Night (2019) - Movie ReviewFor my money, POV horror can still deliver when there is an engaged mind at the helm.  This is exactly why Night, a new horror film from the sick mind of writer/director/actor Nicholas Michael Jacobs, works as well as it does ...

Sling Blade (1996) - Blu-ray ReviewIt is a sad fact that talent doesn’t necessarily equate to a career of note or at all in Hollywood. There are literally hundreds of thousands of talented people out there that will never get their shot in the spotlight. Every so often, however, someone manages to bridge this gap from  ...

What Doesn't Kill Us (2019)What if the Zombie Apocalypse failed?  What if the miracle of science saved both the survivors and those that were turned? ...

Play Misty for Me (1971) - Blu-ray ReviewThe obsessed fan/love interest movie is a well-trodden one nowadays, with some truly stellar entries in the sub-genre (Misery, Fatal Attraction) and some truly awful ones; but one, to my surprise, that is rarely brought up is one of the earliest on this subject ...

The Deadly Mantis (1957) - Blu-rayWith all its talk of radars and Pine Tree Radar Fences, it’s a wonder that The Deadly Mantis, warning of a sneak attack across the polar ice (by anyone), manages to be so much fun.  STILL!  But, honestly, few things in the cinematic world beat the scene where the giant insect ...

Kindergarten Cop (1990 - Bluray ReviewPretty harshly assessed by critics of the day, Kindergarten Cop, the follow up collaboration between the 'Austrian Oak' and director Ivan Reitman, was still a massive financial success back in 1990 when it took over 200 million on a (now) paltry budget of around 15 million. ...

Dominique - Blu-rayWith her decision made, there can be only one force that flings open the double doors that lead to one character’s fate.  And she will walk down the long haul with the balls of her feet digging into the ground with intention.  Everyone thinks she’s mad anyway.  The taking of her own life will be no real shock ...

Jigsaw - Movie Review

Seven years later….

DUN-DUN-DUNNNNN!!!! ...

 

Man's Best Friend - blu-ray“Is this dog incredible or what?”  That’s the question Ally Sheedy asks her cameraman when, after being attacked by a stranger, a hulking dog she just rescued from a vivisection experimental lab runs off the would-be burglar and fetches her purse. ...

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight - Blu-ray ReviewThe Elseworld has arrived, DC fans! There is a shadow that stalks the corners of the alleyways in Gotham City.  Another one – separate but just as severe – darkens the very top of roofs.  His shadow looms larger.  One of those threatening shadows carries a long, steely ...

Alien Party CrashersWhen you think of a New Year’s Eve party, the last thing you would expect to attend are aliens.  But that’s exactly what happens in Alien Party Crashers, a new science fiction comedy from High Octane Pictures.  Self-invited and definitely not afraid to double-dip the same  ...

Annihilation (2018) - Movie ReviewWhat does it mean to be human? What separates us from other life forms? Does the same self-destruction that plagues us humans show up outside the human world? All grand questions to which the answers are really unknown. Or, at least, largely unproven. That does not ...

The Craft - Collector's Edition blu-ray

We are the weirdos, Mister. Honestly, in a modern day viewing, The Craft feels richer than it did when I originally saw the film.  There is a lot to appreciate about the film and its tale of sisterhood among four high school friends.  The situations feel real and, certainly, the black ...

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Happy Death Day - Movie ReviewHappy Death Day should have been good. Groundhog Day redone as a teen slasher horror? Are you kidding me? Count me in! The opportunity to watch a miserable prig of a person on the receiving end of the perfect comeuppance... over and over. A circular loop of bloody ...

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  ...

mother! - Movie ReviewSome people enjoy playing with Rubik's cubes. Others, like me, don't know how to solve them and wind up wanting to throw the cubes against the wall in frustration. I had that same chucking-a-Rubik's-cube feeling many times while watching Darren Aronofsky's latest  ...

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  ...

geostorm - Blu-ray ReviewTsunamis.  Hurricanes.  Firenados?  Well, alrighty then.  This is the largely uninspired world of Geostorm, a movie that phones in more than just a series of sad performances all trapped within the pages of a story that appears to have been written by a teenager who lets the  ...

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  ...

Blade Runner 2049 - Blu-ray ReviewIt is a valley of ash that fills the screen; dull and without expression. Little hope resides here. It is a dull and gray atmosphere that washes over us; full of cold notions as K (Ryan Gosling) arrives at a protein farm with the sole duty to retire the replicant who operates this farm ...

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 ...

Winchester - Movie ReviewThe only thing more confusing and carelessly constructed than the Winchester mansion itself, is the story that tries to explain why the house was built in such a haphazard manner in the first place. Construction began on the real-life Winchester House in 1886 and was never ...

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 ...

The Foreigner - Blu-ray Review

Because sometimes older is better.  Martin Campbell.   Pierce Brosnan.  Jackie Chan.  When these three titans of hard-hitting action go toe-to-toe, you are definitely going to want to see the results.  Those artists – two actors and one director (responsible for GoldenEye ...

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 ...

It (2017) - Movie ReviewDirector Andrew Muschietti and screenwriters Chase Palmer and Cary Fukunaga do something very interesting with their big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s hugely popular novel It. They take the thrills and chills of horror and, rather than use them as a cheap means ...

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 ...

The Breakfast Club - Blu-ray Review

“The next time I have to come in here I’m cracking skulls.” The Breakfast Club, in which the late great writer/director John Hughes gives voice to the voiceless, has finally been officially considered a masterpiece.  With this release, all the critical-minded Neo maxi  ...

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 ...

Tulip Fever (2017) - Blur-ay ReviewPeriod pieces such as these can have a hard time in the modern cinematic landscape, so one must come loaded for bear to make a mark. What tends to resonate with modern audiences, apart from the usual commercially considered trappings Hollywood always considers ...

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