Phenomena (1985)

Film Title

Phenomena

Synopsis

A young girl has the ability to communicate with bugs

Director

Dario Argento

Cast

Jennifer Connelly
Donald Pleasence
Daria Nicholodi
Fiori Argento

1 Hr 56 minutes, rated R for Giallo levels of gore WARNING: This film isn’t quite as hard core as a Fulci film, but it does definitely go there, both in terms of gore, ugly mutilation, and decomposition. If you can’t stand maggots you may very well want to skip that particular Argento film. Fair […]

The Fly (1958)

Film Title

The Fly

Synopsis

The scariest movie a 9-year old has ever seen about an unimaginable moral dilemma

Director

Kurt Neuman

Cast

Vincent Price
David Hedison
Patricia Owens
Herbert Marshall
Charles Herbert

I have been asked before what horror movie was the scariest or the best of all time, and for this I would have to go with Alien for sheer competence, terror and technical excellence. However, if you are merely 9 years old, and quite the naive little impressionable twat, this movie terrified me like nothing […]

The Beast Of Yucca Flats (1961)

Film Title

The Beast Of Yucca Flats

Synopsis

Flag on the moon. How did it get there?

Director

Coleman Francis

Cast

Tor Johnson
A bunch of other unknowns who are now dead

The Beast Of Yucca Flats is a mind-melting mess of a horror movie created by the one and only Coleman Francis. This movie is only 54 minutes long, but it seems to drag on for hours. Where to begin? How about the opening scene where a topless babe gets nonchalantly choked out (by the beast, […]

The Last Samurai

Film Title

The Last Samurai

Synopsis

An American Civil War veteran embraces a culture that he is hired to destroy

Director

Edward Zwick

Cast

Tom Cruise
Ken Watanabe
Bill Connollly
William Antheron
Chad Lindberg
Toga Igawa
Shin Koyamada


EDITOR’S NOTE: YouTube is now streaming some great movies, in totality, with ads. Here is one that Matt reviewed. Enjoy. Despite what I might say in the remainder of this review, I liked The Last Samurai. Even with its 2 1/2 hour length, it moved quite well and I was engaged throughout. Director Edward Zwick, […]

A Quiet Place Part II

Film Title

Quiet Place Part II

Synopsis

There are even more threats than the creatures who hunt by sound in Quiet Place 2

Director

John Krasinski

Cast

Emily Blunt
Millicent Simmonds
Cillian Murphy
John Krasinski
Noah Jupe
Djimon Hounsou
Scoot McNairy

“A Quiet Place Part II” – Everything can hear you scream. Since I did not write a full review of A Quiet Place, just noted it as arguably the best movie of 2018 in my year-end review, it is worth spending a little time here to talk about it before getting into Part II. A […]

Cruella

Film Title

Cruella

Synopsis

A tale of two Emmas

Director

Craig Gillespie

Cast

Emma Stone
Emma Thompson
Joel Fry
Paul Walter Hauser
John McCrea
Emily Beecham
Kayvan Novak

“Cruella” – A tale of two Emmas. For years, Disney has been trying to recapture the magic of beloved classics, either by remaking them or attempting to reimagine them, and mostly failing. Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Maleficent, and more. I get that people have enjoyed some of them, […]

Without Remorse

Film Title

Without Remorse

Synopsis

Watch this movie with confidence of remorse

Director

Stefano Sollimo

Cast

Michael G. Jordan
Jamie Bell
Guy Pearce
Jodie Turner Smith
Todd Lasance

“Without Remorse” – Until you watch this film. While we continue to wait for theaters to reopen with movies we actually want to pay for, streaming services are still pumping out plenty of content for us to chew on. Three weeks ago, Without Remorse dropped on Amazon Prime and I finally found some time to […]

Mortal Combat

Film Title

Mortal Combat 1995

Synopsis

Better than you remember

Director

Paul W.S. Anderson

Cast

Christopher Lambert
Robin Shu
Linden Ashley
Trevor Goddard

Mortal Kombat (1995): Better Than You Remember Let’s take a walk through pop culture history and talk about one of my favorite movies. In my opinion, it is the greatest video game to film adaptation to date. This movie isn’t just good by video game movie standards, it is good by regular action movie standards, […]

The Godfather: Part III

Film Title

The Godfather: Part III

Synopsis

Michael Corleone seeks to find a successor to his throne



Cast

Al Pacino
Dianne Keaton
Talia Shire
Andy Garcia
Eli Wallach
Joe Mantegna
George Hamilton
Sophia Coppola

2hrs 42 minutes (but it feels like eternity), R for wholly implausible violence Fair Value of The Godfather Part Three: -$15.00. Ordinarily, in my work day, my profession earns me about $30/ hour. This film wasted three hours of my life. I want my Saturday back. I want my life back. I want to be […]

Wrath Of Man

Film Title

Wrath Of Man

Synopsis

Another movie about bad guys vs. really bad guys

Director

Guy Ritchie

Cast

Jason Statham
Holt McCallany
Rocci Williams
Josh Harnett
Jeffery Donovan
Andy Garcia
Scott Eastwood

“Wrath of Man” – You think you’re soooo clever. One of the things I enjoy the most about writing movie reviews is learning new things. For instance, did you know Guy Ritchie was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award (Razzie) for worst director? And if you were guessing for which movie, it was not for […]