Movie Mondays: Father’s Day

Low budget genre film production companies usually do not stick around long enough to gain either notoriety or a reputation. Troma is one of the few that has endured. Its reputation is . . . let’s be generous and say “mixed.” Some Troma movies are worth a laugh. Many (many, many) Troma movies don’t work […]

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Considering Westlake: Comeback

They say you never forget your first. Sometimes you don’t forget your second either. I actually first read the Parker novels released under Donald E. Westlake’s pseudonym Richard Stark following the release of the 1999 movie Payback. My copy of The Hunter was a tie in edition to that movie, with a cover sporting Mel […]

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O Rose, Thou Art Sick: Rabid

Synopsis: Rose (Laura Vandervoort) has a passion for fashion, her designs are impeccable, but she lacks the necessary interpersonal skills to excel in the high demand fashion industry. Somehow she has lucked into a job working under the equally passionate and often verbally abusive Gunter (Mackenzie Gray), however her days there are numbered even before […]

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Movie Mondays: Knives Out

Synopsis: When private nurse Marta Cabrera (Ana de Armas) finds her employer, the famous bestselling mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), in the upstairs room of his massive mansion with his throat cut, the death seems like suicide. Lieutenant Elliot (Lakeith Stanfield) and State Trooper Wagner (Noah Segan) are sure the case is a clear […]

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