Happy Death Day - Movie ReviewHappy Death Day should have been good. Groundhog Day redone as a teen slasher horror? Are you kidding me? Count me in! The opportunity to watch a miserable prig of a person on the receiving end of the perfect comeuppance... over and over. A circular loop of bloody ...

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 ...

mother! - Movie ReviewSome people enjoy playing with Rubik's cubes. Others, like me, don't know how to solve them and wind up wanting to throw the cubes against the wall in frustration. I had that same chucking-a-Rubik's-cube feeling many times while watching Darren Aronofsky's latest  ...

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 ...

geostorm - Blu-ray ReviewTsunamis.  Hurricanes.  Firenados?  Well, alrighty then.  This is the largely uninspired world of Geostorm, a movie that phones in more than just a series of sad performances all trapped within the pages of a story that appears to have been written by a teenager who lets the  ...

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

Blade Runner 2049 - Blu-ray ReviewIt is a valley of ash that fills the screen; dull and without expression. Little hope resides here. It is a dull and gray atmosphere that washes over us; full of cold notions as K (Ryan Gosling) arrives at a protein farm with the sole duty to retire the replicant who operates this farm ...

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  ...

Winchester - Movie ReviewThe only thing more confusing and carelessly constructed than the Winchester mansion itself, is the story that tries to explain why the house was built in such a haphazard manner in the first place. Construction began on the real-life Winchester House in 1886 and was never ...

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 ...

The Foreigner - Blu-ray Review

Because sometimes older is better.  Martin Campbell.   Pierce Brosnan.  Jackie Chan.  When these three titans of hard-hitting action go toe-to-toe, you are definitely going to want to see the results.  Those artists – two actors and one director (responsible for GoldenEye ...

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  ...

It (2017) - Movie ReviewDirector Andrew Muschietti and screenwriters Chase Palmer and Cary Fukunaga do something very interesting with their big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s hugely popular novel It. They take the thrills and chills of horror and, rather than use them as a cheap means ...

The Strange Door (1951) - blu-rayDeception!  Trickery!  And really bad wigs! There are two reasons why one steps foot through The Strange Door.  They are two BIG reasons, mind you, being the over-the-top performances from Charles Laughton and Boris Karloff, who spends a lot of time ...

The Breakfast Club - Blu-ray Review

“The next time I have to come in here I’m cracking skulls.” The Breakfast Club, in which the late great writer/director John Hughes gives voice to the voiceless, has finally been officially considered a masterpiece.  With this release, all the critical-minded Neo maxi  ...

The Land Unknown (1957) - Blu-ray Review

Fun with helicopter models and CinemaScope exploits! The Land Unknown arrives on blu-ray thanks to Kino Lorber Studio Classics and while it is definitely C-grade 1950s entertainment – happiest when knocking off King Kong and The Lost World – the adventure film ...

Tulip Fever (2017) - Blur-ay ReviewPeriod pieces such as these can have a hard time in the modern cinematic landscape, so one must come loaded for bear to make a mark. What tends to resonate with modern audiences, apart from the usual commercially considered trappings Hollywood always considers ...

Superstition (1982)The blood!  The guts!  The wiggling limbs!  I bet Artie (Bennett Liss) and Charlie (Johnny Doran), those poor souls, never expected to lose their heads and their legs when they decided to pull a prank on one of their friends one shadowy night.  One gets microwaved and the ...

logan lucky posterHeist films are well trodden genre this century, with many a bankable name and director taking various stabs at them with varying degrees of success. The ones that have stood out in the past couple of decades seem to possess a couple of key ingredients: relatable or interesting ...

Malibu Express (1985)To 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  ...

kingsman: The Golden Circle - Movie ReviewDirector Matthew Vaughn likes to get people talking.  Recall, if you will, Kick-Ass and the choice vocabulary uttered by Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit Girl.  It’s his thing, you know.  Well, audiences are going to be talking about the hot bedroom action in his new film for months.  It’s a great ...

The Manitou (1978) - Blu-ray ReviewCompletely mad.  Absolutely bonkers.  Those are some descriptions that are often used to describe this New Age-inspired flick of voodoo hoodoo transmissions.  The Manitou is EXACTLY the pile of rock and schlock trash that you want it to be and now, thanks to Scream ...

Misery Collector's Edition - blu-ray2017 has been something of a marquee year for Stephen King cinematic adaptations, with TV scoring big on Gerald’s Game, 1922, and Mr. Mercedes, and It breaking records on the big screen. (Note: The Dark Tower was a big stumble.) So although this year is a few shy of Misery’s 30th anniversary ...

Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987) - Blu-ray Review“Isn’t it gorgeous, babe?!”  That’s the pervading sentiment in Hard Ticket to Hawaii, a bleach-blonde action flick in which hot babes do their best thinking in Jacuzzis and, after insulting a bunch of horny men, start kicking lots of ass  ...

Dunkirk - Movie ReviewBritish Prime Minister Winston Churchill, during a speech to the House of Commons in June of 1940 in the opening months of World War II, famously said, “Our policy is to wage war, by sea, land, and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us.” ...

Street Fighter Collection - Blu-ray ReviewClash, Killer Fist!  A legend has returned. If you are not yet one with the madness that is the martial arts film, then let this release be your starting point.  Why?  Because from the years of 1973 to 1976, at the height of the martial arts movie and its influence of sheer insanity and nastiness  ...

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 ...

The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)

Being the ninth and final film in Hammer’s Dracula series, The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires definitely holds a special place in horror history.  That’s not the limit of its legacy, though.  Not by a longshot ...

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  ...

Blood Lake (1987)

"I got my beer, I got my sex partner, what else do I need?” Blood Lake continues to exist because we all want to be like Little Tony. Fight me if you disagree. Having a camcorder doesn’t necessarily make you a horror film director.  The same can be said ...

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