What are the Bruce-Partington Plans?

The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans feels like a precursor to the modern spy thriller and it’s a fun Sherlock Holmes story.  It’s inspired by real life crimes around 1905 and 1907, and has… Continue reading

12 Monkeys – Episode #2

Episode 2 of the Second Season picks up where the opener left off, playing around with the new old characters they’ve developed.  Cassie is in the same place where Cole was last season, pretty… Continue reading

How did they afford the Blue Man Group?

This episode was pretty good, and the Blue Man Group makes a guest appearance.  Cole and Ramsey are back together carrying the show again, which is good to see.  They have some good… Continue reading

The Man Who Walked Like a Zombie and Broke Stuff

Jake Gyllenhaal’s latest movie has him playing a man who recently lost his wife, so he walks through life like an uncaring zombie.  Demolition (2015) is not about the zombie apocalypse, despite Gyllenhaal’s best efforts… Continue reading

Vampires and Comedy and Dead Celebrities

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) was recently on television, and I finally got to see this rare horror comedy first hand.  This was the last movie Sharon Tate ever did before being murdered by the Manson Family.… Continue reading

What happened to Kevin Costner?

I don’t which is worse, 3 Days to Kill (2014) or Kevin Costner’s latest crappy movie, Criminal (2016).  His career developing the opposite of Liam Neeson, who starred in a low-budget action movies late in… Continue reading

Sherlock Holmes and a pearl of DEATH

A pearl of death usually isn’t good.  This 1944 Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes adventure is a decent one, although the series is declining into B-Movie country at this point.  I say decent, because there’s… Continue reading

Bride of Frankenstein (1935) is rerun

Bride of Frankenstein (1935) creates one of the most famous horror females in cinema history.  Some people say The Bride is not as famous as other Universal monsters, but I disagree: her appearance… Continue reading

Psycho at the movies

What more can be said about this 1960 classic?  Many of the things in the film are so well-known, they are part of our movie lexicon– our culture lexicon, even.  There’s something about… Continue reading

Some analysts attacked me while I watched Vertigo

Tonight I watched Vertigo (1958), and some of my friends couldn’t stop rattling on about how great this movie is.  It does have a lot to like, but somehow it’s not my favorite.… Continue reading

I watched a Hitchcock movie and a choral piece broke out

Hitchcock went the whole nine yards when he made The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), recruiting Jimmy Stewart, Doris Day, and Bernard Bermann, the composer and conductor.  The movie stars Jimmy Stewart… Continue reading

Are you sure you’re innocent? Don’t let Hitchcock decide.

The Wrong Man (1956) is one of Hitchcock’s most underrated classics, showing that innocence and guilt are merely tricks of the mind.  The tension in this movie is palpable.  There’s no denying that.… Continue reading

Alfred Hitchcock Marathon Announced

Okay, so I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and next week I will watch one Alfred Hitchcock movie per day.  The question is, which Hitchcock movies do I watch?  Well I’ve… Continue reading

I watched Superman I,II,III and wondered if they were better than BvS

In honor of Batman v Superman, I didn’t watch it.  Instead I watched Christopher Reeve in Superman I, II and III and started to reconsider what I thought of those movies.  Actually, I’ve… Continue reading

Arabesque Rips off Dr. No

Arabesque (1966), starring Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren, practically copies from Dr. No (1962), and throws in the exact same ending too.  Unfortunately, they do a poor job of copying, thinking that the only… Continue reading

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