It’s always an iffy proposition to watch a classic. You never know whether it will live up to the hype, or prove an utter disappointment. And this is particularly true when we’re talking about a classic BAD film. Now, there is an important distinction here, between the merely bad film, which is nothing more than sloppily made, […]Read more "“Turkish Star Wars” Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam [The Man Who Saves the World] (1982)"
What the *(BLEEP)* did I just watch????? There are no words to describe this film. Seriously. We’ve got grainy black and white nonsense about aliens visiting the small Canadian town of Grand Bosh (really Dresser, Wisconsin, but I can understand why no one wanted to admit it), which somehow drags in all sorts of strange […]Read more "It Came from Somewhere Else (1988)"
Let me come right out and say it: I enjoyed this film. Most of you won’t. Joshua Kennedy is one of a small but growing group of passionate filmmakers who create interesting movies – most often retro-tinged SF, horror or fantasy – on infinitesimal budgets. He is also one of the more accomplished of this group, […]Read more "Slave Girls on the Moon (2014)"
It’s strange how quickly it happened. The original Godzilla – and by that, I mean the version without Raymond Burr, thank you very much – was a very serious film, which worked hard at showing us the human cost of Godzilla’s rampage. But a mere eight years later – and in only his third screen appearance […]Read more "King Kong vs. Godzilla [Kingu Kongu tai Gojira ] (1962)"
This was the final Godzilla movie. The third final Godzilla film, to be precise. And, ironically, the big green guy’s Fiftieth anniversary bash. The original series had ended on a decidedly low note when it just ran out of gas with The Terror of Mechagodzilla. The first revival, the so-called “Heisei era” ended with Godzilla’s death in Godzilla […]Read more "Godzilla: Final Wars [Gojira: Fainaru uôzu] (2004)"
I just re-watched this one after a long absence and I find that my opinion has not changed. Which still leaves me in the minority on this one. This is one of the best giant monster movies ever made. No questions asked. It just isn’t a Godzilla movie. Mind you, one could point out that […]Read more "Godzilla (1998)"
(aka Gen-X Cops 2, Gen-X Cops 2: Metal Mayhem, Jackie Chan Presents: Metal Mayhem) This is one of my all-time favorite Guilty Pleasure movies. Now, a true guilty pleasure movie is one where we know that what we are watching is not a good movie, and yet we love it far more, flaws and all, than many good […]Read more "Te jing xin ren lei 2 [Gen-Y Cops] (2000)"