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Chris Rock Spirals Into The Book of Saw

Per Matt Torture porn is NOT my cup of tea. I also shudder at times while watching anything related to body horror. That’s a gruesome combination. I’m just not into it. After watching the original Saw film, I largely bowed… Continue Reading →

Interplanetary Travel Looks Great in the 4K Restoration of Flight to Mars

Per Matt “Fifty years into the future!” was the tagline to the cult classic Flight to Mars. Originally released in 1951, this sci-fi gem provided ahead-of-its-time thoughts on everything from interplanetary travel to the responsible use of natural resources. Seventy… Continue Reading →

Hercules and the Captive Women Pulls You Into a Sword-and-Sandals World

Per Matt Filmmakers need a lot of imagination to entice moviegoers to pony up their hard-earned money at movie theaters (and now, streaming services). Back in the 1950s, Italian sword-and-sandal films were all the rage. Originally released in 1961, Hercules… Continue Reading →

Giant from the Unknown Roars Back to Life!

Per Matt A new generation gets the opportunity to experience the golden era of science fiction in crisp, high-definition video, as The Film Detective releases limited-edition Blu-ray and DVD versions of Giant from the Unknown.

Experiencing The Other Side of Madness

Per Matt Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Even the smaller ones can be incredibly ruthless. Such is the case with Charles Manson. As a charismatic master manipulator, he played to people’s weaknesses, eventually leading a pseudo-religious cult. Preaching… Continue Reading →

Taika’s Transition: Adapting Akira

It takes a special type of filmmaker who’s as adept at writing and directing a hilarious original script and appearing as one of its main characters (What We Do in the Shadows), as giving new life to a Marvel film… Continue Reading →

Just in Time for Spring: Night of the Lepus Hops Onto Blu-Ray

I love B-monster movies. Anyone who’s read more than two words of mine knows that the cheesier a flick is, the more likely I am to fall in love with it. I grew up watching old black-and-white creature features and… Continue Reading →

Blade Runner Returns to the Big Screen Not a Moment Too Soon

When a movie is adapted from a bestselling science-fiction author, is directed by a groundbreaking director, is hailed as a cult classic and the distributor releases seven different versions of the final cut, it’s a big deal when a sequel… Continue Reading →

Krampus: The Reckoning

Per Matt Perfectly setting the tone, a 4 A.M. thunderstorm on Christmas morning felt like a fitting time to review Krampus: The Reckoning. Lightning strikes and cracks of thunder filled the room as I began watching the movie, which is… Continue Reading →

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition

Per Matt If you would have told me 16 years ago that a writer-director-artist from The Simpsons who would eventually win multiple Oscars was teaming up with the voice talent of Vin Diesel (Guardians of the Galaxy), Jennifer Aniston (Hercules),… Continue Reading →

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