July in Review 2019

So much to do once the summer time comes and aside from working a day job, watching baseball games and sitting in the backyard playing fetch with Brando the Weiner […]

Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)

Seventeen years prior to unleashing the violence of Dirty Harry upon 1970’s filmgoers, director Don Siegel gave the 1950’s crowd this explosive prison drama that cast a long list of […]

The Quick Gun (1964)

During the final years of his cowboy career, Audie Murphy, finds himself cast in this Sidney Salkow outing as a man who has earned a reputation as a “quick gun.” […]

The Raven (1935)

“I am a law unto myself.” If the supposed war to be the King of Horror movies pitting Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff against each other is to be believed, […]

The Ravagers (1965)

One thing we can be sure of when it comes to a made in the Philippines production no matter what the genre and that’s the appearance of Vic Diaz. Shockingly […]

Midway (1976)

This Walter Mirisch production represents a style of movie making we’re not likely to ever see again. Not only is it a star studded effort done in a documentary style […]

Father Is a Bachelor (1950)

Just prior to having his career go into overdrive with the release of Sunset Boulevard and elevating him onto the “A” list of actors about tinsel town, William Holden starred […]

Creature With the Atom Brain (1955)

The title of this Curt Siodmak written thriller is surely missing an “S” on the word Creature because I believe I counted about seven or eight Frankenstein like creations wandering […]

Sabata (1969)

With the arrival of Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars, the so called spaghetti western genre was born and would continue to evolve and bend the accepted way westerns were filmed, […]

G.I. Blues (1960)

Utilizing what would become the standard Elvis Presley formula that sees the King of Rock ‘n Roll sing a song, kiss a girl and get into a fistfight, G.I. Blues […]

The Fallen Sparrow (1943)

“In a world at war, many sparrows must fall….” It’s 1940 as Sparrow opens and we’ll find John Garfield on a train that is set to arrive in New York. […]

The Undying Monster (1942)

It should come as no surprise to anyone that this 63 minute “B” thriller is a superior film thanks to an abundance of talent both in front of and behind […]

June 2019 In Review

With a trip to the Monster Bash down in Mars, Pennsylvania during the month of June I was sure to get in my quota of films and then some for […]

Return of the Street Fighter (1974)

Once again the body count is high when Sonny Chiba returns as the hitman for hire, Takuma “Terry” Tsurugi. Kicking the action into high gear shortly after the opening credits, […]

Colossus : The Forbin Project (1970)

“I think Frankenstein ought to be required reading for all scientists.” I couldn’t agree more with Eric Braeden who scores the title role as Dr. Charles Forbin. While watching this […]