Slave of the Cannibal God - Blu-rayLewd! Rude! Gutted and STEWED!  Because you can't look away!!! There are still lifeforms living in the jungles of New Guinea that we know nothing about.  New species are routinely being discovered, too.  To suggest that there it an unknown tribe of cannibals living ...

Skyscraper (2018) - Movie ReviewAmputees attack! If you are reading this then you are probably wondering if Dwayne Johnson’s new action flick is as yet another brainless actioneer.  Skyscraper is EXACTLY that.  Dumb.  Stupid.  Shameless. The movie, defying gravity and logic time and ...

Trilogy of Terror: Cpecial Edition blu-rayThe esteemed work of celebrated producer/director Dan Curtis (The Night Stalker, The Night Strangler) continues to roll out on blu-ray thanks to the fine 4K remastering efforts of Kino Lorber Studio Classics.  This week’s release tackles an anthology that, once seen ...

Solo: A Star Wars Story - Movie ReviewMuch of the fun and joy of watching a Star Wars movie these days comes not from discovering something new, but rather from revisiting everything old with a new set of eyes. Whether the original series of sequels and prequels or within the Star Wars Story ‘tweeners,  ...

House on Tombstone Hill (1989) - Blu-ray ReviewWho needs booze when you have practical gore effects as nasty as the ones on display in this nonstop party?! Writer/director James Riffel (Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Terror) made a masterpiece for ...

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 ...

House on Haunted Hill (1999) - Blu-rayIn which the showman, with spotlights and all, actually becomes the show. I hold William Castle with high regard when it comes to horror.  Entertaining as hell, he could always be relied on to create an atmosphere with his many films.  Audiences are only now just ...

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  ...

Bad Ronald - Blu-ray ReviewThere’s a spot on the wall.  It wasn’t there before.  You move closer.  What is it? And so, you move even closer.  Closer still.  And then the spot moves.  It’s an eye!  Someone is inside the house.  Holy shit, man.  Screaming and running away are the only choices! ...

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.  ...

An Hour to Kill - Movie ReviewHot peppers!  An abandoned Nazi bunker…in California!  Horny hog mutants!  And two assassins with time on their hands!  An Hour to Kill has it all! Knowing that, it is the story about a biker bowling team on the hunt for “hogs” to pork ...

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  ...

Trick 'r Treat - Blu-rayIt’s been eleven long years since I first saw this horror film and, yeah, I am still talking about it.  Why?  Because it’s THAT good and it turns out that there are still people out there who are virgins to its twisted tales of morbidity.  And now Scream Factory gives us a ...

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  ...

The Purge 4-Movie Collection - Blu-ray“Blessed be the New Founders! Blessed be the new America!” The Tea Party, born out of frustration from having their conservative voices and agenda ignored, are now in power.  What a difference five long years make!  When the original film was made  ...

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 ...

The SPiral Staircase - Blu-ray Review

Perhaps it is the close-up on the eyeball in the shadows.  Piercing.  Constant.  Terrifying.  Or maybe it is the SCREAM that stops a silent movie, separating the audience into steady streams of shock as a motion picture stops its own rollout to pay tribute ...

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 ...

Strange Nature (2018) - 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  ...

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  ...

Blessed are the Children - Movie ReviewA solid synth score leads things off.  GREAT.  A spooky setting is quickly made clear as the titles begin and end.  AWESOME.  There’s a jump scare early on and then…and then…nothing.  What the hell, man?!  Blessed Are the Children starts right out of the gate  ...

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? ...

The Night Stalker - The Night Strangler - Blu-rayThe Night Stalker - The Night Strangler - Blu-rayIt begins in a dingy motel room.  A cassette player is on.  A disheveled looking man, worn out but determined, is listening to his own recording.  That voice speaks honesty.  He is determined to get his story published.  It is important.  No matter how ridiculous it sounds ...

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  ...

The Bride (1985) - Blu-ray ReviewRemember the Master-Blaster character combo from Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome?  The Master, played by Angelo Rossitto, was positioned on top of The Blaster, played by Paul Larsson and together they operated the methane-heavy Underworld ...

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 ...

Exorcist II: The Heretic - Blu-ray ReviewI am STILL not sure of what I have seen.  My first trip with this sequel was in high school. But the idea of hypnosis as a vehicle for good and evil just didn’t take hold.  It still doesn’t. All I remember liking about this movie was Linda Blair in a see-through nightgown. Seriously ...

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  ...

Queen of Outer Space - Blu-ray"26 million miles from Earth, and the dolls are still the same!" Bedazzling certain items in your wardrobe is nothing new.  Cute! Cute! Cute! Just look at what Queen Yllana does to her mask in the laser-brained adventure that is Queen of Outer Space.  The glitter!  The sparkles! ...

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 ...

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