Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)

Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005) – People often ask me “why do you curse so much, Jake?” Well, I’ll fucking tell you why: All my life growing up, people told me not to. Now, that’s enough to tempt me but not necessarily to sway me to a life of excessive profanity. The kicker was … Continue reading

Gods and Monsters (1998)

Gods and Monsters (1998) – If you have been paying attention to this humble little movie blog the past month or two you will have certainly by now noticed that I have a certain fondness for the old Universal Horror films, chief among them Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. To me (and to many others, … Continue reading

Peep World (2010)

Peep World (2010) – Every now and then you see a preview for a movie that looks great but has completely flown under everyone’s radar. Sometimes you find an unappreciated gem. Sometimes you find out exactly why it flew under of the radar. Peep World seems sort of in the vein of The Royal Tenenbaums … Continue reading

The Big Year (2011)

The Big Year (2011) – In his retirement, my father has collected hobbies. One of the more recent ones is bird-watching, or rather “birding” as it is apparently called by those in the know. I like birds and will take a moment to look at them if I’m in the vicinity, but I never quite … Continue reading

Blazing Saddles (1974)

Blazing Saddles (1974) – Let’s have a quick discussion of the N-word. Now anyone who knows me knows I have no qualms about saying all sorts of things that you couldn’t say on television or in so-called “polite society.” It’s just the fucking way I am, god dammit. But n****r is a different thing altogether. … Continue reading

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Young Frankenstein (1974) – Did anyone think I was going to make my way through all those classic Universal Frankenstein movies and not end up watching this one? Since I’ve been writing reviews I’ve tried to really find a way to characterize what I would consider funny. Too often my reviews of comedies come down … Continue reading

American Reunion (2012)

American Reunion (2012) – Back in the summer of 1999, I was 14 years old and between my freshman and sophomore years of high school. Needless to say, fucking was on my mind. I decided it was mission to get laid that summer… (mission failed, by the way). My family didn’t have the internet at … Continue reading

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

The Cabin in the Woods (2012) – Why do we like horror movies? [By “we” I mean those of us who like horror movies. The rest of you highbrow jerks and scaredy-cats go read some other movie review.] Anyway to repeat the question, why do we like horror movies? My short answer: they’re fucking fun. … Continue reading

Friday the 13th series

I love intelligent horror movies and wish there were more of them. But you know what? I love the dumb ones too. Maybe more. I have no intellectual defense of it, I just like it. I don’t like them “ironically.” I don’t even know what that means really. I am simply entertained. And for big … Continue reading

A Nightmare on Elm Street series

This article was originally published on 12ftdwende.com on 30 April 2010. So a few weeks ago I mentioned that my favorite of the cinematic boogeymen is Freddy Krueger. What can I say, he got me young. From the boxes in the video store to the bits and pieces I’d catch on late night television, that … Continue reading