Posted on March 19, 2017 by gooberzilla
Shiver me timbers, but Cutthroat Island is (probably not) the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring long-awaited return of Katherin the Great.
Review in a Nutshell: A big-budget pirate adventure that torpedoed an entire movie studio, Cuttroat Island hasn’t aged very well due to its thin script and questionable casting choices, but a scene-chewing performance by Frank Langella as the villainous pirate Dawg helps a bit.
Filed under: Greatest Movie EVER | Tagged: Adventure Films, Frank Langella, Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Pirates, Renny Harlin | 4 Comments »
Posted on March 5, 2017 by gooberzilla
Oil up those pectoral muscles, because Hercules Against the Moon Men is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the title or the movie poster above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M., the Mistress of Malapropisms.
Review in a Nutshell: Not actually a Hercules movie but in fact a Maciste film, Hercules Against the Moon Men salvages a surprising amount of production value from its costumes, locations, old school special effects, and the affable performance of Alan Steel, who never stops smiling even when beset by saber-tooth apes or spiky death-traps.
Filed under: Fantasy, Greatest Movie EVER, Sci Fi | Tagged: Alan Steel, Giacomo Gentilomo, Hercules, Maciste, Peblum, Sword and Sandals | 1 Comment »
Posted on February 19, 2017 by gooberzilla
Brush up on your 1930’s international politics, because Fist of Legend is the Greatest Movie EVER!.
Click on the title or the DVD cover above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.
Review in a Nutshell: A re-telling of the classic Bruce Lee martial arts revenge film, Fist of Fury, director Gordon Chan and actor Jet Li bring a surprisingly humanistic portrayal to the character of Chen Zhen, a student who defends the honor of Chinese kung fu in the face of foreign aggression. The fight choreography by Yuen Woo-Ping is top notch.
Filed under: Drama, Greatest Movie EVER, Kung Fu | Tagged: Billy Chau, Gordon Chan, Jet Li, Kung Fu Movies, Martial Arts Movies, Shanghai, Shinobu Nakayama, Yasuaki Kurata, Yuen Woo-Ping | 3 Comments »
Posted on February 5, 2017 by gooberzilla
It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and what could be more in the spirit of friendly athletic competition than a muddled Sunrise mecha anime with a weak narrative focus and disturbingly xenophobic undertones? CLICK HERE or on the banner above to download our review of Gasaraki, a 1998 science fiction TV anime with direction by mecha master Ryosuke Takahashi. In it, we talk about the price of wheat, clunky robots with sand in their joints, and HOLY CRAP! ALIENS!.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tagged: Anime, Gasaraki, mecha, Ryosuke Takahashi, Science Fiction, Sunrise | 2 Comments »
Posted on January 22, 2017 by gooberzilla
It’s an ace detective team-up for the centuries, and Murder by Death is (probably not) the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the title or the movie poster above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M..
Review in a Nutshell: Death is easy, comedy is hard. Despite an all-star cast and the writing talents of the creator of The Odd Couple, I found Murder by Death to be brutally unfunny, although we can’t quite put our finger on why this meta-textual critique of the foibles of the murder mystery genre doesn’t work.
Filed under: Comedy, Greatest Movie EVER | Tagged: Alec Guinness, Comedy, David Niven, Eileen Brennan, Elsa Lancaste, Maggie Smith, Murder by Death, Murder Mysteries, Neil Simon, Parody, Peter Falk, Peter Sellers, Spoof, Truman Capote | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 8, 2017 by gooberzilla
You can’t learn Snake Fist without breaking some eggs, and Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.
Review in a Nutshell: Featuring Yuen Woo-ping’s directorial debut, Jackie Chan’s first big break-out performance, and the creation of Simon Yuen’s legendary “Sam Seed / Beggar So” character, Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow is an important and entertaining martial arts film.
Filed under: Greatest Movie EVER, Kung Fu | Tagged: Hwang Jang Lee, Jackie Chan, Kung Fu Movies, Martial Arts Movies, Seasonal Film Corporation, Yuen Siu Tien, Yuen Woo-Ping | 3 Comments »
Posted on December 18, 2016 by gooberzilla
Before there was JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, super fabulous manga auteur Hirohiko Araki created Baoh, a silly, stylish, ultra-violent shonen manga that was adapted in 1989 into an OAV with animation by Studio Pierrot. CLICK HERE or on the image above to join Tom, Dylan, and Paul as they take a trip down memory lane and discuss such subjects as the joys of bad dubbing and exquisite dog-murder in the latest installment of GME! Anime Fun Time.
Filed under: Animation, Comic Book Movies, Greatest Movie EVER, Sci Fi | Tagged: baoh, hirohiko araki, studio pierrot, weekly shonen jump | Leave a comment »