Cinema Monolith

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

Suspicion (1941)

Cary Grant brings Joan Fontaine an ominous beverage – and more – in this excellent suspense thriller from Alfred Hitchcock. (Excellent until the end, I should say.)

8/14/18

Coming Soon: Video Store Action Heroes!

Join Mike, Greg, Mikey, and myself as we join forces to bring you a four-man blogathon of reviews celebrating action/adventure films of the ’70s and ’80s!

8/7/18 · 14 Comments

Jaws Month: A Few Final Thoughts

I close out Jaws Month 2018 with a collection of thoughts and insights about the movie that have been rattling around my brain for a while. Enjoy!

7/31/18

Fun with Jaws

Is it possible to have some fun with a killer shark? Sure, why not? Travel now to Amity Island and lighten up with the cast and crew of Jaws.

7/29/18

He Didn’t Eat a Car, Did He?

We all remember the ‘cutting open the shark’s stomach’ scene, right? Do you remember the items Hooper removes from the stomach? Guess which one now sits on my shelf!

7/27/18

Jaws Poster Gallery 4: Fan Artwork

A collection of twenty of my favorite Jaws-inspired artist creations, where Jaws posters for movies, anniversaries, and even theme parks are re-imagined by fans.

7/25/18

The Fourth Bruce

What is this about, a shark head? And it’s called Bruce? Does this have anything at all to do with Jaws? Hey, it’s Jaws Month…of course it does!

7/23/18

Jaws Screenings in 2018

The year’s only half over…still plenty of time to watch Jaws at a beach, pub, or museum near you. Check out these posters and ads to find out where!

7/18/18

Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

Worst. Christmas. Movie. EVER! Join me as I rip to pieces the final Jaws film, where a great white seeks vengeance on Chief Brody’s family. Why, I don’t know.

7/14/18

Top 5 Favorite Jaws Memories

Ever wonder what my favorite memories of Jaws are? Well, wonder no more…here are five of them, with three bonus memories to boot.

7/10/18

Jaws: The Newspaper Ads

Jaws Month 2018 opens with a look at Jaws advertising in the movie sections of newspapers in the US and beyond. May be too intense for younger readers.

7/6/18

It’s Time for Jaws Month 2018!

Cinema Monolith kicks off its fourth and final Jaws Month today, July 4th, with the beaches open and a look ahead at what I’ll post in the coming weeks!

7/4/18 · 6 Comments

Krull (1983)

Space castles, laser guns, horses, swords, a giant flying tree stump, and of course, Krull. But now the big question: who, what, or where IS this so-called Krull?

7/1/18

The Mole People (1956)

Lindsey and I are back for another one of our cheesy blogathons, this time for the inner-mountain mole creature classic starring John Agar and Beaver Cleaver’s father, Hugh Beaumont.

4/30/18

CM Update – Week 8

I made it through eight weeks of daily posting: 34 reviews, 11 articles, three Top 5/3 lists, and eight updates. Now, it’s time for sleep.

2/25/18 · 22 Comments

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)

‘6 Days of Dirty’ comes to a close with – surprise! – a dirty-titled car chase classic starring Peter Fonda, Susan George, and a lime-green Dodge Charger.

2/24/18

The Dead Pool (1988)

‘6 Days of Dirty’ presents the final entry in the Dirty Harry series, with Clint Eastwood returning as homicide inspector Harry Callahan to rough up more scum.

2/23/18

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Review Totals

Movies Reviewed: 200

From the Monolith: 110

Movies by Decade

1920s – 0
1930s – 4
1940s – 17
1950s – 30
1960s – 31
1970s – 32
1980s – 30
1990s – 5
2000s – 13
2010s – 38

Movies by Genre

Action/Adventure – 35
Comedy – 34
Crime – 18
Documentary – 3
Drama – 20
Horror – 36
Musical – 1
Mystery/Thriller – 18
Romance – 3
Sci-Fi/Fantasy – 24
Western – 7

Movies by CM Rating

10 star – 10
9 star – 25
8 star – 31
7 star – 29
6 star – 18
5 star – 19
4 star – 20
3 star – 16
2 star – 17
1 star – 12
0 star – 3

Movies by MPAA Rating

Pre-1968 – 78
G – 1
PG – 28
PG-13 – 34
R – 52
NC-17 – 0
TV and Unrated – 7

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