Robert Wm. Gomez's

My Movie Journal

As I get older I find myself forgetting if I'd seen a movie or read a book. Since 2005 I have been keeping track of everything I watch, read and sometimes listen too or play.

2019
Movie Rating Review
The Incredibles 2 8 Picks up right where the first movie left off with the family battling Cliff Clavin. Every bit as fun as the original but a... more
Liquid Sky 5 I can see why, in this time of everyone and their grandma being a cos-player, that this is a cult favorite. It's a stylish,... more
One-armed Swordswoman 8 This has all the trappings of a boring, low-rent "guys doing kung-fu in an empty field because the producers were too cheap to... more
Daughters of Darkness 9 Daughters of Darkness rivals Argento's best work from the 70s in terms of style and design. Every frame is a... more
The Shadow Boxing 6 A supposed sequel to The Spiritual Boxer which I've seen but never posted a review. Both movies are comedies but this... more
The Dragon Missile 7 Like The Flying Guillotine, the title here refers to a deadly decapitation weapon. The dragon missile is two boomerang... more
House of Traps 5 An average and confusing Shaw Bros. film. I guess this is a continuation of the Deadly Venoms franchise? The titular... more
Savage Streets 6 Sleazy revenge movie with a heavy dose of mid-eighties fashion cheese. This could be a much higher rated movie but it handles... more
Beyond the Black Rainbow 3 I really did not like this movie at all. I was really excited to watch it. The still frames I saw beforehand looked awesome.... more
The Wind Rises 5 This has to be the worst Studio Ghibli film I've seen. Of course it's beautiful, but if it wasn't for the craftsmanship of the... more
John Wick: Chapter 2 6 This is about on par with the first John Wick movie. Silly, fantastical world of assassins and gangsters with over-the... more
Night of the Comet 7 A corny, low-budget sci-fi movie that somehow I missed back in the 80s. This is the type of PG-rated horror(ish) movie that... more
Villmark Asylum 6 Norwegian horror movie about a group of scientists who go to a soon-to-be demolished hospital in the woods only to discover it... more
Cut-Throats Nine 8 This isn't a spaghetti western. It's a Spanish western. There has to be a name for that already: tapas western or paella... more
Mission: Impossible - Fallout 8 Pretty much a direct continuation of he previous film in the series. Lots of stunts, yadda yadda. Good twists and turns, and a... more
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 8 In the first ten minutes of Rogue Nation we have Tom Cruise hanging from the fuselage on an airplane on takeoff. The... more
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol 7 Okay, here we go to the un-numbered M:I sequels. This one was directed by The Iron Giant's Brad Bird. The... more
Mission: Impossible III 8 Everyone says that these Mission: Impossible movies are some of the best contemporary action movies around (besides ... more
The Monster Project 7 Yet another found footage horror film with all the shaky camera cliches you'd expect. Despite this, I rather enjoyed it for... more
The Mighty Peking Man 6 Shaw Brothers attempt at a giant monster movie is pretty corny. Normally I enjoy garbage movie like this, but this one didn't... more
Snake Eyes 7 The story is implausible and Nick Cage is as ridiculous as ever, but the stylish direction makes this an entertaining thriller... more
La Dolce Vita 7 Wonderfully photographed and filled with memorable moments, but this just wasn't my cup of tea. A little too meandering for my... more
Suspiria [2018] 7 I'm not sure why filmmakers insist on remaking films that were already great. The original Suspiria is one of my... more
Execution Squad 6 A roving band of vigilantes are killing criminals left and right while the police try to track down a kidnapper. Not much... more
Blood Orgy of the Leather Girls 6 If you've seen my Planet Pimp Records site, then you know all about this movie. Planet Pimp regular Michael Lucas directed this... more
Flower Drum Song 6 A musical with no memorable musical numbers. There are a couple of nice dreamy dance moments. I think the key to a movie... more
2018
Movie Rating Review
The Man Who Would Be King 8 I've never used this word ever in my life, but the best description of this Sean Connery/Michael Caine adventure movie would be... more
Esther and the King 5 Epic Biblical story which was partially directed by Mario Bava. Joan Collins is a bride to be who is stolen from the altar then... more
A Simple Plan 7 Sam Raimi directed this serviceable bit of 90s noir in which a trio of Minnesota lads discover a gym bag full of cash and make... more
Basket Case 8 Another cult movie which I've known about forever, but never bothered to watch. I didn't expect this to be as cheap as it was.... more
The Invincible Fist 8 Lo Lieh plays the sword wielding bounty hunter in this Shaw Bros. film from 1969. The story is simple and the sets are limited... more
Shoot First, Die Later 6 Italian police thriller in which the lead cop is as corrupt as they come and yet we are supposed to root for him? Has a bit of... more
Shin Godzilla 4 Jeez, this one felt like sitting through a two hour school board meeting. 95% of the movie is just politicians sitting in rooms... more
The Sentimental Swordsman 7 The plot of this one is a bit all over the place. A swordsman with a cough returns home to visit his long time friend and the... more
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 9 This was a movie that we were told about in art history classes when talking about German expressionist painting. The art... more
Nosforatu 7 What can be said about this movie that hasn't already been said in the "Under Pressure" video by Queen. For as important a... more
Deep Star Six 7 The only reason I watched Deep Star Six was because I remembered the excellent box art on the tape and was intrigued... more
Human Lanterns 8 Not quite a horror film, but this is probably as dark and weird as a kung-fu picture will get. As the title suggests, this is... more
What Have You Done to Solange? 7 Don't get me wrong. I love me some 70s Italian sleeze. But this movie could have really dialed it down a bit. There is a pretty... more
Chinatown 8 I have finally seen this movie and I liked it. Does the Internet need another review of it? Many consider this the greatest... more
The Oily Maniac 8 Many of the same faces from the Black Magic movies are here for another Shaw horror "classic". Once again it's filmed... more
Killer Constable 9 This was a surprisingly good martial arts film that's heavy on dark tone and light on the karate. Films like this are why I... more
The Cook, Cook The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover 8 This movie is exactly what late 80s art movies are supposed to be. It's the very definition of style over substance. The whole... more
It Comes at Night 6 So, we know there's been an worldwide pandemic and it involves a nasty rash and some inky vomit. Now that that is out of the... more
Man of Iron 6 Set in early 20th Century, so much of this movie's tension could be solved with a gun. Instead it's a series of one-versus-many... more
Shaolin Temple 6 The Shaolin formula is a non-monk enters the temple seeking to learn the tools of revenge. He undergoes ridiculous challenges... more
Chopping Mall 5 Somewhat self-aware low-budget slasher film about killer robots in a shopping mall. With the exception of one noteworthy moment... more
The Woman in Black 7 Wait, there's a new(ish) haunted house in the olden days movie from Hammer films? And it stars Harry Potter? Count me in! The... more
Brawl in Cell Block 99 7 This was a lot like John Wick in that it depicts a fantastical version of crime movie. But Brawl is a bit... more
The Last Movie Star 8 I was planning on watching this eventually but then Burt Reynolds had to go off die. I bumped it to the front of my queue. It's... more