Furious 7 (2015)

“You ever heard the saying, the enemy of my enemy is my friend?” “I don’t got friends. I got family.” Does anyone remember the first movie in this series? The Fast and the Furious? It tells the story of an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a group of street racer thugs who steal dvd players from […]

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

Before it was a movie, or even a book for that matter, Fifty Shades of Grey was posted online by author E L James as an internet fan fiction. Using the internet handle ‘Snowqueen’s Icedragon,’  James was originally writing her kinky story using characters from The Twilight Saga books. Halfway through writing, she decided to change […]

After Last Season (2009)

DISCLAIMER: Heed these words. Heed them well: Don’t ever watch this movie.  INT. AFTER LAST SEASON SET – DAY Script in hand, Actor JASON KULAS approaches writer/director MARK REGION. JASON Hey, Mark, you mind if I run something by you?  MARK Anytime.  JASON I’m just wondering if we can fill in the other side of […]

Super Mario Brothers (1993)

They aren’t even wearing suspenders. When I think of Super Mario Brothers, I picture the mushroom kingdom; a lush, colourful video game world populated by cute characters and evil turtles. I think of two plumber brothers with thick Italian accents riding dinosaurs with stretchy tongues. A princess in distress. Giant angry bullets. I don’t think […]

Aussie Park Boyz: The Next Chapter (2011)

With a subtitle as creative as The Next Chapter, it’s safe to set your expectations very, very low for this one. Aussie Park Boyz: The Next Chapter is the sequel to Aussie Park Boyz (2004), which I have never seen, but now plan to. While there are fleeting moments that clearly refer to the first film, […]

The Wicker Man (2006)

Any movie Nicolas Cage touches instantly becomes a timeless work of art. He has a knack for interpreting scenes the wrong way, and in doing so inadvertently improves the projects he signs on to. From Face/Off to Vampire’s Kiss, the campy films he gets involved in are always immensely fun to watch. I do think he’s an […]

Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

Plan 9 From Outer Space has been hailed as one of the most legendary bad movies of its era, perhaps even of all time. Director Ed Wood’s most famous b-movie has entered the pop culture lexicon in such a way that most everyone has at least heard the title. Personally, I don’t get the hype. […]

A Deadly Adoption (2015)

Predictable as this movie is, here’s an obligatory spoiler alert. Trust me though, everything given away in this article is obvious enough that you would have figured it out anyway. When spending time with my friends, I make a point to bring the natural rhythm of the conversation to a halt to tell them about their jobs, […]

For Y’ur Height Only (1981)

In some ways, For Y’ur Height Only is ahead of its time. Produced in the Philippines and featuring an awful English dub, the film parodies the absurdity of the James Bond film franchise, much in the same way Austin Powers did a few years later. But in this farcical Bond adventure, Mini-Me is the star. Weighing in at […]

Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

Translated from Spanish, the word ‘Manos’ actually means ‘Hand’. So the title of this film is really just Hand: The Hands of Fate. This is the story of an odd desert cult ruled by the omnipresent Manos, or Hand, whose powers are never completely defined. Hand’s only long term goal seems to be to serve someone called […]