There’s a hall in the Headquarters of Industrial Lights and Magic where, back in the Eighties (I do not know whether it is still there), they had a long row of posters for the movies they’d worked on. When Honey, I Shrunk the Kids came out they added it to the wall, even though they […]Read more "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)"
(aka, Gezora, Ganimes, and Kamoebas: Decisive Battle! Giant Monsters of the South Seas; Yog: Monster from Space) This is one of the stranger Kaiju Eiga films Toho made. One might almost be tempted to say the strangest if it weren’t for Godzilla’s Revenge and Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster. Although, as you’d expect, many of the […]Read more "Space Amoeba [Gezora, Ganime, Kameba: Kessen! Nankai no daikaijû] (1970)"
They should have called this one “Product Placement and Me.” Seriously. I have never seen so many product placements in one film in all my life. I mean, how many films have you seen where they discover that Coca-Cola is the alien’s natural diet? While you are contemplating the oddness of a planet where the […]Read more "Mac and Me (1988)"
For those of you who came in late, Christopher R. Mihm is one of the most prolific “garage band” filmmakers out there. He and his crew of volunteer helpers have been making unique ultra-low budget SF and horror movies for over an decade now. Made mostly of duct tape and cardboard, they are some of the best […]Read more "Danny Johnson Saves the World (2015)"
(Warning: Spoilers ahead!) This is an odd one. For a brief moment in the Eighties, Disney turned out a number of fairly dark live action films at least nominally aimed at children. This one is (at least on the surface) a moderately scary ghost story which strongly resembles the sort of horror films Hammer and […]Read more "The Watcher in the Woods (1980)"
I”ll confess that my expectations for this one were quite low. I’m a big fan of the original Bullwinkle show and have been thoroughly disappointed by every attempt to make a feature film based on the series. The original was such a strange and quirky sort of effort that it is hard to imagine any […]Read more "Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)"