Space Amoeba [Gezora, Ganime, Kameba: Kessen! Nankai no daikaijû] (1970)

(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 […]

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Mac and Me (1988)

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 […]

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Monster Trucks (2016)

I watched this one because a friend really, really wanted to see it. It should tell you something that I feel a need to make excuses for watching it. Mind you, you quickly get the idea that those involved are just a little ashamed of it all:  not only did the film get delayed repeatedly, […]

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The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

(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 […]

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

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 […]

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