‘Twilight Zone: The Movie’: Worth Watching, Even if You’re Not a Fan of the Show (review)

Remakes of episodes of The Twilight Zone, organized into four stories. Segment 1 involves angry, racist white man Bill (Vic Morrow) being suddenly transported back in time; he finds himself in the shoes of oppressed members of society, namely a Jewish man in Nazi Germany, a Black man being hunted by the KKK, and aContinue reading “‘Twilight Zone: The Movie’: Worth Watching, Even if You’re Not a Fan of the Show (review)”

‘Videodrome’: Way Ahead of its Time (review)

In the not-too-distant future, Max (James Woods) is the president of Channel 83, which specializes in showing sex and violence. His interest is piqued by a Malaysian broadcast called Videodrome, which stages rape, torture, and murder. He runs into trouble when he goes looking to buy it for his station, and finds out not onlyContinue reading “‘Videodrome’: Way Ahead of its Time (review)”

‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’: Made by Disney, So Naturally, it’s Terrifying (review)

Young kids Will (Vidal Peterson) and Jim (Shawn Carson) are always looking for an adventure. They get more than they bargained for when an evil circus rolls into town. As they do. Proprietor Mr. Dark (Jonathan Pryce) grants wishes, but in a monkey’s paw-type way, for example giving an elderly school teacher the chance toContinue reading “‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’: Made by Disney, So Naturally, it’s Terrifying (review)”

‘Of Unknown Origin’: Robocop Fights Unkillable Rat–and it’s Delightful! (review)

Bart (Peter Weller) is an average businessman. When his wife Meg (Shannon Tweed) and their son (Leif Anderson) go on a trip to visit relatives, he’s left alone—until a rat shows up. He tries multiple methods to get rid of it, but since the animal is some kind of evil rat genius, poison, traps, andContinue reading “‘Of Unknown Origin’: Robocop Fights Unkillable Rat–and it’s Delightful! (review)”

‘The Man with Two Brains’: Comedy Genius (review)

This is a comedy inspired by old sci-fi movies, co-written by Steve Martin and Carl Reiner. Martin is Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr, (pronounced hu-furrrr) a brilliant but lonely brain surgeon. He meets and soon marries Dolores (Kathleen Turner), who turns out to be a conniving gold digger. While at a medical conference in Austria, he isContinue reading “‘The Man with Two Brains’: Comedy Genius (review)”