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)"
(aka Timekeeper) I have to confess that I find the idea of children’s films put out by Full Moon Features to be a very strange notion. But, for a brief moment, they did release a fair number of them under the Moonbeam Pictures name. As far as I know, none of them have deadly puppets, […]Read more "Clockmaker (1998)"
“Metanoia” refers to a moment of spiritual growth brought on by an act of penitence and true remorse for one’s actions. As curious as naming a fictional video game after a Christian theological term may seem, it seems more curious that the main character of this film does, in fact, undergo such a change. Perhaps […]Read more "RPG Metanoia (2010)"
If you’d asked me to name the best videogame film adaptation, I probably would have ducked the question by answering Scott Pilgrim Versus the World, which, while an incredible (if silly) film, isn’t actually based on a videogame, just on the whole notion of gaming. On the whole, most of the ones I’ve seen seem to […]Read more "Ratchet & Clank (2016)"