Tomb Raider (2018) - Blu-ray ReviewAt least the filmmakers got the character right. Fist pumping all the way out of the theater this March, that was my big takeaway from this reboot. Finally, a Lara Croft film that felt EXACTLY like the character should. She just needed a better storyline. Maybe next time, right? ...

The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018) - Blu-ray ReviewA decade is a long time to wait.  But, sometimes, it pays off.  That's the case here with The Strangers: Prey at Night.  The same steady pace. The same unwinding feel. And, oh, the same horror. Strangers: Prey at Night is as unsettling as the original film, making it a worthy ...

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  ...

Trick or Treats (1982) - Blu-ray ReviewAny film that credits Orson Welles as Magic Consultant must be, at the very least, viewed once in a person’s life. Even if the film is a big pile of stinky poop. Horror film or cult comedy? You decide. The film is not successful at either and yet it continues to exist and, as you’d ...

Red Sparrow - Blu-ray ReviewIn which Katniss Everdeen gets down and dirrrty...but you still won't care.  From Russia with Love this spy game is not.  Red Sparrow is a spy movie that should work. It has a very talented cast and the story, about a former Russian ballerina who ...

Abominable (2006) - Blu-rayWho knew that Bigfoot was an overgrown peeping Tom? Someone did because, in the fully restored version of Abominable, fans get to see that hairy bastard spy on a showering girl and then, as she comes near the window to close it, witness him reach right in, pull ...

Spaceballs (1987) - Blu-ray ReviewBy the 1980s, cinema was in well and truly in the post Star Wars world. Its monster success and permeation into the cultural zeitgeist still looms large over movies today. Like any profitable venture, those left bobbing about aimlessly in the wake of such a phenomenon try to ride that  ...

Ninja III: The Domination Collector's Edition - Blu-ray ReviewIn which a schlocky cult classic - complete with beauty, brawn, and brains - is REBORN! Time to dance your fear away, fight in a dusty graveyard, and sharpen those badass blades of fury. Just know this about that long missing deleted scene: it isn’t included and is likely gone ...

Wonder (2018) - DVD ReviewIt can’t be easy to emote well under a face full of prosthetics, but Jacob Tremblay does a great job doing just that in Wonder. Based on the bestselling children’s novel by R. J. Palacio, Wonder tells the story of 10-year-old August “Auggie” Pullman. In many ways, Auggie’s like a ...

Spetters (1980) - Blu-rayPaul Verhoeven does not make bad films. Argue with me all you want to about the massive raspberry that you claim is Showgirls and I will defend it to my last breath. It is everything that it is BY DESIGN. Verhoeven, the Dutch filmmaker that gave us RoboCop, Total Recall ...

Desolation - Blu-ray ReviewHaving toiled for years in the Blumhouse movie factory as both intern and paid hand, it is readily evident that many good things rubbed off on Desolation director Sam Patton, as his first feature film is a certified gem in the world of indie horror. ...

The Hurricane Heist (2018) - Blu-ray ReviewFirst and foremost, director Rob Cohen's latest flick does NOT rock you like a hurricane.  It might, in fact, do the opposite and put your ass to sleep.  Somehow the director of The Fast and The FuriousDragonheartxXx, and Daylight inexplicably drains the mighty ferociousness ...

Black Panther - Movie ReviewLet’s get this out of the way quickly: this reviewer is a white male from Australia in his early 40s. I have not, nor will I ever refer to another person or cast with a preface of black, Asian, jupitarian, or anything else, because to this small fry in the world, we are people. I am ...

Zombie 4 - Blu-ray Review

Because there is life after death … if you are a zombie! Director Claudio Fragasso (Troll 2) returns the zombie lore back to basics with a tale of voodoo (Who do? You do!) and a curse that has widespread repercussions in this Italian trashterpiece of island schlock rock. With this hot and ...

Mermaids (1990) - Blu-ray ReviewBecause you don’t mess with Cher. Just ask director Lasse Hallström or Frank Oz, who was first originally hired to take over the reigns from Hallström before he, too, was booted. And then there is Emily Lloyd. Poor Lloyd got dropped so suddenly (due to Cher’s whim about ...

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