Hatchet II (review)

Looks like you may have missed your chance to see Hatchet II on a big screen, because the film has been pulled from theaters. Not that it matters, really, because this is such a spurious waste of time that no one should have to bother with it at all.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (review)

Lo and behold and WTF, here’s adorkable Jay Baruchel getting molested by dancing mops as the literal replication of a 70-year-old cartoon forces its way into a movie where it clashes tonally, interrupts the plot, and just plain makes no sense.

The Last Airbender (review)

Shyamalan wanted to leave us shaking our heads and marveling at a terribleness that was not merely terrible, but a terribleness that leaves you astonished at just how very, very terrible it is.

Perseus and Mike Nelson, separated at birth?

I’m working on my review of Clash of the Titans right now, and I will post it shortly, but in the meantime, I must share with you one of the many strange and uncomfortable thoughts that went through my head as the movie unspooled. I couldn’t stop being struck by how much Sam Worthington’s Perseus … more…

retro trailer: ‘Invasion U.S.A.’

Take a look back at an old trailer… It’s this year’s — or 1952’s, anyway — shock cinema! That’s right: it’s shocking how much stock footage and TV news talking-head reportage makes up this movie. You won’t believe the things you’ll be told are happening in this movie, somewhere offscreen because we were too cheap … more…

new DVD releases in Region 1, July 7

green light (definitely check it out): Mystery Science Theater 3000: XV: Includes the experiments on The Robot Vs. The Aztec Mummy, The Girl In Lovers Lane, Zombie Nightmare, and Racket Girls. [Amazon U.S.] Doctor Who: The Rescue/The Romans: Early William Hartnell stuff, including how he helped start Nero’s big fire. Doh! [Amazon U.S.] [now available … more…