Triclops has what must be Brett Piper’s finest hour. Now, for those of you who haven’t been paying attention, Brett is the last of the great stop-motion animators, a meticulous craftsman who creates some of the finest B-Movies anyone has made since the Fifties. And in Triclops, we get to see the titular beast — […]Read more "Triclops (2016)"
“We may regard the present state of the universe as the effect of its past and the cause of its future. An intellect which at a certain moment would know all forces that set nature in motion, and all positions of all items of which nature is composed, if this intellect were also vast enough […]Read more "Il demone di Laplace [The Laplace’s Demon] (2017)"
When my brother was in Kindergarten, Ultraman was his favorite TV show. While he doesn’t remember that after all these years, his sons are now full-fledged addicts and have eagerly devoured the original series and anything else by Tsuburaya they can get their hands on. Ultraman has been around now for over Fifty years, and […]Read more "Daikaijû Batoru: Urutora Ginga Densetsu – The Movie [Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends – The Movie] (2009)"
Back in the Seventies, Toho Studios tried their hand at the Blockbuster disaster film (which was one of the most extremely popular genres in the US at the time), complete with what can only be described as a Godzilla-sized disaster. While the Americanized version (complete with a minor American star or two) is known here […]Read more "Nihon igai zenbu chinbotsu [The World Sinks Except Japan] (2006)"
(aka Reigo: King of the Sea Monsters) This one came as a surprise. Mostly because I did not expect much from it. Not long ago, I reviewed Raiga: The Monster from the Deep Sea [Shinkaijû Raiga] which was this film’s…perhaps “follow up” is closer to the mark than “sequel.” Frankly Raiga isn’t that great. Particularly […]Read more "Shinkaijû Reigô [Reigo, the Deep-Sea Monster vs. the Battleship Yamato] (2005)"
Who says sequels can’t be better than the originals? Now, when I say that, a lot of people will naturally think of The Empire Strikes Back or The Road Warrior (Mad Max 2), but this time we’re talking about a film by… The Polonia Brothers. Okay, that’s strange. Almost as strange as their weird career, […]Read more "Revolt of the Empire of the Apes (2017)"
Aliens arrive in a small town and it’s up to a small group of drunken teenagers, a family of white trash bootleggers and a couple of clueless local cops to survive the terrible assault of fart jokes, anal probing jokes, beer jokes, lousy film quality, poor acting, dreadful sound and even worse attempts at humor […]Read more "Revenge of the Spacemen (2014)"