Posted on January 17, 2016 by gooberzilla
Fire up your flame-throwers, because The Hidden (1987) is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring guest hosts Tony (@CaptainJandor) and Kristina (@ChibiUFO).
Review in a Nutshell: Although the film’s low budget pokes through in a couple of places, The Hidden (1987) is a well-composed, well-edited film filled with strong character actors, humanist themes, dark humor, and a surprisingly effective blend of genre elements including action, science fiction, and “buddy cop” police procedural.
Filed under: Greatest Movie EVER, Sci Fi | Tagged: Aliens, chris mulkey, claudia christian, clu gulager, danny trejo, jack sholder, Kyle MacLachlan, michael nouri, Police Thrillers, richard brooks, Science Fiction Films, william boyett | 2 Comments »
Posted on January 3, 2016 by gooberzilla
It’s a new year, and what better way to celebrate than with a comprehensive review that barely scratches the surface of the wonders of One Punch Man?
CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the 2015 anime TV series (with bonus manga discussion), featuring Daryl Surat of Anime World Order, regular co-host Tom Pandich, and special guest host Ruth Gwaltney.
We talk about humor, narrative structure, and what it takes to be a hero in this modern world.
Don’t let Saitama’s try-hard appearance in the first key visual dissuade you. One Punch Man is primarily a comedy.
Filed under: Animation, Comedy, Comic Book Movies, Greatest Movie EVER, Kung Fu, Ninjas, Robots, Sci Fi | Tagged: Anime, Madhouse, one, one punch man, shingo natsume, yusuke murata | 6 Comments »
Posted on December 20, 2015 by gooberzilla
Prepare coffee for your horses, because R.O.T.O.R. is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the VHS cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Andrew Collie of CollectionDX.
Review in a Nutshell: An inspired rip-off of both The Terminator and RoboCop, R.O.T.O.R. is the sort of film that is breath-taking in its complete and total cinematic incompetence. It must be seen to be believed.
That pose looks awfully familiar…
Filed under: Greatest Movie EVER, Greatest Worst Movie EVER, Robots, Sci Fi, Worst Movie EVER | Tagged: Budd Lewis, Cullen Blaine, Jayne Smith, Margaret Trigg, R.O.T.O.R., Richard Gesswein, Robots, Science Fiction Films, Texas | 7 Comments »
Posted on November 22, 2015 by gooberzilla
Strap on your scuba gear, because Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M., the Mistress of Malapropisms.
Review in a Nutshell: A groovy, boozy Seventies movie with a fashionably hard-boiled geologist protagonist and a pair of completely inert giant “dinosaurs”, Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds was allegedly the most expensive science fiction film yet produced by Toei Studios when it premiered in 1977. It’s a baffling little creature feature with lots of symbolic camera-work and questionable wardrobe choices.
“Now, pretend like it’s killing you!”
Filed under: Dinosaurs, Greatest Movie EVER, Sci Fi | Tagged: Creature Features, Dinosaurs, junji kurata, Science Fiction Films, Toei Studios, tsunehiko watase | 2 Comments »
Posted on October 11, 2015 by gooberzilla
Two episodes of GME! Anime Fun Time in a row? Impossible! But it is the month of Halloween, and what better way to celebrate than with an anime filled to the brim with spooky skeletons? Join Ruth and I as we try to explain what kept us going through 13 episodes of Overlord, an anime that combines the worst elements of light-novel narrative structure with the worst elements of the “trapped in an MMORPG” science fiction subgenre. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the show.
Overlord does have some pretty boss character designs.
Filed under: Animation, Fantasy, Sci Fi, Vampires | Tagged: Anime, Fantasy, kugane maruyama, light novel adaptations, Madhouse, MMORPGs, naoyuki ito, overlord, Skeletons | 12 Comments »
Posted on September 7, 2015 by gooberzilla
Hold onto your brains, because Scanners is the Greatest Movie EVER! Click on the movie poster or the title above to
download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M., the Mistress of Malapropisms.
Review in a Nutshell: Often mis-classified as a horror film, Scanners is better described as a genre-blending science fiction film with elements of espionage and body horror. Patrick McGoohan is full of bombast and bravura and Michael Ironside is delightfully villainous, and the special make-up effects are still horrifying and grotesque even today.
Filed under: Horror, Sci Fi, Spies | Tagged: Canada, David Cronenberg, Espionage, jennifer o'neill, michael ironside, Patrick McGoohan, Psychic Phenomena, Psychics, scanners, stephen lack, Telekinesis, telepathy | 8 Comments »
Posted on August 23, 2015 by gooberzilla
Like an atomic dinosaur slumbering in a volcano, the Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla theme was not dead, but merely resting. Join Mike Dent, Tony Wendel, and myself as we shake off the dust of ages to talk about perhaps the strangest, most surreal entry in the Heisei series, Godzilla vs. Biollante. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the film, which now features 20% more Space Godzilla and Shinji Higuchi gossip by volume.
Filed under: Dinosaurs, Godzilla, Greatest Movie EVER, Sci Fi, Spies | Tagged: Biollante, Giant Monster Movies, Godzilla, Kaiju, Kazuki Ohmori, Kenpachiro Satsuma, Megumi Odaka, Shinichiro Kobayashi, Toho Studios, Tokusatsu | 7 Comments »