Western StarsSomewhere in Colts Neck, New Jersey there sets a horse farm owned by Bruce Springsteen.  And on those 378 acres there is a two-story barn which, on certain nights, doubles as a performance area for Springsteen, his wife Patti Scialfa, and some close friends.  The voices coming out from  ...

Deadly Manor

This house is EVIL!   At least, that’s the opinion of Helen (Claudia Franjul), one teenager in this group, when confronted with the option to stay the night in an abandoned mansion deep in the woods.  She’s not sticking around to find out what ...

Rambo: Last BloodTenacious is the first word that comes to mind when thinking of Sylvester Stallone. He was once one of the highest-paid and most successful actors in cinema’s history, and, like most, has had his fair share of career highlights and—lets be kind—lulls. ...

Flesh Eating MothersAnswering Roger Waters' questions in Pink Floyd's "Mother" comes Flesh-Eating Mothers, an over-the-top horror-comedy that encourages the local police department to shoot all mothers on the spot.  Do not EVEN try to bring them in alive!   ...

Joker (2019)Joker was frightening proposition for this reviewer, who has been a lifelong Batman fanatic. Firstly because it presumed to make the focus of its narrative on one of the greatest antagonists in storytelling history, without the hero; secondly because it wasn’t going to stick with ...

Hudson HawkAll Eddie “The Hawk” Hawkins wants, upon his release from prison, is a cappuccino.  What he gets instead is an unplanned - via coffin-sized suitcase - Looney Tunes-inspired trip to Italy to steal some of DaVinci’s most prized artifacts. ...

It CHapter TwoWhen Stephen King’s doorstop novel was adapted for TV in the 90’s, it accomplished what shouldn’t have been possible. King’s novel is a behemoth tome, with dozens of characters, and was one of his truly graphic forays into the horror genre for ...

My Bloody ValentineIf stripteases in mining gear, hearts boiling alongside hot dogs, or dead women tumbling around in dryers aren’t your cup of tea then, well, I do believe there might be something wrong with you.  My Bloody Valentine, being made in the wake of John Carpenter's Halloween EXPLOSION, is Canuxploitation at its finest and its furious and this ...

It's a Wonderful LifeThere are touchstone pictures that transcend any generation, no matter when they were born, that fall under the MUST WATCH category. They are masterpieces. Films like Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon, Treasure of Sierra Madre, (I know! Bogart nut) it doesn’t matter. If you are a film aficionado, a general viewer, a ...

Grand IsleThe new comedy starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson called The Hustle is an almost identical remake of the 1988 classic comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which starred Michael Caine and Steve Martin - itself a remake of Marlon Brando’s Bedtime Story. I say “almost” because  ...

Downton AbbeyPolish the silver, set out the good china, and put a kettle on. The Crawleys are back! Fans of the popular PBS television series that aired for six seasons can once again spend a little time at the sprawling English countryside estate as the film version of Downton Abbey finally hits theaters. And even ...

10/31: Part II (2020)Well, well, well, what do we have here?  Scream Team Releasing drops a surprise release this month proving that it is never too late or too early to celebrate the Halloween season.  10/31 Part 2, with Malvolia, The Queen of Screams (Jennifer Nangle) once again hosting the beginning and ending bookend pieces in this  ...

Bourne Ultimate CollectionThe Bourne series is currently five films in (as of the writing of this article) and had definitively made its mark in the action/spy genre. In a perfect storm of confluences, it hit its mark with an audience desperate to break with convention and be given something unseen in the ...

Swamp Thing

You want swampy southern gothic shenanigans in your entertainment?  Swamp Thing, as produced by DC Universe, has all your needs covered.   DC Universe really screwed up.  I mean, royally. Swamp Thing, as a web series, is dark and disturbing ...

Stand By Me (1986)Misery is just about this reviewer’s favorite Stephen King adaptation. Its director, Rob Reiner, was the only one entrusted with that adaptation because the author knew the director would adapt it well. The reason that King knew he would adapt it well ...

Tammy and the T-Rex

Boom boom acka-lacka lacka boom!  During the late 1980s and the early 1990s there was a boom in Dinosaur-themed entertainment.  Thanks to Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, these massive beasts were stomping into sitcoms

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Hellboy (2004) The first time I heard the name Mike Mignola was after I received a set of his Topps comic adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. As a lifelong comic reader, I’m ashamed to say I’d missed his ...

The House By the CemeteryThere couldn’t possibly be a creepier basement in the history of Horror films! Lucio Fulci's House by the Cemetery is re-opened once again thanks to Blue Underground. ...

Saving Private RyanI don’t cry in movies. It’s just not my way. But I have to confess that twenty years ago, upon sitting down to watch Steven Speilberg’s World War II magnum opus, the recreation of the Normandy invasion put a lump in my throat and fogged my eyes with tears for its ...

Beverly Hills Cop Trilogy

The heat is BACK on! Long before Detectives Mike Lowery (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) hit the streets in pursuit of crime and criminal activity there was plainclothes Detective Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) bringing his rather chaotic (and hilarious) brand of law and order to the colorful streets of ...

RatatouillePixar never cease to surprise me. On the sole summary of one of their stories, I almost never get a sense of just how much I may fall in love with whatever they’re dishing out. Toy Story, The Incredibles, Coco, you name it, I’ve underestimated their power to completely ...

Batman Beyond

The Golem's not headed your way, Willie.  The Golem has arrived!A beloved animated project - with some fans still clamoring for a live action movie version - is back on store shelves!  Batman Beyond, containing all three seasons of the cult classic and its movie finale, has landed on ...

The Lion King (2019)Although this isn’t the first of Disney’s attempts to redo their animated back catalogue, I think it had the hardest job. The mastery of motion capture technology and the sophistication that computer generated animation has reached allows them to deliver ...

The Lighthouse (2019)Watching wickie Ephraim Winslow, who is already having visions of mermaids and tentacled monsters, fly into a momentary fit of rage, grab a one-eyed seagull, and then beat it religiously against a cistern until it is beyond dead might be one of the most memorable scenes in The Lighthouse, a  ...

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 ...

Silver BulletFinally.  With this Collector’s Edition from Scream Factory, a long-requested top 10 horror film arrives on blu-ray with a cleaned-up transfer and NEW supplemental items. ...

Rambo III (1988)Three years would pass before another go around with John Rambo and produce the most (at the time) violent action movie ever made. It marked a continued tonal shift of the character that had good intentions hidden in cartoonish, ham fisted  ...

Doctor CyclopsA tiny horse. One mad scientist.  And a really big wrench.  These are only part of the gonzo territory of Ernest R. Schoedsack and Merrian C. Cooper’s shrink ray-centered tale of B-grade science and terror.  Dr. Cyclops and the obsession with shrinking things lives on!  The heroes ...

Rambo (2008)If the last couple of years have taught us anything it should be never underestimate Sylvester Stallone. He was mocked at the beginning of his career and brought us Rocky. His popularity waned in the late 90’s and when word trickled down he was reviving not only his famous ...

Paganini Horror

Satanism and switchblade violins make quite the combination in this blast from the past! Luigi Cozzi’s Paganini Horror probably shouldn’t exist.  Sure, sure, I mean, the film does have some merit thanks to its wicked premise, but its execution - amounting to a bunch of screaming (mostly) female rock and  ...

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