Ricochet (1991)

Film Title

Ricochet

Synopsis

A District Attorney is stalked by his worst nightmare

Director

Russell Mulcahy

Cast

Denzel Washington
John Lithgow
Jesse Ventura
Ice-T
Kevin Pollack
Lindsay Wagner
Victoria Dillard

Tagline: “He’s a cop accused of murder. And the only man who knows he’s innocent is the killer who framed him. This is one case that’s going to be settled out of court.” Entire Story In Fewer Words Than Are In This Sentence:  Homicidal maniac obsesses over hot black sex cop.  Homoeroticism:  It is perhaps […]

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street (2019)

Film Title

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street

Synopsis

The homoerotic aspect of the Nightmare On Elm St. Franchise

Director

Roman Chimienti, Tyler Jensen

Cast

Mark Patton
Cecil Baldwin-Narrarator

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge rivals even Top Gun and Commando as the gayest movie of the 80s, and therefore of all time. While the glistening classics of 80s Action are awash in (perhaps) unintended homoeroticism, 80s horror movies such as Elm Street 2 and Sleepaway Camp have at the core of […]

The Birds (1963)

Film Title

The Birds

Synopsis

Birds decide to attack all humans who refuse to practice social distancing

Director

Alfred Hitchcock

Cast

Rod Taylor
Jessica Tandy
Suzanne Pleshette
Tippi Hedren
Veronica Cartwright
Ethel Griffies

In his excellent nonfiction book Danse Macabre, Stephen King posits that the horror story is essentially conservative, a chronicle of the battle between Apollonian and Dionysian forces. These are the Light and Dark sides of the Force, respectively, if you prefer that terminology (obviously it is not only horror stories that utilize this formula). The […]

Midnight Run (1988)

Film Title

Midnight Run (1988)

Synopsis

Everyone is after this guy, including Bounty Hunters, The Mafia, and the F.B.I.

 



Cast

Robert D Niro
Charles Grodin
Yaphet Kotto
John Ashton
Dennis Farina

Tagline:  This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.  Entire Story In Fewer Words Than Are In This Sentence:  Bounty hunter and his quarry trade wisecracks.  Homoeroticism:  Hardly anything to report, sadly. Bounty hunter Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) and accountant Jonathan “the Duke” Mardukas (Charles Grodin), who is in his custody, quickly develop […]

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Film Title

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Synopsis

Indiana Jones battles Nazi’s for control of The Ark of the Covenant

Director

Steven Spielberg

Cast

Harrison Ford
Karen Allen
Paul Freeman
Ronald Lacey
John Rhys-Davies
Alfred Molina
Wolf Kahler

Tagline: The Return of the Great Adventure. Entire Story In Fewer Words Than Are In This Sentence: Indiana Jones hates snakes, and Nazis. In that order. Homoeroticism:  Basically nonexistent, I am sorry to report. There are a lot of natives dressed only in leather thongs chasing Indy (Harrison Ford) at the beginning, after he steals […]

Movies By Ezra: Decade To Decade Favorites

At the end of last year and the beginning of this one, there were a lot of Best Movies of the Decade lists going around online. As always, I was drawn in by the allure of pointlessly ranking movies and I participated, but it got me thinking about the bigger picture. What was the best […]

Deadly Prey (1987)

Film Title

Deadly Prey (1987)

Synopsis

Sadistic mercenaries kidnap people off the streets and release them at their secret camp. Much death and hilarity ensues.

Director

David A. Prior

Cast

Cameron Mitchell
Troy Donahue
David Campbell
Leo Weltman
Ted Pryor
Fritz Matthews

Tagline:  In Vietnam He Was The Best… HE STILL IS! Entire Story In Fewer Words Than Are In This Sentence: Mike Danton ain’t nuthing ta f’ wit. Homoeroticism: Where to begin… I am probably the first person in history to ever take notes on this particular movie, and no fewer than four pages of those […]

Top 10 Worst Movies of 2019

How? How could one person see this many terrible movies in one year? Was I perhaps stricken with some mysterious curse? The answer is much simpler: cinematic masochism. Yes, I spent last year seeking out the worst movies I could find every bit as voraciously as I sought out the best, as I do every […]

Ezra’s Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2019

As always, it is important to stress that this list is a compilation of my ten personal favorite movies of the year, and not necessarily the “best,” though I do consider the top three to be timeless, unassailable classics. The bottom three are, on the other hand, a few that I feel have not gotten […]

The Haunting Of Sharon Tate

Film Title

The Haunting of Sharon Tate

Synopsis

Sharon Tate is haunted by visions of her imminent demise

Director

Daniel Ferrands

Cast

Hilary Duff
Jonathan Bennett
Lydia Hurst
Pawel Szajda
Ryan Cargill
Ben Mellish

The Asylum is best known (infamous, really) for churning out lower budget, lower quality versions of the most popular Hollywood movies under intentionally confusing titles like Age of the Hobbits or Transmorphers (the latter of which actually has more in common with The Terminator and Matrix movies than with Transformers, in plot if not quality; […]