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
Boxer from Shantung 8 A small-time hood uses his fighting mastery to become the boss of his own gang. Features a fight with a giant European wrestler... more
John Carter 6 A standard, post-LOTR epic movie with clashing armies and English accents. This should be a fun fish out of water tale but the... more
Twins of Evil 8 The late-stage Hammer vampire film tries to keep up with the times be amping up the gore and the nudity. It's nowhere near the... more
Mandy 8 I absolutely hated Beyond the Black Rainbow but felt I had to watch it before watching this. Mandy might be a tad over... more
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Grudge Song 6 The final installment in the Scorpion series is much more straightforward than the previous movies. From what I can tell, most... more
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable 5 A huge drop in quality for this the third Scorpion movie. Much of the visual flair is gone and the plot, which should be a... more
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 7 The second film in this series has the same visual flair of the first. This entry is a pretty standard prisoners on the run... more
Kwaidan 7 Japanese horror anthology from the mid-sixties that features beautiful surreal sets and cinematography but is very light on the... more
9 In the middle of the film I kind of forgot that it opens in with crazy dreamy imagery. It wasn't until it started to return to... more
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion 8 I guess fantastical prison movies have been a thing in Japan since long before Story of Ricky. This one is as sleazy... more
Under the Silver Lake 7 Apparently this is a highly divisive movie. Lots of one-star reviews and lots of five-star reviews. I liked it but I didn't... more
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