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: 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

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

Sudden Impact (1983)

Day 4 of my ‘6 Days of Dirty’ festival has Clint Eastwood back in action as ‘Dirty’ Harry Callahan, investigating a string of serial killings in a small California town.

2/22/18

The Enforcer (1976)

The third entry in my ‘6 Days of Dirty’ marathon is also my favorite of the Dirty Harry sequels. Clint Eastwood returns as Harry Callahan…and this time he’s PISSED.

2/21/18

Magnum Force (1973)

‘6 Days of Dirty’ continues with the second in a series of Dirty Harry films, once again starring Clint Eastwood as homicide inspector Harry Callahan.

2/20/18

Dirty Harry (1971)

‘6 Days of Dirty’ kicks off with this first installment of the Dirty Harry series, with Clint Eastwood as the maverick homicide detective who plays by his own rules.

2/19/18

CM Update – Week 7

Well, this week might do me in… we’ll see how far I get into it before my miraculous month-and-a-half posting streak comes to an end.

2/18/18

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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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