Cobra: Collector's Edition - Blu-rayMarion “Cobra” Cobretti is back on the streets.  Wearing his Judas Priest-styled sunglasses, a must for ANY badass in the 1980s, and taking out any number of axe-swinging maniacs, his beat on the street gets a major visual HD upgrade thanks to Shout! Factory’s Collector’s  ...

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - Movie Review…in which writer/director James Gunn (Slithers) invites us to dance right alongside him to the deep cuts of the 1970s that he has playing on the turntable in his head AND heart.  Can I get an amen!  Our lovable ragtag gang of spaced invaders is back! ...

The Giant Behemoth (1959) - Bl-rayIt is a calm, grey day.  The surface of the water is still.  A ferry cuts calmly across the surface, careful to make gentle waves.  And then it happens.  Your worst fears become reality.  Rising from the surface of the once calm waters is a beast ...

Alien: Covenant - Movie ReviewThough it took nearly 40 years, the Alien franchise has come full circle with the release of the latest chapter in the saga, Alien: Covenant, a film which picks up some ten years after 2014’s Prometheus and acts as a direct prequel to 1979’s original. That’s right, four decades after ...

Sheborg (2016) - Blu-ray

Part Woman. Part Machine. Total Destruction. When was the last time we had a female kickass alien cyborg film?  It’s been a hot minute since, hmm, 1993.  Which is why SheBorg (originally released as SheBorg Massacre, a better title if you ask me) immediately grabbed my ...

Going In Style - Movie ReviewWe’ve all been there. Aggravated to the breaking point by intolerable mistreatment from the man. There’s only so much one can withstand before the strings of sanity snap and we take matters into our own hands. More often than not, our level-headed decision making skills ...

Nurse Jill (2016) - Blu-rayBecause sometimes the act of revenge is stronger medicine than actually doing it.  Sometimes. The 16mm footage.  The dialogue cards.  The city atmospheres.  Everything about Nurse Jill, including its smaller than small  ...

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - Blu-ray ReviewHe wields a magical sword and a stylized sense of swagger.  He’s King Arthur for the hipsters and he’s hoping to make a big splash on blu-ray.  Fingers crossed or whatever ...

Last Action Hero: Retro VHS Look (1993) - blu-rayThe wink and the nod begins with the opening sideways shot as a cop car arrives on the scene.  Swiftly, the camera corrects itself and a barrage of cops, all apparently having the worst night of their lives, arrives.  The camera glides over the response to the hostage scene that is ...

The Fate of the FUrious - Movie poster one-sheetBig DUMB fun.  Amen to that. Look, at this point in the Fast and Furious franchise, you either “ride or die” with its ongoing vehicular antics or you simply thumb for another ride.  It’s really quite that simple.  The series has managed to win over most critics and even a few ...

The Plague of the Zombies (1966) - Blu-rayYou will NEVER forget the first seen ashen-faced zombie (Ben Harris) in this movie.  I promise you.  That cackle!  That expression!  It is a scene, in which the zombie chucks a woman’s body over a ledge, that will linger with you thanks to the crazed look glued on the face of ...

Saban's Power Rangers - Movie ReviewWell, Super Sentai it isn’t. As the bedrock of the kids’ television show, that’s not exactly a good thing for fans of the original series to hear. All is not yet lost, though. The rock quarry is back and so too is Bryan Cranston (who once voiced Snizzard from the popular television  ...

Murder Rock (1984) - Blu-ray Review

Hat pins through the heart!  She definitely IS a maniac.  The massive worldwide success of Flashdance has repercussions, Ladies and Gents, even when it comes to the Italian giallo.  A musical murder mystery tour with T&A?  Sign me up, man.  Just don’t ask ...

The Belko Experiment - Movie ReviewEver complained about where you work? Ever wanted to kill a dumbass co-worker? Work sucks; it’s our god given right to bitch about it. At least, then, we don’t work for the sick company at the center of The Belko Experiment, who – proving just how fragile our society is ...

Saturday the 14th (1981) - Blu-ray Review

"If you weren't immortal, you'd kill yourself!" Welcome back to the house where only The Twilight Zone is on the television set.  It is as creaky place where even the décor blows dust in your face.  It doesn’t matter the hour; doesn’t matter the day, The Twilight Zone remains ...

John Wick: Chapter 2 - Movie ReviewEvery single time Keanu Reeves is written off or dismissed, he comes bouncing back with a powerfully charged character.  Hell, he even got booed for his performance in Knock Knock.  I think I was one of the eight critics who gave him credit for knowing the  ...

Howling III (1987) - Blu-rayWerewolf nuns, Imogen Annesley’s marsupial “pouch” right up in your face, and Tasmanian tigers.  That’s what is tucked inside this hairy mess of a werewolf film.  With a clever and humorous nod to cheesy B-movies, the third film in The Howling franchise was for many  ...

The Comedian - DVD ReviewJackie Burke (Robert De Niro) has fallen on hard times lately. He used to star in a hit sitcom, at the height of his comedy career. But now he barely gets by, relying on occasional nostalgic comedy shows and loans from his exasperated brother (Danny DeVito). During one ...

Skinner (1993) - Blu-ray ReviewSometimes it takes Time itself to catch up with a movie.  This is the case with director Ivan Nagy’s Skinner.  Hailing from the beginning of the 1990s and twisted as hell, this film is responsible for many a late night in my younger and wilder days.  This is an odd tale of serial killing ...

get out posterNoted comic and filmmaker Jordan Peele, of Key and Peele fame, marks his directorial debut with Get Out, a brilliantly quirky little film that bills itself as a speculative thriller. While it is certainly that, it is also tinged with strong elements of horror, comedy, romance, and mystery ...

8mm - (1999) - Blu-ray ReviewToning down the pornography and turning up the violence, Joel Schumacher’s 8mm remains a disturbing look at the uglier side of the pornography business.  The film stars Nicolas Cage as private detective Tom Welles and Joaquin Phoenix as an adult video clerk  ...

The LEGO Batman Movie - Blu-ray ReviewLeave it to LEGO to get Batman right. Forget DC’s cinematic universe of disappointments, man, because at this point in the game all they have is Wonder Woman.  Will Arnett’s vocal characterization of The Dark Knight is exactly what the stalled franchise needs after the two ...

Jungle Holocaust - Blu-ray ReviewThere is a sudden peace next to the river here.  Amidst all the brown colors in this barren jungle of mud, this one moment of fertile green breaks through: a native woman cradles her newly born baby.  A man and a woman, seconds earlier, were racing for their lives and now  ...

Fist Fight - Blu-ray ReviewFist Fight is the laziest and sloppiest “comedy” to come out of Hollywood in recent memory.  Mean-spirited and brutal, the film simply kills any and every chance it has at successfully being funny thanks to the over-the-top violence it embraces as two unhinged teachers ...

Blind Date 1984 - Blu-ray

. . . in which the Greeks go giallo. . . Greek filmmaker Nico Mastorakis (The Zero Boys, Hired to Kill, Island of Death) is widely known for his affinity and his production of B-grade films.  Blind Date, in which actor Joseph Bottoms, playing ex-pat ...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Movie ReviewHoly Sith!  Rogue One is a hit.  Stop reading, folks.  March yourself to the theater, plop down your money, and go enjoy the first theatrically-released Star Wars spinoff.  You will cheer, applaud, and pay to see it again and again.  And, yes, it bumps right up against the beginning  ...

Let the Corpses Tan - Blu-ray ReviewSometimes a movie is so insanely cool that there can be no stopping its ascension through the gates of classic cinema.  Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres) is one of those movies.  From the beautiful Mediterranean summer that hugs this modern day  ...

La La Land - Movie ReviewThere are few mainstream movies that leave me feeling inspired anymore. I can appreciate a good movie, for sure, but those magical films that leave me electrically charged or near tears are few and far between. La La Land is one of those rare films that somehow cuts   ...

Nemesis: COllector's Edition blu-rayLos Angeles.  Sometime in the not too distant future.  This is where we start in writer/director Albert Pyun’s Nemesis, a film that – thanks to a heavy spray of bullets and swagger – puts the PUNK in cyberpunk.  Alex Raine (Olivier Gruner) is an assassin for the LAPD.  His job? ...

The Girl With All the Gifts - Movie ReviewRestraining teenagers in the classroom?  I always knew education would come to this; teenagers already feel adults would like nothing better than to see them in chains.  Leave it to the British then to combine high IQs with the zombie plague and create one of the best ...

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