John Wayne hates High Plains Drifter (1973)

High Plains Drifter (1973) is one of my favorite films, but John Wayne wrote a pointed letter to Clint Eastwood after he saw it, explaining that it was crap.  Wayne said that The… Continue reading

Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, Ingrid Bergman, and Lauren Bacall team up and surprise me

Usually, these movies crammed full of stars old and young aren’t very good, but that wasn’t the case when I saw Murder on the Orient Express (1974).  However, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, Ingrid… Continue reading

Being Evel (2017) – The Movie About the Legend

This documentary examines a legend and pioneer, trying to uncover the true story of Evel Knievel.  Eventually.  The movie’s timeline follows Evel Knievel’s fascinating life from beginning to end, which is very interesting, because… Continue reading

The King of Kong – A documentary

Hey look, it’s a documentary about video games from the 80’s—that’s cool, right?  According to the guys on this 2007 documentary, the answer is yes.  This documentary details the rise of competitive gaming… Continue reading

This year’s Halloween movie-o-rama!

Holy cow, I can’t believe I’m getting geared  up for the October movie-fest already, it’s too early, isn’t it?  I say no.  No, it’s not too early lol.  What’s between now and October?… Continue reading

The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944) Shows Character While Telegraphing Revenge

This is the last, classic Invisible Man movie from Universal, as the studio tries to claw out a couple bucks from this old franchise, before they give up and play it for laughs with… Continue reading

B-Movie Giant Spider Invasion (1975)

Giant Spider Invasion was one of the top grossing movies of 1975, right alongside classics like Eskimo Nell, Royal Flash, and The Adventures of the Wilderness Family.  I guess I’m saying the box… Continue reading

The Pyramid (2014) could have been made in the 90s

The Pyramid  (2014) contains everything crappy from late 90s movies and plenty of stupid stuff for me to laugh at.  This Universal movie has a fairly decent concept and I’ll even admit that the… Continue reading

Mission Impossible: Rogue Movie

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015) is different from the James Bond movies, but it is surprisingly good when delivering genre standards.  This movie is not James Bond.  It doesn’t have enough style to… Continue reading

Mortality as Home Entertainment in Vanilla Sky (2001)

In the last ten minutes of Vanilla Sky (2001), there’s no less than ten or fifteen metaphors, images, and hidden meanings wrapped in sappy lines of dialogue, all to give us the message… Continue reading

Hidden Meanings #1: Aliens (1986) is really a metaphor for Vietnam

According to snooty college professors everywhere, Aliens by James Cameron is a metaphor for the war in Vietnam.  This is not your typical war film, but the science fiction elements help bring something different… Continue reading

Hidden Meanings, Coming Soon

I think  it’s interesting to watch a movie and find those hidden meanings.  Sometimes you don’t even know you’re doing it, and sometimes it takes repeated viewings to appreciate those kind of things.… Continue reading

Kiss of the Vampire (1963) has plenty of allegory, yay me

Trudging on without Christopher Lee, Hammer Studios made Kiss of the Vampire as an allegory for the poor and destitute, and I didn’t even know this movie existed until a few days ago.… Continue reading

Muscle Car Tourney #3: American Graffiti (1973) vs Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)

What does American Graffiti (1973) and Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) have in common?  Cars, character conflict, glory shots, and lots of other stuff.  American Graffiti (1973) is the most nostalgic movie ever… Continue reading

Day of the Dead (1985) in Pictures

This is a retrospective analysis of Romero’s Day of the Dead in pictures.  This is a movie I like a lot, even though it’s way over-the-top and campy in places.  I think it… Continue reading

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