Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 – Film

“Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2”

Iron Man 3 (2013)

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I had reviewed this film when I first saw it.

Our favorite billionaire, genius, playboy, hero, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.), a.k.a., Iron Man, returns and discovers, that sometimes, mistakes from the past can come back to haunt us.  In this case, in the form of Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce),  leader of Advanced Idea Mechanics (AIM) and  The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), an outspoken villain targeting the U.S. and Iron Man with his evilly twisted homage and lessons in history. Continue reading

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 1 – Film

“Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 1”

Now that Phase 3 has begun with the release of Captain America: Civil War, I decided it’s time to revisit the movies which were chosen to spearhead this huge and hugely ambitious project. Continue reading

Lake Placid VS Anaconda (2015) – Film

“Lake Placid VS Anaconda”

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A group of guerrilla scientists, trying to retrieve illicit samples of DNA from the Lake Placid crocodiles and combine them with giant anacondas, are killed, and in the process damage the gate to the Black Lake refuge which houses the crocodiles.  Continue reading

Hatchet (the trilogy) – Film

Hatchet (the trilogy) 

Hatchet (2006) Unrated Director’s Cut

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Writer/director Adam Green offers the audience what is intended to be the next big name in the American slasher genre.  Though it may be the same slasher archetype, given a rich new setting and a face… redesign (can’t really call it a facelift now, can we), it also gives the audience some really wonderful over-the-top gore scenes, dismemberment, evisceration, buckets of blood splashed around, and fun, though stereotypical, characters. Continue reading

Evil: In The Time of Heroes (2009) – Film

“Evil: In the Time of Heroes”

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Picking up right where the first movie left off, Melitis, Marina, Jenny, and Vakirtzis manage to escape the stadium and meet up with another small group of survivors.    Not only must they face the zombie horde, they also face a band of men who indiscriminately kill both the infected and those not simply for sport.  Meanwhile, a messenger, looking for the one with the knowledge of how to defeat the evil, finds this most unexpected hero. Continue reading

3 Headed Shark Attack (2015) – Made for TV

“3 Headed Shark Attack”

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The scientists at the underwater research station, Persephone, have been researching marine life at an oceanic “garbage patch.”  Specifically they’re studying mutations caused by the severe pollution.  Maggie has just arrived for her internship on the Persephone, when the research station is attacked by the most dangerous mutation they have yet encountered.   Continue reading

Ninjas Vs Monsters (2013) – Film

“Ninjas Vs Monsters”

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Our heroes: Cole (the troubled leader), Kyle (pretty sure his special power is his foul language), Aaron (ninja extraordinaire), and Alex (with all new super mind powers), have continued the fight against evil.  Now, in the face of their greatest foes, they must team up with former villain, Eric, and his brother Randall (who, if you recall, was the magician in the first film that created our favorite Ninjas).  Together, they must battle the Old Ones, the original immortal monsters from which all others descended.

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Ninjas Vs Vampires (2010) – Film

“Ninjas Vs Vampires”

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The Ninjas are back!  Well, they never actually went away, they have continued to fight the forces of evil incognito.  When the Ninjas rescue Aaron and Alex, and things don’t quite go as planned, they quickly realize that the only solution is to join forces against the vampires. Continue reading

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) – Film

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

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Set 10 years following the previous installment of the updated POTA franchise, society has collapsed under sweeping loss of human life due to the effects of the virus which was supposed to be the cure for Alzheimer’s disease and enhanced the intelligence of the apes on whom the drugs were tested.  The genetically enhanced Apes have built their own village and the building blocks of their society, under the guidance of their leader, Caesar.  A group of Humans, lead by Malcolm, who are trying to restart a dam to produce hydroelectric power, stumble across the Apes.   A fragile truce is negotiated.  However fear and prejudice on  both the Human and Ape sides soon shatter that peace and spark a war to determine who will be the dominant species on Earth. Continue reading

The Amityville Haunting (2011) – Film

“The Amityville Haunting”

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Previously available at Found Footage Flicks, which will be discontinued as of 09/01/2014.

So, in 2011, The Asylum decided to jump onto the found footage bandwagon and Amityville franchise and offered up “The Amityville Haunting. Thirty-two years after the events that the Lutz family experienced at Amityville, a new family moves into the infamous house. What you expect to happen does. The Amityville story is familiar and only needs be mentioned with a brief updated background to set the stage. Continue reading