Cinema Monolith

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

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?

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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.

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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.

9/5/16

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.

8/28/16

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.

8/13/16

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.

8/10/16

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

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Review Totals

Movies Reviewed: 142

From the Monolith: 76

Movies by Decade

1920s - 0
1930s - 4
1940s - 10
1950s - 17
1960s - 27
1970s - 21
1980s - 21
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 - 11
Romance - 3
Sci-Fi/Fantasy - 18
Western - 6

Movies by Rating

10 star - 9
9 star - 16
8 star - 21
7 star - 17
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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