As Time Goes by (1988)

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 […]

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The Killer Eye (1999)

“…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. […]

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Virus (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. […]

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Alien Showdown (2018)

(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 […]

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Doorways (1993)

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 […]

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Spiders (2000)

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 […]

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Autâman [Outer Man] (2015)

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 […]

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Krull (1983)

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 […]

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