Connections, connections… I’d stumbled across a reference to the Hong Kong action film, The Legend of Wisely (Wai Si-Lei chuen kei) because someone said it had the same basic plot as Franco Nero’s Top Line — but had been done better. However, when I looked it up, I learned it was one of a number of movies […]Read more "The Cat [Lao mao] (1992)"
“Don’t do that! Didn’t you see The Blob?” This one, despite a title which suggests something more Romero is actually Brett Piper‘s loving homage to The Blob. Not that he doesn’t get more than a touch of George Romero in there as well. Of course, this is the Blob by way of the 1988 remake, a […]Read more "Bacterium (2007)"
My six year old nephew saw the trailer for this film and immediately knew that he had to see it. And, what’s more, he pestered me half to death for days because we ran out of time the night we started it and only got to see the first half hour or so. The end result, […]Read more "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)"
“Let me get this straight: your plan for surviving the zombie plague is based on a movie that’s not even about zombies. “Well, if you say it like that…” Man, oh man, oh man… One of those genuine and unlikely surprises I stumbled across not too long ago was the marvelous little zombie film, Hide and Creep, […]Read more "For a Few Zombies More (2015)"
This one is generally considered to be B-Maestro Brett Piper‘s best film. Certainly it is a lot of fun, even if somewhat weighted down by Shock-O-Rama (the film distributor)’s insistence on having lots of naked girls in their films. But he gets enough of a budget on this one that his signature stop motion effects have […]Read more "Shock-O-Rama (2005)"
This is an absolutely amazing film. We’re talking about a film which takes us to an incredible place, a luxury spaceship enroute to a distant star, with its crew and passengers in suspended animation. And “place” is the right word, as we are talking about a film that created this world not in some digitally […]Read more "Passengers (2016)"
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)"