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)"
(aka, Dracula vs. Frankenstein, Reincarnator) There are bad movies and then there are BAD movies. We’ve all seen more than our share of dire, shoddily made films that should have been put out of their misery long before the public ever suffered through them. But then there is that rare beast, the thoroughly bonkers little film, where […]Read more "Assignment Terror [Los monstruos del terror] (1970)"
The big mystery about this Spaghetti SF epic is how a film so uncompromisingly bizarre could come so close to being boring. I mean, we have cat-eyed four-armed assassins, beautiful women who explode when you “shoot the things on their chests”, people shrunken to Barbie size and carried around in suitcases and some sort of butterfly-suit […]Read more "Wild, Wild Planet [I criminali della galassia] (1966)"