Cinema Monolith

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

Unknown (2011)

Liam Neeson has an identity crisis in Berlin and busts a few heads figuring out why, in this action thriller from Non-Stop director Jaume Collet-Serra.


Real Genius (1985)

An ’80s teen comedy with smarts: Val Kilmer is the brainiac goofball who invents a laser weapon in this odd but enjoyable film directed by Martha Coolidge.


To Catch a Thief (1955)

A Hitchcock romance thriller starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, filmed on the French Riviera in the mid-1950s. What more could you ask?


Three Texas Steers (1939)

Just so there’s no misunderstanding, I’m NOT reviewing a Western starring John Wayne; I’m reviewing a Western co-starring Carole Landis. And a gorilla. Seriously.


Mac and Me (1988)

Did you ever want to see E.T. savagely plagiarized right before your very eyes? Wait, try this instead: just read my review and be done with it.


Movie Ticket Memories: Jaws 2

I finally bring Jaws Month(s) to a close with the first of a new series of posts spotlighting my favorite memories from various trips to the movies.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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Review Totals

Movies Reviewed: 144

From the Monolith: 78

Movies by Decade

1920s - 0
1930s - 4
1940s - 10
1950s - 17
1960s - 27
1970s - 21
1980s - 22
1990s - 5
2000s - 10
2010s - 28

Movies by Genre

Action/Adventure - 25
Comedy - 29
Crime - 7
Documentary - 1
Drama - 16
Horror - 25
Martial Arts - 0
Musical - 1
Mystery/Thriller - 12
Romance - 3
Sci-Fi/Fantasy - 18
Western - 6

Movies by Rating

10 star - 9
9 star - 16
8 star - 21
7 star - 19
6 star - 14
5 star - 15
4 star - 14
3 star - 10
2 star - 12
1 star - 11
0 star - 3

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