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posted "Never Rises Above the Average, But It Does Have Boobs" about SX_Tape (2013).   Monday
Never Rises Above the Average, But It Do
Again, I’ll start with this for the uninitiated: I tend to like found-footage-format films … so, if you don’t, then you might want
posted "An Idea That's Been Done To Death Gets Done One More Time In This Low-Budget Chiller" about Killervision (2014).   Monday
An Idea That's Been Done To Death Gets D
I suspect that it’s truly difficult to find anything that would register as ‘revolutionary’ with today’s horror audiences, and
posted "Found-Footage-Flirtation Dishes Better Convention Drama Than It Does Anything Else" about Lucky Bastard (2014).   June 30
Found-Footage-Flirtation Dishes Better C
Full disclosure: I tend to enjoy found-footage-films – so let me state categorically that if you’re really no fan of them then quite a bit
posted "Spy Drama Woven Against The Backdrop Of Family" about Two Lives (2012).   June 27
Spy Drama Woven Against The Backdrop Of
Truly intelligent spy movies are in short supply these days.  What with the end of the Cold War, it isn’t as if the current global politica
posted "These Films Can't Be Good For Australian's Tourism" about Wolf Creek 2 (2013).   June 26
These Films Can't Be Good For Australian
I can appreciate a quality horror franchise as much as the next bloke, but I honestly didn’t care all that much for the first installment of WOL
posted "Disappointing Slasher Film Fails To Make The Cut" about Axeman (2013).   June 26
Disappointing Slasher Film Fails To Make
Disappointing Slasher Flick Misses Its Mark In More Ways ThanDisappointing Slasher Flick Misses Its Mark In More WaysThan One I do watch an awful lot
posted "Smart Talk on Skin: Rough Stuff for the Nurse in Transition" about Debauchery (1983).   June 24
Smart Talk on Skin: Rough Stuff for the
Every one of us has some measure of sexual fantasies.  I’d imagine that some of them are relatively tame, relatively routine, the kind of t
posted "Bad Hair Day" about City of Lust (aka Yellow) (2013).   June 23
Bad Hair Day
Wikipedia defines “Giallo” as a twentieth-century Italian and French storytelling genre, one specifically focused on crime, mystery, eroti
posted "Interesting 'Found Footage' Flick Might Prove Useful For Greater Character Study" about Infliction (2013).   June 23
Interesting 'Found Footage' Flick Might
As I’ve said many times before, I enjoy the found-footage-format film.  I know many folks who hate it or have long ago tired from it, but I
posted "Well-Done Ghost Story Gets A Bit Muddled When It Comes To Reality" about Haunt (2013).   June 23
Well-Done Ghost Story Gets A Bit Muddled
Forgive me for saying this, readers, but I honestly don’t find all that many modern day ghost stories really that interesting.  It isn’t as
posted "Found-Footage Monster Movie Is Actually Quite Fun!" about The Jungle (2013).   June 19
Found-Footage Monster Movie Is Actually
OK, look: I happen to like the found-footage-films.  (So sue me, ‘Merica!)  Granted, not all of them are all that they could be, what
posted "Their Lives Seemed Real, But The Storytelling Device Was An Obvious Storytelling Device" about 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (2013).   June 18
Their Lives Seemed Real, But The Storyte
Affairs of the heart have that magical ability to crack through that wall of reason each of us erects in our minds for the purpose of making us feel a
posted "Classic Ghost Tales Never Get Old ... They Simply Get Revisited" about Ghostlight (2013).   June 16
Classic Ghost Tales Never Get Old ... Th
Back in my high school days, I appeared as a supporting player in a three-act play about a haunted house.  Now, this high school didn’t exa
posted "Old-School Slasher Pic Held Up On the Shoulders Of Two Capable Ladies" about Blood Widow (2014).   June 16
Old-School Slasher Pic Held Up On the Sh
I’ve waxed on before about my love for more conventional horror projects.  Because film production costs continue to fall into more afforda
posted "A Good & Charming Exploration of One of Filmdom's Most Unique Sub-Genres!" about Invasion of the Scream Queens: 20th Anniversary Special Edition.   June 16
A Good & Charming Exploration of One of
As I’ve mentioned before, I grew up at a time when the home video revolution was taking place all across America.  Mom & pop video stor
posted "Throwback Chiller A Bit Too Derivative For Its Own ALMOST HUMAN Goodness" about Almost Human (2013).   June 15
Throwback Chiller A Bit Too Derivative F
(NOTE: The following review will contain minor spoilers necessary solely for the discussion of plot and/or characters.  If you’re the type
posted "Brilliant Examination of VHS Fandom, Although Light on History of the Era" about Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector (2013).   June 15
Brilliant Examination of VHS Fandom, Alt
In the past, I’ve often found it difficult to relay to younger readers the absolute boundless joy that was the video revolution of the late 70’s
posted "FUTURAMA's DiMaggio & Friends Takes You Inside The Voice-Acting Industry" about I Know That Voice (2013).   June 15
FUTURAMA's DiMaggio & Friends Takes You
I do tend to be brutally honest.  On the one hand, that works well with some readers, as they appreciate my almost guttural conviction to dish ou
posted "Perfectly Adequate UFO Mystery That Predates THE X-FILES By More Than A Few Years" about Hangar 18.   June 11
Perfectly Adequate UFO Mystery That Pred
I was one of the folks who had the good fortune to see HANGAR 18 when it was released originally theatrically.  Come to think of it, I think I sa
posted "Better Than Average GHOST Delivers Some Good Laughs Alongside Some Quality Scares" about Ghost of Goodnight Lane (2014).   June 11
Better Than Average GHOST Delivers Some
I get slagged a lot for either being too easy on films or too picky – which, at the end of the day, can only really mean that there’s no w
posted "Faux Documentary Takes Audience Up-Close-And-Personal To A Modern Day Cult" about The Sacrament (2013).   June 10
Faux Documentary Takes Audience Up-Close
As a viewer, I’m immeasurably fond of the ‘found footage film.’  As a critic, I tend to be far more accepting of this narrative
posted "Meh. RETALIATION Felt More Like REGURGITATION." about G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013 film).   June 09
I’m one of the rare few who actually had an awful lot of fun with G.I. JOE – THE RISE OF COBRA.  I thought – like most truly go
posted "If You Like Charming Comedies, Then You'll Love NO CLUE" about No Clue (2013).   June 09
If You Like Charming Comedies, Then You'
As I’ve mentioned before (perhaps every time I stumble into a film featuring private dicks), I grew up reading the dime novel prose of Chandler,
posted "KNOT Plays Out Like A 'Cliff Notes' Version of the Story Best Explored in the Paradise Lost Trilogy" about Devil's Knot (2013).   June 09
KNOT Plays Out Like A 'Cliff Notes' Vers
Not all that long ago, Docudrama released the Paradise Lost Trilogy, a series of three films exploring the death of three eight-year-old boys.  C
posted "Runaway Bride! Runaway Bride!" about In the Blood (2014).   June 03
Runaway Bride! Runaway Bride!
As great action films are hard-to-find, even good one – your basic, run-of-the-mill actioner – are growing in scarce supply.  It coul
posted "Brilliant Comic Ensemble Delivers A Comedy of Errors For the YouTube Generation!" about The Wedding Video.   June 02
Brilliant Comic Ensemble Delivers A Come
I consider myself a red-blood American male.  What that means is that I like my films with plenty of action, plenty of excitement, and plenty of
posted "Excellent Ensembles Explores Some of Life's Most Difficult Challenges" about A Short History of Decay (2014).   June 02
Excellent Ensembles Explores Some of Lif
It was probably a decade ago when I saw my grandmother for the last time.  I hadn’t seen her for a while because – as most families u
posted "Disappointing TV-style Fare Unworthy of Nemec's Usual Charm And Pratt's Killer Abs" about Dracano (2013).   June 02
Disappointing TV-style Fare Unworthy of
Am I the last honest critic alive in cyberspace?  I think if you peruse my portfolio of reviews you’d have to conclude that I’m almos
posted a comment on list, "Movies I HAVE to see this year (2014)".   February 28
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