The Mephisto Waltz (1971) - Blu-ray Review

The Mephisto Waltz (1971) - Blu-ray ReviewAbout twenty minutes into The Mephisto Waltz all hell breaks loose when a costume party literally goes to the dogs.  With a human mask securely fastened to its head, a black dog strolls into the room.  Don’t adjust the picture.  Yes, even the canines are into the devil’s work ...

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Creed - Blu-ray Review

Creed - Movie ReviewAfter the success of Rocky Balboa (both critically and commercially), if you’d have asked me should the character of Rocky return for yet another installment I would have said “no” and quite emphatically.  In fact, to my friends and family and any stranger who dared  ...

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Psycho Cop Returns (1993) - Blu-ray Review

Psycho Cop Returns - Blu-ray ReviewBeing the obstinate fool that I am, I have had many run-ins with local law enforcers.  I just can’t help myself.  Most of them – mustached or not – have been surprisingly accommodating, using zip ties instead of handcuffs and so on.  Of course, there’s always that asshole ...

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Double Exposure (1983) - Blu-ray Review

Double Exposure (1983) - Blu-ray Review“Sometimes I dare death to try to catch me.  Grab me.  Ya know what I mean,” confesses a stuntman named B.J. (James Stacy).  B.J., who lost his arm and leg on the left side of his body (along with his wife) after an unfortunate car crash, is just one of the many interesting ...

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Kung Fu Panda 3 - Blu-ray Review

Kung Fu Panda - Movie ReviewThe skadoosh has returned.  After a five-year break, things effortlessly click back into place for the third (and more probable than not) final Kung Fu Panda movie.  It is an animated feature that hugs as much as it kicks with Po’s (Jack Black) swift swipe-to-air combos.  ...

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Tales from the Hood: Collector's Edition (1995) - Blu-ray Review

Tales from The Hood - Blu-ray ReviewIn which the real monsters are revealed to be us, brothers and sisters.  Welcome to Hell, motherfuckers! My friends and I often have conversations about the horror movies released during the 1990s and what is so painfully wrong with most of them.  And then we get to ...

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The Good Dinosaur (2015) - Blu-ray Review

The Good Dinosaur - Blu-ray ReviewThere is something painfully simple at work deep in the mechanics of Pixar's The Good Dinosaur. It is a child-like simplicity that woefully recalls some of the problems a lot of people had with Brave. Neither one is a bad film but, if I am being completely honest, both   ...

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Contamination .7 (1993) - Blu-ray Review

Contamination .7 - Blu-ray ReviewHoly shit!  Tree roots from Hell!!  Edited together in such a way to kill any sense of forward momentum, the sheer lunacy of Contamination .7 (also released as The Crawlers, Troll 3, and almost any other title imaginable) makes this release from Scream Factory  ...

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The Nice Guys - Blu-ray Review

The Nice Guys - Movie ReviewShane Black's The Nice Guys hits on so many different levels, it certainly won't come as a surprise if we look back at this as the exact moment the buddy cop flick was awakened from its 30-year slumber.  Sure, the genre has seen many come and go since Black's Lethal ...

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The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972) - Blu-ray Review

The Red Queen Kills Seven Times - Blu-ray Review“I’m the red queen.  She’s the black queen,” chants Kitty’s sister, Evelyn.  The two siblings have grown up raised by their grandfather.  The family mansion has been their playground, but the two sisters have always been fighting.  His stories have often revolved around ...

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Woman in the Moon (1929) - Blu-ray Review

Womain in the Moon (1929) - Blu-ray ReviewFritz Lang brought Woman in the Moon to life a mere two years after his most important film, Metropolis. It is a less ambitious adventure but still manages to break the established rules of the time period as it combines science-fiction with espionage and romance and delivers   ...

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The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) - Blu-ray Review

The Night Evelyn Came out of the Grave - Blu-ray ReviewSome men should never remarry.  Alan Cunningham (Anthony Steffen, Django the Bastard), a milk-obsessed lover of ginger-haired strippers, is one of those poor, unfortunate bastards.  Don’t boo hoo him.  He’s lost his shit a long time ago.  Plus, in this insane tale of lace  ...

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In the Heart of the Sea - Blu-ray Review

In the Heart of the Sea - Movie Review

Call me disappointed. (Oh yes, I did.) With such rich source material and a near bottomless barrel of timeless literary themes from which to pull, how does Ron Howard miss with In the Heart of the Sea, his adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about  ...

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Boxcar Bertha (1972) - Blu-ray Review

Boxcar Bertha - Blu-ray ReviewOriginally paired at the drive-in with 1,000 Convicts and a Woman, director Martin Scorsese scored a significant victory for producer Roger Corman with Boxcar Bertha, his take on the Great Depression’s many ravages upon the downtrodden. Yes, even the great Martin ...

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Green Room - Blu-ray Review

Green Room - Movie ReviewJeremy Saulnier returns.  The writer and director of the crowdfunded and critically acclaimed Blue Ruin strikes fear into moviegoers and color aficionados with Green Room, a tension-filled horror film about a punk band at the mercy of a bunch of neo-Nazis.  You read   ...

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