Filed under Movies of 2012

My top-10 new film releases of 2012

My top-10 new film releases of 2012

I’ve seen 24 new releases this year, which is actually pretty good going for me. I think I only saw three new releases in 2011, but this year I’ve kind been making more of an effort. Sometimes it’s just nice to at least know what other people are talking about. It’s not been a bad … Continue reading

The Arena (1974)

The Arena (1974)

There’s a moment in Airplane! where a young boy has been invited to the cockpit to see the pilots at work and one of them, Captain Oveur, asks him: “Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?”. It is one one of several lines suggesting that Captain Oveur might have an unhealthy interest in young boys … Continue reading

Too Hot To Handle (1977)

Too Hot To Handle (1977)

With a poster like the one below, how could this film be bad in any way, shape or form? Then, with expectations set so studidly high it’s perhaps no surprise that the film itself is a small dispappointment. I mean, it’s still pretty awesome, but as awesome as that poster? I’m afraid not. Cheri Caffaro … Continue reading

Revolution and sexy nurses in The Hot Box (1972)

Revolution and sexy nurses in The Hot Box (1972)

Over the past few days I’ve been watching Mark Hartley’s wonderful meticulously researched Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010), a documentary about Filipino action/exploitation cinema. Because it name checks so many amazing-sounding people and films I’ve decided to just watch it in 20-minute intervals and actually watch some of the titles mentioned as I go along. Last … Continue reading

Children are evil…or are they?!

Children are evil…or are they?!

I finally got round to watching Island Of The Damned (1976) last night. This is a film I know absolutely nothing about, but I guess I was intrigued by the prospect of a Spanish horror film made in the 70s. The film starts with an introduction devoted to various wars – WW2, the Indo-Pakistani Wars, … Continue reading

One for Chuckaholics only – A Force Of One (1979)

One for Chuckaholics only – A Force Of One (1979)

Oh Chuck…I just don’t know what to do with you. There’s that on-screen awesomeness that makes me want to watch more of your movies, but then your off-screen antics makes me want to wash my hands of everything Chuck-related. Your loonbag Republican views, your support for anti-gay policies, your support for gun rights…and how you … Continue reading

Japanese mayhem

Japanese mayhem

On my wall at work I have two posters, one for last year’s Scala Forever season and one for this year’s Scala Beyond. Every time I look at the former I have to kick myself for not making it to a single screening. There was so much awesome stuff on. This year is going to … Continue reading