December 3rd, 2017
This is a straight lift from 1959’s Giant Gila Monster, but even though it’s billed as a remake, there are enough differences that I don’t buy it.
And I’ll be honest, I am a fan of the original low-budget movie. It is one of my favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes and I own the non-MSTied version. Giant Gila Monster is a classic in bad 50s sci-fi with a ton of heart and enough going on to make it enjoyable while you’re laughing at how bad it is.
So while I may be the only one who really enjoyed this, let’s take a look at Gila!
October 22nd, 2017
It could have had potential, I’ll give it that, but 2016’s Einstein’s God Model, directed by Phillip T. Johnson, just never delivered on the promise.
Now this is an indie movie that has been around the indie circuit and has some things to recommend it. Some of the acting, although certainly not all of it, is decent, the idea, as I said, has potential and the visuals are interesting, but I really think the whole thing falls apart in the end into incoherence.
So let’s take a look at a movie that I started off with high hopes for, but which just couldn’t make it to the end.
October 15th, 2017
I’ve actually fallen way, way behind in doing movie reviews of late. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to, but there have been so many movies coming out, both the good and the bad variety, that I’ve completely lost track of what I have to do. So now that it’s hit Bluray, here’s my look at the 2017 Wonder Woman.
Now a lot of people seem to think that this has broken the DC curse, an actually good movie that goes far above garbage like Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad. But is it really? Because I’m sure I’ll have an unpopular opinion. So let’s take a look.
October 14th, 2017
It’s bad movie time again. This time, we sat down to watch The Recall, a 2017 low budget horror/sci-fi movie by director Mauro Borelli. And yes, it looks low-budget, although not in a Birdemic way, but it just comes across as cheap and rather uninspired, typical Syfy fare.
How they got Wesley Snipes to act in this, I have no idea. That must have been the majority of their budget. I guess when you have to pay off the IRS, you’ll do just about anything.
So let’s look at The Recall and try to recall if it has a memorable plot at all.
August 27th, 2017
Yes, I’ve been watching a lot of bad movies lately, mostly because there aren’t a lot of good movies I haven’t seen on Amazon Prime. This one, Planet of the Sharks, produced by the ever-awful Asylum, looked painfully bad so we sat down to see how terrible it could be.
And wow, terrible is an understatement. But I guess you’ll have to look below the fold to see how utterly craptastic this thing actually is, and why I really don’t understand why these mockbusters are never very good.
August 8th, 2017
I’ve already talked a little about the first of Neil Blomkamp’s Oats Studio offerings and I wasn’t very impressed with it. But I’ve been giving him a chance to put something good out there and, sorry to say, at least so far, he hasn’t fared any better, at least IMO.
So what’s wrong with it all? I’ll tell you.
July 25th, 2017
Sometimes, Asylum movies are passable. Sometimes, maybe even so bad that they’re good. And then there are movies like this one, Airplane vs. Volcano, which is just abysmal from end to end.
My oldest daughter told me about this, she had to do a review of it for a college class and she says it’s one of the worst things she’s ever seen. Well, never let it be said that I’m not up for a challenge, so I got it and sat down to watch it.
There is literally nothing positive I can say about this piece of crap. Nothing at all. It really is that bad.
July 23rd, 2017
Every once in a while, I go looking through the movies on Amazon Prime. Most of them are terrible, it’s a good thing I don’t pay extra for this because there is rarely anything on it that I would watch.
At first, I figured someone made a mistake, there’s no way that the new Independence Day movie showed up on Amazon Prime, which of course, it didn’t. This is another one of those mockbusters, trying to cash in on actual movies with low budget crap. But hey, I had time to kill and it might be fun, so let’s take a look at Independence Wars: Insurgence and see just how terrible it is.
July 16th, 2017
I know I just complained about this, but here we go again. This time, there was a thread regarding Neil Blomkamp’s new online “film” Rakka, where he posted a teaser, of sorts, in the form of 20 minutes of footage. Reactions on the thread were mixed, but I said that, having seen the 20 minutes of footage, that I thought the whole thing was stupid. And how dare I say anything disparaging about anything I see online, right? Almost immediately, I had one person jumping down my throat for saying anything against Blomkamp. But sorry, I didn’t like it. I thought the story, as presented in those 20 minutes, was stupid. I guess I’m not entitled to have an opinion that might offend someone.
July 11th, 2017
I was listening to a podcast recently where they were talking about Cloverfield and, in general at least, they all liked it. I don’t get it. I think Cloverfield sucks.
So, like a lot of other posts I’ve done, I want to go into why I really hate this thing and why it’s just not a good film.