Escape Room - Movie ReviewFortunately, the Tide Pods Challenge went untouched by Hollywood. The same can’t be said about the escape room craze however, as Sony’s latest, called Escape Room is a clever little high-concept psychological horror film that plays off the raging escape room phenomenon  ...

This Island Earth (1955)Otherwise known as When Meteors Attack!!! Laugh all you want to, but there are moments – especially in deep space – when flying saucers drifting through clouds as meteors rip right behind them will have you doing more than just wanting to believe.  This Island Earth (and its Mutants) is a vision on  ...

Glass - Movie ReviewWith his latest film called Glass, filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, has actually managed to pull the rug out from under us yet again with one of his biggest and most amazing twists to date. I’m not kidding here, folks. This one is a doozy. ...

Tales of Frankenstein (2018)

Die, Monster, Die! It seems to me that the Horror Anthology, once popular in the 1960s, is making a surprising and rather strong comeback in recent years.  There have been a lot of good, independent features that make the most of the short narrative structure ...

Fighting With My FamilyFighting With My Family is the heartwarming new comedy based on the incredible true story of one of WWE’s biggest female wrestling superstars, Paige. Wait! This isn’t a wrestling movie. And before you click away to dismiss the film as a ridiculously silly, amped-up, ...

Savage Beach (1989)

Big Guns.  Even bigger boobs.  Loaded with scenes so hysterically full of sexual innuendo that go on for far longer than they ought to, director Andy Sidaris returns to the scene of his B-movie crimes and goes guns blazing on Savage Beach, now available on blu-ray ...

The Kid Who WOuld Be King - Blu-rayFace it, you didn’t go see this film when it was released. The advertisements didn’t sell it well enough, did they? Well, this box office bomb is actually pretty damn good. It might be, for a kid’s movie, too long, but The Kid Who Would Be King has a great message and an even  ...

Mothra (1961)Vampire plants!  Gigantic eggs!  And a really BIG moth!  That’s right, Mothra is happening all over again . . . except this time its satire and its science fiction can be viewed in sparkling blu-ray.  ...

BumblebeeThe greatest thing that ever happened to the Transformers movie franchise was Michael Bay’s departure.  Fact.  Let the reboot begin!  Bumblebee has arrived and it, operating as a prequel (or as like to consider it: THE ONLY TRANSFORMERS LIVE-ACTION FILM), ushers in a  ...

The Day Time Ended (1979)What’s that funny thing behind the barn?  That’s what Jenny (Natasha Ryan, in a performance that steals the picture away from the rest of the cast) wants to know.  It’s green; it glows; it makes noise and somehow, maybe due to this house’s desert location, this triangle-shaped object is connected to ...

Glass - Movie ReviewM. Night Shyamalan is responsible for one of the most brilliant supernatural thrillers, and one of the most impressive cinematic twists in film history: The Sixth Sense. That film established him as a wunderkind filmmaker and immediately  ...

The Believers (1987)There is a lot I remember from originally seeing The Believers in 1987 for the first time.  That was years ago, but the thing that struck me – and continues to be striking (especially after watching this release from Olive Films) – is its opening sequence: Martin Sheen on a run with ...

Aquaman (2018) - Blu-ray ReviewIn order to fully appreciate just how CRAZY Aquaman is, I suggest you being four or five beers deep.  Seriously. DC needs James Wan.  The proof is just how enjoyably bonkers Aquaman is, which Wan directed.  Finally free from the brooding destruction of Zach Snyder’s spin on   ...

Monster on the Campus (1958)We all know that college can change a young man.  Most of us revert into sex-starved beasts on the prowl.  Some of us conform to the peer pressure around us.  Regardless of the good or the bad, life on a college campus is often times unplanned, unscripted, and full of primates.  Which makes a film as loopy  ...

If Beale Street Could Talk - Movie ReviewLong thought untouchable for theatrical adaptation due to its tenuous structure and ethereal nature, author James Baldwin’s novel If Beale Street Could Talk gets the big screen treatment from Moonlight writer/director Barry Jenkins. And what a perfect combination ...

Night of the Creeps (1986)Writer/Director Fred Dekker is a hero of mine when it comes to making memorable films.  From Night of the Creeps to Monster Squad, Dekker has created some of my all-time favorites.  It would be hard to imagine my upbringing without his wicked sense of humor and stylish wit.  Thankfully, after waiting a bit longer than I would have preferred ...

Mary Poppins Returns - Movie ReviewThere is something very honorable in modesty and not needing to always take credit for the joy one gives to those we love. The gallantry of self-sacrifice and doing for others quite often speaks for itself and doesn’t need the “hey, look at me” arrogance so prevalent in today’s  ...

Eli Roth's Green Inferno - Blu-rayWriter/director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel I & II, and Aftershock) might just need to be crowned the new King of Putrid.  A self-confessed connoisseur of gore and Grindhouse alum, Roth’s work in the genre is living proof that the exploitation flick is not forgotten and definitely ...

Crossbreed (2019) - Movie ReviewSlaughterhouse.  Four Eyes.  Know those names.  Clocking in at 86-minutes of sweat- inducing space madness, Crossbreed will straight up kick your ass.  No, it isn’t another exercise craze with fancy names for pull-ups and squat thrusts.  Crossbreed, directed by Brandon  ...

Lost Highway (1997)That lone and long highway.  The flickering camera as it cruises at high speeds on a dark night down it.  The warbling, frenetic sounds as David Bowie softly croons, “I’m Deranged.”  Yes, Lynch’s Lost Highway, and its videotaped while sleeping situation is back and this time it’s challenging ...

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) - Blu-rayThe American Ministry of Magic just got stronger.  It had to, of course.  The dark magic of Gellert Grindelwald (a fantastically evil Johnny Depp) is that powerful.  Opening with a flying stagecoach sequence, complete with winged horses and a sky-high jailbreak sequence ...

Nightbeast (1982) Blu-rayEmerging from deep space, an alien craft skims and skips across the night sky.  The campers below see it burst into flames as it comes crashing into the woods nearby.  Startled, they grab their shotguns and go out to see what the hell it was that crashed.  Only the alien, armed with a deadly ...

Creed IIYo!  Creed II, after a three year wait, has arrived and fans of Creed and the ongoing Rocky series will certainly be pleased with the final product.  Its physical brutality is matched with each and every emotion presented on the screen.  You will pump your fists and get teary  ...

Angel Unchained (1970) Blu-rayDonald Lee Stroud.  Actor.  Surfer.  Drummer.  Is there anything this screen legend of B-grade motion pictures can’t do?  According to Angel Unchained, a biker flick directed by Lee Madden, a pro at making biker-themed action flicks, there really isn’t anything or anyone Stroud as Angel ...

Ben is Back (2018) - Movie ReviewThis country’s opioid crisis is hitting Hollywood in a big way of late as a couple of new films dealing with opioid addiction have released in cinemas recently. It is sad – and a bit ironic – that a devastating societal meltdown has become such lucrative fodder for the industry’s  ...

Universal Horror Collection - blu-rayKarloff.  Lugosi.  What’s not to love about this pairing?  Absolutely nothing at all and the proof is Scream Factory's new 2K scanned release of the films that make up the Universal Horror Collection, Volume One. ...

Bohemian Rhapsody - Movie ReviewThere are few people in the world who don’t know the name Freddie Mercury, whether you’re a fan of Queen, born after he died, or have lived in a cave forever. As someone born the same year as one of Queen’s greatest hits, the title of this movie, it’s seems impossible  ...

The Monolith Monsters (1957)

It is an invasion that never ends!  From Shout! and Scream Factory, The Monolith Monsters arrives to once again stomp out all those poor souls unfortunate enough to run into (or over) strange, black fragments of meteors that have fallen to earth.  Once exposed to water ...

Long Shot (2019)Unlikely, but not impossible.” That’s the tagline for this farcical odd-couple comedy called Long Shot which stars Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen. The tagline speaks to the poor odds of a highly successful, physically attractive, 40-something Secretary of  ...

Shredder (2001)

Big air!  And even bigger coffee stains.  Wait.  What?  Horror has hit the slopes as a low-grade B-flick finds its footing (again) on blu-ray ...

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