Forty years ago today, I went to the Plaza Twin to see ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ for the first time…and nearly killed us all afterwards.
Last year I was nearly four months late posting this, but this year I’m only two! Join me now as I look back at the Monolith in 2020.
Happy Holidays, Monolith Fans! Thought you might like to know, Channel 11 in Tucson is airing a very cool Christmas special Thursday night, December 24th. Read on for more info!
I know the official anniversary date was June 20th, but for me, Jaws will always be associated with July 4th. So grab a bucket of chum and celebrate!
A women-behind-bars film? An Amazon rainforest adventure? Nope and nope…this low-rent crime thriller wants badly to be a tough film noir, but fails.
The Video Store Action Heroes are back in action, with a look at the films of director Walter Hill. My choice is a bayou action thriller from 1981.
Take seven doofs, throw them into an irritating story with even more irritating dialogue, make it all seem sophomoric and self-important, and what do you get? This, unfortunately.
Yeah, I know, I’m about three months late with this, but better late than never, right? Join me as I take a look back at Cinema Monolith in 2019!
Happy Holidays from Sammy Maudlin, myself, and everyone here at the Cinema Monolith home office in Peoria, Arizona! Hope you’re getting a lot more snow than I am!
It’s time for another cheese-athon, as Lindsey and I take a look at a Roger Corman ‘prison women on the run’ classic starring Marie Windsor and ‘Touch’ Connors!
The Video Store Action Heroes are back, this time spotlighting transportation-related action films. My choice is a train, on a collision course with…Shatner, in disguise!
If summer’s over, and the beaches are closed, and the paint-happy bastards have gone home, why am I still posting stories about Jaws? Well, because…it’s Jaws.
Blonde bombshell Mamie Van Doren joins the rackets while mob boss Brad Dexter has other ideas for her in this cheap but watchable ’50s crime drama.
Peter Weller takes on bugs, bugs, and more bugs – and yes, bug typewriters – in this whacked-out, baffling, and indescribable ordeal from director David Cronenberg.
I’m no longer having ‘Jaws Month’ here at the Monolith, but that doesn’t mean I’m not taking part in my annual ‘Jaws Night’ festivities…
A thoroughly entertaining sports documentary about an against-the-grain minor league baseball team, its owner and players, and the city that embraced them.
Some awesome work from Edward G. Robinson highlights this different but entertaining crime drama from director Anatole Litvak, featuring Humphrey Bogart in an early role.