Review of “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” (2022)

Last night, we watched this for our Saturday night pizza and bad movie offering. The pizza and wine were good. Plot:In 1932, “Magizoologist” Newton “Newt” Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) tracks a beast known as a qilin in the jungles of China. She gives birth. The newborn looks something like a fawn with long mustaches and aContinue reading “Review of “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” (2022)”

Review of “What’s So Bad About Feeling Good?” (1968

For our Saturday pizza and bad movie, we chose one the dearly beloved recalled seeing in part some years ago. It wasn’t all that good, but it was lighthearted. Plot: A Greek ship remains in quarantine in New York harbor because most of the crew is sick. You wouldn’t know it by looking at them.Continue reading “Review of “What’s So Bad About Feeling Good?” (1968″

Review of “Arsenic and Old Lace” (1944)

It’s Halloween, 1941, in New York. Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant), a drama critic and author of such books as Marriage, a Fraud and a Failure, waits in a long line with the girl literally next door, Elaine Harper (Pricilla Lane). A sign above them reads “marriage licenses.” A couple of gentlemen of the fourth estateContinue reading “Review of “Arsenic and Old Lace” (1944)”

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)”

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)”