Gintama (2017)

What a strange film. And I don’t mean that in a good way. Gintama is the live action film adaptation of one of the many anime series out there, this one about an Edo era Japan where space aliens have come to Japan.  While they originally came as visitors, that slowly changed and the Samurai […]

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Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013)

“Many stories are told of Zaphod Beeblebrox’s journey to the Frogstar. Ten percent of them are ninety-five percent true, fourteen percent of them are sixty-five percent true, thirty-five percent of them are only five percent true, and all the rest of them are… told by Zaphod Beeblebrox” Somehow or other, listening to  Alejandro Jodorowsky talk about […]

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Resolution (2012)

Honorable Mention This is one of those films that attracted a lot of attention on the Indie circuit, yet never really got the wider audience it deserved. It’s good enough — and so closely linked to another film they made — that it gets a mention here, even if it seems unlikely that it is […]

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The Endless (2017)

I have no idea what this film is. Is it science fiction?  A fantasy?  A Lovecraftian horror film?  A mystery?  A supernatural thriller?  A waking dream? I can’t tell you.  it could be any or all of them.  But whatever it is, you have to watch this one. Now.  Right away. This one is a […]

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Bad Channels (1992)

This is a very, very silly film. I like it. If you asked me what was the best part of all the films Charles Band produced under his Empire Films and Full Moon Features labels, I would be hard pressed to answer. At least at first. But, once I had a chance to think about […]

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The Dark Planet (1989)

This one is far too strange for most of you.  So be warned. Those of you who read Creepy, Eerie or Heavy Metal have undoubtedly encountered Richard Corben’s comics;  if not there then perhaps you’ve caught the stories he’s been doing  lately with Mike Mignola (including that Hellboy book with the Frankenstein monster).  Corben is a master of atmosphere, […]

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