The Gate is prime 80's horror, even with it's PG-13 rating. In fact, it may just be an unrecognized classic.
Happy Ever After is a fun British comedy whose biggest fault is not using more shots of Yvonne De Carlo.
This version was It may be hampered by being made for television, but Tim Curry still managed an iconic performance as Pennywise the Clown.
Johnny Quest helped raise the bar when it came to animated shows, and also broadened the audience to include adults.
The best Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart movie that isn't Vertigo, Bell Book and Candle could have used a bit more whimsy but it's still enjoyable.
Vincent Price in a weird-ass slasher flick. 'Nuff said.
A British horror anthology movie that features a Dr Who, Dracula and Grand Moff Tarkin. What's not to love?
Roustabout will never be mistaken for high art, but for Elvis fans it's a lot of fun.
Very Bad Things is a 90's dark comedy that doesn't totally hold up.
A cult movie musical based on a hit musical play based on a non-musical cult movie, the director's cut of Little Shop of Horrors has a darker ending that only adds to the fun.
Between being a hit comic strip and a hit movie franchise, The Addams Family was a classic sitcom on television. It may be corny at times, but it's a lot of fun.
Evils of the Night has enough campy star power that it should have been better.
Mae West had honed her sexy schtick to such a sharp point by the time she made this album that just listening to her purr rock hits of the day makes you feel a little dirty.
Beetlejuice is a horror comedy classic that leans more into the comedy than the horror and manages to become a family friendly fright and fun fest.
Mighty Mouse started as a Superman spoof and became something all it's own.
A would be horror movie that's more trashy than slashy, Blood Mania is not so much shocking as shockingly dull.
6 more pop culture trivia nuggets, from Carol Burnett's annoying home invasion to the U.S. Vice President who penned a rock and roll song.
Despite some clunkiness in the story, "His Girl Friday" is still fun, fast, and holds up.
Elvira wasn't the first horror host, but she has become one of the most iconic. She's also the only one to go on to make movies of her own. She is one of those instances where the brand is more famous than the character or the actress.
"Dr. Goldfoot" may not technically be a good movie, but it's a fun movie which is good enough.
Carolyn Jones is best known as the mother to tv's darkest family, but her career and life encompassed so much more.
6 fun pieces of trivia from your favorite pop culture ranging from The Brady Bunch to Black Sabbath.
7 more fun pieces of pop culture trivia
A neat concept that turned out to be good but not great in execution.
Dracula is often considered the first Hollywood horror movie. It's importance cannot be overstated, but does that make it a good movie?
Sonny Curtis isn't a name that is terribly well known, but he had a big impact on early rock music and on pop culture in general.
Here are 7 little pieces of trivia about some of our favorite pop culture, from Star Wars to Mary Tyler Moore to the band Dokken.
8 more fun pieces of pop culture trivia from silent movies to singing sensations.
The Marx Brothers in one of their better movies create mayhem one a cruise ship with the help of Thelma Todd and a couple of gangsters.
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad is Ray Harryhausen magic at it's finest. Adventure and fantasy are in store, so climb aboard!
Poor Pretty Eddie is not a pretty movie. It may be the epitome of a trashy movie. Worst of all, it's not a very good movie.
Ghoulies is a movie that could have been great but budget issues not only kept it from being as good as it could have been, but caused it to be seen as a Gremlins knockoff.
A review of the Godley & Creme album Birds of Prey
"Charade" (1963) has been called the greatest Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock didn't make. I don't know if it quite lives up to that high praise, but it's a fun watch.
"The January Man" is a mediocre thriller with a great cast. It's worth watching just so you can wonder how it wasn't better.
Astroboy is an old school anime that helped serve as a gateway for the form in the U.S.
A horror comedy starring some of the heavyweights of classic horror is a can't miss. A great family movie for the Halloween season, or any season really.
Before superhero comics were a thing, there was a character who set up many of the tropes for superheroes. That character was the Gray Seal.
Carole Lombard was a great comic actress who was taken away too soon.
Fun little slasher novel based on Jack the Ripper will keep you entertained for a few hours.
Anthology of fantasy stories is uneven at best.
One of the classics of horror still holds up even as it closes in on its 100-year anniversary.
A fun old mystery story that is entertaining as long as you don't set the bar too high
If you love Star Trek, you might want to check out this book compiling 2 classic episodes with a silly new story, but you probably still won't like it
If you like old westerns, chances are you have enjoyed the work of Claude Akins. He did more than play cowboys though, and brought something special to every role he played.
Arthur Conan Doyle teams up with a detective who helps him to save the world, and inspires him to make his greatest work.
Hedy Lamarr escaped the Nazis, became a world famous movie star, and created technology that changed our world. She was a beautiful, brave and brilliant woman whose final years were lonely and sad.
A discussion of The Godfather, the movie and the novel.
9 neat little pieces of pop culture trivia.
Midnight at the Well of Souls is still a fun sci-fi/fantasy romp, even after all these years.
A classic example of the successful fusion of horror and comedy that is so hard to get right, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is a also a buffet of horror greats.
As the joke goes, what is the greatest horror anthology film ever made, and why is it Creepshow?
I Married a Witch is maybe not the Best Veronica Lake movie, but it's still a Veronica Lake movie.
Dean Martin plays Matt Helm, a secret agent that makes James Bond look like a teetotalling prude. Sharon Tate plays his sexy and clumsy sidekick.
Looking at the 80's senior citizen sci-fi dramedy duology Cocoon and Cocoon the Return
Signs and Portents is a collection of psychological horror stories, that like most anthologies bears mixed results.
Here are some quick little pop culture bits of trivia. They may not be earth shattering, but they are fun.
10 little nuggets of pop culture trivia that are interesting and fun.
Fun little factoids about the pop culture we all love.
While directors like Hitchcock and Tarantino get celebrated as filmmaking geniuses, other directors had impressive careers without becoming household names. Here are some examples.
Thelma Todd was an actress and an entrepreneur. An unfortunate series of events (or a well crafted plan depending on who you believe) led to her premature death and the end of both her careers.
Some songs that come across as love songs are actually pretty f*cked up. Every Breath You Take is one popular example of this. Here are a list of five more.
I'm not saying getting a perfect score on this will impress your boss so much they will give you a raise, but it couldn't hurt.
'Here Comes the Boom' is a dumb movie that gets enough benefit from its good points to overcome its flaws and also be an entertaining movie. Fans of Henry Winkler and/or sports movies should enjoy it.
Overboard (2018) may have been an unnecessary remake of the 1987 comedy, but it isn't without it's merits. It falls short of the original but is still more enjoyable than one would expect.
Crimson Peak may not be a horror movie as we think of them today, but it definitely has a lineage back to gothic horror movies of the past. While it may move at a slower pace than we are used to, it is worth watching the story unfold.
Hair Metal is still popular today after being declared dead forever in the early 90's era of grunge. But not all of the great songs of the era get remembered. Here are ten that get overlooked more than they should.
Battle of the Sexes shows both how much and how little progress we've actually made in equal rights, but does so while being fun and avoiding being preachy or heavy handed.
Nerve isn't terribly original or especially exciting, but the charisma of the leads keeps it from feeling like a complete waste of time.
The Babysitter is a fun horror/comedy that doesn't break any new ground, but seems like a throwback to an earlier era of both horror and comedy.
Tag surprised me by not having given away all of its funniest moments in the trailer, and by doing a good job of balancing the comedy with the heartwarming material, something a lot of movies of this kind struggle with.
Dorothy Stratten, the daughter of immigrants, was on the verge of achieving a Hollywood fantasy. Unfortunately, the man who helped her get there was not willing to let her go.
KISS has an extensive catalog, so there are a lot of great songs that don't get a lot of attention. Here are 20 songs that don't get the love they deserve.
These are my thoughts after my initial viewing of Infinity War. There will be spoilers.
"It's Superman" by Tom De Haven takes the popular character back to his roots, but does so in a way that's more in keeping with modern versions of Superman rather than with his comic book origins.
The Last Jedi felt like the franchise was making a break with the previous movies. If so, it was a less than satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker story.
Despite the bad reviews, I found Justice League to be fun and entertaining. I am willing to concede that the movie may have worked better for me than for general audiences, due to being a comics fan.
Here are ten famous actors who decided to enter ok at some famous actors who entered "The Twilight Zone."
The Defenders tried to do what the Avengers did. While it was entertaining, it failed to live up to its potential.
Filth is a 2013 Scottish comedy/drama that can at times be difficult to watch. But it is funny, in a dark, twisted sort of way.
Madonna opened up a whole world of sexuality to boys and girls growing up in the 80's and 90's, and taught the message that it is okay to be yourself no matter how much it might seem freaky to others.
Butter is a funny and touching movie with good performances, including an offbeat one by Hugh Jackman. It is political satire that doesn't feel the need to beat you over the head.
Valerian is a mess. It had potential but is ruined by bad acting and by things not being explained very well.
Board games are a fun way to spend an evening with friends and family. Right now there are a better variety of games to play than ever before. Here are some of my favorites
Women haven't always had the best treatment in comics, but some of the most interesting characters have been women. Here are some of the ladies who made comics what they are.
Superman has been around for decades, and some people think he is overrated or outdated. I think being a bit old fashioned is part of Superman's appeal.
What is your geek cred? Take this quiz to see just how much of a geek you really are.
Here are my favorite fictional movies about movies.
Sometimes even a bad filmmaker can become not just legendary, but even influential. Here I'll talk about three filmmakers who made the best bad movies: Ed Wood, Roger Corman, and Menahem Golan.
Geek culture and rock music have a long history together, going back to Led Zeppelin singing about Tolkien's characters and earlier. Here are five that I especially enjoy.
Star Wars Droids and Ewoks were the only way to get new Star Wars for a while after Return of the Jedi. For fans hungry for more, these shows helped get them through until the Timothy Zahn books.
The Transformers is one of the most popular cartoons ever made, with it's story of giant transforming robots bringing their civil war to our planet.
Ip Man 2 may seem like a familiar story if you are a fan of the successful 80's boxing franchise Rocky.
I love movies, and I love to see how movies are made. These two documentaries show behind the scenes of a couple of horror movie classics.
Some people say they would like to see a darker, more adult Star Wars. I say that Star Wars is already pretty dark, and making it any darker might make it lose the thing that makes Star Wars special.
Star Trek The Animated Series continued telling the story of the five year mission of the crew of the Enterprise. It kept the franchise going between the first show and the first movie.
Why do movies have a tendency to over-explain everything these days and leave nothing to the imagination?
The original Battlestar Galctica is a fun show that does not get enough credit, instead being seen as merely a cheap Star Wars knock-off.
Thundarr the Barbarian took all the popular sci-fi tropes of the time and mixed them all together in one awesome show.
Geektoons are what I call the old cartoons that used to be the main source of day to day geek culture for kids growing up in the 70's and 80's. They helped form modern geek culture.
I love comic books, and I like to reread my favorites again and again. Here are seven of my favorites.
Rock stars can be eccentric people. Here are some of the stranger things they have done on television.
Sometimes you have a little time to kill and you want to play a video game, but you don't want to get sucked into something that will keep you playing longer than you mean to. These are my 10 favorite games to just pick up and play anytime.