Friday, January 22, 2021

'Ten Minutes To Midnight' (2021) Movie Review

caroline williams
People often reflect upon the choices that brought them to a certain point in their lives. We’re talking from a big, life-long perspective here. This happens more and more as we age and come to major life changes, like, say, retirement. Erik Bloomquist’s Ten Minutes to Midnight takes this set up but asks the question “what if a vampire movie?”

Thursday, January 21, 2021

'Psycho Goreman' (2020) Movie Review

big scary alien

A title like Psycho Goreman is certainly an eye-catcher. Then there’s the optics of a seven-foot-tall ancient alien killing machine playing the most high stakes game of dodgeball you’ve ever seen with two young kids. It’s only the fate of the planet and probably the galaxy that hang in the balance, NBD. The finished product from writer/director Steven Kostanski (The Void) resembles a Troma movie, but a Troma movie with heart and soul that’s actually as fun as those movies want to be. 

Friday, January 15, 2021

'Willy's Wonderland' Trailer: Nicolas Cage, Evil Robots, And A Creepy Amusement Park

Nicolas Cage Covered in Goo

Oh my. Oh my, oh my. Nicolas Cage battling evil animatronics come to life is more than enough to capture my imagination. Such is the premise for the upcoming Willy’s Wonderland. To be honest, I didn’t need any more than that to put this on my must-see list, but holy crap, this trailer. This trailer is just…watch it for yourself.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The 50 Most-Anticipated Movies Of 2021

gremlins in a movie theater
Something I’ve said and likely will continue to say is that every year is a great year for film. More often than not, when people express the sentiment that a year is bad for movies, they mean big blockbuster Hollywood movies. But there’s never been a single year without a ton of great cinema. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Brent's Top 15 Movies Of 2020

empty theater 2020
Don’t know if you noticed, but 2020 was a weird year for movies. Not sure why. Oh yeah, that’s right, the sweeping worldwide pandemic that shut down most of the world at one point or another. That’ll do it.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

'Max Cloud' (2020) Movie Review

scott adkins
When Max Cloud, AKA The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud, works, it’s a good amount of ridiculous, silly fun, with an intentionally absurd premise, and a solid cast fronted by DTV all-star Scott Adkins. The problem is there’s not much substance to the core idea and the entire thing runs out its course early on, spending any narrative steam in short order. This is a prime example of a concept that might make for a cool short film, but that doesn’t have enough substance for a feature. And the result is a movie that’s stretched and thin.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

'Skylines' (2020) Movie Review

Lindsey Morgan and an alien
It happens often that a movie, usually a major studio production, aims to kick off a franchise, only for it to be a no-go. It also happens, in rarer occasions, that a movie aiming to kick off a theatrical franchise flops, but a franchise happens anyway, usually in the hallowed, at least around here, halls of DTV. Sometimes a series pops up where no one expected.