The Leopard Man (1943)

Large cats, dusty towns, and castanets definitely do not mix! Once upon a time in Hollywood, producer Val Lewton ruled RKO.  In fact, under his supervision, the studio was churning out B-grade horror flicks that were ...

Ant-Man and the Wasp - Movie ReviewIn the post-Thanos world of the MCU, it’s nice to be welcomed into the comforting arms of a film we can simply sit back and enjoy. And that’s certainly the case with Ant-Man and the Wasp, a fast-paced, funny, superhero romp that is light on emotion and heavy on humor ...

Silent Hill (2006)

Moody. Dark. And definitely not for your typical horror fan, Silent Hill is back! With the cross lit up in the distance, the child screams it again, “Silent Hill, Silent Hill.”  Over and over she yells it.  I’m not sure I could withstand, as a ...

Kin (2018) - Movie ReviewBorn from the pages of a short story, bottle fed on the milk of science fiction, raised on a road trip, and nurtured in the loving bosom of family drama, the new movie Kin is a curious but frustrating conglomeration of many genres. Certainly an ambitious undertaking from filmmaking ...

Universal Horror Collection Volume 2 - blu-rayThe Universal Pictures archives are open again!  And we didn’t have to wait an entire year either.  This time, instead of following the Lugosi and Karloff route, Scream Factory takes us into the territory of mad doctors and murder most foul.  The four tales – Murders in the Zoo, The Mad Doctor ...

The Meg (2018) - Movie ReviewThe end of the summer season is upon us, Moviegoers.  What better way to celebrate the last hurrah of silliness then with a mega-sized shark causing all sorts of chaos at the cinema?  True, The Meg – about a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon ...

Critters Attack!No CGI!  Great practical effects and gore!  The Kritts, this time voiced by Steve Blum, return!  And this time they are comin’ back with the nastiest of attitudes and, at one point, in the form of a towering ball of flesh and fur! ...

Skyscraper (2018) - Movie ReviewAmputees attack! If you are reading this then you are probably wondering if Dwayne Johnson’s new action flick is as yet another brainless actioneer.  Skyscraper is EXACTLY that.  Dumb.  Stupid.  Shameless. The movie, defying gravity and logic time and ...

Corvette Summer (1978)We’ve all seen Luke Skywalker scoot around on the desert in a land speeder, but have we ever seen him pilot a cherry red Corvette Stingray with metal flakes and a glitter-flame dragon?  Hell, no!  Well, that statement might not be true, especially if you’ve already seen Corvette Summer, a  ...

Disobedience - DVD When successful New York photographer Ronit (Rachel Weisz) finds out that her rabbi father died, she flies home to London and stays with her married friends, Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) and Esti (Rachel McAdams). The rest of the Orthodox Jewish community is  ...

The Chill Factor (1988) Blu-raySix friends.  A remote part of Illinois.  Snowmobiles.  And a Satanic Cult.  I mean, what could go wrong? The Chill Factor, produced and directed by Christopher Webster (the producer of Hellraiser, Heathers, Meet the Applegates ...

Solo: A Star Wars Story - Movie ReviewMuch of the fun and joy of watching a Star Wars movie these days comes not from discovering something new, but rather from revisiting everything old with a new set of eyes. Whether the original series of sequels and prequels or within the Star Wars Story ‘tweeners,  ...

Strays (1991) Blu-ray

They have nine lives, we have one! Strays begins with a full moon.  The dark night expands as we drop to the ground and, rather suddenly, we are running through the night.  The POV is that of a cat.  Close to the ground and beyond slinky as we cross the ...

Ocean's 8 - Movie ReviewBecause crime is a family affair. I’m not going to say that we needed an Ocean’s 11 spin-off. All I am going to say is that, as an avid fan of Steven Soderbergh’s style-centric comedic heist films starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon, I am just thrilled to see the franchise ...

The Last Dragon (1985)A magical Motown martial arts movie? Oh, hell, YES! In fact, can I hear a “Sho’nuff” and an amen! ...

Upgrade (2018) - Movie ReviewWhat if all this autonomous technology and cybernetic artificial intelligence stuff we’ve so ardently allowed to slowly creep into our lives suddenly went haywire and began crashing cars, recording our conversations, and sending our most private discussions to random people in  ...

Picasso Trigger 1988Black Belts in shotgun?   Bombs on boomerangs?  Hell, yes.  So what if the lead character can’t shoot straight?!  When you are having this much fun, who really cares? ...

Deadpool 2 - Movie ReviewHey, Meatsicle! Get your ass some popcorn and go to the show this weekend. Another round of great comic book sendoffs has been sent to theaters and you don’t want to miss this shit. At all.  ...

This Island Earth (1955)Otherwise known as When Meteors Attack!!! Laugh all you want to, but there are moments – especially in deep space – when flying saucers drifting through clouds as meteors rip right behind them will have you doing more than just wanting to believe.  This Island Earth (and its Mutants) is a vision on  ...

Miss Stevens - DVD ReviewSo many movies have been made about inspiring teachers, you wonder what’s left to say about them. But the indie drama Miss Stevens tells a fresh new story about a very human, flawed English teacher named Rachel (Lily Rabe from American Horror Story) who connects  ...

Tales of Frankenstein (2018)

Die, Monster, Die! It seems to me that the Horror Anthology, once popular in the 1960s, is making a surprising and rather strong comeback in recent years.  There have been a lot of good, independent features that make the most of the short narrative structure ...

A Quiet Place (2018) - Movie ReviewThe horror genre is going to some interesting new places of late. With the recent critical and box office success of last year’s Get Out, the acceptance of last month’s intoxicating mind trip Annihilation, and now with A Quiet Place’s rousing world premier at Austin’s SXSW  ...

Savage Beach (1989)

Big Guns.  Even bigger boobs.  Loaded with scenes so hysterically full of sexual innuendo that go on for far longer than they ought to, director Andy Sidaris returns to the scene of his B-movie crimes and goes guns blazing on Savage Beach, now available on blu-ray ...

Isle of Dogs (2018) - Blu-ray ReviewFoundations need to be shaken. Whatever happened to man’s best friend?  Isle of Dogs, written and directed by Wes Anderson, has the answer and it comes into focus via stop-motion.  This is Anderson’s second stop-motion feature but it might ...

Mothra (1961)Vampire plants!  Gigantic eggs!  And a really BIG moth!  That’s right, Mothra is happening all over again . . . except this time its satire and its science fiction can be viewed in sparkling blu-ray.  ...

Ready Player One - Movie ReviewTo 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  ...

The Day Time Ended (1979)What’s that funny thing behind the barn?  That’s what Jenny (Natasha Ryan, in a performance that steals the picture away from the rest of the cast) wants to know.  It’s green; it glows; it makes noise and somehow, maybe due to this house’s desert location, this triangle-shaped object is connected to ...

Rampage (2018) - Movie ReviewRampage is really big. And really dumb. And, yes, really fun. The film works because NEVER EVER does it take itself seriously. How could it?! After all, this is a film whose only requirement is that it have a giant lizard (er, alligator), a giant wolf, and a giant ape pulverizing buildings into ...

The Believers (1987)There is a lot I remember from originally seeing The Believers in 1987 for the first time.  That was years ago, but the thing that struck me – and continues to be striking (especially after watching this release from Olive Films) – is its opening sequence: Martin Sheen on a run with ...

Game Night (2018) - Movie ReviewWe all have that one friend. That over-stimulated, under-acknowledged, hyper-competitive jerk to whom everything in life is a game with an undeniable winner and a loser. There are a whole bunch of those kind in Game Night, the latest film by 2015’s Vacation reboot  ...

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