31 Days of Halloween #24 – Frenzy (1972) is the most controversial Hitchcock movie ever made

Frenzy is the most controversial movie Hitchcock ever made.  It’s certainly not spoken of in the same breath as Psycho and Vertigo, and I think that’s largely because of the controversy surrounding its… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween 2016 – #25 Splinter (2008) is a movie at a gas station

I can’t remember how I heard about Splinter (2008), the movie everybody missed at the movies because it earned like five dollars, so this is really an indie film.  It stars nobody you… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween #26 The Haunting inside…

The Haunting (1963) is somewhat of an acquired taste at this point, but you can’t deny the effectiveness of the atmosphere and the hidden meanings.  This is a movie in the vein of… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween 2016 – #27 Bad Moon (1996) Gets Dogged

No dogs were hurt in making of this movie.  That’s good, because a dog is the main character, and he can’t talk and he doesn’t show much emotion.  This is really not a… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween 2016 #28 Monster Squad is 80s

I’m not I agree with critics who say Monster Squad (1987) is a B-Movie, but it sure is a product of its time.  This movie is like Goonies with young kids chasing after… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween 2016 – #29 Cloverfield (2008) can learn

Cloverfield (2008) takes what everybody did previously and twists it for the cellphone generation, throwing in some exploding rich people, social drama and nervous laughter.  Good times.  So this isn’t Godzilla.  And we… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween #30 – Jason X is stuck in the past

I’ve read a lot of stupid articles saying that Jason X was original, ahead of its time, and entertaining.  I’m at odds with all those dumb points.  At best, Jason X is fan-fiction.… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween 2016 – #31 Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein (1974) is the kind of movie crafted with joy and energy.  You can see Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Marty Feldman and cast really having fun with this one.  This is a light comedy,… Continue reading

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know Were in Blair Witch (2016)

I gave Blair Witch (2016) a standard review, but there’s a lot of other things going on in that movie I didn’t give it credit for.  I guess that’s my fault in trying… Continue reading

Magnificent Seven (2016) forgets the obvious

Magnificent Seven (2016) forgets the most obvious things about the Magnificent Seven.  This movie touts its connection to The Seven Samurai, and it’s pretty much the same story.  Still, the 1960 version is… Continue reading

Please rent For the Love of Spock (2016)

For the Love of Spock (2016) is a great documentary and a good experience.  It’s the usual documentary of interviews and behind-the-scenes information, but the background information about Leonard Nimoy is really moving.… Continue reading

Blair Witch (2016) Doesn’t Have the Patience

You can see the promise of something good in Blair Witch (2016), but it never develops.  It’s a tall order to live up to The Blair Witch Project (1999), and you can see… Continue reading

SHIN Godzilla (2016) Trailer

The Japanese Godzilla movies by Toho are getting a reboot in October and the trailer looks pretty darn good to be honest.  The movie looks like it centers around the Godzilla attack from… Continue reading

It’s Time for a flashback, Sully (2016)

2009 spoiler:  Everything turns out alright and everybody’s okay on Flight 1549, even though Tom Hanks crashes a plane into a river.  But that’s no surprise, because Sully (2016) depicts a real story… Continue reading

Top Ten Road Movies

Road Movies usually have a road, but more importantly, they’re all-about cruising, driving, or chasing.  I’m not sure when this kind of movie first started, but I think the most important has to be… Continue reading

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