Remember My Name (1976) & TCM News

Anthony Perkins & Geraldine Chaplin in Remember My Name (1976) I've been really busy lately so please excuse the lack of updates around here. Lately it seems like I only have enough free time to share my Movie Morlock updates and today is no exception. I recently got the opportunity to watch Alan Rudolph's unusual … Continue reading Remember My Name (1976) & TCM News

Comic Book of the Week: Logan’s Run (1976)

Logan's Run was originally a movie tie-in comic published by Marvel Comics between 1976-1977 and illustrated by the great George Perez. One of the best things about the comic series was the fact that it followed the original script and included scenes that were cut from the film but it also censored a few scenes … Continue reading Comic Book of the Week: Logan’s Run (1976)

Frankenstein: “It’s Alive!”

I rarely get out to see new films for a variety of reasons. First and foremost is my lack of disposable income but my desire to see new films is also limited by my tastes as well as geography. I simply have little interest in what's currently playing at my local multiplex and very few … Continue reading Frankenstein: “It’s Alive!”

Anne Francis in The Satan Bug (1965)

Anne Francis in (1965) I was disappointed to learn that Anne Francis had passed away on January 2, 2011 so I decided to revisit one of her best films, John Sturges' action-packed sci-fi thriller The Satan Bug (1965) for the Movie Morlocks. Sturges is an undervalued director and like many of Sturges' movies, The Satan … Continue reading Anne Francis in The Satan Bug (1965)

Summer Under the Stars: Julie Christie

Julie Christie in an early promo shot for Billy Liar (1963) I recently wrote a lengthy piece about Donald Cammell's science fiction thriller Demon Seed (1977), which has been published at the Turner Classic Movies site. My article coincides with TCM's annual Summer Under the Stars event that celebrates the careers of various actors and … Continue reading Summer Under the Stars: Julie Christie

Jewel Thieves & Giant Monsters

After recently reading and writing about Peter H. Brothers’ book Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men: The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda, I was motivated to watch one of Honda’s lesser-known films that I hadn’t had the opportunity to see yet, Dogora (1964). I’m not sure how I managed to overlook this little gem involving a … Continue reading Jewel Thieves & Giant Monsters

The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda

I recently read Peter H. Brothers' informative new book Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men: The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda and really enjoyed it. It's the first English language book written about the Japanese director Ishiro Honda and it's a must-read for fans of Japanese science fiction and fantasy films. I love giant monster movies … Continue reading The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda

Modern Mondays: Before the Fall (2008)

Before the Fall (aka Tres días) is a terrific Spanish thriller with an end-of-the-world setting. This thoughtful genre-mixing film takes place in a small Spanish village as the news breaks that a giant meteor has begun rapidly descending towards earth. The meteor is expected to hit the planet in just three days and scientists predict … Continue reading Modern Mondays: Before the Fall (2008)

Favorite DVD Releases of 2008: Part II

Apologies for the long delay! My annual list of Favorite DVDs always takes longer to compile than I expect it will. You can find the first part of this list here. Now on to Part II #11-20 . . . Cornel Wilde in The Naked Prey (1966) 11. The Naked Prey (Criterion) You can read … Continue reading Favorite DVD Releases of 2008: Part II

Ishiro Honda Online!

Last week the English language version of Ishiro Honda's official website debuted online with very little fanfare, but I highly recommend stopping by the site to see the wonderful collection of materials on display there! Ishiro Honda (1911-1993) is one of Japan's most important filmmakers and his body of work includes Godzilla (1954), Rodan (1955), … Continue reading Ishiro Honda Online!