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  • Saturn 3

    Saturn 3

    This is awful. When this was released in 1980, I was crushing on Farrah Fawcett like every other teenage boy. Wait...wasn't she Farrah Fawcett-Majors? It doesn't matter. The only reason this movie exists is because of her. And that's too bad really, because the sets used for the interior of the space ship look terrific. Kirk Douglas naked, however, does not. Harvey Keitel was awful but he was playing a pervert for the most part so tough assignment, I guess.…

  • I Walked with a Zombie

    I Walked with a Zombie


    Not a zombie movie really, it's more of a tale of voodoo. There are some striking black and white images and a likable main character. There just isn't a whole lot going on and I expected more from its tragic or maybe happy ending?

  • The Wailing

    The Wailing


    This is a good looking movie. It features some beautiful scenery but horrific images. If you can keep track of what's going on, congratulations. The plot is interesting at first, but devolves into a mess of who's good, who's bad, why is this terrible thing happening, etc.

    This is described as a Horror movie and it's definitely horrific. There's a lot of blood, gore and even some vomit thrown in for good measure. The child actor was really talented but…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water


    This is just fine. As is always the case with Del Toro, this film is beautiful to look at. Just taking in the eye candy of any Del Toro effort makes it worth watching. The look of the "gillman" is another highlight. Michael Shannon plays a nasty villain very well. And I think that's about where the certain positives end for me.

    Richard Strickland (Shannon) is a power-hungry, sexual harasser and rapist. And gosh! He's a mean boss, too. There…

  • Race with the Devil

    Race with the Devil


    This movie goes off the rails in the best way possible as vacationers witness a sacrificial killing by a satanic cult. The cultists pursue our heroes, including Warren Oates, Loretta Swit, and Peter Fonda in a car chase that feels like it could have inspired "The Road Warrior" (well, minus the dystopian setting and the biker gang fashions).

    The stunt work is inspired and the craziness of the final half hour is not to be missed. I've not seen Peter…

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom


    Everyone watches this series for the dinosaurs and they look good here so what else really needs to be covered. The story is dumb. It's for 10-year olds. But hey, the dinosaurs are cool. I''ll give it another point for the great looking volcanic eruption effects.

  • Rampage



    This is a lot of fun. Dwayne Johnson plays this perfectly. He's as big and tough as the monsters that he fights. He delivers some funny lines in the midst of all the chaos. I about fell off my couch when a giant crocodile crawls out of Lake Michigan and totally deadpan, he says "Well, that sucks". It doesn't sound funny but it was.

    Jeffrey Dean Morgan is weird at first as Agent Russell, but by the middle of the…

  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers


    One of the worst acted, cheapest looking, non-sensical, ugly, lazy, stupid movies I have ever had the misfortune to see. That is all.

  • The Night Stalker

    The Night Stalker


    Watched this again and still love the brief moments of intense action. Carl Kolchak is different in this movie than he is in the TV series that followed. He's mostly interested in getting the big story so he can get a job in New York again. He doesn't seem to be friends with his boss Tony Vincenzo in this. They seem very much at odds with one another. Kolchak greases a lot of palms and swings a few deals to…

  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers


    The series gets worse. Michael isn't dead (surprise!!) and little Jamie's having visions of Michael's presence again. Dr. Loomis continually pesters Jamie to tell him where Michael is, but she's too frightened to do so. Or it could be that she can't understand what the Hell he is saying because his voice sounds like he's been gargling battery acid. And why is he smothering her all the time? Everytime he talks to her he is about two inches from her…

  • Halloween



    I've seen this so many times and I never tire of it. Carpenter and Cundey shot an amazing looking film. They were so patient in setting everything up and not afraid that their audience would lose interest. Love the tributes to Howard Hawks's "The Thing" and to "Forbidden Planet".

    Horror movies WERE better back then.

  • The Ritual

    The Ritual


    "The Ritual" is another title listed as "A Netflix Film". I find I'm watching a lot less on Netflix, primarily because it's becoming difficult to find any content on the service that previously played in the theaters. Much of Netflix's content is branded as their own. This is probably because it's more expensive to enter into contracts to stream content from other studios or networks. It's evolving into just another CBS or Disney. The only difference is the Internet is…