Wind River - Movie ReviewScreenwriter Taylor Sheridan concludes his American frontier trilogy with Wind River, a suspenseful murder mystery set in the snow-covered barrens of Wyoming. Sheridan burst on the scene with his blistering essay on the epidemic of violence along the Texas/Mexico border with ...

Doctor Who: Resolution - blu-ray

Exterminate! Exterminate!  Exterminaaaaaaate!  Guess who is back?!?!?! The Eleventh Season of the rebooted Doctor Who has had its fair share of criticisms, beginning with the fact that the beloved Doctor has regenerated into a female.  Truthfully, actress  Jodie Whittaker is ...

Atomic Bonde - Movie ReviewYou can keep your Kate Beckinsale.  Move over Milla!  It’s official.  Charlize Theron is the Wonder Woman we need.  With Atomic Blonde, Theron becomes THE female action star by which all others should be measured against.  The character she plays, Agent Lorraine Broughton of  ...

Barb Wire (1996) blu-rayThe opening moments of Barb Wire, a critically panned film that is based on the Dark Horse comic book series, is thankfully filled with a whole lot of Pamela Anderson.  She is on stage, dancing, and being sprayed with champagne from a hose.  The scene, especially Anderson in ...

The Philadelphia Story: The Criterion Collection (1940) - Blu-rayHi-Ho Silver!

There aren’t many films as flawless in tone, performance, and spirit as The Philadelphia Story.  From beginning to end, director George Cukor’s film is perfectly balanced with charm and wit and, of course ...

Revenge of the Spacemen - Blu-rayUsing oversized Invasion of the Saucer Men Halloween masks and silver sweat suits for the look of its alien invaders, Revenge of the Spacemen is a cheaply-made homage to 1950s rock and schlock that plays for solely laughs.  The film is cheesy, occasionally funny, and  ...

Spider-man: Homecoming - Movie Review“Face it, Tiger.  You just hit the jackpot.”  It’s the line Mary Jane says to Peter Parker when, in the comic book, he first sets eyes on her.  It’s sort of how I feel after watching this movie.  We. Just. Hit. The. Jackpot. om Holland is the full package.  He is both Peter Parker and Spider-Man ...

The Return of the Vampire - Blu-rayThe Return of the Vampire, now on blu-ray thanks to Shout! Factory, is the film with which Columbia Pictures flies the B-movie, with director Lew Landers (The Raven) at the helm, to new heights courtesy of the German Luftwaffe aircraft in this unofficial (but, probably, yes) sequel ...

Annabelle: Creation - Movie ReviewThe pigtails.  The big, buggy eyes.  That wretched smile.  That damn doll is back.  And she’s ready for her turn to guide you through a funhouse of holy hell. Annabelle sits in the gathering darkness of a closed closet.  A little girl stands on the other side of the door ...

Judgment Night (1993)This is why, no matter how bad the traffic jam is, you STAY THE COURSE.  You want to get to the boxing match?  Keep your ass in line.  One wrong turn later and your entire life could be rendered null and void thanks to a dangerous neighborhood and a stray bullet. ...

War for the Planet of the Apes - Movie ReviewHello, Oscars!  Allow me to introduce you to your first 2017 contender for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor at the next Academy Awards.   War for the Planet of the Apes is THAT good ...

Poison Ivy Collection - blu-rayPoison Ivy.  The itch you shouldn’t scratch.  But we did, didn’t we?!  And we got a collection of movies that helped former child stars strip out of their past image and into something new and racy and all kinds of shocking!  That is what the 1990s brought those of us raised ...

Wilson (2017) - DVDThis is the story of a man who says just about everything that comes into his head. Wilson is a brutally honest middle-aged misanthrope (Woody Harrelson) who longs for a family, after friends move away and his father’s death leaves him all alone. Luckily it turns out he  ...

Valentine (2001) - Blu-rayDoes this mean that you WON'T be my valentine?  With those words, one scorned nerd has his revenge on a group of pretty little liars.  Valentine, directed by Jamie Blanks, is immediately better than most of the teen slasher flicks of the late ‘90s and early 2000s.  It just doesn’t  ...

Baby Driver - Movie ReviewNever before have the loves of speed and killer tunes come together so magically as they do in filmmaker Edgar Wright’s latest, a genre-crossing masterpiece with music on the brain and burnt rubber in its soul. It’s called Baby Driver and it’s a mob movie. It’s also a heist movie ...

Tower of Evil (1972) - Blu-ray ReviewIn the years before the slasher subgenre officially arrived thanks to Black Christmas and Halloween, there were a few horror films that definitely played around with the idea of a psycho killer taking out teenagers with nothing but sex on their minds.   Tower of Evil, a 1972  ...

Justice League: The New Frontier - Blu-ray ReviewThe DC Comics & Warner Bros. Animation co-production venture is already a very successful enterprise and, with Gotham by Gaslight coming soon, they continue to be of interest.  Comic book fans have a lot of animated features to celebrate over the years.  They were  ...

You Might be the Killer - Blu-rayCamp Clear Vista is now hiring!  If you have a love for giving kids the time of their lives over summer vacation then this is the job for you.  It also helps if you have a love for horror films and long, sharp knives that are just perfect for slicing and dicing . . .

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Movie ReviewThe magic in the kingdom is still there, mateys. Yo ho! Directed by Norwegians Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) and written by Jeff Nathanson, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales moves swiftly, energized by the new blood involved in the project. ...

The CLoverfield Paradox - Blu-rayThis is a movie for anyone who has ever sent a voice message to themselves.  Whether a warning or a reminder, there’s always an interesting collision of realities that occurs when the past offers insight into the Here and Now.  William Faulkner suggested the past is never dead  ...

Starship Troopers: Traitors of Mars - Blu-ray“C’mon you apes, you wanna live forever?!” ...

Double Dragon - 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  ...

Wonder Woman - Blu-ray ReviewWell, that’s more like it. Warner Bros. entry into a shared universe of super heroes on film has been a lot more miss than hit. I, admittedly a lifelong DC Comics’ reader, have grown tired of the comparisons made between Marvel’s output and everyone else’s ...

Beat the Devil (1953) - Blu-ray ReviewOkay, okay, okay, Uranium deals in East Africa might not sound all that exciting, but when your business associates are Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre, Gina Lollobrigida, Jennifer Jones, and your location is Italy’s scenic Amalfi Coast, well you have the attention  ...

Captain Underpants: The FIrst Movie - Blu-ray ReviewNow, this is how you build a franchise...with sock puppets ...

Screamers (1996) - Blu-ray

"Can I come with you?"  Are the people around you really who they claim to be?  This reality-bending question is at the heart of Screamers, a quiet little science fiction movie that, once seen, tugs at the back of the consciousness far more effectively than ...

It Comes at Night - Movie Review…in which Nietzsche, forever staring into that damned abyss, is proven right once again.  It is us!  It is us! ...

Suburbia - Blu-rayCould there be anything more punk than producer Roger Corman hiring director Penelope Spheeris (Wayne’s World) in 1983 to direct a movie about youth alienation in Los Angeles?  I think not.  Call it Punxploitation; call it a walk on the wild side of safe suburban homes ...

The Mummy - Movie ReviewAs the undead do, Universal’s stable of legendary monsters rises from the cloak of darkness in the form of The Mummy, which is to be the first chapter in what the studio is calling the Dark Universe, its very own version of a cinematic franchise. Hey, Disney, Warner, and others  ...

10 to Midnight: Collector's Edition - Blu-rayIt is a film that Roger Ebert eviscerated with his review, taking the moral high ground and shaming 10 to Midnight for its portrayal of sex, violence, and the female condition.  He also took to the review to suggest that Charles Bronson was just showing up for a paycheck.  And,  ...

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