Gamera - The Showa Era

The Friend of All Children has arrived!  Otherwise known as the Guardian of the Universe, Gamera is what happens when you imagine a turtle flying alongside your plane on a hot summer day.  Debuting as an aggressive bipedal monster capable of flying the not so friendly skies, this massive turtle calmed ...

Back to the Future: The Ultimate TrilogyThe product of two A-list protégés (at the time) floundering in their careers; a script deemed too dirty by Disney, and not dirty enough by other studios (this was era of sex comedies). Back to the Future, despite being one of the tightest screenplays ever written (then and now) just could not ...

The Night of the Hunter: Criterion Collection (1955)A minister-turned-serial killer in one of the most beautiful films ever made by Hollywood?  Sure.  Why not?  When the results of exaggerated set designs and a directing style reminiscent of early silent cinema are as good as they are in The Night of the Hunter, no one is going to complain  ...

Max Cloud

Do not fear, Max Cloud is here! Side-scrolling gamers and Scott Adkins (Ip Man 4: The Finale, Doctor Strange, Accident Man, and The Expendables 2) fans might be interested in checking out The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud, but EVERYONE should be warned that ...

Suspicion: Warner Archive Collection (1941)Was he trying to kiss or kill her on that hilltop?  The verdict is still out as Suspicion makes its debut on blu-ray thanks to the efforts of the Warner Archive Collection. Alfred Hitchcock’s adaptation of Francis Iles's novel Before the Fact - which is as dissimilar as they...

The AssistantI’ll say this about The Assistant: it’ll probably make you appreciate your own boss. That person is almost guaranteed to be better than the nameless tyrant dominating The Assistant. The movie depicts one long and ordinary day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a twenty something wannabe film ...

Giant from the Unknown (1958)

“Wayne!  Coffee break!” Everything about Giant from the Unknown leads me to believe that it might be one of the films that influenced David Lynch to do what he does with film.  You've got buckets of hot coffee, a lizard in a rock, hallowed out lodges, crazy creatures walking out from thick ...

Becky (2020)While browsing through your favorite streaming service last week, you probably flipped past the title card for the little-known Canadian thriller called Becky. Big mistake. Need convincing? It stars Kevin James as a swastika-tattooed neo-Nazi murderer. Yes, that Kevin James ...

Notorious: Criterion Collection (1946)You can’t say that Hitchcock didn’t warn audiences of Hitler.  He made several films with Hitler’s world view overhanging the shadows in each frame.  But, after a decade in Hollywood, Alfred Hitchcock took that warning to a new level and gave audiences the ultimate romance between a ...

The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020)Craving a howling good time at home?  The Wolf of Snow Hollow, with its offbeat humor and characters, is your meal ticket for small town terror . . . you just have to be willing to follow the breadcrumbs  ...

The Hunt (2019)

What if they made a movie and nobody came? That was the fear when the horror satire The Hunt was scheduled for release last fall before being delayed by a series of unfortunate events. First, it was the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings. Then a tweet about the film from our ...

Hold That Ghost (1941)

“I know what happens in those mystery pictures!  A guy walks over to a perfectly ordinary door he opens it up and - ZOWIE! - out falls a body right on its kisser!” And, of course, a body falls to the ground!  When it comes to getting the tone of horror comedies right, you have to sometimes go ...

Blind FuryIt’s time to unfocus your eyes!  Forgive.  Forget.  And deal a mighty ass-whooping out to all those who would seek to do you harm! Blind Fury is back, baby! ...

Knives OutKnives Out (2019) is a clever murder mystery from writer and director Rian Johnson, the best quality of which is its awesome ensemble cast: Christopher Plummer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon and more. Everyone seems to enjoy their juicy  ...

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Sandra!  Junior?  SANDRA! Junior? SAAAANNNNNDRA! Having successfully stolen the show in 1941’s One Night in the Tropics, the comedy duo of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello - who were big on radio but untested on film - were quickly signed by Universal Pictures ...

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