Different TARGETS Wednesday, May 10
Proving that the Western is anything but dead, two very different examples of the genre just dropped on home video. Brimstone (2016) was written and directed by Dutch filmmaker Martin Koolhoven, his …
GRAVE Plotline Wednesday, May 3
There is no way that I Bury the Living (1958), just released on Blu-ray, may be considered a classic. Still, it’s worthy of attention for several reasons, not the least of which are its failed …
Ropin’, Ridin’ & T-REX Wednesday, April 26
Here are two from the vaults of yesteryear, before CGI and computer-enhanced visuals in the hands of Steven Spielberg or Peter Jackson eschewed the magic of stop-motion animation, at least for …
HELL Raining from Above Wednesday, April 19
On Aug. 1, 1966, after killing his wife and his mother, 25-year-old Charles Whitman climbed to the observation deck of the University of Texas’ iconic tower in Austin, killing three people …
Pets Like Me: LILLIAN Wednesday, April 12
MEET LILLIAN: Last month, I met ridiculously cute English Angora rabbit Lillian, who has awesomely long ears like mine. I couldn’t look away.  I guess I frightened her with all …
SLEEPER Cels Wednesday, April 12
Wickedly subversive and wildly original for its time, Pretty Poison (1968) never made big box-office, but still achieved second-tier recognition as a kind of cult film. More deserving than that, the …
Law & Order: COWBOY Division Wednesday, April 5
There are those who eagerly await the DVD release of the latest movie they just saw on the big screen a few months or maybe even weeks earlier, there are others who are just as anxious to discover …
East meets WEST Wednesday, March 29
With all the PC flap about Matt Damon saving the Chinese in The Great Wall and Scarlett Johansson saving the Japanese in the upcoming Ghost in the Shell, I was pleased to see the recent video drop of …
Celluloid COLOSSUS Wednesday, March 29
The theater is weirdly quiet. It’s noon on a Friday, a few hours away from the day’s matinees featured in either of Sun-Ray Cinema’s theater rooms. In the lobby, the theater’s …
FAN Fiesta Wednesday, March 22
Mega fan-con Collective Con, with appearances by Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven on Stranger Things, pictured), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers, Stranger Things, voice of Charlie Brown in The Peanuts Movie), …