Sister Street Fighter Collection - Blu-rayIt doesn’t take long for Sister Street fighter to kick a lot of ass.  From catching flies and throwing them down the mouths (and up the noses) of her enemies to all the strategically thrown forks, Tina (Sue Shiomi) is a martial artist badass that knows her way through a crowded  ...

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 ...

Curse III: Blood Sacrifice (1991) - Blu-ray ReviewNever a great movie, this one is for Christopher Lee purists only.  Curse III: Blood Sacrifice has nothing to do with the other movies in the series.  That should be your first indication of exactly where this one is headed.  It does have some interesting moments, though. Shadows  ...

The Awful Truth (1937) - Blu-ray ReviewCary Grant. Irene Dunne. Together again or – if we are speaking chronologically – for the very first time as The Awful Truth, being originally released in 1937. It is, as film historians recognize, a cinematic match made in Heaven as these two talented individuals run circles around each other ...

Dead Ant (2017) - Blu-ray ReviewNo more power ballads!  No more power ballads!  That’s the chant that guitarist Pager (Rhys Coiro) of Sonic Grave keeps repeating.  He’s had enough of the panty-dropping cheese and wants to rock out at Coachella this year.  Can anyone blame him?  The 1980s are dead and  ...

Mermaids (1990) - Blu-ray ReviewBecause you don’t mess with Cher. Just ask director Lasse Hallström or Frank Oz, who was first originally hired to take over the reigns from Hallström before he, too, was booted. And then there is Emily Lloyd. Poor Lloyd got dropped so suddenly (due to Cher’s whim about ...

Bucktown (1975) - Blu-ray ReviewCarl Weathers doesn't take no lip.  Watch him; however, take a baseball bat to the face of one crooked cop in Bucktown.  It is a scene you won't likely forget anytime soon ...

12 Strong - Movie ReviewIt has been a while since American military forces have deployed a good old-fashioned 19th-century horseback cavalry charge as an effective battlefield tactic. But that’s exactly what happened in the days immediately following the 9/11 tragedy as an elite U.S. Special  ...

Splatter University (1984) - Blu-ray Review

She's a fugitive kind! Slashers probably should only drag bodies on the ground and not the actual pacing.  I’m not saying Splatter University is a horrible horror film, but truly the only thing that can save this wacky mess from itself are the drinking games you are going to make ...

Paddington 2 (2018) - Blu-ray ReviewThe must huggable and snuggable bear is back spreading optimism as if it was marmalade itself! Paddington (voiced again by Ben Whishaw) returns in this brilliant sequel that both kids and adults will absolutely love. Paddington 2, directed again...

Uninvited (1988) - Blu-ray ReviewThis is why you don’t bring cats anywhere.  Fuckin’ cats, man.  The hissing; the clawing; the weird mutant living inside of them.  Uninvited, for those who can take your bad guys being George Kennedy, Alex Cord, and Clu Gulager, is a literal handbook in all the reasons why ...

insidious last key artLook, if this is THE END of the Insidious series, then okay, I can live with it. After all, Insidious: The Last Key gives Lin Shaye (as parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier) more room to shine than ever before. She does, too. Even if the script and the directing is bit of a dullard, she  ...

Bloody New Year - Blu-ray

Because making sense is so overrated! Director Norman J. Warren's Bloody New Year might not ever make a whole hell of a lot of sense, but it sure is fun.  Time loops are like that, I suppose.  But when six friends arrive on an island with an abandoned hotel on it, they have no ...

Halloween 92018) - Movie ReviewWhile it can be argued whether or not John Carpenter’s 1978 thriller Halloween was the birth-giver to the modern slasher sub-genre, one thing that is not even up for discussion is the influence the film has had on an entire generation of filmmakers and horror fans alike ...

There's Nothing Out There! (1991) - Blu-ray

“Is this the camp by the lake?” “No.  This is the house by the pond.” Hilarious.  Kids born to be murder victims.  That’s merely one of the great lines in the super-soaked B-movie classic from 1991, right before the decade started to drown itself in plaid and combat boots.  Shot to be fun and ...

Proud Mary - Blu-ray ReviewIt begins with The Temptations. You know the groove. The high-hat and then the bass guitar; both working to dig deeper.   Papa Was a Rolling Stone, after all. And while the groove sets in, we see – with retro credits flashing upon the screen – actress Taraji P. Henson as she suits ...

The Possession of Hannah GraceThe unnatural body contortions and bed thumpings happen early in The Possession of Hannah Grace.  What we have come to expect from these movies of possession is shoved right in our faces before we are even ready for our popcorn ...

Commuter - Blu-ray ReviewAnd the late-career action hero rebirth of Liam Neeson successfully concludes with The Commuter.  That’s right, folks, this is it for Neeson.  Well, that’s if he is to be believed.  Is The Commuter the high note it needs to be for such an announcement?  Not really.  It is, at its  ...

Battle for the Lost Planet - Blu-rayHarry Trent (Matt Mitler) is us all.  Wisecracking, full of piss and vinegar, and one hell of a pilot, his roundabout with fate occurs happens on the day the Earth is destroyed.  You see, Trent has just stolen a space shuttle and, high above the earth, he watches as hairy ...

Downsizing (2017) - Movie ReviewThe filmmaker whose body of work has often touched on near perfection, suffers a considerably significant stumble with his latest film called Downsizing. Alexander Payne, who explored the sharp contrasts of flawed people dealing with the most difficult of situations in  ...

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  ...

Tag (2018) - Movie ReviewYou know you’ve just watched a bad movie when the post-credits video montage of the real characters who inspired the story is the best part of the entire ordeal. That’s exactly the case with Tag, a film inspired by the real-life story of a group of middle-aged men who’ve been playing an ...

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 ...

The DIsaster Artist - Movie ReviewWow.  Wow. Wow.  And, again, WOW. If the side-by-side comparisons at the end of this movie don’t convince you of James Franco’s deep understanding of the wacky world of writer/director Tommy Wiseau, then I don’t know what will. The Disaster Artist isn’t mockery. ...

 

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 ...

Jumanji (2017) - Blu-ray ReviewThe rhinos are back! And so are the laughs, as we have the rare sequel that actually works because it dares to do something a bit different with our expectations. Not that anything in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is all that intelligent, mind you, but the charm from the  ...

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  ...

The Shape of Water - Movie ReviewThere is but one artist who could create a passionately unsettling love story between a mute woman and a freakishly real-looking merman and make it feel so entirely personal that it practically drips with relatable emotion.  One artist.  And he is the mighty Guillermo del Toro ...

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 ...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Blu-ray Review“This is not going to go the way you think.” –Luke Skywalker. Never has a line from one of these films so succinctly encapsulated the adventure you are about to witness. This second part of the third trilogy of the Star Wars saga is going to take your expectations and throw  ...

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