Okay, let's be completely frank about this. What's so wrong about selling some dope to the Japs?
Whether or not to watch a gangster film starring Choi Min-sik is a no-brainer, but this was not the type of character I was expecting him to play or the performance I was expecting to watch so it not only turned out great but also a spectacular surprise.
I've seen Choi be ruthless countless times. He's amazing and entertaining at it.…
Oh, you're making this rubbish up.
I'm not going to pretend for one second that I don't enjoy exploitation cinema, calling it cinema instead of just exploitation films make it sound less sleazy doesn't it? I've logged more then a few here and given them high ratings... when they…
Cop these slammin' beats, from the ass-end of hell.
Having expectations going into a Sion Sono film is about as pointless as trying to predict what John Travolta's next public socially awkward moment is going to be, the possibilities are just endlessly weird. Here I had the disadvantage of not knowing this was going to be a musical... a hip-hop musical no less!
I don't know how, but Sono has managed to make a film that is possibly…
I didn't kill her, I fucked her, Okay?
Stuart Gordon and Jeffrey Combs together once again! It's yet another film based on the works of H.P.Lovecraft, this time around The Outsider, but unlike their earlier Re-Animator and From Beyond this one plays it with very few laughs.
Combs is so much fun playing crazy and demented that it's almost disappointing that he doesn't go that route here, but at the same time it's nice to see him play…
To the death, please!
He is man... he is borg... he is Manborg! While I really liked Kung Fury earlier this year, it does not hold a candle to the glorious cheap 80s ridiculousness that is the almighty Manborg! One of the main differences is that while both films have cheesy main characters, Manborg's are still ridiculous, but earnestly cheesy.
I am the king, let's not forget that, but besides that everyone's equal.
-Steven S. DeKnight
It doesn't seem that long ago that I wouldn't have given a shit about a documentary like this, but now over the years I've grown to love some shows like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Penny Dreadful as much as movies so this ended up being damn interesting.
I like that Kurt Sutter almost admits that he's nuts.
Fuck a duck George!
Following up possibly my favorite Peter Weller film with one I've never seen before. On paper this looked great, an Elmore Leonard adaptation directed by Abel Ferrara who was known for gritty films like Ms. 45 and Bad Lieutenant. This should have been great.
The film has a few great moments in my opinion, but just suffers from excruciating pacing compounded by narration from... well it's Reni Santoni, who doesn't play anyone in the…
Why is there a watermelon there?
First time watching my Arrow Video Blu-ray of a film that still begs for it's sequel to be made, Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League.
I already reviewed the film here, so I'll skip my usual nonsense and just post a link to Kevin Smith's SMoviola "Buckaroo Banzai" at the 49th New York Film Festival, it's a special feature on the BD, but it's been widely available on YouTube for years.…
I'm climbing so high. Now a general. You know I won't stop there. Nobody in this world can stop me.
This has very little action compared to director Chang Cheh's other popular Shaw Bros films as it's much more of a drama, but still has a few key kung fu battles that are unmistakably Cheh in both action and brutality.
It's a dramatization of the Assassination of Ma Xinyi, here being told after the act has been done,…
Are you crazy? You light some rags in the sink and expect that to fix the plumbing.
I had no idea what this film was when I started it. Then within minutes it started hitting me... "This seems heavily influenced by giallo films... damn this is a comedy... holy shit this is a spoof of giallo films!" Probably the best film surprise of the year.
Unmotivated call center employees battle slightly less unmotivated vampires from taking over the world... uh... I mean their call center. It's a mix of Office Space and What We Do in the Shadows with a small fraction of their already small budgets.
The entire film takes place in one office building and parking garage, but director Brian James O’Connell stretches out as much entertainment as he can from the limited resources. There's plenty of blood later on…