Cinema Monolith

Reviews of movies from my giant DVD tower, and more.

Todd’s Dark Desk of Noir

For the Film Noir Blogathon, hosted by Quiggy over at The Midnite Drive-In, I’m taking a look at a slick little crime noir called Armored Car Robbery.

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The Game of Jaws

Monopoly? King Oil? Gnip Gnop? Sorry, there was only one game for shark-crazy kids in the 1970s, and that was The Game of Jaws. Alex Kintner not included.

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Jaws 2 (1978)

Three years after Jaws became a summer blockbuster and my favorite movie of all time, Jaws 2 was released. And that probably wasn’t a good thing.

8/7/16

Top 5 Favorite Jaws Moments

Jaws Month 2016 continues with a list of my favorite scenes and shots from Jaws, including—for the first time in a Top 5/3 list—individual photos!

7/31/16

Lincoln (2012)

No sharks here, but instead a story about Abraham Lincoln’s attempts to pass an amendment abolishing slavery, directed by someone who once made a pretty cool shark film.

7/27/16

Amity Motors ’75 Summer Blowout Sale

Hey, wanna buy a used car, cheap? First take a look under the hood, then follow the links to read more about the vehicle in question.

7/24/16

Jaws Poster Gallery 2: The Revival Screenings

Here’s a poster gallery for Jaws Month 2016…a collection of 14 one-sheets and images from various screenings at cinemas, film schools, outdoor pools, and colleges.

7/19/16

House of Dracula (1945)

What happens when you bring a handful of classic Universal monsters together under one roof? Well, besides blood and fur everywhere, you get a decent little film worth checking out.

7/16/16

“It Doesn’t Seem To Be That Good A Movie”

What’s all this talk about a certain shark film not being good? Full of bad dialogue and missing dogs and Ernest Borgnine in a red cape? Read on!

7/10/16

Alibi Ike (1935)

I return from hibernation to review this baseball comedy for the Olivia de Havilland Centenary Blogathon, co-hosted by Crystal at In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood.

7/3/16

Cinema Monolith 2015 in Review

Back in January, WordPress was kind enough to send me my Monolith blogging stats for 2015. Check ’em out…they’re embarrassing, but funny!

7/1/16 · 4 Comments

Monolith Overhaul – Update #2

One last week of overhauling, and I’ll be ready to start posting on the site again. Read on to find out what more I’ve done, and what’s left to do.

6/27/16 · 4 Comments

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Review Totals

Movies Reviewed: 139

From the Monolith: 75

Movies by Decade

1920s - 0
1930s - 3
1940s - 10
1950s - 16
1960s - 27
1970s - 21
1980s - 20
1990s - 5
2000s - 10
2010s - 27

Movies by Genre

Action/Adventure - 25
Comedy - 28
Crime - 7
Documentary - 1
Drama - 16
Horror - 25
Martial Arts - 0
Musical - 1
Mystery/Thriller - 10
Romance - 3
Sci-Fi/Fantasy - 17
Western - 5

Movies by Rating

10 star - 9
9 star - 16
8 star - 20
7 star - 17
6 star - 14
5 star - 14
4 star - 14
3 star - 10
2 star - 12
1 star - 10
0 star - 3

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