A young girl, struggling with her mother’s death, Dad’s new fiance and a bully at school, orders a Mail Order Monster, a robot that is supposed to solve all her problems. Little does she realize that she’s a character in yet another one of these movies about children, death and monsters like A Monster Calls […]Read more "Mail Order Monster (2018)"
This is one of the most absurd movies ever made. I love it. It shreds the classic, near perfect Ray Bradbury story it’s based on into tiny, unrecognizable pieces. I love it. Its so called science makes less sense than anything you’ll find in any Fifties SF film. And I do mean any of them. […]Read more "A Sound of Thunder (2005)"
Aaaand once again we find ourselves watching One Million B.C. Well, at least the dinosaur bits. I honestly have no idea how many films have stolen those classic “lizards with fins” effects from that film. I’ll admit that some of the sequences are staged with stunning effect, particularly the volcanic eruption and its aftermath, but […]Read more "Untamed Women (1952)"
Once again I find myself enjoying a film that a lot of people absolutely hated. To put this in perspective, I saw it within a day or two of seeing Venom — which I also enjoyed. In my review for Predator 2 I pointed out how much of the Predator mythology came from the second film — and […]Read more "The Predator (2018)"
I have to admit I find the whole notion of Lionel Barrymore as a mad scientist rather…odd. Yes, he was a member of the legendary Barrymore family of great actors, and was considered to be one of the greatest actors of his age. But, he is best remembered for the grouchy old men he played in […]Read more "The Devil-Doll (1936)"
(aka The Incredible Invasion) I’ve mentioned before that “Firsts” tend to be disappointing. In fact, their greatest virtue is generally that they are a first. But, sadly, “Lasts” are nearly always painful, and not just because they are the last. All too often, directors, writers and actors fall out of fashion or find it harder […]Read more "Alien Terror [Invasión siniestra] (1971)"
Wow. Just what we really needed. A SyFy Network remake/sequel/reboot/re-imagining of a TV Movie from the Seventies. It’s really not quite clear which one this is as the story is quite different, although it does still revolve around the idea of a Yeti straying close to a ski resort and eating people. And it is […]Read more "Snow Beast (2011)"