This one wasn’t quite what I was expecting. Or maybe it was. I’m not sure. After all, I’ve been waiting for it a long time. It was announced, supposedly due to be released, delayed, delayed again, and finally came out — in Japan. More waiting. What I expected, when it was first announced, was a […]
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It’s good to see Neil Marshall back. Not that he exactly went away. But he’s had a hard time lately making the sorts of films which he loves to make. He vanished from the silver screen after his 2010 film Centurion into the world of television, and finally is making a comeback of sorts. His Hellboy […]
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The most remarkable thing about this film is that it only cost $30,000. And what makes it even harder to believe that this polished time traveling small time private detective comedy got made for such a pitiful sum is the source of Korean writer and director Young-doo Oh’s funding for this film: the $25,000 cash […]
Read more "Yeong-geon tam-jeong-sa-mu-so [Young Gun in the Time] (2012)"
(aka, Creature dagli abissi) It’s a hallucination. It has to be. It’s the only explanation I can find that makes any sense. No, I’m not talking about the absurdities of Plankton’s overloaded plot, or the scenes which cannot be forced to make any sort of logical sense. I’m talking about the existence of this film. […]
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In 1940, Boris Karloff was still riding on the fame he got from his series of great Universal Horror films, and was hard at work making movies. It was one of the busiest — and most successful — periods of his career. Mixed in with all the other projects, he made an impressive number of […]
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[Mild Spoilers] To start in a less than obvious place: This happened back in 1986, when CBS announced their latest TV movie, a version of Edgar Allen Poe’s Murders in the Rue Morgue starring, of all people, George C. Scott. Yes, the same George C. Scott who seems to be playing the same stolid and […]
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“If you can’t say it, go see it!” Let’s face it: the idea of watching a film with a title like The Hidan of Maukbeiangjow is somewhat daunting. Even if it did get retitled The Invasion of the Girl Snatchers. So daunting, in fact, that they had to address it in the original trailer: In […]
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This is the one where Godzilla fights a giant rose. It’s one of those things that is so bizarre that you just have to lead with it. What makes this particularly strange is that this story somehow beat out a script which pitted the Big G against a gigantic super computer, a story which was […]
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I have no idea what to make of this film. And considering that this is the latest film to come from the fertile mind of performance artist and Indie director Cory McAbee, that’s a good thing. He’s been making weird and innovative films and music videos for years now, not to mention several albums of […]
Read more "Deep Astronomy and the Romantic Sciences (2022)"
Parallel Evolution. That’s the only explanation I can find. Here we have two movies with a remarkably similar story, which came out the same year and only three months apart: the first, Joe Dante’s shaggy dog of a science fiction epic, Explorers, and the other a little-seen Czech children’s film. There’s no way they saw Joe […]
Read more "Tretí sarkan [The Third Dragon] (1985)"