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 ...

The H-Man/Battle in Outer SpaceTake your pick, fellow kaiju geeks!  The latest double billing to hit the blu-ray market has a lot to offer fans of Japanese late 50's sci-fi flicks as both The H-Man (from 1958) and Battle in Outer Space (from 1959) make their blu-ray debut thanks to Mill Creek Entertainment ...

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   ...

Lone Wolf McQuaideChuck Norris, soaked in a profile of shadows, standing atop a red bluff in the Southwest might be one of the most striking images in Lone Wolf McQuade, an action flick which prides itself in showing the rugged manliness of one man’s individualism against a crazy force of criminal activity  ...

Bad Times at the El Royale - Movie ReviewNothing in Bad Times at the El Royale is as it seems. Not the story, not the characters, not even the hotel itself as it sits astraddle the Nevada-California state line and wears the duality of its colliding worlds of past and present as a cherished badge of honor. ...

The Gates of HellIt shouldn’t be a shock to anyone that this horror classic begins with a scream. It’s as if writer/director Lucio Fulci is already expecting the shrieking as Father William Thomas (Fabrizio Jovine) wanders aimlessly around a cemetery. The slow driving beat of the electronic score from ...

A Simple Favor - Blu-ray Review

Nancy Drew knows too much.  There is an elegance to the mystery that surrounds A Simple Favor.  It is made so much richer thanks to the performance from Anna Kendrick who, once again, nails her character with her quirky energy and down to earth nature.  With ...

Gappa: The Triphibian Monster

“Gappa.  No God.  Gappa.  Fly.” With those words of warning from a native boy, a crew of scientific explorers, specifically Hiroshi Kurosaki (Tamio Kawaji) and Itoko Koyanagi (Yoko Yamamoto), discover more than they expect on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean ...

Death Kiss - Movie ReviewCharles Bronson is back! Our fearless avenging angel has taken to the streets once again to kick a whole lot of criminal ass. Thank GOD. I already feel safe knowing that his 32-caliber nickel Colt revolver is blazing out of its 4-inch barrel again ...

The MechanicStay loose!  The original classic, The Mechanic, is back for your viewing pleasure and it's been carefully remastered in 2K thanks to Scorpion Releasing.  Prepare for this assassin, a member of an unnamed top secret organization, to absolutely blow you away with its meticulous pacing and its  ...

Venom - Blu-ray Review“Wow.  I have a parasite,” says Eddie to the clerk.  He just ATE a man threatening her with a gun.  She's speechless.  What better words could there be to describe Eddie Brock’s transformative condition?   “I am NOT a parasite,” roars the raging monster within him.  We hear  ...

They Came From Beyond SpaceDanger, high voltage!  They Came From Beyond Space, a low-key alien flick from the 1960s has arrived on blu-ray thanks to Kino Lorber with a brand-new 4K master.  Don’t get too excited by that cover art, though.  It looks awesome, but has nothing to do with the film itself. ...

Mission: Impossible - Fallout - Blu-ray ReviewIf there’s anything to be said about the Mission: Impossible franchise it is that it lives up to its name by continuing to defy the odds with its little game of self oneupmanship – each new installment seemingly doing the impossible by keeping the franchise alive, viable, and  ...

Al Adamson CollectionWant punishment or pleasure?  I guess that depends on your take on Al Adamson's filmography because Severin Films has gone and done it again, making blu-ray history with the quickie king of kernel-sized trash filmmaking thanks to their MASSIVE release of Al Adamson: The Masterpiece Collection, the most comprehensive Blu-ray Box set ever dedicated to the works ...

Smallfoot - 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  ...

Hell RidersA silk-suited jogging Adam West (Batman) in a bizarro biker flick?  Where the hell do I sign up to see this example of gonzo-like gear-head shenanigans?!  Turns out the new Vinegar Syndrome Archive line - complete with a hand numbered slipcase that opens from the ...

The Nun (2018) - Movie ReviewWhen it comes to matters of horror, religion will always be mined.  Life and death and the quest for what’s on the other side, right? The Nun, the latest spinoff from The Conjuring series, has been spooking people with its trailers for quite some time.  The film; however ...

Brahms: The Boy II

It's the sequel no one wanted.  Go in knowing this. The opening few minutes of Brahms: The Boy II are this film’s best.  Shocking and thrilling, an unsuspected home invasion rocks the idyllic world of Liza (Katie Holmes, Dawson’s Creek) and her son Jude (Christopher Convery, The Girl in the Spider’s Web).  It’s a ...

Ant-Man and the Wasp - Movie ReviewIn the post-Thanos world of the MCU, it’s nice to be welcomed into the comforting arms of a film we can simply sit back and enjoy. And that’s certainly the case with Ant-Man and the Wasp, a fast-paced, funny, superhero romp that is light on emotion and heavy on humor ...

Blood Tide

Beware, thar be sea creatures here! Thanks to producer Nico Mastorakis (Island of Death, The Zero Boys, The Wind), Richard Jefferies, the screenwriter behind Scarecrows, The Vagrant, and Cold Creek Manor, steps behind the camera for the first time and takes viewers on yet another ...

Kin (2018) - Movie ReviewBorn from the pages of a short story, bottle fed on the milk of science fiction, raised on a road trip, and nurtured in the loving bosom of family drama, the new movie Kin is a curious but frustrating conglomeration of many genres. Certainly an ambitious undertaking from filmmaking ...

Escape from L.A.Because you never know when you are going to need stick matches! While the earthquake that opens John Carpenters Escape from L.A. and separates the county from the rest of California might be the stuff of fiction, it is NO stretch of the truth to admit that this post-apocalyptic sequel was ...

The Meg (2018) - Movie ReviewThe end of the summer season is upon us, Moviegoers.  What better way to celebrate the last hurrah of silliness then with a mega-sized shark causing all sorts of chaos at the cinema?  True, The Meg – about a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon ...

Dolly DearestPut down that burrito, my friend, Satan is back on earth!  That’s right, Dolly Dearest has returned to finish the job it started back when it was originally released in 1991! ...

Skyscraper (2018) - Movie ReviewAmputees attack! If you are reading this then you are probably wondering if Dwayne Johnson’s new action flick is as yet another brainless actioneer.  Skyscraper is EXACTLY that.  Dumb.  Stupid.  Shameless. The movie, defying gravity and logic time and ...

Zombie Island Massacre (1984)When the “zombies” start slipping vines over the heads of the island visitors and choking them to death, I’d say the vacation on this tropical island is over.  Mexico would have been so much nicer indeed!   ...

Disobedience - DVD When successful New York photographer Ronit (Rachel Weisz) finds out that her rabbi father died, she flies home to London and stays with her married friends, Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) and Esti (Rachel McAdams). The rest of the Orthodox Jewish community is  ...

BreedersOh, boy.  If the alternate title shown in the opening credits isn't a sign of a really bad movie, then I don't know what it is.  Where do I even begin with this schlocky D-grade rip on extraterrestrial sex? If you are anything like me, you are aware of this movie for two reasons: Samantha Janus  ...

Solo: A Star Wars Story - Movie ReviewMuch of the fun and joy of watching a Star Wars movie these days comes not from discovering something new, but rather from revisiting everything old with a new set of eyes. Whether the original series of sequels and prequels or within the Star Wars Story ‘tweeners,  ...

Lonely Are the BraveLonely Are The Brave, starring Kirk Douglas, has a very poetic opening as a lone cowboy, sitting around a campfire, talks to his horse and then pushes his cowboy hat back on his head . . . to watch a passenger jet fly over his head.  Forget about open country, Charlie, this is a movie where fences and ...

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