Miss Stevens - DVD ReviewSo many movies have been made about inspiring teachers, you wonder what’s left to say about them. But the indie drama Miss Stevens tells a fresh new story about a very human, flawed English teacher named Rachel (Lily Rabe from American Horror Story) who connects  ...

The Unseen (1980) - Blu-ray ReviewThe basement.  It is the place of unspeakable horror: thrills, spills, kills, and chills.  Sometimes ghosts reside there.  Sometimes monsters.  It is a place of long hidden secrets.  No daylight, only fright.  Regardless of its purpose for providing safety from storms and such ...

A Quiet Place (2018) - Movie ReviewThe horror genre is going to some interesting new places of late. With the recent critical and box office success of last year’s Get Out, the acceptance of last month’s intoxicating mind trip Annihilation, and now with A Quiet Place’s rousing world premier at Austin’s SXSW  ...

Isle of Dogs (2018) - Blu-ray ReviewFoundations need to be shaken. Whatever happened to man’s best friend?  Isle of Dogs, written and directed by Wes Anderson, has the answer and it comes into focus via stop-motion.  This is Anderson’s second stop-motion feature but it might ...

lady STreet Fighter (1981) - Blu-ray ReviewFuck the rules of feature filmmaking!  When you are having this much fun, who needs character development?  In the upside down world of cult cinema (where the absolute worst the film, the more it appeals to film freaks) ...

Rampage (2018) - Movie ReviewRampage is really big. And really dumb. And, yes, really fun. The film works because NEVER EVER does it take itself seriously. How could it?! After all, this is a film whose only requirement is that it have a giant lizard (er, alligator), a giant wolf, and a giant ape pulverizing buildings into ...

Mac and Me: Collector's Edition (1988) - Blu-ray ReviewMy birthday party at McDonalds was nothing like the impromptu dance sequences at the fast food joint in this movie.  And Ronald McDonald never came to my parties.  Why not, Mom?  Damn it.  I want a refund…or something.  Maybe a free Happy Meal? ...

Ready Player One - Movie ReviewTo 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  ...

The Changeling: Limited Edition - Blu-ray Review"How did you die, Joseph? Did you die in this house?  Why do you remain?" There are few films as frightening as The Changeling.  I originally saw this film when I just a little boy and the banging in the ...

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? ...

Laserblast: VHS Retro Big Box Collection (1978) - Blu-ray ReviewRock‘em schlock‘em grooviness returns! There’s something really strange growing on Billy’s chest.  It’s silver, metallic, and looks very, very alien.  His girlfriend (Cheryl Smith) is concerned about his growing dark side and his doctor (Roddy McDowell)...

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  ...

The House of the Dead (1978) - Blu-ray ReviewThis is homegrown horror, my friends.  As loopy as it is, The House of the Dead (originally released as Alien Zone) can’t be knocked for being inauthentic.  This Amicus-like horror anthology –  connected by one main storyline as one man, having an affair, gets dropped off ...

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 ...

Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) - Blu-ray ReviewHere comes yet another John Carpenter film on blu-ray! Chevy Chase in a John Carpenter movie?  Yes, indeed.  Memoirs of an Invisible Man, while not a commercial success, remains a favorite among Carpenter’s fans.  It also one of Chase’s top ...

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