Revenge of the Dead (1983) - Blu-ray ReviewA shell of a building. An empty room. And a line of monitors all tuned in to the same dead channel: a close-up of a corpse. It is the face of Don Luigi Costa, a religious man who gave up his vows after his horrible diagnosis. How bizarre! How eerie! How utterly unusual! What  ...

The Meg (2018) - Movie ReviewThe end of the summer season is upon us, Moviegoers.  What better way to celebrate the last hurrah of silliness then with a mega-sized shark causing all sorts of chaos at the cinema?  True, The Meg – about a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon ...

Happy Birthday to Me - BlurayKebob skewers.  They aren’t meant to be shoved straight into the throat.  But that’s what happens when one poor girl is pushed to the limits and finds herself without the usual murder weapon.  Happy Eating! ...

Disobedience - DVD When successful New York photographer Ronit (Rachel Weisz) finds out that her rabbi father died, she flies home to London and stays with her married friends, Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) and Esti (Rachel McAdams). The rest of the Orthodox Jewish community is  ...

Stephen King's SLeepwalkers 0 Blu-rayI hate cats.  I have an old joke that I use in the classroom.  First day stuff, so students know where I stand on the issue of those nasty fur balls.  It goes like this: “Rough start to the day.  I ran over a cat on the way to work.  (Pause.)  Yeah, I had to cross two lanes of traffic ...

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 ...

Mandy (2018) - Movie Review

If there is a great spiritual awakening in this country, it will be led by the one-two punch that is Mandy ...

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,  ...

Tank Girl (1995) - Blu-ray ReviewRiot-grrls unite!  Few things are more punk rock than this movie.  The minute Lori Petty (A League of Their Own) as Rebecca Buck AKA Tank Girl, a member of the resistance group deadset on outmaneuvering the greed of the Water & Power (W&P) corporation, gets ...

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 ...

Torso (1973) - BlurayThe murder mystery format turns sleazy in this exploitation offering from genre-hopping director Sergio Martino.  Rescued from obscurity by Arrow Video, this violent and messy affair is all sorts of fun in that exploitative way that makes horror hounds and gore-gore ...

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  ...

Slender Man - Blu-ray ReviewIt was wise to delay the Blu-ray debut of this movie.  Good move, Sony.  They were counting on all of us to forget just how awfully Slender Man was received when it was originally released in early August.  In and out of theaters it went, leaving faster than a man after hearing  ...

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.  ...

Valley Girl (1983) - Blu-rayGreetings from San Fernando Valley!  The Val.  The “normies” live here, you know.  With no edge in sight and none of its history of display, people on the other side of the Hollywood sign just don’t appreciate the pink-clad urbanization of what used to be a thriving rural community  ...

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  ...

The Wasp Woman (1959) - Blu-rayA camp classic, deserving of every ounce of praise it has earned over its lifetime, gets a new 2K scan from the best surviving print thanks to Shout! FactoryThe Wasp Woman, written by longtime Roger Corman contributor Leo Gordon (writer of The Terror and Tower of  ...

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  ...

Dragnet (1987) - Blu-rayClean shirt, short hair, tie, pressed trousers, sports jacket or suit, and leather shoes, preferably with a high shine on them.  That’s what Sgt. Joe Friday (Dan Aykroyd) expects from his new partner, Pep Streebeck (Tom Hanks).  What he gets, though, is a wise-cracking ...

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 Ghost of Sierra de Cobre (1964) - Blu-rayThere is a chill to the proceedings of The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre that, thanks to a series of interesting shots and edits, bring a sense of dreadful beauty to the sight of a car going over a cliff as its driver falls along with those spinning four wheels and crashes below ...

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 ...

blood and black laceThe gore!  The women!  The style!  The masterpiece that is Blood and Black Lace is now on blu-ray thanks to VCI Home Entertainment and their stunning BRAND NEW 2K restoration from the original film negative. ...

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  ...

Creepshow - Collectors Edition Blu-rayMeteor shit!  Fuck-a-diddle!  Loaded with highly quotable lines and scary-ass scenes full of corpses and maggots as fathers come back from the dead, the titanic team-up of writer Stephen King and director George A. Romero was no fluke.  It still isn't.  In fact, at the time of  ...

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? ...

Savage Streets (1984) - Blu-ray ReviewThe chugging guitars.  The angsty teen, Vince (Johnny Venocur), being reminded of his curfew.  And then the silence.  For a few brief seconds, the chaos of these Savage Streets dies away . . . and then it absolutely EXPLODES.  The teenager shrugs off his parents ...

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  ...

I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle - Bluray Review

This is a low budget horror/comedy in which an exorcism is performed on a motorcycle.  If you are already groaning, stop reading.  The shit isn’t going to get any better for you. Still here?  Good.  Allow me to continue ...

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 ...

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