Top 15 SyFy Original Movies

Giant monsters. Has-been acting and singing sensations coming back for one more pop culture groping. Plots so hole-ridden they might as well be a donut factory. ‘Science’ that would make a grade-schooler blush. And scads of ropey CGI that looks like it was banged out on an 1983 Texas Instruments computer. These are the hallmarks […]

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Top 10 Gypsy Curses in Film and Television

With Halloween only a week away,I decided a great way to countdown to the holiday would a series of spooky top tens. Let’s start today with one of the classic creepy movie standby’s; the gypsy curse. The gypsies don’t make quite as may menacing appearances in the media these days, mostly due to politically correct reasons,  but […]

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Top Ten Films of 2011: Year in Review

Looking back on the films of 2011, it’s clear that this was the year of nostalgia. Not just that commercially referenced ‘let’s do a remake’ variation that Hollywood has been cashing their soul in for over the last decade or so. This was something much different and more internally driven. The medium and it’s artists got sort of […]

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Throwback Tuesday: Rain Man (1988)

133 Minutes Directed By: Barry Levinson Written By: Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow Staring: Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Golino, Gerald R. Molen, and Jack Murdock “I’m an excellent driver.” -Raymond Review The subject of many quotes, and jokes of Jeopardy at six o’clock, one may forgot the impact Rain Man had when it was first released.  Tom […]

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Throwback Tuesday: eXistenZ (1999)

Rated R for strong sci-fi violence and gore, and for language. 97 MinutesWritten and Directed By: David Cronenberg Staring: Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ian Holm, William Dafoe, and Sarah Polley It’s worse than that. I’m not sure… I’m not sure here, where we are, is real at all. This feels like a game to me. And […]

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Throwback Tuesday: Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Rated R for graphic horror violence and gore, and for a scene of sexuality. 105 Minutes Directed By: Tim Burton Written By: Kevin Yagher Based On The Story By: Washington Irving Staring: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, Jeffrey Jones, Christopher Lee, Lisa Marie, and Richard Griffiths   Review: Tim Burton whisks […]

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Throwback Tuesday: Poltergeist (1982)

  114 Minutes Directed By: Tobe Hopper Written By: Steven Spielberg Staring: Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Heather O’Rourke, Oliver Robbins, and Michael McMannus   Review At the age of twenty-nine I can still strongly attest that Poltergeist is the scariest movie I have ever seen.  In it’s best moments it feels like […]

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Rated PG-13 125 Minutes Directed By: Chris Columbus Written By: Randi Mayem Singer Staring: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence, Mara Wilson, Harvey Fierstein, and Robert Prosky Review Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) is a father of three, an actor who’s talent is in doing voices, and a man who hasn’t quite grown up.  Daniels three […]

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Throwback Tuesday: The Company of Wolves (1984)

“Never stray from the path, never eat a windfall apple, and never trust a man whose eyebrows meet.” The Company of Wolves is either a child’s nightmarish fever dream, or a lurid fairy tale about the dark, shiny promise of adulthood. I’ve just finished watching the film for the first time in years, and I’m not […]

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