Review of “Cry Wilderness” (1987)

SHORT REVIEW: RUN AWAY!!! Longer review: For our Saturday night pizza and bad movie, we picked one Mystery Science Theater that may have actually improved the viewing experience. This one is just nonsense. Or fine family PG-rated viewing, however you want to look at it. Plot: On a school trip, Paul Cooper (Eric Foster) wandersContinue reading “Review of “Cry Wilderness” (1987)”

Review of “At the Earth’s Core” (1977)

Svengoolie was a rerun once again, so we went to Mystery Science Theater for this gem, an adaptation of an Edgar Rice Burroughs work.  Plot:   Against a backdrop of Victorian Great Britain, scientist Dr. Abner Perry (Peter Cushing) oversees the building of a giant earth-boring machine, “the iron mole.” Accompanying him on its test run throughContinue reading “Review of “At the Earth’s Core” (1977)”

Review “Trancers” (1984)

Svengoolie was yet again a rerun, a generically named Curse of Frankenstein, which I reviewed here: We tried another movie the dearly beloved saw a while ago. I remembered bits and pieces of it as well.   Plot:  In the year 2247, Trooper Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) patrols the mean streets of Angel City, near sunken Los(t)Continue reading “Review “Trancers” (1984)”

Review of “Starcrash” (1978)

We ducked out on a bad rerun on Svengoolie and chose this gem, a color sci-fi Star Wars rip—er, Star Wars-inspired flick. Plot: The opening shots show the bottom of a white starship passing over the viewer. Where, oh, where has that appeared before? No crawl to set the action a long time ago inContinue reading “Review of “Starcrash” (1978)”

Gremlin: In Memoriam

Disclaimer: A eulogy for a cat is perhaps a bit self-indulgent. Gremlin has been gone a week. I miss him very much and probably will for a long time. I ask anyone who isn’t into cats or animals is general to skip this. Thank you. “Would you like his ashes?” the receptionist asked. “No. AshesContinue reading “Gremlin: In Memoriam”

Review of “The Life and Times of Le Bronco von der Löwenhöhle”

Long before I read this lovely tribute, I read and enjoyed Bronco’s adventures. Bronco was, without doubt, the goodest boy of them all—just like every dog. Full disclosure: the author, Thomas Wikman, and I go back some years to a now-defunct writing site, Epinions. I have enjoyed his book reviews and letters to the editorContinue reading “Review of “The Life and Times of Le Bronco von der Löwenhöhle””

Review of “The Lady from Shanghai” (1947)

Svengoolie was, alas! a rerun yet again, so we watched a noir for Saturday pizza and bad movie night. This little flick has Orson Welles speaking an (occasional) brogue and allowing himself to be lured into a circle of unpleasant people after a pretty girl winks at him. Plot: “When I start out to makeContinue reading “Review of “The Lady from Shanghai” (1947)”

Review of “Shaun of the Dead” (2004)

To complete the trilogy, we end where it all started, Shaun of the Dead. It makes a whole lot more sense to anyone who has ever worked in retail. Plot: Shaun (Simon Pegg) is a twenty-nine-year-old electronics salesman by day. He spends the rest of his time playing video games with his friend, Ed (NickContinue reading “Review of “Shaun of the Dead” (2004)”

Review of “World’s End” (2013)

This is the last of the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy movies, directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg. The first two are the zombie movie Shaun of the Dead (2004) and the parody cop buddy movie Hot Fuzz (2007). Not much is said about ice cream in this one, but aContinue reading “Review of “World’s End” (2013)”

Review of “Hot Fuzz” (2007)

We chose something from this century for our Saturday night pizza and bad movie. We do that once in a while, especially when Svengoolie is a rerun. This particular masterpiece is a sendup of cop buddy movies with a British flare. If you’re watching from this side of the pond, I recommend subtitles. Plot:Nicholas AngelContinue reading “Review of “Hot Fuzz” (2007)”