The Amusingly Bonkers: Part One

There are plenty of people who take enormous pleasure in hooting through terrible movies. The so-bad-it’s-good crowd. Fair enough. I must admit I enjoy The Exorcist’s craptastic sequel, a flick that regularly ends up on lists of the worst ever made. I also heartily respond to the mammalian madness of Orca: The Killer Whale, a […]

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Film Title

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Synopsis

A forbidden spell opens the door to the Multiverse -or- It’s not complicated

Director

Sam Raimi

Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch
Elizabeth Olsen
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Benedict Wong
Xochitl Gomez
Rachel McAdams

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” – It’s not complicated. We’ve seen the multiverse coming to the MCU for quite a while. It all started when the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) taught us about the multiverse in Doctor Strange. We get another glimpse of it in Avengers Endgame, when the Ancient One explained to […]

Brazil (1985)

Film Title

Brazil

Synopsis

One of the strangest movies ever made.

Director

Terry Gilliam

Cast

Jonathan Pryce
Kim Greist
Robert De Niro
Ian Holm
Michael Palin
Katherine Helmond
Bob Hoskins

80% of people claim to have read 1984 while only 16% have actually done so, and 78% of people who’ve seen Brazil claim to have understood its parody of 1984. While we have no data on how many are telling the truth, it’s safe to surmise that 14% made the connection. Like 1984 the world […]

A Cinephile Has Bizarre Wishes

One-He wants ALL the film merch of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure that they only released in Japan and Burma and include characters that weren’t in the movie like ‘Mecha-Francis’;,  Two-He wants the power to mix and match the lesser-known, overlooked film actors he feels haven’t been bathed in divine glory as he believes, in his […]

Ulzana’s Raid (1972)

Film Title

Ulzana's Raid

Synopsis

Merciless killers chase merciless killers across the merciless desert

Director

Robert Aldrich

Cast

Burt Lancaster
Bruce Davison
Jorge Luke
Richard Jaeckel
Joaquin Martinez

Some films don’t appeal. They might be a huge hit, win a boatload of Oscars, and get cracking reviews and yet… I’d rather read the Koran than take a gander. Maybe you feel the same. Maybe there’s a flick or two you can think of that the prospect of sitting through leaves you cold. Dances […]

An Alternative Movie Theory

The greatest alternative movie theory of all time is MY OWN. You’ve seen this film I trust. If you haven’t there are major spoilers beyond: DO NOT ENTER. Now then, I want you to take a long look at that poster because the art was not formulated by accident. Cormac McCarthy, who wrote the novel, […]

Old Fuckers

At the beginning of Rocky IV, Rocky and Apollo dance around the ring throwing mock insults but essentially admiring each other’s physiques. It’s one of moviedom’s gayest starts, especially with lines like “I’m gonna whip your butt” and “You really look good for an older guy.” To be honest, it’s a bit of a surprise […]

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Film Title

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Synopsis

Nicholas Cage plays Nick Cage

Director

Tom Gormican

Cast

Nicholas Cage
Pedro Pascal
Tiffany Haddish
Ike Barinholtz

“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” – Nic Cage is…inevitable. If ever there was a person who could be described as a movie, it’s Nicholas Cage. It’s right there in a title that is as pompous and full of itself as it is long. What really made me want to see the film was the […]

Crawlspace (1986)

Film Title

Crawlspace

Synopsis

A Nazified acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree

Director

David Schmoeller

Cast

Klaus Kinski
Talia Balsam
Barbara Whinnery
Kenneth Robert Shippy

Sometimes you want a movie to educate, move or inspire you. And sometimes you just wanna watch that pint-sized Teutonic nutter Klaus Kinski collect eyeballs. Now I’m not one to condemn actors for their off-screen behavior or ill-judged Tweets. I don’t really care what they get up to or what their political affiliations are. I […]

The Bad Guys (2022)

Film Title

The Bad Guys

Synopsis

Bad criminal type animals attempt to go straight

Director

Pierre Perifel

Cast

Sam Rockwell
Mark Maron
Awkwafina
Craig Robinson
Anthony Ramos

The Bad Guys – Does farting really make someone bad? It took me a while to put my finger on it, but I finally realized why The Bad Guys failed to resonate with me. The opening of the film shows a wolf and a snake having breakfast at a diner. Everyone else in the diner […]