I suppose, after six years of Italian Hercules films they were starting to run out of ideas. Mind you, if you look at the Italian title for this one, then you’ll see that it was actually part of the long running series of Maciste films, who was basically indistinguishable from Hercules by the Sixties. Technically, […]Read more "Hercules Against the Moon Men [Maciste e la regina di Samar] (1964)"
A young girl, struggling with her mother’s death, Dad’s new fiance and a bully at school, orders a Mail Order Monster, a robot that is supposed to solve all her problems. Little does she realize that she’s a character in yet another one of these movies about children, death and monsters like A Monster Calls […]Read more "Mail Order Monster (2018)"
This is one of the most absurd movies ever made. I love it. It shreds the classic, near perfect Ray Bradbury story it’s based on into tiny, unrecognizable pieces. I love it. Its so called science makes less sense than anything you’ll find in any Fifties SF film. And I do mean any of them. […]Read more "A Sound of Thunder (2005)"
Once again I find myself enjoying a film that a lot of people absolutely hated. To put this in perspective, I saw it within a day or two of seeing Venom — which I also enjoyed. In my review for Predator 2 I pointed out how much of the Predator mythology came from the second film — and […]Read more "The Predator (2018)"
I have to admit I find the whole notion of Lionel Barrymore as a mad scientist rather…odd. Yes, he was a member of the legendary Barrymore family of great actors, and was considered to be one of the greatest actors of his age. But, he is best remembered for the grouchy old men he played in […]Read more "The Devil-Doll (1936)"
Wow. Just what we really needed. A SyFy Network remake/sequel/reboot/re-imagining of a TV Movie from the Seventies. It’s really not quite clear which one this is as the story is quite different, although it does still revolve around the idea of a Yeti straying close to a ski resort and eating people. And it is […]Read more "Snow Beast (2011)"
This one was depressing. Now, I’ve been intrigued by the notion of Toho producing a big scale Godzilla Anime since I first heard of the project, particularly when I heard that it would be set in a far future, in a world where Godzilla has ruled for thousands of years. When the first of the […]Read more "Godzilla: The Planet Eater [Gojira: hoshi wo kû mono] (2018)"