Cinema Monolith

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

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

The Video Store Action Heroes are back, reviewing sci-fi actioners from the non-blockbuster side of the ledger. For me, it’s a Molly Ringwald space adventure from ’83.

1/19/19

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

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

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

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Review Totals

Movies Reviewed: 205

From the Monolith: 114

Movies by Decade

1920s – 0
1930s – 4
1940s – 18
1950s – 30
1960s – 32
1970s – 33
1980s – 32
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 – 25
Western – 7

Movies by CM Rating

10 star – 10
9 star – 25
8 star – 32
7 star – 29
6 star – 21
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 – 30
PG-13 – 34
R – 53
NC-17 – 0
TV and Unrated – 7

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