The Rental

If you’ve not yet become totally comfortable with the whole AirBnB home-sharing thing yet, then stay away from The Rental. It’s the new film from first-time director Dave Franco (yes, that Dave Franco) and it plays off the distrust many have about staying in the home of a complete stranger. Think about ...

Cold War Creatures: Four Films from Sam Katzman

Zombies! Werewolves! Atomic Mutation! Intergalactic Giant Avians!  This is how you do it, kids.  Get yourself $100,000, come up with an attention-grabbing title for a movie, throw a monster in it, write the script on the quick, give yourself 6-days to shoot the movie (with an editor on the set so ...

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 Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

As if we needed another reason NOT to drive through the desolate region of America’s Southwest!  The Brotherhood of Satan reminds us of all that could (and probably will go wrong) with an idea like that.  Come across a car full of dead people?  Just keep driving faster!  No one is going to be helping ...

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 ...

One Crazy Summer: The Warner Archive Collection

“I hate boats.  I am not getting on any boats.” One Crazy Summer, for me, is a certified blast from beginning to end.  It’s massively underrated and deserves to be applauded on its own merits instead of being compared to its cinematic (and probably more traditional) ...

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 ...

Overboard: 2K Restoration

Endlessly quotable and highly entertaining, a comedy classic has returned to us! A rags to riches story disguised as a romantic comedy?  Who doesn’t love that idea?!  No one.  It was all the rage in the 1980s, which is why Overboard - a romantic comedy which breezes through some pretty ...

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 ...

Labyrinth 35th Anniversary Edition - 4K

“Things are not always what they seem in this place.” Upon its original theatrical release in 1986, Jim Henson’s final directorial feature, Labyrinth, was not able to find its audience as it flopped in the U.S Box office and received mixed reviews among critics of the time. But fortunately thanks to home ...

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  ...

The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

The new Michael Bryce is now part of a royally messed up family. But do we care? We probably didn’t need a sequel to 2017’s misfire buddy cop movie, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, but we got one anyway.  Thing is, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is more of the same so - and this is the good news (I guess) - if you liked ...

The Invisible ManThough more than eighty years have passed since Claude Rains donned the dark sunglasses, smoking jacket, and yards of ACE bandages in 1933’s The Invisible Man, the character still holds a firm place in the pantheon of Universal’s classic movie monsters. That’s not only a testament to the legacy of the studio’s monster ...

The Dead Zone: Collector's Edition

“And the lamplight streaming shows his shadow on the floor.” Some say this is David Cronenberg’s best film.  While I may not necessarily agree with that suggestion, I have to agree - and this is wholeheartedly - that, The Dead Zone, just might be one of the best Stephen King adaptations ...

Ad AstraFilms of the ilk of last year’s Ad Astra are always a quandary for me to write about. With the output of most of Hollywood’s efforts being what some might sarcastically call formulaic and digestible, it is both a blessing and a curse when something is offered to buck the trend. James Gray’s science  ...

Mimic: The Director’s CutThere are few genre fans in the world that don’t know the name Guillermo del Toro, but in 1997 he was still a relatively unknown entity to the western world. The Spanish director was hired by the Weinsteins to helm what was originally conceived as a three part short film project, quickly morphed ...

JawsWith streaming now taking the lion’s share of the average household’s attention, it is getting harder and harder for the studios to entice us for yet another dip at their titles; especially when a great many of them are but a single click away on our smart TVs. It is wildly believed that physical home media ...

Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

Spiders the size of SUVs in a mining town full of crazy characters?  Count me in!   Eight Legged Freaks, starring David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra, Scarlett Johansson, and Doug E. Doug, finally arrives on blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory.  For me, this B-grade horror ...

Onward (2020)What's the first question everyone asks whenever you’ve just watched a new Pixar film? “Where does it rank?” Of course, they’re asking where it fits within the hierarchy of Pixar films. And let’s face it, even a bad Pixar film tops most cinema fare these days, so when we say that Onward ranks ...

House of Wax: Collector's Edition

He’s really being the monster today!  Why can’t he be more like his brother? With those two sentences, audiences are immediately thrust into the chaos that is 2005’s House of Wax.  That opening, in which two bent out of shape parents struggle with their wild twin sons ...

Sonic The HedgehogThe 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  ...

The Wraith: Vestron Video Collector's Series

I’m tweakin’ dude!  One of my favorite B-grade flicks from Cinemax’s yesteryear is now on blu-ray!  The Wraith has arrived! Complete with a crazy ass performance from Clint Howard (AND HIS HAIR) and Ozzy Osbourne’s “Secret Loser” (from The Ultimate Sin) blasting at the start of the first ...

Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley QuinnWhen Harley Quinn has a bad day, it’s a good day for the rest of us. And Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is the proof. The very bad, rotten day had by Harley (Margot Robbie, I, Tonya), is told in side-splitting detail in the 24-hour comical frenzy ...

48 Hrs. - 4K Restoration

Can I have my light back, Reggie? With guns blazing and fierce energy kicking about in its insides Walter Hill’s 48 Hrs. is a violent and truly funny action comedy.  When it was originally release, it was the movie which rocketed Eddie Murphy to stardom thanks to his performance on  ...

Gretel & HanselWho wasn't frightened as a child by the horrifically grim childhood fairy tale about an evil witch who bakes pastries to lure children into her home so she can cook and eat the youngsters for dinner? It’s a wonder any of us made it out of childhood without totally losing all of our marbles ...

 Another 48 Hrs. - 4K Restoration

The Iceman cometh! Yeah, so Another 48 Hrs. might not be the film fans wanted at the time of its release, but it still EXPLODES with action scenes that sees bodies flying all sorts of places as they are shot by a crazy biker gang.  And that’s ...

The Hustle (2019)There’s very little that Tom Hanks hasn’t done. From enduring the discomfort of support brassieres in TV’s Bosom Buddies, to foiling pirates on the high seas in Captain Phillips, America’s favorite actor has just about done it all. The guy even battled his way through Covid-19 with the grace of  ...

Quick Change : The Warner Archive Collection

Talk about a CLOWN DAY AFTERNOON! Coming straight at you from the weird and wacky center of 1990s Forgotten Gems aisle comes Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, and Jason Robards in Quick Change, a comedic heist film in which Murray appears ...

Bad Boys For Life (2020)What does a filmmaker do when attempting to revive a franchise that has lain dormant for more than a decade? In the case of Bad Boys For Life, directors Adil and Bilall do what most other filmmakers have done: they adapt the story to fit a new cultural landscape, they riff  ...

Godzilla vs. Kong

Now THIS is how you do it! The title says it all.  Godzilla in one corner of the ring. King Kong in the other.  And one HELL of a battle in the space between these two titans.  And, within seconds of it opening, we get the added bonus of this series FULLY embracing its science fiction leanings with two ...

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