Mortal Kombat Annihilation and 16-Bit Pale Ale

How are video games able to be so cinematic in nature but turning one into a film usually ends badly? Outside of the Resident Evil movies has any property been successful? In 1995 Mortal Kombat opened and started a bid for worldwide dominance not seen since those darn Ninja Turtles. What followed two years later […]

Shogun Assassin and Akari Shogun

In Tokugawa era Japan a great samurai, Itto (Tomisaburo Wakayama), served his Shogun well. There was no one better at relieving heads from fool’s necks. That was until the old Shogun got paranoid and had the Itto’s wife killed. Ordered to commit suicide by the Shogun, the Lone Wolf escapes with his son, Daigoro, and […]

A View to A Kill and Mission Gose

I remember before Casino Royale was released in 2006, the announcement that the new James Bond would drink beer. Heineken to be specific. Of all beers for a Scotsman to order, Heineken, really? Supply enough cash and corporate synergy I suppose anything is possible. With Spectre opening this weekend I thought it’d be fun to […]

The Exorcist III and Ill Repute

Set 15 years after the events of the original film, Lt. Kinderman (George C Scott) is investigating a series of gruesome murders. They are reminiscent of the deceased Gemini Killer, thought dead for the past 15 years. Things get urgent when his friend Father Dyer (Ed Flanders) is killed. A mysterious patient in the psychiatric […]

UNDER THE INFLUENCE Rest In Peace David A. Prior

Under the Influence is a new feature. A space to write down all the crap flying around in my head that might not be suitable for a standard review. The writing may have been on the wall for some time, but on August 16th of this year, VCRs became even less relevant. Thrift store shelves […]