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? ...

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 ...

Spaceballs (1987) - Blu-ray ReviewBy the 1980s, cinema was in well and truly in the post Star Wars world. Its monster success and permeation into the cultural zeitgeist still looms large over movies today. Like any profitable venture, those left bobbing about aimlessly in the wake of such a phenomenon try to ride that  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Desolation - Blu-ray ReviewHaving toiled for years in the Blumhouse movie factory as both intern and paid hand, it is readily evident that many good things rubbed off on Desolation director Sam Patton, as his first feature film is a certified gem in the world of indie horror. ...

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 ...

Black Panther - Movie ReviewLet’s get this out of the way quickly: this reviewer is a white male from Australia in his early 40s. I have not, nor will I ever refer to another person or cast with a preface of black, Asian, jupitarian, or anything else, because to this small fry in the world, we are people. I am ...

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. ...

Wonder (2018) - DVD ReviewIt can’t be easy to emote well under a face full of prosthetics, but Jacob Tremblay does a great job doing just that in Wonder. Based on the bestselling children’s novel by R. J. Palacio, Wonder tells the story of 10-year-old August “Auggie” Pullman. In many ways, Auggie’s like a ...

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 ...

The Awful Truth (1937) - Blu-ray ReviewCary Grant. Irene Dunne. Together again or – if we are speaking chronologically – for the very first time as The Awful Truth, being originally released in 1937. It is, as film historians recognize, a cinematic match made in Heaven as these two talented individuals run circles around each other ...

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 ...

Mermaids (1990) - Blu-ray ReviewBecause you don’t mess with Cher. Just ask director Lasse Hallström or Frank Oz, who was first originally hired to take over the reigns from Hallström before he, too, was booted. And then there is Emily Lloyd. Poor Lloyd got dropped so suddenly (due to Cher’s whim about ...

The Entity (1982)It just might be one of the scariest ghost movies I have ever seen.  There are few words to describe the sheer terror that this film, a classic tale of the supernatural, stirs up within me.  Time to keep one eye open in the night again, because The Entity is back in action, doing what it does best: terrifying audiences of all ages. ...

12 Strong - Movie ReviewIt has been a while since American military forces have deployed a good old-fashioned 19th-century horseback cavalry charge as an effective battlefield tactic. But that’s exactly what happened in the days immediately following the 9/11 tragedy as an elite U.S. Special  ...

Ghostbusters 1 & 2 SteelbookDie-hard Ghostbusters fans, rejoice!  What’s old NEVER goes out of style. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has done us a solid with their handling of the classic two films in the Ghostbusters franchise.  That’s right, the original team ...

Paddington 2 (2018) - Blu-ray ReviewThe must huggable and snuggable bear is back spreading optimism as if it was marmalade itself! Paddington (voiced again by Ben Whishaw) returns in this brilliant sequel that both kids and adults will absolutely love. Paddington 2, directed again...

Leprechaun Returns (2019)

Where’s my gold?!  And just like that the leprechaun that has headlined his own horror series across eight movies returns.  Except this film, pulling a Halloween circa 2018, doesn’t want you to remember that the Leprechaun went to Vegas, to outer space, and to the hood ...

insidious last key artLook, if this is THE END of the Insidious series, then okay, I can live with it. After all, Insidious: The Last Key gives Lin Shaye (as parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier) more room to shine than ever before. She does, too. Even if the script and the directing is bit of a dullard, she  ...

Shaft (2000)

“It's my duty to please the booty.”  And just like that Samuel Jackson steals the character of Shaft from Richard Roundtree, who played the character for three films.  Or maybe he just continues to carry the ...

Halloween 92018) - Movie ReviewWhile it can be argued whether or not John Carpenter’s 1978 thriller Halloween was the birth-giver to the modern slasher sub-genre, one thing that is not even up for discussion is the influence the film has had on an entire generation of filmmakers and horror fans alike ...

Trapped Alive (2019) - Blu-ray Review

A mutant motherfucking cannibal in an abandoned mine shaft called Forever Mine? Oh, hell, yes. Mungo. Hot Rod. Face. These are three escaped felons that ...

Proud Mary - Blu-ray ReviewIt begins with The Temptations. You know the groove. The high-hat and then the bass guitar; both working to dig deeper.   Papa Was a Rolling Stone, after all. And while the groove sets in, we see – with retro credits flashing upon the screen – actress Taraji P. Henson as she suits ...

batmanHoly Astringent Plum-Like Fruit, Batman!  What have we got here?! Warner Bros Home Entertainment delivers the goods with the June 4 release of 1989’s Batman, 1992’s Batman Returns (both directed by ...

Commuter - Blu-ray ReviewAnd the late-career action hero rebirth of Liam Neeson successfully concludes with The Commuter.  That’s right, folks, this is it for Neeson.  Well, that’s if he is to be believed.  Is The Commuter the high note it needs to be for such an announcement?  Not really.  It is, at its  ...

Double Impact (1991)Twice the Jean-Claude Van Damme means twice the amount of nut-crushing splits AND twice the pairs of buttcheeks flapping about.  Be mindful, though, because these two Van Dammes will kick your ass while they try to get along with each other.  Double Impact, being one of the better ...

Downsizing (2017) - Movie ReviewThe filmmaker whose body of work has often touched on near perfection, suffers a considerably significant stumble with his latest film called Downsizing. Alexander Payne, who explored the sharp contrasts of flawed people dealing with the most difficult of situations in  ...

The Uncanny (1977)

MEOW! I’m going to start this review referencing a song from 1981.  All cats are grey.  Sure, it’s a Cure song (and one of their best produced), but the song and the mood it creates works here, too, because The Uncanny, in all its anthology ...

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