Cinema Monolith

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

Halloween in the Great White North

No Bob & Doug McKenzie here…just two US brothers wandering around a coastal Canadian city looking for burgers, hockey, and a horror movie or two.

11/11/18

Todd’s Dark Desk of Noir: Undertow (1949)

Quite the cool little B-noir at the Dark Desk this time around, featuring a handful of familiar faces, a future horror director, and the lovely Peggy Dow.

11/4/18

The Stone Killer (1973)

Charles Bronson is a police detective who travels from New York to LA and uncovers a strange revenge plot orchestrated by the mob in this different ’70s crime thriller.

10/20/18

The Glory Stompers (1967)

A gonzo Dennis Hopper preps for Easy Rider in this better-than-average drive-in flick from American International, a revenge story which pits good bikers against bad.

10/7/18

ffolkes (1980)

The Video Store Action Heroes blogathon kicks off here at the CM with a so-called adventure thriller starring Roger Moore, Anthony Perkins, and a room full of cats.

8/18/18

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 · 20 Comments

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 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

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Review Totals

Movies Reviewed: 204

From the Monolith: 113

Movies by Decade

1920s – 0
1930s – 4
1940s – 18
1950s – 30
1960s – 32
1970s – 33
1980s – 31
1990s – 5
2000s – 13
2010s – 38

Movies by Genre

Action/Adventure – 38
Comedy – 34
Crime – 19
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 – 32
7 star – 29
6 star – 20
5 star – 20
4 star – 20
3 star – 16
2 star – 17
1 star – 12
0 star – 3

Movies by MPAA Rating

Pre-1968 – 80
G – 1
PG – 29
PG-13 – 34
R – 53
NC-17 – 0
TV and Unrated – 7

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