Cinema Monolith

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

Jaws 3-D (1983)

Ouch! And I do mean the pain you’ll feel while watching this three-dimensional second sequel to the original Jaws, starring Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, and this unlucky guy.

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Top 3 Least Favorite Jaws Moments

Wait, what? My LEAST favorite moments from my favorite movie? Blasphemy! But yet, here they are: three scenes that I wished had been handled differently…or left out entirely.

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Jaws Poster Gallery 3: The Foreign One-Sheets

Leading off this year’s Jaws Month is a gallery of one-sheet posters from around the world, some familiar, some…well, not so much. I’m looking at you, Czechoslovakia!

7/4/17

Jaws Month 2017 Begins!

Another scorching-hot summer is upon us, and it’s time once again to visit my favorite movie of all time, the 1975 man-vs-shark classic Jaws!

7/1/17

Blood of Dracula’s Castle (1969)

No blood, a questionable Dracula, and I’d hardly call it a castle…but thank heavens we get to see a woman in a bikini at an aquatic park!

6/25/17

Hoodlum Empire (1952)

Brian Donlevy and Claire Trevor are the stars, but lesser-known John Russell is the focal point in this crime drama about a senate committee fighting the rackets in NYC.

6/5/17

Cavegirl (1985)

What happens when a high school schmuck travels back in time and hooks up with the prettiest girl the Stone Age has to offer? Seriously, you don’t want to know.

5/20/17

That Man from Rio (1964)

A fun adventure-comedy from France starring Jean-Paul Belmondo as a man searching for his kidnapped fiancé and a trio of valuable figurines.

5/7/17

Todd’s Dork Desk of Noir

Happy April Fool’s Day! And what better way to celebrate than with a film noir movie…one even more goofy than the goofball above!

4/1/17

Goldfinger (1964)

Another re-watch and re-working of an existing Bond review, but before getting huffy about a repeat, just remember: it’s new if you’ve never seen it before, right?

3/23/17

The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

Look out! It’s that time again…Lindsey and I have another wonderfully cheesy monster movie to share with you that’s surprisingly more hot rod than horror!

3/7/17

The Last SCTV: A Few More Things

A trio of images I wanted to share with you related to SCTV, that didn’t quite fit into my previous post. Consider it a bonus feature, free of charge.

2/15/17

The Last SCTV

The fine folks at Speakeasy and Silver Screenings are hosting their annual O Canada! blogathon, and my contribution is an article about the Canadian comedy show SCTV.

2/4/17

31 Over 31

So what the heck is ‘31 Over 31’? Well, mathematically it’s 1, and an online search will get you an article on this year’s Fiesta Bowl. But…Bruce Lee? Hmmmm.

1/31/17

From Russia with Love (1963)

I’m watching all the Bond films again, and thought I’d update my existing reviews along the way. This one gets an overhaul, though my appreciation for it remains the same.

1/27/17

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

A spy thriller based on a novel by John le Carré, starring Ewan McGregor as a civilian caught in a dangerous web between a Russian mobster and England’s MI6.

1/25/17

Dr. No (1962)

Over fifty years of James Bond action kicks off with this introductory offering starring Sean Connery as MI6 agent 007, who takes on the evil Dr. No.

1/19/17

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Review Totals

Movies Reviewed: 159

From the Monolith: 87

Movies by Decade

1920s – 0
1930s – 4
1940s – 11
1950s – 22
1960s – 30
1970s – 22
1980s – 25
1990s – 5
2000s – 10
2010s – 30

Movies by Genre

Action/Adventure – 28
Comedy – 33
Crime – 9
Documentary – 1
Drama – 16
Horror – 28
Martial Arts – 0
Musical – 1
Mystery/Thriller – 14
Romance – 3
Sci-Fi/Fantasy – 19
Western – 6

Movies by Rating

10 star – 9
9 star – 19
8 star – 23
7 star – 22
6 star – 14
5 star – 15
4 star – 16
3 star – 12
2 star – 15
1 star – 11
0 star – 3

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