Gene Simmons of KISS was just whistling past the graveyard when he said that the notoriously bad 1978 KISS TV movie KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park would make a great double feature with cross-dressing director Ed Wood’s 1959 Continue Reading

Any movie lover has likely had this experience: you watch a trailer, you’re impressed, you think “I gotta see that one,” but — there’s also a nagging doubt. What if you just saw every good scene that movie has to … Continue Reading

The Great Gatsby

Here’s a great double feature: The Great Gatsby, followed by The Great Gatsby.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel The Great Gatsby has been cited by many as a masterpiece, a Jazz Age magnum opus, the great American novel, and the … Continue Reading

These lists get bandied about every October –Top Ten Scary Movies for Halloween, or whatever — and for the most part, they get the job done. The original “Halloween” is pretty scary. The original 1931 “Dracula” starring Bela Lugosi is … Continue Reading

New York legend, who helped shape nearly 50 years of rock music, underwent a liver transplant in May

Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly 50 years of rock music, died today. The cause of

Continue Reading

The latest in Sean Marten’s “Obscure for a Reason” late night movie reviews

Mission Impossible

Netflix offered this one up to me under the category “Race Against Time Action Thrillers.” But it was the year that caught my eye: … Continue Reading


Prometheus is probably the most frustrating yet satisfying science fiction movie ever made.

Satisfying: because the visuals are easily the most stunning ever for this kind of film, with or without 3D (which was handled very nicely, by the way). … Continue Reading