I never thought I would see this one. But then, I’ve been saying that a lot lately. It was one of those films people talk about, but it wasn’t available. Not anywhere. Not here in the U.S., at least. Which seems a shame, really. It’s an easy-going, low-key comedy, which is dryly witty, charming and […]Read more "As Time Goes by (1988)"
“…an Alternate Universe…” “…Like New Jersey?” This is officially the best line in the movie. You now have no reason to watch it. Really. I mean it. None whatsoever. Nada. Zip. Stay away from this thing. I watched this because someone said it was so bad it was good. Nope, Not a chance. Just bad. […]Read more "The Killer Eye (1999)"
Bragging rights. That was how Jamie Lee Curtis summed up her role in Virus: when a fellow actor complains about how awful the bad film they did was, she can always show off her clips and say, oh yeah? I was in Virus! Now I’m not convinced Virus ever reaches such epic heights of badnesss. […]Read more "Virus (1999)"
After Godzilla: Final Wars brought Toho’s Millennium series to an end, with no future Kaiju films in sight, a number of small, giant monster films came out. Most of these, like The Return of Monster X: Attack the G8 Conference or Gehara: the Dark & Long Hair Monster, are parodies. So it is a welcome […]Read more "Wakusei daikaijû Negadon [Negadon: The Monster from Mars] (2005)"
Don’t be fooled by the VOD listing on Vimeo with the 2019 date. This is vintage Polonia Brothers, from 2001. If you had any doubts about that, you need only note that one of the three leads is John Polonia, who died in 2009. In fact, this is a fairly remarkable film for them because […]Read more "Dweller [Alien Dweller] (2001)"
(aka Alien Showdown: The Day the Old West Stood Still; American Cowboys Vs. Aliens; Alien Predator War) When you see a film with this many names, you know you are in trouble — particularly when it ran as an original on the SyFy channel. However, despite the SyFy label, this is clearly something even cheaper, made […]Read more "Alien Showdown (2018)"
I’ll admit it. I thought that Doorways was just a rip-off of Sliders. However, it was made two years earlier, and there have even been claims that Sliders borrowed from Doorways. It is hard to miss the fact that there are quite a few similarities. But there really aren’t any connections between the two. The […]Read more "Doorways (1993)"
Okay, I’ll admit it. I have a weakness for monster movies. Particularly giant monster movies. Now you don’t watch monster movies for their dramatic depth or their literate scripts. You watch them for thrills and chills and some absurd fun. We need to be absolutely clear here: Spiders isn’t great cinema. It wasn’t meant to […]Read more "Spiders (2000)"
Minoru Kawasaki is one of the quirkiest and most original of Japanese Directors. His works often have an absurd and surreal edge to them. He gave us a world where anthropomorphic animals work unnoticed alongside human beings in otherwise normal business offices (Executive Koala) or where a giant squid becomes a wrestling star (The Calamari […]Read more "Autâman [Outer Man] (2015)"
I really don’t know what to make of this one. We have a stunning opening as a huge, black space vessel arrives at a planet with two suns. An army of armored black creatures on horseback emerges and sets about their campaign to conquer this new world. So far so good, right? No reason an […]Read more "Krull (1983)"