The Psychopath (1966)

Here’s an Amicus thriller by way of writer Robert Bloch that I wish I had seen as a youngster. It would have scared the hell out of me leaving me […]

January 2020 In Review

And so it begins, this years march to accomplishing a few things here in the movie room at Mike’s Take. First and foremost that means attempting to watch some of […]

Black Friday (1940)

This 1940 thriller represents the final pairing under the roof of Universal Studios where it all began for the legendary horror stars, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. For fans of […]

Fearless Fagan (1952)

Brando’s Pick of the Month For this MGM release detailing the plight of Fagan, a 400 pound tamed lion, Janet Leigh, scored top billing opposite Carleton Carpenter and Keenan Wynn […]

If I Were King (1938)

Having made a successful transition from the silent era to the talkies, who better than Ronald Colman to headline If I Were King? A film that sees the smooth talking […]

Death Wish (1974)

For his fourth film under the direction of Michael Winner, Charles Bronson, scored his most famous role, one that would have a lasting impact on many of his subsequent characterizations. […]

3 Men to Kill (1980)

aka 3 hommes a abattre When a simple act of charity turns sour, French superstar, Alain Delon, will find himself in familiar territory. Meaning on the run with a gun […]

Assignment Terror (1969)

aka … Los Monstruos Del Terror …  aka … Dracula jagt Frankenstein …  aka … Dracula contra Frankenstein …  aka … Abbott and Costello Meet Michael Rennie and the Universal […]

How The West Was Won (1962)

While I’ve see this western blockbuster filmed in Cinerama a number of times I don’t believe I’ve actually seen it since my adolescent days. It played regularly on TV though […]

Caravan to Vaccares (1974)

If you fell in love with action films as a kid growing up in the 70’s and 80’s there’s a good chance you know that what the name Alistair MacLean […]

The Ice Follies of 1939

Yes this movie really does exist and yes it stars classic film favorites Joan Crawford and James (or Jimmy as I prefer) Stewart. With a zippy score to start the […]

All At Sea (1957)

aka Barnacle Bill. Long before Alec Guinness would become eternally famous in the world of pop culture as Obi-Wan Kenobi he was on one hell of a roll in the […]

The Invisible Ray (1936)

For the third consecutive year, Universal Studios, cast the two titans of 1930’s horror films together once again. As the posters proclaimed, it was Karloff and Bela Lugosi starring in […]