Classic

A Tale of Two Disneys… BEAUTY AND THE BEAST vs. BAMBI

I recently received review copies of both the new live action Beauty and the Beast and the Signature Collection Anniversary Edition of Bambi. Receiving Disney releases for review is always exciting, especially with two children in the house. And, while both of my children are superhero loving young boys and these aren’t exactly big action…

Scandal Always Followed LULU BELLE

Lulu Belle is a quintessential 1940s era film. Dorothy Lamour shines as the titular nightclub singer who gets swept off her feet by a young attorney (George Montgomery). The attorney, George, throws away everything for Lulu, but Lulu’s actions drive him to do the unthinkable, and he lands himself in prison as a result. Dorothy…

31 Days, Day 21: Dr. Caligari’s Neighborhood

[Editor’s Note: This column began this month but will continue in some form after our 31 Days celebration is over, though the exacts are be ironed out. Essentially, this is where we take a movie on Netflix, watch it, and argue or agree about what we think. I kinda stole the idea from Cinapse’s Two…

31 Days, Day 13: Luke Ventures into THE BEYOND

Eyeball stuff gets me every time. Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond features no less than three cases of eye gouging. It features a couple face meltings, dog attacks, and a scene involving a pack of flesh eating spiders literally tearing a man’s face apart. The Beyond needs to be seen to be believed. There isn’t much…

Herk’s Carnival of Cinematic Perfection

Although I didn’t know it at the time, I was introduced to the work of Herk Harvey through Mystery Science Theater 3000. Harvey made educational and industrial shorts in the 1950s for the ominously named Centron Corporation. One such production examined the consequences of academic cheating with hilariously heavy handed existential weight. It was rightfully…

Reflections of Classic Rock

Tonight, I had the privilege to speak with Slot 55 for nearly 20 minutes, only to have my phone crash just moments after they hung up. This happened after I assured Rich, their bassist and producer, that it was working perfectly. Luckily for all parties involved, I took notes after being screwed by technology when…