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  ...

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 ...

Bohemian Rhapsody - Movie ReviewThere are few people in the world who don’t know the name Freddie Mercury, whether you’re a fan of Queen, born after he died, or have lived in a cave forever. As someone born the same year as one of Queen’s greatest hits, the title of this movie, it’s seems impossible  ...

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 ...

Long Shot (2019)Unlikely, but not impossible.” That’s the tagline for this farcical odd-couple comedy called Long Shot which stars Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen. The tagline speaks to the poor odds of a highly successful, physically attractive, 40-something Secretary of  ...

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 ...

A Star is Born (2018) - Movie ReviewThroughout A Star is Born, Bradley Cooper’s character growls out the lyrics “Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die” with a crooning intimacy that lays the familiar groundwork for what’s at play in his film about two stars passing in the night; one fading away, the other  ...

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 ...

The Sisters Brothers - Blu-ray ReviewThere is a darkness beneath the sky here.  Two figures are sleeping next to a campfire.  One snores and the other, with his mouth open, finds himself prey to something far more than loud noises.  A spider.  After sneaking up his body, this big bodied arachnoid falls into the sleeping  ...

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 ...

First Man (2018) - Movie ReviewPerhaps the only task more difficult than putting a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth is making an interesting film about the rather uninteresting man who first set foot on the lunar surface. Yet Damien Chazelle (La La Land) does just that with his First  ...

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 ...

Shazam!The DCEU, if it is even called that anymore, has been making significant strides with its output in the last couple of years—and amazingly WITHOUT its two heavy hitters. Wonder Woman and Aquaman have both made commercial and critical strides that the last few entries involving  ...

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 ...

Widows - Movie ReviewIn film, mass audience appeal and brains rarely ever go together. Just ask Paul Blart. Yet, with his heist thriller Widows, filmmaker Steve McQueen proves that it is actually possible to make an intelligent film that is also appealing to a wide audience ...

Saint Bernard (2019) Premiering on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms May 14 from Severin Films comes Saint Bernard, a hallucinogenic journey into the mind of an artist that is, at once, on equal footing with the visionary mind and wit of David Lynch.  Never in my entire life did I think I would ...

The Girl in the SPider's Web (2018) - Movie ReviewThe opening scene of The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the new film by director Fede Alvarez, hints at something really special. The darkened scene features actress Claire Foy’s character in full-on black leathers, with lighted cigarette dangling from her rigid lips, and shorn locks ...

Blue Velvet (1986) Blue Velvet, now finding its way onto Blu-ray with a brand-new 4K restoration from Criterion Collection, remains an intoxicating look at supposed small-town tranquility in which innocence fears to tread.  Written and directed by David Lynch (Mulholland Drive, Twin Peaks) after suffering through the wreckage ...

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween - Blu-rayHollywood used to make fun movies like this one all of the time. They stopped when the 1990s ran up on us. Hitting my stride in the 1980s as a fat kid with a bag of popcorn in one hand and a sack of gummy bears in the other, my days were filled with Monster Squad memories ...

The Seduction (1982)Dreams might not always come true, Morgan Fairchild (at least that’s what the title song suggests).  The Seduction, written and directed by David Schmoeller (Tourist Trap), has little to do with dreams, but it has a lot to do with obsession.  Thanks to Scream Factory, the film is now on blu-ray so that you too ...

White Boy Rick (2018) - Movie ReviewSet in the bombed-out husk of 1980’s Detroit, White Boy Rick tells the rather incredible true story of Rick Wershe, Jr., a down-and-out kid who became the youngest ever FBI informant at the tender young age of 14  ...

Black Moon Rising (1986)Tommy Lee Jones needs that funny looking little car! Tommy Lee Jones IS Sam Quint.  He is a former thief, but now he is on a mission for the FBI.  And as the movie opens, he is standing front and center of a coffee machine, is in a gas station.  His Cherokee Chief is parked ...

Mid90s - Movie Review

There’s no grand message in Mid90s, the heartfelt new film written and directed by actor Jonah Hill who takes his first turn at bat behind the camera. And there’s really not much of a story either. This sincere little coming of age film is perfectly content to simply sit back and ...

Link (1986)When chimpanzees attack!  Hide the knives!  Hide the pets!  Just don’t hide the undressed Elisabeth Shue!  Link likes!  Link likes! ...

AXL - Blu-ray ReviewOnce again, I do NOT get the critical backlash against this Amblin-esque tale of a boy and his dog.  A-X-L rocks.  I mean, for those teens out there that are forever the outcast or picked on by the assholes of the world out there then this movie   ...

Leprechaun Collection Bluray

“Ya got a light for an old leprechaun’s pipe?” I fucking love the Leprechaun movies.  The first movie, starring Jennifer Aniston and Warwick Davis, set the bar for camp, comedy, and cutthroat kills pretty damn high.  It might have been slaughtered in its original release due to poor reviews, but the film survived the  ...

Bad Times at the El Royale - Movie ReviewNothing in Bad Times at the El Royale is as it seems. Not the story, not the characters, not even the hotel itself as it sits astraddle the Nevada-California state line and wears the duality of its colliding worlds of past and present as a cherished badge of honor. ...

Hemisphere - Box of Horrors - Blu-ray ReviewFantastic! Shocking! Frightening! Operating as a sort of sequel to the wildly popular Blood Island Trilogy of films, Severin Entertainment reaches back and deep into the dusty vault of horror films and wipes away the cobwebs from these five crazy-ass flicks from the Philippines with  ...

A Simple Favor - Blu-ray Review

Nancy Drew knows too much.  There is an elegance to the mystery that surrounds A Simple Favor.  It is made so much richer thanks to the performance from Anna Kendrick who, once again, nails her character with her quirky energy and down to earth nature.  With ...

The Chosen (2019)

It’s the big BANG, baby! We all know this wonderful existence ends.  But how?  Will we blow ourselves up in a nuclear war or will we drain the earth of its resources and go out slowly?  Will the end arrive with the zombie apocalypse or will it be a haunted affair?  Somehow all of this ...

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