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  • Nightmare City 1980

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Mar, 2014

    A military plane with an unknown point of origin and no identifiable markings lands at an airport after news reports of a nuclear accident. When the plane's hatch opens the security detail is confronted with a pack of irradiated, knife-wielding undead thirsting for blood. The fiends hack and slash their way through everything, looking more like singed maniacs than your traditional walking dead, they are smart and with each victim they grow the horde. A reporter who witnessed the attack…

  • World War Z 2013

    ★★★½ Rewatched 23 Mar, 2014

    There was something about this first watch of World War Z that really turned me off to the film. Maybe I had some bad Thai or had a canker sore or both. After re-visiting it I realize this action flick is just as potent as many of my other favorites in the zombie genre, but those films aren't so easily lumped together as some are more comedic while others are social satire. Some are gore-fests while others, like this one,…

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  • Beauty Day 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Mar, 2012

    I'm a regular listener to the Film Junk Podcast, of which Jay Cheel is a founding contributor. I ordered my copy of Beauty Day a month or two ago and finally got around to watching it this weekend. Given the long wait (the film premiered over a year ago), the availability of Cap'n Video shenanigans on the internet and my familiarity with the director I had a difficult time managing my expectations. Not to mention that I grew up with…

  • Burden of Dreams 1982

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Apr, 2013

    Re-watch just to reaffirm my faith that stories like this can actually exist.