Movie Reviews

Movie Review: ‘Sinister 2’ the comedic sequel to a horror flick

Are ham radios scary? Ham radios aren’t scary, right? I only ask because I’ve personally never found ham radios to be scary. Maybe that’s just me. Maybe there are a few of you who would be frightened if a ham radio was very loud or its dials suddenly lit up and it took on the […]

Movie Review: Lots of twists wrapped up in ‘The Gift’

Movie Review: Lots of twists wrapped up in ‘The Gift’

“The Gift” is the kind of movie you’re going to want to sit through until the credits start to roll. But don’t. The moment in “The Gift” in which Rebecca Hall is recuperating in the hospital after giving birth is the same moment you should be grabbing your coat, putting on your hat and announcing […]

Movie Review: ‘Fantastic Four’ isn’t even decent

Movie Review: ‘Fantastic Four’ isn’t even decent

“Fantastic Four” plays like a movie that was made by a man who wanted to do something constructive with his nervous breakdown. Instead of waving a gun around in a Sears’ parking lot in nothing but a child’s jean jacket, director Josh Trank waved a camera around a 20th Century Fox soundstage in nothing but […]

B-Movie Corner: The blind dead can hear your heart beat

B-Movie Corner: The blind dead can hear your heart beat

“Tombs of the Blind Dead” was originally released in 1971 and is a Spanish horror film. Its original Spanish title is La Noche del Terror Ciego, which means “The Night of the Blind Terror.” The film, while panned by many critics, helped to reinvigorate the Spanish horror film scene in the 1970s. The film experienced […]

Movie Review: ‘Impossible’ hit of the summer

Movie Review: ‘Impossible’ hit of the summer

When you watch a late period Tom Cruise movie like “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” you get the sense of what the infant rhesus monkeys may have felt like during Dr. Harry Harlow’s various experiments on maternal separation. And by that I mean a film like “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” gives you all of […]

Movie Review: Pixels is one low res movie

Movie Review: Pixels is one low res movie

At this point some nice things need to be said about “Pixels.” To start with, whatever flaws this movie may possess, understand that it’s not two hours long. Secondly, at no point does the cast drag a large river turtle out of the water, cut off its head and disembowel it for an uncomfortably prolonged […]

B-Movie Corner: ‘The Warriors’ puts up a fight for viewers

B-Movie Corner: ‘The Warriors’ puts up a fight for viewers

“The Warriors” was released theatrically in 1979, however due to an outbreak of violence surrounding the film, mainly perpetrated by various gangs, the film was shelved by many theaters. The film was eventually released in limited theaters, but it fizzled out due to many negative reviews and was relegated to video rental shelves and late […]

B-Movie Corner: ‘Just Before Dawn,’ an artful approach to slasher film

B-Movie Corner: ‘Just Before Dawn,’ an artful approach to slasher film

“Just Before Dawn” was released in theaters in 1981 for a limited run and was decidedly not a commercial success. Over the years word of mouth on the film spread and it became one of the most sought after horror gems of the 1980s and was finally released on DVD in 2005. The film follows […]

Movie Review: Marvel misses with ‘Ant-Man’

Movie Review: Marvel misses with ‘Ant-Man’

In a perfect world, there wouldn’t be an “Ant-Man” movie. Oh, there would be something playing at your local theater with the name “Ant-Man”, but it wouldn’t be “Ant-Man” or technically a movie. Instead, after an unnaturally long credits sequence, “Ant-Man” would be revealed as that “Mac & Me” clip Paul Rudd plays every time […]

Movie Review: ‘Minions’ produce worth-while movie

Movie Review: ‘Minions’ produce worth-while movie

Like it or not, the Minions are here to stay but their place in pop-cultural history rests somewhere in between Billy Joel and Garfield. They’ll endure – mostly as a punchline – as they continue to be embraced by the very young (who will grow up to be embarrassed by it) and hateful adults who […]