• Black Site

    Black Site

    ★★★★

    THAT was a surprise.
    I knew going In that it would be good, but with DTV fare you’re always rolling the dice on how good it will be, and I was pleased with what I got from BLACK SITE.
    Competent action is always good to see, but Andrew Clark becoming an almost Myers/Voorhees killer added some great horror-esque vibes to the second half of the movie. That impressed me. Dude barely speaks a word until the last 10 minutes of…

  • Gabriel

    Gabriel

    ★★★½

    Watching this, I could feel a wave of sadness from knowing this would be the only time I would ever see Andy Whitfield as an action hero in a film.
    As I expected, his performance is the driving force for the entire film, and his effortless humanity, compassion, and fire, brings life to the story and struggle.
    90% of the film is set under a constant rainfall or fog, and you can see the influence of Blade Runner and The…

  • Command Performance

    Command Performance

    ★★★★

    Dolph directs and stars in this “Die Hard in a ____” throwback, and it is a GOOD time, through and through.
    Homeboy is the man on a rescue mission here, and he’s a DRUMMER of all things, and when the Die Hard hostage situation starts, he’s overlooked because he’s off smoking a joint.
    Bro kills a dude with a DRUMSTICK.
    I had way more fun with this on rewatching it than I did with my first viewing.
    There was a…

  • Day Shift

    Day Shift

    ★★★★★

    Suddenly Netflix is dropping the bangers, and I am 100% here for it.
    Jamie Foxx is Bud, Dave Franco is Seth, Snoop Dogg is Big John, and a massively talented group of actors/actresses fill out the rest of the cast. It’s got serious texture and FEELS like a world, so y’all are in for a treat when you do check it out.
    I’m just gonna break down the rating, because I absolutely enjoyed the hell out of this movie.

    Getting…

  • Wicked City

    Wicked City

    ★★★★½

    You don’t need a plot description from me, of all people, so let’s get into it.
    Meticulously detailed animation, with bursts of frenzied action and lewd nastiness throughout.
    We have creatures with JC’s The Thing as inspiration, and blue/red neon-lit visuals and heavy fog. In other words, this is immaculate in every way.
    The pace is languid, no doubt due to the status of the film being expanded from just over 50-some minutes long to feature-length when producers got a…

  • Demon City Shinjuku

    Demon City Shinjuku

    ★★★½

    Pretty atypical “Evil Bastard kick-starts Apocalyptic Events Until the Son of The Man Who Failed 10 Years Ago Comes For Him” anime film, but directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri.
    So the animation is beautifully done, the settings and character designs are to die for, and the monsters look incredible.
    Decent way to spend 76 minutes.

  • Encounter of the Spooky Kind

    Encounter of the Spooky Kind

    ★★★★★

    Sammo Hung doing some of the greatest monkey kung fu you’re ever likely to see, and given his size, it’s MAGICAL to see him doing it.
    Your arguments against this film are invalidated by that single fact.
    We got ghosts, we got battling Taoist priests, we got fighters possessed by different martial deities, AND we got a Jiangshi sequence that would be the precursor to MR VAMPIRE a few years later.
    PLUS, we have some music flat-out stolen from PHANTASM.…

  • Xtreme

    Xtreme

    ★★★★½

    This is the GOOD SHIT.
    I’m a confirmed Teo Garcia fan, now that I’ve watched XTREME.
    Gunfights, martial arts, and a swordfight, too.
    Bruh.
    This GOT ME. By the end, I was invested in everything, and I got so amped by the end fight, I was cheering from my armchair.
    For a super-BADASS time, you deserve to treat yourself to XTREME.

  • Carter

    Carter

    ★★★★

    This movie is the visual equivalent of a line of coke off a sweaty stripper’s inner thigh, with a heavy pull off a glass pipe.
    So. It fucking ROCKS.
    If you get motion sickness, or are at all put off by things that kick ass, like a nude, methed-up, big-tittied assassin slowly walking towards the camera with a silenced hand cannon, then you may want to pass on CARTER.
    Everyone else should just dive in and make up their own minds.
    I’ll be at the table with all the other sleazebags, enjoying our crass, nasty, fun shit.

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I’m prefacing my review with one fact about me.
    I’m Indigenous from my mother and father,  Cree/Mohawk blood, of Six Nations in Ontario, and the Four Bands in Alberta. I’m here to tell you that this felt like a story that we would tell.
    Anchored firmly by Amber Midthunder’s wonderful, simmeringly emotional performance as Naru, PREY is assured and confident filmmaking that at last honours the cinematic gloriousness of the first two PREDATOR films.
    The 1700s setting obviously keeps the…

  • Fright Night

    Fright Night

    ★★★★★

    Top-tier 80s vampire film, with immortal performances from Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon, Stephen Geoffreys, Amanda Bearse, and William Ragsdale.
    The Eureka blu ray is stunning, and so worth the purchase.
    I first saw this in secret, on a sleepover at a grandparent’s house. 7 years old.
    I couldn’t sleep, so I turned on the tv, middle of the night, alone under a blanket, and it was the last 20 minutes of Fright Night.
    It scared the shit out of me.…

  • Moon Warriors

    Moon Warriors

    ★★★★½

    Sammo Hung’s 1992 wuxia classic stars Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung, Anita Mui, and an assortment of Hong Kong talent that gives this film some serious punch to the many weapon fights throughout.
    And there’s also a cameo by the killer whale Hoi-Wai as Andy Lau’s friendly, semi-tame friend, who also manages to get into the action in the end.
    There’s a ton of good shit here, and Moon Warriors is absolutely worth tracking down.
    Desperately in need of the remastered…