In the Tall Grass (2012) – Stephen King and Joe Hill

This week I decided to dig into something quick, and unnerving, and settled in for Joe Hill, and his father, Stephen King’s short novella, In the Tall Grass. And it’s wonderfully unnerving, bloody, and frightening.┬áThe concept of the story is so simple, and that is where some of the true horror lies. Cal and his…

Bumblebee (2018) – Blu-Ray Review

This may be the first live action Transformers I have enjoyed since the original animated movie back in the day (and there’s a nice musical nod to it). And without Micheal Bay directing, Travis Knight is in the chair here, you can actually see what is happening the action sequences. So it is with great…

Star Trek: Voyager (1996) – Future’s End: Part II, and Warlord

Captain’s log: stardate 50312.5 Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky pen the conclusion to the two-parter that sees Captain Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), Paris (Robert Duncan McNeill), Tuvok (Tim Russ) and Chakotay (Robert Beltran) stuck in the California of the 90s and attempting to stop Henry Starling (Ed Begley, jr.) from disrupting future history, and reclaim the…

Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) – Ed Wood Jr.

While not necessarily a vampire movie, Plan 9 From Outer Space, undeniably one of the worst films ever made (which in turn made it a cult classic), is the next title in the vampire section of John Landis’ Monsters in the Movies from DK Canada. The film does feature a plan to resurrect the dead,…

The Return of Dracula (1958) – Paul Landres

Dracula does California! And it’s gonna be an entertaining (and pretty bad ride) as I dig into the next Vampire title in DK Books’ Monsters in the Movies by director John Landis. A Dracula (Francis Lederer) with some strange powers – like apparating (and not a glimpse of fangs) comes to smalltown California, USA after…

The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998) – Rob Bowman

  The X-Files owned the late 90s, early 00s and as the fifth season came to a close, the show was at the height of its popularity. This led to the idea of an event, a thank you for the fans, and the FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) made…

Finding Dory (2016) – Andrew Stanton & Angus MacLane

  Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), the short-term memory loss suffering blue tang is back in the latest entry from Pixar, that sees her on the journey to find her parents, with Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (Hayden Rolence) helping her out, and going out on an adventure of their own, when Dory gets lost…

True Detective: Season 2

  Releasing from HBO today on both Blu-Ray and DVD is the sophomore season of the intense Nic Pizzolatto written and created police drama. The critics and viewers were divided on this one, you either loved it or hated it, but I think that was partly because everyone thought they would be getting more of…

Silicon Valley: Season 1

  Releasing from HBO today is the premiere season of this brilliant comedy from Mike Judge, the creator of the cult classic, much-loved and oft-quoted, Office Space. The 8 episode first season is available today on DVD and Blu-Ray, just in time for the start of Season 2, which debuts April 12. You can honestly…

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908) – L. Frank Baum

The fourth Oz tale sees Dorothy in more adventures, once again caused by a natural disaster (I’m not sure how this kid keeps surviving these things). On her way to California to visit her uncle, Uncle Henry is already there, she meets up with Zeb, a young boy, who is her second cousin who is…

Easy Rider (1969) – Dennis Hopper

The next drama title for review in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book is this generation-defining film that not only stars Dennis Hopper, but he directed it, and wrote the script with co-star Peter Fonda and Terry Southern. Fonda plays Wyatt, though he’s referred to through the entire film as Captain America,…

All Cheerleaders Die (2013) – Lucy McKee & Chris Silverston

Hitting DVD and Blu-Ray today is this entertaining romp that is bound to become a cult classic, All Cheerleaders Die. The opening night feature for the Toronto International Film Festival’s (TIFF) Midnight Madness, I was a little unsure about this one, but thought I’d give it a shot. I was happily surprised. What could have…