Hotel Monterey (1972)

New York City’s Hotel Monterey was apparently built around 1909, and by the time of Chantal Akerman’s 1972 silent experimental film that features the building as the movie’s sole character, the motel had been turned into lower-rent apartments in the midst of a somewhat run-down neighborhood. Akerman’s stationary cameras capture …

The Roger Corman Blogathon: The Day the World Ended (1955)

This post is for Forgotten Classics of Yesteryear‘s Roger Corman Blogathon. This promises to be a great ‘thon with lots of terrific bloggers contributing. Check it out!   ***Science fiction was firmly entrenched as a popular film genre by the mid 1950s, but Roger Corman was still pretty new at …

Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)

This post originally appeared on My Floating Red Couch for the Battle of the Fatheads between William Holden and Leonardo DiCaprio. Check out the entire battle for more! For the most part, Escape from Fort Bravo is a typical cowboys-and-Indians Western flick with little more to offer than guys in …

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 …