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Movie: Who? (1974)

Man, I am getting tired of movies subverting my expectations.  I keeping throwing in a movie I think will be awesome and it sucks.  Get myself ready to laugh at a film that looks to be hilariously bad, and it will end up actually being good. Such is the case with 1974’s Who?  I mean, […]

Movie: Singapore (1947)

As soon as I saw the title card for 1947’s Singapore, I had the same-titled opening track from the Tom Waits album Raindogs in my head.  I’ve always hoped I will someday see a noir with a vibe like that astounding track, but I only see ones that have traces of its greatness.  Unfortunately, what […]


Everybody knows that song about how the hip bone is connected to the thigh bone, and so on.  It wasn’t until I had been practicing yoga for a while that I realized how much truth is in that. Following surgery on my face recently, I started to experience intense discomfort from my glutes through my […]

Movie: One Million B.C. (1940)

First off: this isn’t that prehistoric film Hammer made in the 60’s, where Rachel Welch famously wears that fur bikini.  That was One Million Years B.C.  Just wanted to get that out of the way. 1940’s One Million B.C. comes to us courtesy of Hal Roach, a guy better remembered for his work with Harold […]

Movie: The Town (2010)

It’s hard to believe Affleck is from Boston, because his Baws-tawn accent in 2010’s The Town sounds so fake to my ears.  That’s unfortunate, because he is the star of the picture.  It’s also strange, since he was directing himself. He’s not a bad director, actually.  His pictures so far have not had any distinct […]

Movie: Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

Every time somebody says the title of Suddenly, Last Summer in the 1959 film, I suddenly can’t get that song by 80’s band The Motels out of my head.  Go figure, those words get spoken about 10 times or so over the course of the film. This movie pairs Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor, who […]

Movie: Grave of the Vampire (1972)

When writer and director David Chase discusses his life’s accomplishments, I’m sure he talks mostly about The Sopranos.  Maybe he occasionally touches on The Rockford Files or Kolchak: The Night Stalker.  But I suspect he rarely, if ever, talks about his first movie screenplay, for 1972’s Grave of the Vampire. This is an odd movie.  […]

Movie: Topper (1937)

I need to learn to temper my expectations.  It seems every time I think a screwball comedy will be amazing, I find myself experiencing varying degrees of disappointment.  Such is the case with 1937’s Topper. As this stars Cary Grant, I am stunned this couldn’t be anything less than amazing.  But that’s because I keep […]

Movie: Patient Zero (2018)

2018’s Patient Zero is yet another in the long series of zombie, and zombie-like, movies that are still clogging distribution channels to this day. But even completists might want to avoid this one.  Figured we would just go ahead and that out of the way now. Although the infected here aren’t technically zombies, they meet […]

Movie: Race for the Yankee Zephyr (1981)

Raiders of the Lost Ark spawned many imitators, resulting in multiplexes of the 1980’s becoming clogged with action comedies where various scoundrels end up in some exotic location as they pursue treasure of some sorts.  Given the timing, I’m not sure if Race for the Yankee Zephyr (also released as Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr) […]

Movie: The Burning (1981)

I love the movie Cabin in the Woods, which subverts many of the clichés of the horror genre, especially the slasher sub-genre.  While it skewers, and pays tributes to, many such films, it might as well have been a direct parody of 1981’s The Burning.  I may not like slashers but, even if I did, […]