The Darkness - Blu-ray Review

The Darkness - Movie ReviewI have to ask you this.  Do you believe in God?  You’re going to need that faith in order to survive this one, brothers and sisters.  The Darkness is a dull ride through familiar roads with actors and actresses more talented than the trappings of this bland and forgettable  ...

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Missing in Action: Collector's Edition (1984) - Blu-ray Review

Missing in Action: Collector's Edition (1984) - Blu-ray Review and DetailsDeceptive dramatics.  Revisionist exploits.  Homoeroticism and male grunting up to the, ahem, hilt.  And absolutely no one has any sex.  Not even the $10 hookers get any love.  Wtf, mate?!  Ah, the wrongheaded Reagan action flicks from the 1980s!  Sylvester Stallone had ...

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The Shallows - Blu-ray Review

The Shallows - Blu-ray ReviewThe Shallows just might be the sleeper hit of the summer.  Straightforward, intense, and with just a hint of symbolism, The Shallows gets the balance right for the summer season and delivers an engaging story of survival.  Of course, whether or not YOU like like the movie ...

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One Dark Night (1982) - Blu-ray Review

One Dark Night (1982) - Blu-ray ReviewPurple satin jackets and the dead walk again and again and again in this genre gem from director Tom McLoughlin (Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives and Sometimes They Come Back).  One Dark Night is given a brand new lease on life with this blu-ray release from ...

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Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011) - Blu-ray Review

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan - blu-ray ReviewThere are few other visual effects artists that I know of who continually inspire filmmakers as significant to the medium than that of special effects guru Ray Harryhausen.  His name alone conjures up images of giants, sword-fighting skeletons, monsters, and, hell, Medusa  ...

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Shakes the Clown (1992) - Blu-ray Review

Shakes the Clown - Blu-ray ReviewSome things, like the growing legion of fans this dark comedy currently celebrates, are best left unexplained.  Shakes the Clown operates by its own rules.  And those laws don’t necessarily have to make sense.  They just are.  Low on budget and high in fumes, this is one ...

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The X-Files: The Event Series (2016) - Blu-ray Review

The X-Files: The Event Series (2016) - Blu-ray ReviewSomething strange happened on the evening of the 24th of January this year.  People were actually watching Fox again; a lot of people.  When all fast-tracked Nielsen figures were in, the network reported that 13.5 million people, on a Sunday night after extended NFC  ...

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Tenement: Game of Survival (1985) - Blu-ray Review

Tenement: Game of Survival (1985) - Blu-ray Review

Slaughter in the South Bronx has returned! Let’s go knock over Styrofoam refrigerators onto people!  Big trashy fun and guns!  Any way you stab at or slice it, Tenement is a wicked little gem of ...

 

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Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) - Blu-ray Review

Everybody Wants Some - Blu-ray ReviewWatching Everybody Wants Some!! is like putting on a pair of your favorite shoes.  Everything fits.  Every inch is perfect; every stitch broke in.  And, damn it, these Chuck Taylors keep you moving AND grooving.  Written and directed by Richard Linklater, his spin on the  ...

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Night of the Sorcerers/The Loreley’s Grasp (1974) - Blu-ray Review

Night of the Sorcerors/The Loreley's Grasp - Blu-ray ReviewMy brothers and sisters of slasher cinema, we are surrounded by bad news when it comes to global issues.  Forget about North Korea for a couple of hours.  Dump the Trump.  The only bit of decent news on the bullhorn today is the arrival of this blu-ray release from the ...

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Director's Cut (1982) - Blu-ray Review

Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan Director's Cut - Blu-ray reviewI literally have tears in my eyes as I write this.  The new 4K scan with HDR grading of the director’s cut of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is a thing of beauty.  The space battle sequences inside the Mutara Nebula in this transfer are an absolute delight as the color grading ...

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Teen Wolf Too: Collector's Edition (1987) - Blu-ray Review

Teen Wolf Too - Blu-ray ReviewTwo years later (and largely thanks to the animated series that kept it alive and kicking in the popular culture), Teen Wolf was alive and kicking.  Everyone my age wanted a sequel.  Unfortunately, what we wanted – namely the return of Michael J. Fox in the role ...

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Midnight Special (2015) - Movie Review

Midnight SPecial - Blu-ray Review - Blu-ray ReviewWritten and directed by Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud), Midnight Special is a richly dark treat that recalls some of the best moments from the slew of science fiction movies released during the 1980s.  It is ambitious and imaginative, refusing to provide answers while  ...

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Teen Wolf: Collector's Edition (1985) - Blu-ray Review

Teen Wolf (1985) - Blu-ray ReviewPuberty, man, what a frigging nightmare.  So many changes in the body.  Complete with raging hormones, it’s a horror show in and of itself.  Well, for one high school dude, puberty brings on a whole hell of a lot of howling trouble.  Aroo!  Aroo!  Arooooooo! ...

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Victor Frankenstein (2015) - Blu-ray Review

Victor Frankenstein - Blu-ray ReviewIt seems the go to reason to revisit classic characters, if one is to ask creative folk, is revisiting their stories with a new perspective. Setting aside the realities of modern cinema, it’s with that assertion that I sat down to this, the umpteenth go around, of Mary Shelley’s  ...

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