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
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
Fearless Fuzz 6 This has all the markings of a standard Itallian poliziotteschi, but the first third of the movie plays as a screwball comedy.... more
Annihilation 7 My expectations were high for Annihilation. I thought the director's previous movie Ex Machinia was one best... more
Murder on the Orient Express 7 This is the 1974 version, not the Kenneth Branagh handlebar mustache version. Unfortunately, I watched this knowing the ending... more
Deadlier Than the Male [1956] 8 No this isn't about bikini-clad assassins, this female predator is a bit more subdued. This is a French black and white film... more
Pursued 5 This is a relatively action-free western that features Robert Mitchum as a turn of the century cowboy with a predilection for... more
Watchmen 7 This is one superhero movie that I actually wanted to see. I read the comic and thought it was okay and the movie seems to... more
Split 8 Well, turns out M. Night is still capable of making an entertaining movie. This was a humble thriller about three girls... more
The Blackcoat's Daughter 7 A small, slow moving horror movie about boarding school girls and the devil. There's lots of hard to hear dialogue and very... more
Bicycle Thieves 7 Apparently this is a very important movie and a touchstone of Italian cinema. All I know it's severely lacking in the Italian... more
Black Magic 2 9 This is a sequel in name only to the excellent Black Magic. It's still about an evil voodoo magician, but in this case... more
House of Bamboo 7 This is crime thriller from 1955 that is unique in that it was shot on location in post-war Japan and it is filmed in glorious... more