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Sonny Boy (1989) - Blu-ray Review

Sonny Boy 1989 - Blu-ray ReviewSonny Boy is, thankfully, a relatively unknown movie.  I say thankfully because if more people knew about director Robert Martin Carrol’s screwed up flick, there would be hell to pay when it came to morality codes and such things as good, decent taste.  Few people   ...

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Jurassic World - Blu-ray Review

Jurassic World - Movie ReviewHold onto your butts. This is going to be a bumpy read. Initially, I speculated that the extended embargo on press reviews for Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World was an indicator that perhaps all is not well inside the reopened park. The long-gestating blockbuster – while  ...

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Howl (2015) - Blu-ray Review

Howl (2015) - Blu-ray ReviewLet’s go ahead and give the British the coveted award for best werewolf movie in quite a long while.  It is much deserved.  Howl, directed by make-up effects wiz Paul Hyett (The Seasoning House), is quite an effective independent feature with a rollicking cast of hairy  ...

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The Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014) - Blu-ray Review

The Toy Story That Time Forgot - Blu-ray ReviewBeing the second holiday-themed adventure for the Toy Story gang, one could easily expect the celebrated spirit of movie one, two, and three to be a bit diminished.  That is, thankfully, not the case with The Toy Story That Time Forgot, last year’s offering on ABC to kickoff  ...

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The Ice Pirates (1984) - Blu-ray Review

The Ice Pirates - Blu-ray ReviewWarner Bros – as part of their Archive Collection – simply do not realize or appreciate some of the lesser-known gems they have on their hands. With the bare-boned blu-ray release of The Ice Pirates, their misunderstanding of this science fiction comedy is as audible as it ...

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San Andreas - Blu-ray Review

San Andreas - Movie ReviewOkay, okay, okay. We all can agree that the star-powered disaster movie is in serious need of a vitamin shot. Hell, it’s in need of a shot of Jack Daniels (or at least the audience is) if it’s to even be taken somewhat seriously anymore. Even classics in the genre – like The ...

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The Films of Frederick R. Friedel: Axe/Kidnapped Coed (1974 -1976) - Blu-ray Review

Axe/Kidnapped Coed - Blu-ray ReviewWhen we get to the films of director Frederick R. Friedel let it be known that we are in very special B-movie territory. Inspired equally by the eye of Orson Welles and the taste of Roger Corman, Friedel and his gang of film conspirators combined their talents and put North   ...

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The Gallows - Blu-ray Review

The Gallows - Movie ReviewThe scariest thing about The Gallows isn’t exactly because of what happens in it. It’s the realization (occurring afterwards) that, had a producer truly given two shits about the film and not just the money-grubbing hustle from the 23-and-under crowd this weekend, there once ...

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Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967) - Blu-ray Review

Yongary, Monster From the Deep (1967) - Blu-ray ReviewSouth Korea’s first entry into the kaiju movie genre is probably the sole reason to ever pick up a copy of Kino-Lorber’s 1080p treatment of Yongary, Monster from the Deep and that truly is ONLY if you are nut about the genre. Believe me when I tell you that this is a monster   ...

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Hammer Horror Classics, Volume One Collection: The Mummy, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Dracula Has Risen From The Grave, Taste The Blood Of Dracula

Hammer Horror Classics: Volume 1 - Blu-ray ReviewPeople are still talking about Hammer Films and for good reason.  We are referring to, after all, a bedrock of lavish horror films that have withstood time and changing tastes.  Uniquely antiquated in style and very, very British, this independent production company originally ...

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The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955) - Blu-ray Review

The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues (1955) - Blu-ray Review…in which the origins of American International Pictures are unearthed… B-movies, quite literally, do not get any worse than with the events depicted inside The Beast of 10,000 Leagues.  Born from America’s post WWII fears, the quick look at the nuclear-made ...

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Team America: World Police (2004) - Blu-ray Review

Team America: World Police - Blu-ray ReviewHilariously off-putting in its documenting of an anti-liberal, pro-Bush time period in American history, 2004’s Team America arrives on blu-ray this week from Warner Bros thanks to a newly minted distribution deal with Paramount. While the film’s creators have gone on the ...

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The Car (1977) - Blu-ray Review

The Car (1977) - Blu-ray ReviewJames Brolin. A demonic car. Some Native American warnings. And the arid American desert. What else do you need to have one helluva damn good time? Nothing. And that's exactly the territory of The Car, a horror film that owes its inception to the success of Jaws. Directed by   ...

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Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) - Blu-ray Review

Insidious: Chapter 3 - Blu-ray ReviewThere is a moment in Insidious’ latest chapter that makes it all worthwhile. Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) is tiptoeing through the nooks and crannies of her own house following the oily footprints of a demon hell-bent in possessing the living. The suspense is palpable, as she seems ...

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The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962) - Blu-ray Review

The Brain that Wouldn't Die - Blu-ray ReviewWhen you get to a B-movie as aptly titled as The Brain that Wouldn’t Die, you – of course – have to embrace disbelief with open arms. If you do, you won’t exactly be disappointed with the results as one doctor refuses to give up on his girlfriend and decides to attach her   ...

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