Some movies I’ve recently watched

A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) This slow-burn neo-noir thriller wouldn’t be as good as it was if not for the Psycho vibes it manages to conjure. It’s a very quiet, moody film with lots of rain, grime and dim lighting. It tends to go unnecessarily far with downright cruel acts of violence by the two abductor/murderer villains, but just cringe your way through it … Continue reading Some movies I’ve recently watched

Female heroes: What’s your sudden problem with them?

I just watched Terminator: Dark Fate, which like most post-T2 films, I found entertaining. I started thinking, though, Wow, Linda Hamilton is so badass. And then I realized that if Terminator 2 had come out today, people would’ve called it “woke.” It’s like a knee-jerk reaction people have without even thinking about it. Here, I’ve made a couple memes that’ll illustrate my point: So, see, … Continue reading Female heroes: What’s your sudden problem with them?

My top ten movies of all time

I watch a lot of obscure, independent and old movies(‘30s and ‘40s old), stuff that nobody cares about. To me, it’s like discovering buried treasure. I’ve always been like that. Still, when it comes to choosing my absolute ten favorite movies of all time, I have the most basic ‘80s kid list ever. Each of the above had a profound impact on my life, and … Continue reading My top ten movies of all time

Fantastic Planet(1973)

H.R. Geiger’s design work for Alien aside, there is no film that better conveys a sense of the otherworldly than 1973’s French animated classic La Planete Sauvage, or, as it was released in America, Fantastic Planet. It’s about a strange world populated by blue-skinned creatures who view humans, or “Oms,” as pets at best, and a pestilence at worst. When I say “strange world,” I … Continue reading Fantastic Planet(1973)

Disaster Double Feature

This morning I finally watched a movie I’ve had in my Amazon Prime queue forever: The Cassandra Crossing. I love a good ’70s all-star disaster movie, and this was a solid entry in said genre. In a nutshell, it’s about a virus loosed on a train, and the government’s unethical attempts to contain it. Amazing cinematography, and it stars Sophia Loren, Ernest Borgnine, OJ Simpson, … Continue reading Disaster Double Feature

Darth Vader from the Planet Vulcan’s brain-melting guitar solo

In Back to the Future, Marty Mcfly terrorizes his dad with a tape of Eddie Van Halen making a bunch of crazy noise. The piece was taken from the score of a 1984 film called “The Wild Life,” which featured a score composed and performed by Eddie. It’s interesting to note that Both Lea Thompson and Eric Stoltz were later cast in BTTF, the latter … Continue reading Darth Vader from the Planet Vulcan’s brain-melting guitar solo

Latest classic films viewed

A few days ago I posted about some classic films my wife and I had recently watched. Well, we’ve watched more, and here’s my impressions: 99 River Street (1953) This is an absolutely gorgeous gem of a film. An ex-boxer turned cab driver is framed for his unfaithful wife’s murder and races against time to find the real killer before the cops catch up with … Continue reading Latest classic films viewed

How dare you not like the thing I like? 🙁🤯😮😵🤬

Remember when people lost their minds because Martin Scorsese said that Marvel movies weren’t for him and that they weren’t “cinema?” Scorsese wrote a very thoughtful reply to this backlash, further clarifying his position. In it acknowledged the artistry and talent of the people making these movies, which is commendable. It’s good that he said did that, because those people deserve those accolades. Overall, though, … Continue reading How dare you not like the thing I like? 🙁🤯😮😵🤬

My escape, your escape

Effugium, which is Latin for “escape,” was the name of a space vessel constructed in the early years of the twenty-first century by eccentric tech mogul and cult leader Richard “The Prophet” Kryuss, founder of Krytech Industries. After a mysterious force announced its intent to remove all human life from Earth within ten years’ time, Kryuss funded the Effugium project with his own money, for … Continue reading My escape, your escape