Re-Watch Weekend #2 – Labyrinth (1986) and Lady Bird (2017)

“This is not my real hand!” “Is it too pink?” This week, we sort of unintentionally picked two coming of age stories told through different lenses.  The one my wife picked was told through the eyes of the selfish teenager who needed to learn how to accept her baby brother (Labyrinth), and mine was told… Continue reading Re-Watch Weekend #2 – Labyrinth (1986) and Lady Bird (2017)

Re-Watch Weekend #1 – Ed Wood (1994) & Benny And Joon (1993)

“Blah-de blah blah” Manic Pixie Dream Boy My wife and I have a list of movies broken down into three categories – 1) Movies I’ve seen that she hasn’t,  2) Movies she’s seen but I haven’t, and 3) Movies we both haven’t seen.  We decided this weekend to pick a few movies from our respective… Continue reading Re-Watch Weekend #1 – Ed Wood (1994) & Benny And Joon (1993)

Another Classic I Haven’t Seen Yet #26 – Tarantula (1955)

BOOOOOOOM This was one of the most gloriously B-Movie films I’ve ever seen. It took itself just seriously enough for it to actually work.  And I was very surprised at how well done the tarantula effects were done. Dr. Matt Hastings is your typical 1950’s male American.  Cocky, self important, and able to talk down… Continue reading Another Classic I Haven’t Seen Yet #26 – Tarantula (1955)

Another Classic I Haven’t Seen Yet #25 – Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Run, Miles, Ruuuuun! So, I’m a huge fan of the Cornetto Trilogy.  But for some reason I never thought to watch this classic, which obviously had an influence on Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg – the battle of the collective vs. the individual.  Especially in “The World’s End”, where an alien race supplants humans with… Continue reading Another Classic I Haven’t Seen Yet #25 – Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

The Travesty That Is The 1986 Little Shop Of Horrors Theatrical Release

Welcome to the 1980s – where all of your sins can be instantly forgotten by having a sudden change of heart… I must preface this by saying that if it wasn’t for the theatrical release of this movie, my 6 year old self probably wouldn’t have fallen in love with this quirky movie musical starring… Continue reading The Travesty That Is The 1986 Little Shop Of Horrors Theatrical Release

Another Classic I Haven’t Seen Yet #23 – Curse of the Demon (1957)

“Passing this paper was almost as bad as a gallstone…” Now I know how Dana Andrews got runes from eating prunes, and why passing them use lots of skill. Only 3 more movies to complete the Science Fiction/Double Feature movie challenge! So, this is considered an old Occult B-Movie, cult following style film…and I think… Continue reading Another Classic I Haven’t Seen Yet #23 – Curse of the Demon (1957)

Another Classic I Haven’t Seen Yet #22 – Sabrina (1954)

“I’m sorry, doll.  I’m usually knee deep in mystery and suspense by now…” Hepburn and Bogart. What can go wrong? It got dark as hell early on, Sabrina trying to off herself because rich guy #1 didn’t like her and she didn’t want to be shipped off to Paris for glorified Home Economics classes. Rich… Continue reading Another Classic I Haven’t Seen Yet #22 – Sabrina (1954)