It’s springtime here at the Movies & Drinks world headquarters, and that means we’re getting ready to say goodbye to our “Seven Sisters” interns who have been scurrying around here since January, typing up reviews, emptying ashtrays, keeping filing cabinets fully stocked with the owners’ secret libations of choice…only to pour said soused owners into… Read More Joe Sarno’s Inga Collection: Nobody under 18 will be admitted to this DVD collection
This unjoyful, remarkably inept exercise in tired disaster conventions scuttled before the anchor was even raised.
Purim peplum. And yeah, I know it’s late, and yes, I know it has nothing to do with Easter, but neither does The Ten Commandments and you don’t see that stopping ABC, now do you.
It’s true: you mellow as you get older. For instance, I remember flipping out a few years ago when Shout! Factory released a fullscreen—fullscreen!—transfer of Tab Hunter’s cult serial killer flick, Sweet Kill. Now granted…it wasn’t like the time I suffered a massive breakdown and had to be locked in my office, ranting and raving… Read More ‘Sweet Kill’ (1971): Are you ready for The Arousers? How about A Kiss from Eddie?
So apparently there’s this sci-fi Smurf cartoon sequel out there right now in theaters that’s cleaning up at the b.o., but I swear I don’t know anyone who’s seen it. Why would they? Of course there’s no accounting for taste (for instance: Dwayne Johnson), but sequels are a favorite topic of discussion for fans (particularly… Read More ‘Poltergeist II: The Other Side’ (1986): Other side of what? Where’s the fright? Where are the scares?
What better counterpoint to all that verkakte “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas” noise than a violent, nasty blaxploitation/prison epic, starring big, bad Jim Brown?
Yeah: so this old sci-fi movie is stupid…but 3D blue Smurfs swimming around for three and a half hours is worthy of serious discussion and $2 billion in ticket sales? It wouldn’t really be a William Castle movie if it wasn’t a little goofy; like so many of his other projects, there is a weird… Read More ‘Project X’ (1968): Cheesy? C’mon, dopes – William Castle thriller is more entertaining than ever!
It was unquestionably the perfect drive-in double feature: The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure. I can still see those remarkably evocative posters hanging up in the the late, great Jesse James Drive-In‘s faux-wooden bunkhouse/concession stand, waiting to get my Chinese eggroll with the cartoon on the wrapper and an orange drink (“Easy on the… Read More ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ (1972): 50 years later, disaster epic still an all-star of the era
“This vomit bag and the price of one admission will enable you to see…the first film rated ‘V’ for violence! Mark of the Devil: positively the most horrifying film ever made!”
Can’t some bug-eyed outer space piece of sh*t abduct me the hell out of what passes for America today? Oh, well…one can dream.