Reviews

by / on May 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN

Happy Memorial Day stargazers! You may be asking yourself, how in the Sam Hell did Hell Comes to Frogtown shake out as this week’s Stream selection. You can thank Mad Max: Fury Road. With all the hype surrounding what is this summer’s […]

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by / on May 25, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: MY FRIEND IRMA

We often hear people complaining about how Hollywood likes to take old TV shows and make them into movies. Really this is nothing new. In fact, even back when radio was king popular programs would from time to time make […]

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by / on May 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO

A quiet Englishman flies to Italy to run all the sound editing and mixing on a gory historical horror film. We watch him do everything from tweaks on ADR sessions with voice over actors to live Foley with a whole […]

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by / on May 19, 2015 at 7:32 am / in Reviews

CLEANING UP THE DVR: ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

What’s the Deal with This Movie? In 1974 Martin Scorsese wasn’t yet a big deal. And that’s a big deal considering he’s one of the very few film directors to transcend their profession and become a legitimate pop culture figure. […]

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by / on May 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: THE WHITE HAIRED WITCH OF LUNAR KINGDOM

After last week’s stellar international feature Housebound, I decided to continue panning in foreign waters to see what other goodies I might find. In my surfing, I ran across the striking poster of a white-haired woman. The movie, aptly titled, The White […]

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by / on May 18, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE

There are films that come to be regarded as “classics,” and then there are those that become legendary. When it comes to films that fall into the so-bad-it’s-good category, there are few that reach the level of our film today. […]

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by / on May 15, 2015 at 10:43 am / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Mad Max: Fury Road opens with a handful of expository voiceover lines spoken by the titular Max (Tom Hardy), goes on to show the “hero” eating a live lizard, then revs a car engine and goes. And for the next […]

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by / on May 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: DOOMSDAY BOOK

See, this is how the world will end. A military scientist will forget to take out the kitchen trash, leading to a bovine-driven zombie apocalypse. Or maybe robots will be able to gain sentience while working for Buddhist temples and […]

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by / on May 12, 2015 at 6:23 am / in Everything Else, Reviews

CLEANING UP THE DVR: THE DARJEELING LIMITED

What’s the Deal with This Movie? In 2007 idiosyncratic director Wes Anderson released his fifth movie, The Darjeeling Limited, to an emphatic, “sure, ok.” Critics and audiences responded more favorably than not (68% on RT, 7.2 on IMDB), but were […]

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by / on May 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: HOUSEBOUND

While panning the Stream last week I did a quick catch-and-release with my intended selection. The film-to-be-reviewed simply didn’t draw me in the way I was told by friends it would. Granted, I barely got five minutes into it, but if […]

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