Damien: Omen II (1978)

This post originally appeared on My Floating Red Couch for the Holden vs. DiCaprio Grudgematch. Check out the Battle to see more! Oy, what a trudge this movie is, and from the beginning, might I add. It opens with Carl Bugenhagen (Leo McKern), a character from the previous film, breathlessly …

White Elephant Blogathon: Deadlier Than the Male (1967)

It’s April Fool’s Day, kids, and you know what that means: The White Elephant Blogathon! I missed last year, but my 2009 entry was the infamous “3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain,” a post which still receives a concerning number of hits to this day. What are they looking …

Raimifest #3: Army of Darkness (1992)

Keep checking Things That Don’t Suck for more Raimifest posts and contributors! All contributions have been excellent, without exception. Do yourself a favor and mosey over there today. “They’re small films with a small and twisted group of people that like them.” — Sam Raimi – “Humor is just another …

Raimifest #2: Evil Dead II (1987)

Don’t forget to check out Things That Don’t Suck for a list of the excellent contributions thus far to Raimifest! “I love to charge up the audience. I feel the horror audience is a great audience, and I would ideally make a movie that would give them as much energy …

Raimifest #1: The Evil Dead (1981)

This is my first entry for Bryce’s epic Raimifest at Things That Don’t Suck. Check out the ‘fest as well as Bryce’s post on Sam Raimi’s early short “Within the Woods.” “…Rob [Tapert], myself and Bruce Campbell sat in hundreds of drive-ins…not hundreds, but tens of drive-ins, watching these movies …

The First Annual Bronco Nagurski: The Best of Times (1986)

Today’s entry is for the First Annual Bronco Nagurski Flick Fest at My Floating Red Couch. The fest runs until September 3rd — Read ’em all here! *** There are so many quirks. missteps and mistakes in The Best of Times (1986) that it overrides what would otherwise be some …

Summer Movie Blog-A-Thon: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

This post is part of the Summer Movie Blog-A-Thon hosted by Kate of Silents and Talkies. *** As a kid growing up in Missouri and later Kansas (ugh), I didn’t watch a lot of films. I saw maybe 10 films in the theater before I was in high school and …

In This Our Life (1942): The John Huston Blogathon

  Today’s entry is for the John Huston Blogathon, hosted by Adam at Icebox Movies, running from August 5th through 12th. Both the submissions and Adam’s own entries have been exceptional thus far, and more are coming in the days ahead. I highly recommend checking them out! *** Nobody likes …

The Christopher Nolan Blogathon: The Prestige (2006)

The Prestige: Revenge, obsession, deception, sacrifice, tragedy. – This is my entry for the Things That Don’t Suck Christopher Nolan Blogathon. A few notes: I am revising this entry on 6/18/10 based on a second viewing of the film. I thought a very long while about whether or not to …

Chuck Norris Ate My Blog: Silent Rage (1982)

My Chuck Norris Ate My Blog Contest entry is the 1982 semi-horror flick “Silent Rage.” CNAMB’s list of submissions is here! The movie features Chuck, breasts, a maybe-zombie, and a dozen great character actors; my review features Spoilers! *** Originally, I had planned to watch “Code of Silence,” but when …