Smallfoot - Blu-rayTo 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  ...

The Chosen (2019)

It’s the big BANG, baby! We all know this wonderful existence ends.  But how?  Will we blow ourselves up in a nuclear war or will we drain the earth of its resources and go out slowly?  Will the end arrive with the zombie apocalypse or will it be a haunted affair?  Somehow all of this ...

The Nun (2018) - Movie ReviewWhen it comes to matters of horror, religion will always be mined.  Life and death and the quest for what’s on the other side, right? The Nun, the latest spinoff from The Conjuring series, has been spooking people with its trailers for quite some time.  The film; however ...

Anaconda (1997)This film was supposed to be my big break and it turned out to be a big disaster."  Yes, those are actual lines spoken in this flick.  Jennifer Lopez says them to Jon Voight and the scene, which features Voight hilariously responding in his ridiculous accent "it's been a long time since I had a ...

Ant-Man and the Wasp - Movie ReviewIn the post-Thanos world of the MCU, it’s nice to be welcomed into the comforting arms of a film we can simply sit back and enjoy. And that’s certainly the case with Ant-Man and the Wasp, a fast-paced, funny, superhero romp that is light on emotion and heavy on humor ...

Just Before Dawn (1981)Because we all need to take a lesson from the Ty (Mike Kellin) and Vachel (Charles Bartlett) playbook! ...

Kin (2018) - Movie ReviewBorn from the pages of a short story, bottle fed on the milk of science fiction, raised on a road trip, and nurtured in the loving bosom of family drama, the new movie Kin is a curious but frustrating conglomeration of many genres. Certainly an ambitious undertaking from filmmaking ...

The Prodigy (2019)I am not a fan of kids crawling into beds for no good reason.  Sure the snuggles are great . . . but, well, maybe my own son creeped me out by too many times just standing in the bedroom waiting for me to wake up.  It puts me on edge, man.  Give me a creepy kid film and, damn it, I just can’t handle ...

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 ...

Rituals (1977)Rituals, underrated and rarely seen, is a masterpiece of moody mud-caked horror, especially the unedited version.  Never heard of it?  Well, that might be because this Canadian backwoods thriller – filmed in a charred-out forest – got unfairly dismissed as a Deliverance wannabe at the ...

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 ...

Police Story / Police Story 2 - Blu-ray Review

Chop-socky!?  More like cop-socky!  Police Story and its 1988 sequel are back in blu! ...

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  ...

Iron Warrior (2987)It might be the best Altor movie, yes indeed, but that is still not saying much at all.  More artsy than what came before, Iron Warrior is a film which wants to do a lot of things . . but does not actually do a damn thing in its running time except leave audiences scratching their  ...

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,  ...

Gas Pump Girls - Blu-ray

Fill ‘er up, Joe, the Gas Pump Girls are back in action doing what they do best.  Service with a smile! Welcome back to Hometown High!  Fresh faces!  Moral fortitude!  And, obviously, lots and lots of sexually repressed shenanigans ...

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 ...

Robot Holocaust (1987)I don’t know about you, but ANY movie that begins with Wizard Video Presents and then manages to work its (pause for dramatic effect) title into the opening few moments of narration is sure to be a B-movie winner.  And, truly, the robot rebellion that ...

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  ...

Kuffs (1992) - Blu-ray ReviewBecause Gleaming the Cube didn’t quite pay all the Slater-avenging bills!  Okay, I will fess up. When I originally saw this flick, it was for Milla Jovovich dancing around in her underwear and for no other reason. I mean, I guess I thought that maybe it ...

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.  ...

The Brain (1988) - Blu-rayCanuxploitation goes for the head with director Ed Hunt’s The Brain.  Maybe not for everyone, but for those audiences out there hungry from some Cronenberg-esque madness, this is a pulpy movie that delivers the goods.  And now, thanks to Shout! Factory, the movie and its monster ...

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  ...

Tarantula (1955) - Blu-ray ReviewGiant hands and giant insects! Tarantula! has returned to prey upon us all! ...

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  ...

Paradise Alley (1978) - Blu-rayThe slums never appeared so expressive and atmospheric than they do in this flick.  The 1940s absolutely come alive thanks to an eloquent expression of nightmarish entrapment that hugs the atmosphere and the crazy characters of this poverty row picture from Sylvester Stallone, who  ...

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 ...

Rambo-first-blood2For a very long time, I wished that First Blood had been a one and done deal. But it arrived in the 1982, and anything from the 80s onward that made the studios money would like get a sequel with a roman numeral next to it. The remainder of that decade saw ...

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  ...

I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu (2019) - Blu-rayThe horror of that fateful day in 1978’s I Spit on Your Grave returns thanks to writer/director  Meir Zarchi,  He did the first film, remember?  In fact, the one and only Camille Keaton as Jennifer Hills is also back doing what she does best: getting revenge.  This time, though  ...

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