Universal Horror Collection Volume 2 - blu-rayThe Universal Pictures archives are open again!  And we didn’t have to wait an entire year either.  This time, instead of following the Lugosi and Karloff route, Scream Factory takes us into the territory of mad doctors and murder most foul.  The four tales – Murders in the Zoo, The Mad Doctor ...

Greta (2019) - MovieThere’s a delicious element of B-movie camp that snakes its way through the frames of director Neil Jordan’s new film called Greta. Jordan knows he has crafted a technically astute psychological thriller with tinges of Hitchcock and Fincher. But the moments where he  ...

Critters Attack!No CGI!  Great practical effects and gore!  The Kritts, this time voiced by Steve Blum, return!  And this time they are comin’ back with the nastiest of attitudes and, at one point, in the form of a towering ball of flesh and fur! ...

The Upside - Movie ReviewThe Upside is a remake of the 2011 French film called The Intouchables which was about the real life story of a wealthy quadriplegic and the man hired to take care of him. Despite its lazy storytelling and corny sentimentality, that film went on to bring in  ...

Corvette Summer (1978)We’ve all seen Luke Skywalker scoot around on the desert in a land speeder, but have we ever seen him pilot a cherry red Corvette Stingray with metal flakes and a glitter-flame dragon?  Hell, no!  Well, that statement might not be true, especially if you’ve already seen Corvette Summer, a  ...

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, ...

The Chill Factor (1988) Blu-raySix friends.  A remote part of Illinois.  Snowmobiles.  And a Satanic Cult.  I mean, what could go wrong? The Chill Factor, produced and directed by Christopher Webster (the producer of Hellraiser, Heathers, Meet the Applegates ...

Happy Death Day 2U

Beware! The Baby Mask Killer is back. If 2017’s surprise time-loop slasher Happy Death Day was rightfully called a mash-up of Groundhog Day and Scream, then its follow-up, Happy Death Day 2U can be called a strange combination of Weird Science, The Butterfly Effect ...

Strays (1991) Blu-ray

They have nine lives, we have one! Strays begins with a full moon.  The dark night expands as we drop to the ground and, rather suddenly, we are running through the night.  The POV is that of a cat.  Close to the ground and beyond slinky as we cross the ...

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  ...

The Last Dragon (1985)A magical Motown martial arts movie? Oh, hell, YES! In fact, can I hear a “Sho’nuff” and an amen! ...

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  ...

Picasso Trigger 1988Black Belts in shotgun?   Bombs on boomerangs?  Hell, yes.  So what if the lead character can’t shoot straight?!  When you are having this much fun, who really cares? ...

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. ...

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  ...

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  ...

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 ...

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  ...

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 ...

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   ...

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.  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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  ...

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 ...

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  ...

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  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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  ...

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