Here’s my movie log organized by title for those of you who like alphabets.
A good premise that sorta spoils itself by being a pseudo sequel to Cloverfield. A least there is no shaky-cam.
This is a zero-budget Italian take on post-nuclear sci-fi. It is utterly derivative and filled with bad acting, plot... more
Japanese slow burner about roommate strife that builds to the incredible climax.
Classic Western. Okay.
This is a gorgeous martial arts film which features an all-star cast of Hong Kong action heroes (most of... more
Another one of these sub-culture documentaries which follows the formula: Identify sub-culture, show the originators, show the people who... more
In the middle of the film I kind of forgot that it opens in with crazy dreamy imagery. It... more
This is nothing you haven’t seen a hundred times before in war movies. The Russian perspective of Afganistan is... more
Outside of Demons, I have not see many of Lamberto Bava’s films. A Blade in the Dark has a few really effective... more
The story of a finely attired gringo mercenary who falls in with a group of banditos in a scheme... more
Admittedly, I didn’t really give this one my full attention while I watched. At one point when I came... more
Long before he directed Journey to the West, Stephen Chow starred in this version of the Monkey King’s story. The... more
Mediocre giallo featuring Klaus Kinski in search of his estranged wife’s killer. Noteworthy moments: super fake model train vs.... more
I’ve written before on this Web site how there is a standard documentary being produced these days that shows the “community” that... more
Mildly intriguing but, beyond the acting, fails on many fronts.
Sam Raimi directed this serviceable bit of 90s noir in which a trio of Minnesota lads discover a gym... more
Having blunted the needle on my iTunes from playing Bobby Womack’s title song so much I thought it was... more
Something must have happened to Lucio Fulci around 1982-83. That seems to be about the time he decided his... more
This was a slight twist on a typical teen slasher movie. A very, very slight twist which you will... more
This was a strange, dreamy giallo that reminded me a lot of Bava’s Lisa and the Devil. At any moment... more
Stylish Mexican horror movie. Surreal imagery overshadows the weak plot. Sorta falls apart towards the end of the second... more
My expectations were high for Annihilation. I thought the director’s previous movie Ex Machinia was one best science fiction films I has... more
Bleh, these super hero movies need to end. While can’t say I was bored by Ant-Man, it just felt ho-hum... more
For a movie that is so infamous for its gore, there certainly isn’t much to see here. The shock... more
The companion piece to 2LDK. Not as good, and a bit too talky and not enough fighting.
A sci-fi film about a bunch of space squids that communicate with coffee rings. Another blockbuster that steals plot... more
Falls apart when it attempts to become high-minded satire near the end, but the characterizations of art school stereotypes... more
Low budget sci-fi from the 50s. Only noteworthy for its hard-scifi aspirations.
Amateurish production values and acting hinder this fairly effective independent horror film from the Philippines.
The concept of this movie is that all the action and camera work is scripted to go along with... more
After having read the comic a few months back I thought it would be a good time to finally... more
Bava doesn’t quite have the monster movie thing down. Has it’s moments, but overall just a mediocre Gothic horror.
Another cult movie which I’ve known about forever, but never bothered to watch. I didn’t expect this to be... more
Dueling clans seek to attain the highest level of kung-fu: silkworm style. The fighter literally shoots out webs of... more
The best of the modern Batman movies. Forgoes the theatrics in an attempt to bring the comic into a... more
Another Japanese movie. This one is about a future where the only way to keep those rotten kids under... more
The only reason to watch this movie is to get a feel for how the sound design was created... more
I’ve written about Troll 2 here before. Basically, Troll 2 is the epitome of a so-bad-it’s-good movie. Best Worst Movie is a documentary that follows several... more
I really did not like this movie at all. I was really excited to watch it. The still frames... more
This film is an Italian Exorcist rip-off that takes forever to get to the puking, cursing demon action. The first two... more
Apparently this is a very important movie and a touchstone of Italian cinema. All I know it’s severely lacking... more
Low, low budget Japanese zombie movie. Terrible make-up. No scares. There are a few funny gags though: finger sushi... more
Incredibly bad film. Horrible acting, dialog and effects. The net result is an incredibly fun, so-bad-it’s-good movie that you... more
Very well done proto-slasher film with a star-studded cast. Despite the title, Christmas doesn’t play much of a role... more
This is not so much a parody as a straight-up recreation of a low budget 70s black exploitation film.... more
Black Magic is a strange mix of horror and bumbling romantic comedy. Nothing in this movie makes any sense and... more
This is a sequel in name only to the excellent Black Magic. It’s still about an evil voodoo magician, but in... more
And here we go again with what I thought was going to be another sleazy women in prison movie.... more
Collection of 3 horror tales. They vary in quality but the last is superb.
I’ve tried to like the original Blade Runner. I’ve watched it several times, in several different “official” final, FINAL and... more
Surprisingly good drug cartel style 80’s actioner about a blind martial artist hero played very well by Rutger Hauer.
A surprisingly good Japanese martial arts/gangster film. The time and setting, with a mix of cars and kimonos, is... more
My first Mario Bava movie. The blue print of the modern slasher film. There’s lots of stylized lighting but... more
Disc two in this Shaw Brothers set is the weakest of the lot. A pair of bandits join with... more
If you’ve seen my Planet Pimp Records site, then you know all about this movie. Planet Pimp regular Michael Lucas directed... more
A ridiculous Gothic horror from 1965 that features a crazed executioner in crimson wresting tights who tortures and kills... more
Blow Up is a movie that I have often heard referenced in relation to other movie’s I love, most notably Deep... more
Western with a twist that shows its hand in the first frame of the movie but you very quickly... more
Does not live up to the hype, but has its moments.
A small-time hood uses his fighting mastery to become the boss of his own gang. Features a fight with... more
This was a lot like John Wick in that it depicts a fantastical version of crime movie. But Brawl is a bit more... more
Cheesy Italian horror film about a taxidermist who is infatuated with his dead girlfriend. It’s a character study without... more
This one is so bad it’s good. Another Italian zombie movie. This one has bad overly lit make-up, no... more
More 80s horror catch-up for me. I wasn’t sure if this movie was so well known merely for it’s... more
This should be a standard Roger Corman women in prison movie, but it was directed by Jonathan Demme and... more
Caliber 9 is a highly regarded Eurocrime thriller about an ex-con who is released from prison and everyone suspects he’s... more
I have been slowly working my way through Tim Lucas’s All the Colors of the Dark mega-book about Mario Bava. Whenever... more
I didn’t really mind the first third of the movie when The Cap’n is all weak and weirdly CGI... more
Another great thriller from the Icons of Suspense: Hammer Films DVD six-pack. This one pits Grand Moff Tarkington against a clever... more
The best bond since the Spy Who Loved Me. The emphasis is on character development instead of over-the-top action... more
Tries to be funny but isn’t. Tries to be deep, but isn’t. And not scary at all.
A great sci-fi film with lots of long-shot action sequences that will have you wondering how the heck they... more
I have finally seen this movie and I liked it. Does the Internet need another review of it? Many... more
Well done Kung-Fu flick about a retarded girl who knows how to fight.
Somewhat self-aware low-budget slasher film about killer robots in a shopping mall. With the exception of one noteworthy moment,... more
Shephen Chow’s family movie that follows the formula laid out in E.T. a couple of decades ago. Chow knows... more
This is a strange Gordon Liu movie in which he wants to avenge the friends who died at the... more
Funny and a nice sequel. Hindered by Kevin Smith’s lack of comic timing as a director (and actor). But... more
Very well done fake-real video horror.
Another Pam Grier blaxploitation film cut from the same cloth as Foxy Brown. This one is not as well paced... more
This is an hour and a half of Charles Bronson being an unflinching tough guy. Seems Charles’ old war-prison... more
Come Drink with Me is heralded as the film that defined the kung-fu genre in the early sixties. I am... more
Back when I was a kid I had seen Conan the Barbarian sequel Conan the Destroyer at least half-a-dozen times. It was rated... more
Surprisingly, I was entertained by this. Yes, it’s an Italian Alien rip-off, but Alien was itself rip off of... more
A noir crime film from 1954 that features a young Charles Bronson (credited as Charles Buchinsky) as the heavy... more
Gangster/mad scientist movie that is only worth watching tsee the satyr burlesque number in the middle of the film.
I assumed that they would have hired actual disabled people to star in this and expected it to be a little... more
While I think it is a reasonably good wire-fu martial arts movie, Sword of Destiny isn’t really a worthy sequel to... more
Very boring. Music gets annoying after a while.
This isn’t a spaghetti western. It’s a Spanish western. There has to be a name for that already: tapas... more
Visually stunning comic book adaptation. The plot and character development are a bit lacking though.
After watching this, I think I am pretty close to having seen all of Argento’s films. I held off... more
It has its moments, but Trauma suffers from horrible dialogue (even for Argento), a wholly inappropriate score and many... more
Daughters of Darkness rivals Argento’s best work from the 70s in terms of style and design. Every frame is a... more
Pretty daring for a mainstream big budget sequel to be mostly subtitled. Kiddies, if you download this from the... more
A goofy but entertaining spaghetti western featuring Lee Van Cleef as a gunslinger who inspires the town garbage collector... more
The creators of the Dead Space series must be really proud of the little story they came up with because it... more
Besides maybe Danger Diabolik, I haven’t seen many “Eurospy” movies—cheap, Bond knock-offs produced in Europe in the sixties. Surprising, this... more
No this isn’t about bikini-clad assassins, this female predator is a bit more subdued. This is a French black and... more