F9: The Fast Saga

Film Title

F9: The Fast Saga

Synopsis

It’s a Dom Dom Movie

Director

Justin Lin

Cast

Vin Diesel
Michelle Rodriguez
Jordana Brewster
Tyrese Gibson
Charlize Theron
Helen Mirren
Kurt Russell

“F9” – Dumb a thousand times. F9 is one the dumbest movies I have ever seen. It was so dumb, rather than waste brain cells and precious time thinking about this travesty, I considered just writing the word “dumb” one thousand times and calling it a review. That is what this movie deserves. But, the […]

Scream (2022)

Film Title

Scream

Synopsis

Old Scream, new Scream, we all scream for no more Scream.

Director

Matt Bettinelli-OlpinTyler Gillett

Cast

Neve Campbell
Jack Quaid
Courtney Cox
David Arquette
Melissa Barrera
Jenna Ortega

I know what you’re thinking- isn’t this Scream 5? I’m obligated to tell you that the official title of this movie is Scream. Yes, it is confusing. Yes, it is indeed the fifth movie in the Scream franchise and, yes, the other sequels did indeed have numbers in their titles. I actually thought this new […]

The Tender Bar

Film Title

The Tender Bar

Synopsis

A coming of age story based on the best-selling book by J.R. Moehringer

Director

George Clooney

Cast

Ben Affleck
Tye Sheridan
Daniel Ranieri
Lily Rabe
Christopher Lloyd
Max Martini
Briana Middleton
Rhenzy Felix

The Tender Bar is a movie that is based on the blockbuster best-seller by J.R. Moehringer, published in 2005. This book contains the memoirs of J.R. and his experiences growing up with a struggling single mom, while chasing an elusive father, known only to him as a voice in the radio. This great best-seller is […]

Blaxploitation #7: Trick Baby (1972)

Film Title

Trick Baby

Synopsis

Two con men stumble upon the chance of a big pay day

Director

Larry Yust

Cast

Kiel Martin
Mel Stewart
Vernee Watson
Dallas Edward-Hayes
Beverly Ballard

What the hell are these cats up to? White Folks (Martin) and Blue Howard (Stewart) are two Philadelphian hustlers. Blue’s black and a lot older, having taught Folks the tricks of the trade. I guess it’s important to know Folks is a trick baby, the product of a brief (and no doubt delightful) union between […]

Never Take Sweets (a.k.a. Candy) from a Stranger (1960)

Film Title

Never Take Sweets From A Stranger

Synopsis

A little girl dances naked in front of a town’s powerful stalwart in return for candy. Her parents aren’t impressed.

Director

Cyril Frankel

Cast

Patrick Allen
Gwen Watford
Janina Faye
Bill Nagy
Felix Aylmer
Frances Green

Some movies are way ahead of their time. Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom is a good example, a voyeuristic horror pic centering on a serial killer filming his victims’ last moments while stabbing them through the throat. People just weren’t ready for that kind of sicko shit in 1960, the revulsion apparently resulting in the revered […]

My Year in Movies – 2021 Edition – Second. Worst. Year. Ever.

Well, we made it through another year. I think. It’s hard to tell. 2021 sure felt a lot like 2020. Maybe not quite the rotten asshole of a year that was 2020, but a lot of people sure tried hard to make it as bad. The Covid pandemic has now entered the fourth major infection […]

She (1965)

Film Title

She

Synopsis

An English archaeologist and two companions stumble upon a lost city in East Africa. She is there.



Cast

Ursula Andress
Bernard Cribbins
Peter Cushing
John Richardson
Christopher Lee
George Pastell

Do you have a favorite little movie that somehow doesn’t get the recognition it deserves? You know, a flick that’s pretty much always met with scorn, lukewarm reviews and general disdain. Year after year you keep expecting the love to materialize, especially as there are so many filmgoers out there gushing over what can only […]

A Handful of 90s British Classics

The nineties was the last great decade for movies. Here we had the likes of Goodfellas, Unforgiven, Pulp Fiction, Thelma and Louise, Fargo, Se7en, Silence of the Lambs and Schindler’s List while (as detailed below) those Limey bastards also coughed up a good few belters. Yes, terrific movies still get made post-2000 (e.g. Requiem for […]

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Film Title

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Synopsis

Josey Wales joins a Confederate guerrilla unit for revenge of the murder of his family. The ensuing bloodshed leaves him as an outlaw on the run.

Director

Clint Eastwood

Cast

Clint Eastwood
Sondra Locke
John Vernon
Chief Dan George
Bill McKinney
Geraldine Keams
Paula Trueman
Will Sampson

The Outlaw Josey Wales is not just another Clint Eastwood revenge movie, but a unique Western that focuses on the continuing violence, hate and treachery following the American Civil War. Josey Wales is minding his own business as a sod-buster when a bevy of Yankee Redlegs unexpectedly show up to torch his spread and kill […]

Starring debuts #10: Bo Derek in 10 (1979)

Film Title

10

Synopsis

A middle-aged man risks everything by pursuing a new bride  

Director

Blake Edwards

Cast

Dudley Moore
Julie Andrews
Bo Derek
Robert Webber
Brian Dennehy
Dee Wallace

Bo Derek is actually rated a Spinal Tap-esque 11 in this successful sex comedy but that still might be underscoring her. She looks sensational here and it’s not hard to see why George Webber (Moore) gets hit by an Apollonian thunderbolt as he mundanely waits in his open top Roller at a Californian stop sign. […]

The Matrix Resurrections

Film Title

The Matrix Resurrections

Synopsis

Control-Alt-Delete

Director

Lana Wachowski

Cast

Keanu Reeves
Carrie-Anne Moss
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Jessica Henwick
Jonathan Groff

Way back in 1999, the idea of a Matrix sequel was a no-brainer. Neo had just destroyed Agent Smith, warned the artificial intelligence that he was going to set everyone’s minds free, and flew off into the sky like Superman. Four years later, the two-part sequels released and were a bit of a letdown, to […]