Late for My Shift at the Oppression Factory

The Blu-Ray cover of the Warner Pictures home video release of the 1971 film, THX-1138. The cover shows a close-up profile view of a bald person with an ear-tag labeling them as THX-1138.

Hold on to your humanity, because THX 1138 is the Greatest Movie EVER?

Click on the Blu-ray cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring guest host “celebrity translator” Neil Nadelman.

Review in a Nutshell: Some strong performances and excellent mise en scène can’t prevent this 1971 dystopic science fiction film from George Lucas and Warner Bros. from being a bit of a slog. THX 1138 is a fascinating and sometimes baffling film, but not exactly an easy viewing experience.

Team Big Eyes in Iron City

Hold on to your robot juice, because Alita: Battle Angel is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the Blu-ray cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Daryl Surat of AnimeWorldOrder and Rob Lantz.

Review in a Nutshell: A true rarity, Alita: Battle Angel is an anime-to-live-action adaptation that managed to navigate a decades-long “development hell” while still remaining faithful to the spirit of the source material. It’s a great little science fiction / action film for a multitude of reasons.

There Goes the Picnic…

Hide the sugar, because Them! (1954) is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring guest host Bill Bossert.

Review in a Nutshell: Often imitated by never duplicated, Them! is a tightly paced science fiction thriller that kicked off the “giant insect” phase of Atomic Horror films in the Fifties.

Alien Cops Are Blastin’

Hold on to your alien weapons and your teenage dreams, because Laserblast is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Phillip (formerly known as Eeeper of Eeeper’s Choice).

Review in a Nutshell: A no-budget science fiction flick from the Seventies, Laserblast nonetheless has some outstanding pyrotechnics and a surprisingly meaty portrayal of alienation and suburban ennui.

Paul Fails at Geography

Use your three wishes carefully, because The Thief of Bagdad (1940) is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring celebrity translator Neil Nadelman.

Review in a Nutshell: A fantasy adventure film Inspired by the classic Arabian folktales of 1001 Nights, The Thief of Bagdad (1940) boasts ground-breaking special effects, sumptuous production design, and some strong performances from the supporting cast.

“Tubular, Dude!”

Watch out for random fish monsters, because Shocking Dark is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the title or the Blu-ray cover above to download our review of the film, featuring guest host Tom Pandich.

Review in a Nutshell: A Z-grade Italian exploitation film that manages to rip-off both The Terminator (1984) and Aliens (1986), Shocking Dark is none-the-less wildly entertaining in its brazenness. It truly has to be seen to be believed.

Pop Goes the Weasel

Hang on to your soda cans, because Willy’s Wonderland is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie title or the Blu-ray cover above to download our review of the film, featuring Zoe of Friends From The Internet.

Review in a Nutshell: A horror-comedy starring Nicolas Cage as a silent protagonist murdering an abandoned theme park full of Satanic animatronics, Willy’s Wonderland is a fun little film whose obvious flaws are buoyed up by a great soundtrack and some quirky character acting.

Getting Gothic Up in Here.

Hold on to your ancestral family curses, because Black Sunday is The Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the Blu-ray cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Megan, aka “Brainchild“, from The Manga Test Drive.

Review in a Nutshell: A sumptuous pre-giallo Gothic horror film that is also a blatant Dracula rip-off, Black Sunday highlights the aesthetic choices that earned director Mario Bava the title of the godfather of Italian horror.

GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #31 – Cyber City Oedo 808

We’re back from beyond the grave like a vengeful cyber-ghost (or a vengeful cyber-cyborg, or a vengeful cyber-vampire) with a review of the classic early Nineties cyberpunk anime OAV series, Cyber City Oedo 808. CLICK HERE or on the Blu-ray cover above to strap on your exploding collar and take the orbital elevator to your miserable day-job at Space Jail.

“I reject your reality…”

Boot up your personal A.I. assistants, because The Dungeonmaster (1984) 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 science fiction film with heavy fantasy elements told in a series of vignettes from different directors, The Dungeonmaster (1984) is a high-concept, low-budget oddity from the heyday of producer Charles Band and distributor Empire Pictures.