Sixten Candles (1984)

“I’ve never bagged a babe.” With those words and damn near perfect timing, Anthony Michael Hall created one of the most memorable teenage characters in film history.  Sixteen Candles might be Molly Ringwald’s first movie (for that matter, it was also John Hughes’ first film as writer and ...

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 Hills Have Eyes Part III: Mind Ripper (1995)Turns out that the fucking hills, blistering hot in the sinking desert of the southwest, STILL have eyes.  They just don’t have Michael Berryman wandering across them anymore, but - like most genre flicks made in the 1990s - they do have rampaging genetic experiments stomping  ...

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 ...

VFW

Same shit.  Same soldiers. Different kind of war.  Splatterhouse horror flicks don’t get any throwback worthier than with VFW!  The gloves are coming off in this instant cult classic ...

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 ...

The Wizard

“Is Los Angeles specific enough?” There’s no stopping Jimmy Woods (Luke Evans).  The kid, carrying his yellow lunch box, is on a mission.  He’s going to California on foot and as the Bodeans’ “You Don’t Get Much” is played, we see him standing tall against an intense sun.  Whatever his reason to be ...

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 ...

Munster, Go Home (1966)

Munster, Go Home! is finally available! There’s something strange in the neighborhood and it’s NOT taking place at 1313 Mockingbird Lane this time.  In fact, it’s happening far, far away from the macabre weirdness that is usually happening within the Mockingbird ...

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  ...

Deep SpaceSchlocky science fiction gets gutted in writer/director Fred Olen Ray’s Deep Space!  Now on blu-ray thanks to Scorpion Releasing, this campy cult classic sees Charles Napier, the steely-eyed character actor who formed a career out of playing pissed-off military figures, as a Los Angeles ...

Good Boys (2019)One of the kids at the center of the new comedy Good Boys confidently tells his two best friends, “It’s a tampon. Girls shove it up their butts to stop babies from coming out.” The object in question is indeed a tampon, they got that part right. But, of ...

Bones (2001)

Because the gangster of love don’t need no fried chicken! Starring Snoop Dogg and Pam Grier, director Ernest Dickerson’s Bones is an incredibly tight updated take on blaxploitation flicks by way of horror.  The mashing of genres works to create a film that has gone on to earn a sizable cult following ...

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 ...

ConquestThe 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  ...

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