The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1968) Could be the Greatest Movie Ever?

Quentin Tarantino has said on many occasions that his favorite film is The Good, the bad, and the Ugly (1968), a movie so well-regarded and so influencing that it could be the best… Continue reading

Peter Cushing fights rubber monsters on the … Island of Terror (1966)

The famous Peter Cushing moved to the Island of Terror and tried to distract my attention from my girlfriend at the drive-in.  This 1966 film has all the famous, B-Movie devices and seems… Continue reading

Vacationing isn’t so good in … The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)

The Cars That Ate Paris (1974) is Peter Weir’s directorial debut, a horror movie that would make Roger Corman proud. I say that because Corman is known for his offbeat horror films, like… Continue reading

Harrison Ford in The Fugitive (1993) is a train wreck…literally!

This film received massive amounts of praise in 1993, made over 300 million at the box office, and used a memorable train crash stunt that is about as impressive as it gets.  I really like the entertainment… Continue reading

Do you want a little monster action with your science? No?

The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) presents a truckload of talking about science and throws in some monster action too.  If I wasn’t obvious enough, people talk about science ad nauseam in… Continue reading

The Philosopher Rene Descartes loves his … Akira (1988)

Akira is an influential Japanese anime I’ve been meaning to watch for a while to see just what was going on with it, its director, and the overall themes that make it one… Continue reading

Great Debate #5: What are the scariest movies ever?

This is my list of the scariest movies of all-time.  What is a scary movie?  In my opinion, its is a film that produces a change in attitude, in such that the viewer… Continue reading

Mediocre cowboys + mediocre vampires = Curse of the Undead (1959)

 While grasping at straws in the 50s, Universal produced this vampire tale.  The studio had only one monster success in The Creature from the Black Lagoon in 1954, but the rest of the monster family… Continue reading

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) … Greatest Remake Ever?

Before remakes became as common as dirt, Invasion of the Body Snatchers in 1978 was a great success, perhaps inadvertently giving every studio executive in Hollywood an idea about how to create a… Continue reading

Hitchcock Presents His First Masterpiece … The 39 Steps (1935)

The 39 Steps (1935) is an espionage thriller and Hitchcock’s first film masterpiece.  It contains espionage tropes that are still with us today and creates some enduring suspense.  It is a period piece, but… Continue reading

Spielberg can’t get enough … It Came From Outer Space (1953)

With help from the legendary Ray Bradbury, It Came From Outer Space (1953) presents an eerie adventure, which inspired Steven Spielberg to create another seminal science fiction classic later on.  The HollyWood Reporter interviewed Steven… Continue reading

Zodiac (2007) … a film about the most famous unsolved case ever

David Fincher and James Vanderbilt take a criminal case with a near mythic nature and make it into Zodiac in 2007.  It is similar to All the President’s Men, but that doesn’t make it… Continue reading

Awful Productions presents … Bride of the Monster (1955)

The running time for this Ed Wood crapfest is just over 60 minutes and that’s still too long.  This film is only notable because it is the last speaking role Bela Lugosi had… Continue reading

Here comes Godzilla with … Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla (2002)

For my final Godzilla review, I watched Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla (2002),another modern Godzilla movie that tries to deliver something familiar, but also fresh at the same time. This movie is fun. The introduction is pretty… Continue reading

The 100th Review – Ghostbusters vs Ghostbusters II vs Ghostbusters III

In my 100th review, I look back at the first review I did, which was the 1984 classic, Ghostbusters.  This time, I am going to take a look at the legacy of Ghostbusters, the hated… Continue reading

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