In the Cold of the Night - Blu-rayTo 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  ...

Crossbreed (2019) - Movie ReviewSlaughterhouse.  Four Eyes.  Know those names.  Clocking in at 86-minutes of sweat- inducing space madness, Crossbreed will straight up kick your ass.  No, it isn’t another exercise craze with fancy names for pull-ups and squat thrusts.  Crossbreed, directed by Brandon  ...

Showdown (1993)

“Why are there potatoes on the board every day?  Who took my desk?  Put that knife away!” If your high school was anything like the knife-wielding, gun-toting, slingshot-carrying school that is featured in Showdown then, man, you just might ...

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) - Blu-rayThe American Ministry of Magic just got stronger.  It had to, of course.  The dark magic of Gellert Grindelwald (a fantastically evil Johnny Depp) is that powerful.  Opening with a flying stagecoach sequence, complete with winged horses and a sky-high jailbreak sequence ...

The Suckling (1990) - Blu-rayWhen in doubt, Big Mama knows!  This is what happens when AWFUL becomes ART. I can hear the pro-lifers waxing poetic about this trashterpiece now.  A woman’s aborted fetus attacks her ...

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  ...

The Witches (1966)

He will EAT your soul! That’s the threat that is received when The Witches, a supernatural horror film from Hammer Studios, opens as a school teacher at a mission school in Africa is quickly packing her things.  There is trouble afoot and the tribal drums are an indicator ...

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Creed IIYo!  Creed II, after a three year wait, has arrived and fans of Creed and the ongoing Rocky series will certainly be pleased with the final product.  Its physical brutality is matched with each and every emotion presented on the screen.  You will pump your fists and get teary  ...

Night (2019) - Movie ReviewFor my money, POV horror can still deliver when there is an engaged mind at the helm.  This is exactly why Night, a new horror film from the sick mind of writer/director/actor Nicholas Michael Jacobs, works as well as it does ...

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  ...

What Doesn't Kill Us (2019)What if the Zombie Apocalypse failed?  What if the miracle of science saved both the survivors and those that were turned? ...

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  ...

The Deadly Mantis (1957) - Blu-rayWith all its talk of radars and Pine Tree Radar Fences, it’s a wonder that The Deadly Mantis, warning of a sneak attack across the polar ice (by anyone), manages to be so much fun.  STILL!  But, honestly, few things in the cinematic world beat the scene where the giant insect ...

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 ...

Dominique - Blu-rayWith her decision made, there can be only one force that flings open the double doors that lead to one character’s fate.  And she will walk down the long haul with the balls of her feet digging into the ground with intention.  Everyone thinks she’s mad anyway.  The taking of her own life will be no real shock ...

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  ...

Man's Best Friend - blu-ray“Is this dog incredible or what?”  That’s the question Ally Sheedy asks her cameraman when, after being attacked by a stranger, a hulking dog she just rescued from a vivisection experimental lab runs off the would-be burglar and fetches her purse. ...

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  ...

Alien Party CrashersWhen you think of a New Year’s Eve party, the last thing you would expect to attend are aliens.  But that’s exactly what happens in Alien Party Crashers, a new science fiction comedy from High Octane Pictures.  Self-invited and definitely not afraid to double-dip the same  ...

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 ...

The Craft - Collector's Edition blu-ray

We are the weirdos, Mister. Honestly, in a modern day viewing, The Craft feels richer than it did when I originally saw the film.  There is a lot to appreciate about the film and its tale of sisterhood among four high school friends.  The situations feel real and, certainly, the black ...

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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 ...

Sister Street Fighter Collection - Blu-rayIt doesn’t take long for Sister Street fighter to kick a lot of ass.  From catching flies and throwing them down the mouths (and up the noses) of her enemies to all the strategically thrown forks, Tina (Sue Shiomi) is a martial artist badass that knows her way through a crowded  ...

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 ...

Violence in a Women's Prison (1982) - Blu-ray Review

Kitty’s back on the cell block!  Woot! Woot!  Let the sweat-dripping orgies begin! Violence in a Women’s Prison, originally released in 1982, is a damn ugly exploitation flick. Even when you lower the bar when it comes to Women in Prison flicks, this ...

Curse III: Blood Sacrifice (1991) - Blu-ray ReviewNever a great movie, this one is for Christopher Lee purists only.  Curse III: Blood Sacrifice has nothing to do with the other movies in the series.  That should be your first indication of exactly where this one is headed.  It does have some interesting moments, though. Shadows  ...

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  ...

Dead Ant (2017) - Blu-ray ReviewNo more power ballads!  No more power ballads!  That’s the chant that guitarist Pager (Rhys Coiro) of Sonic Grave keeps repeating.  He’s had enough of the panty-dropping cheese and wants to rock out at Coachella this year.  Can anyone blame him?  The 1980s are dead and  ...

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   ...

Bucktown (1975) - Blu-ray ReviewCarl Weathers doesn't take no lip.  Watch him; however, take a baseball bat to the face of one crooked cop in Bucktown.  It is a scene you won't likely forget anytime soon ...

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