Cool Ass Cinema: Reel Bad Cinema THE CYCLOPS 1957James Craig (Russ Bradford), Gloria Talbott (Susan Winter), Lon Chaney (Martin Melville), Tom Drake (Lee Brand), Duncan Parkin (Bruce Barton/The Cyclops) Directed by Bert I. Gordon The Short Version: B.I.G.'s bad, bland 'B' flick is a slight step up from his first gig in 1955 directing giant lizards attacking uninterested humans sharing the screen via bad matte jobs. At least here, there's a snarling, rabid Chaney Jr. to keep your eye on with his despicable performance that's more monstrous than the galley of giggle-worthy monstrosities trotted out in the film. Susan Winter charts a plane and hires a few guides to fly into forbidden territory in Central Mexico to find her missing fiancee who disappeared there three years earlier. Bert Gordon's follow up after the deplorable KING DINOSAUR (1955) is only slightly better, but operates in much the same fashion. Jockeying for screen stupidity, the dialog contains a few valuable gem stones as well. THE CY-WHOOPS!
Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. Hey folks, Harry here with the rather short DVD Picks & Peeks from this week. Not a lot coming out today that caught my interest. But there’s some awesome titles here. As usual, the pictures and links take you to Amazon where you can learn more on the titles in question, or purchase them, which gives a small percentage of the price to help support this column. For that, I thank you. Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 13 ASSASSINS Blu Ray Here on Aint It Cool News, we’ve been advocates for the Miike Cult from pretty much day one of AICN. All that said. The Blu-ray is gorgeous. DAS BOOT Blu-Ray Lest you think that 13 ASSASSINS is the best film of this week’s column, think again. How great is DAS BOOT? You will root for Nazis. DAS BOOT is brilliant acting, scripting, scoring, cinematography, editing and the fucking sound design. HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN Blu-Ray This is a triumph for all of you geeks out there that dream of being a filmmaker. The resulting film is an acetylene torch on meth & acid. Ya know.
The List Thus Far – 366 Weird Movies Here is an alphabetical listing of all the movies (so far) that have been certified as among the 366 weirdest ever made, along with links to films reviewed in capsule form only. Our short film reviews have been moved to this page: Shorts. (Note that the numbers that appear beside the original entries don’t indicate any sort of rank, but refer solely to order of publication). THE LIST OF 366 (319 certified weird): 3-Iron (2004) – A homeless young Korean man trains himself to be invisible so he can romance another man’s wife 3 Women (1977) – Identities merge and personalities shift when ingénue Pinky becomes obsessed with delusional Millie 8 1/2 (1963) – Memories and dreams collide with reality in Fellini’s self-reflexive, stream-of-consciousness classic about a director trying to make a movie 200 Motels (1971) – Frank Zappa’s psychedelic review includes Ringo Starr as Larry the Dwarf, Keith Moon as a nun groupie, and an oratorio devoted to the penis The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. The Abominable Dr.
Movie Deaths Database, the best and worst Hollywood Homicides *:-) - Movie Deaths Database Greatest Horror Movies Ever Made: Part 6: Best (Italian) Giallo Films The term “giallo” initially refers to cheap yellow paperbacks, that were distributed in post-fascist Italy. For Italian audiences, the term is used to refer to any kind of thriller, regardless of where it was made. For English-speaking audiences, the term has over time come to refer to a very specific type of Italian-produced thriller that takes advantage of modern cinematic techniques to create a unique genre which unapologetically explores violence, sexual content, and taboo exploration. 27: Torso (I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale) Directed by Sergio Martino Written by Ernesto Gastaldi 1973 Prolific Italian genre filmmaker Sergio Martino started his career as an assistant director for filmmakers such as Mario Bava and Brunello Rondi before moving into directing himself, with the 1969 documentary Mondo Sex. Torso pales next to director Martino’s more inventive Giallos (see below), but there is still a lot to love about the film.
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