Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller Director: David Cronenberg Running Time: 97 Minutes "A sign of the times." "Death to the demoness, Allegra Geller!" In 1999, when this film was released, I was just becoming acquainted with the first PS console. We weren't a well-off family and thus a few years behind when it came to consoles. My brother and I were... Continue Reading →
It’s good to be bad…
Those of you who watch Supernatural will be familiar with the idea of humans making deals with demons, where the demon will grant the human their wish in exchange for their immortal soul. How I came to read this truck-stop post-masturbation tissue is not entirely dissimilar. My wish was for Tropical Mary to read Crystal Cabbage: Meth Whore; she agreed, but on condition that I would have to read something of her choice in return. Like the humans in Supernatural I simply hoped that I would get what I wanted without the demon coming back to collect its due, but sadly this was not to be.
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The year is 2032, and mankind has finally reached a technological point where it can extend its reach beyond our…
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Genre: Action/Drama/Sci-Fi Director: Barry Levinson Running Time: 134 Minutes For 15 years the most memorable scene in this movie, for me, has been when the team finds the sphere for the first time and Harry (Samuel L Jackson) says: "Don't get too excited, Ted - turn this thing over and it'll probably say 'Made in Korea'." Little... Continue Reading →
The b-movie or b-picture was a product of the Golden Age of Hollywood (arguably the 1930s-1950s, more or less) and really took off with the introduction of the “double feature” at cinemas. The b-picture was the more cheaply produced, not always feature length, curtain-raiser at double feature events. Several genres were represented in the b-picture... Continue Reading →
I am almost 90% sure that Dean Koontz did not actually write this book. And if he did, his editor should be subjected to a dramatic reading of this utterly bland and lifeless novel. It has taken me 8 months to get halfway. I was so ridiculously bored that, I have to admit, I gave... Continue Reading →
Truthfully, not the worst thing I have ever ready but many of the smutty pamphlets reviewed by this blog have set the bar high on that account. On the one hand, I'm thinking: "Wow, that wasn't as terrible as I had anticipated" but on the other hand I'm going: "Jesus Buttery Christ, that was stupid!"... Continue Reading →
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Horror Director: David Robert Mitchell Running Time: 100 Minutes This review was requested by a friend and I decided that I would go in blind. I watched one trailer but read no reviews and no plot summaries. I generally prefer to watch movies this way, to ensure that I am not formulating... Continue Reading →
I'm not a doll lover. Well, that's not entirely accurate. I hate dolls. They're creepy and have lifeless eyes that are always watching you. God help me if the eyes blink or if I ever come face-to-face with a ventriloquist dummy. I know that I'm not the only one that hates these foul excuses for... Continue Reading →
Genre: Action/Drama/Sci-Fi Director: James Cameron Running Time: 139 Minutes Movies like the Abyss, the Thing (1982), Cocoon (1985), Predator (1987) and Aliens (1986) really set the tone for alien sci-fi/action films in the '90s: Predator 2 (1990), The Dark Side of the Moon (1990), Alien 3 (1992), Coneheads (1993) Stargate (1994), Species (1995), Independence Day (1996), Alien: Resurrection (1997), Contact (1997), The Fifth Element (1997), The Relic (1997) and Sphere (1998). Some... Continue Reading →