work sucks; it’s our god given right to bitch about it. At least, then, we don’t work for the sick company at the center of The Belko Experiment, who – proving just how fragile our society is ...

Last Action Hero: Retro VHS Look (1993) - blu-rayThe wink and the nod begins with the opening sideways shot as a cop car arrives on the scene.  Swiftly, the camera corrects itself and a barrage of cops, all apparently having the worst night of their lives, arrives.  The camera glides over the response to the hostage scene that is ...

John Wick: Chapter 2 - Movie ReviewEvery single time Keanu Reeves is written off or dismissed, he comes bouncing back with a powerfully charged character.  Hell, he even got booed for his performance in Knock Knock.  I think I was one of the eight critics who gave him credit for knowing the  ...

The Plague of the Zombies (1966) - Blu-rayYou will NEVER forget the first seen ashen-faced zombie (Ben Harris) in this movie.  I promise you.  That cackle!  That expression!  It is a scene, in which the zombie chucks a woman’s body over a ledge, that will linger with you thanks to the crazed look glued on the face of ...

The Comedian - DVD ReviewJackie Burke (Robert De Niro) has fallen on hard times lately. He used to star in a hit sitcom, at the height of his comedy career. But now he barely gets by, relying on occasional nostalgic comedy shows and loans from his exasperated brother (Danny DeVito). During one ...

Murder Rock (1984) - Blu-ray Review

Hat pins through the heart!  She definitely IS a maniac.  The massive worldwide success of Flashdance has repercussions, Ladies and Gents, even when it comes to the Italian giallo.  A musical murder mystery tour with T&A?  Sign me up, man.  Just don’t ask ...

get out posterNoted comic and filmmaker Jordan Peele, of Key and Peele fame, marks his directorial debut with Get Out, a brilliantly quirky little film that bills itself as a speculative thriller. While it is certainly that, it is also tinged with strong elements of horror, comedy, romance, and mystery ...

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