Reviewing “Northmen: A Viking Saga A fun action-adventure saga only slightly derailed by historical and plot-related goofs

Northmen: A Viking Saga

Northmen – A Viking Saga is the Viking version of Braveheart. While there are some historical inaccuracies, and a couple of all-too-convenient plot issues, this is a super fun movie filled with gory battles, beautiful scenery and a couple of epic performances. I was highly entertained.   [Read more…]

Reviewing “Dark Was the Night” An entertaining creature feature that embraces the appeal of old school monster movie suspense

Dark Was The Night

DARK WAS THE NIGHT is a deliciously dark yet heartfelt monster movie, one that relies on character drama first and ratchets up the suspense with that old-fashioned method of teasing out a wonderfully balanced mix of dread and eager anticipation. Small New England town, big woods with a deep, dark history pre-dating colonial times, protagonists struggling with their own real-world fears trying to put a real-world face on a threat they can’t fully comprehend — this is the way monster movies are supposed to be made.   [Read more…]

Reviewing “Burying the Ex” An entertaining B-Movie comedy/horror flick, without the horror

Burying the Ex

This movie is neither extremely funny nor scary, but it’s got that campy kind of charm that makes it a potential for a cult classic, especially since the two stars are moderately well known.

It’s the kind of film you’d watch with your friends late at night, while drinking and eating pizza and popcorn, and thoroughly MST3King it.   [Read more…]

Reviewing “Knights of Badassdom” Maybe development hell is also a sign of the apocalypse

Knights of Badassdom

The hubs and I saw the Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con for the movie Knights of Badassdom years ago now. Basically, it’s supposed to be Galaxy Quest for the Live Action Role Play set. We literally could not wait to see this movie. We got home from Comic-Con and eagerly awaited the release.

But the movie was held up in some sort of development hell, and wasn’t released for years. It’s on Netflix now. So, the question is: Was it worth the wait?

Sadly, no.   [Read more…]

“All Cheerleaders Die” — A Slice of SciFi On Demand Review

All Cheerleaders Die

I’m not sure how to summarize the plot of Lucky McKee’s latest feature film All Cheerleaders Die.

The closest thing I can think to compare it to would be the first Tarantino/Rodriguez From Dusk Till Dawn movie. You start out thinking you’re watching one kind of movie, and all of a sudden you’re watching something completely different.   [Read more…]